|Last updated||22 June 2021|
|Session Time Changes During Level X / Club Champs||We hope your swimmer is looking forward to the forthcoming Level X / Club Champs which start on Sunday 4th July 2021.
There will be a few changes to sessions during these two weeks, so to make this as simple as possible, I have done a timetable for each of these specific weeks, so all squads know when they are training, racing or have had a session cancelled. Please can you refer to these timetables for session times during the two weeks starting on Saturday 3rd July 2021. They are the same in each week, but I’ve done a separate one for each, with dates, to make it as clear as possible. Please note that the Wythenshawe session is on as normal for those swimmers invited to attend this.
Timetable for Saturday 3rd - Friday 9th July 2021
Timetable for Saturday 10th - Friday 16th July 2021
Please also note that there is a slight change for Squad 2 than the sessions previously advised as they don’t now have a session on the Saturdays in these weeks.
|Level X Results||Well done to all the Squad 3 and 4 swimmers that took part in the Level X gala on Saturday. There were some great times recorded and even more importantly, the swimmers enjoyed it.
The results are now available on the website in the Members Area and then under the tab for 'Club Championships'.
The results for both Category 1 and Category 2 swimmers are included in this list, but only the times for the Category 2 swimmers will be uploaded on the Swim England Level X leaderboard - hopefully in the next couple of days.
We're looking forward to more Level X swimming in the next few weeks with our Club Champs.
|Level X and Club Championships||Our larger Level X programme next month for all squads, which will also double as our Club Championships, will take place over several sessions, starting on 4th July and running up to 13th July 2021. Most of these sessions will take place during usual training times, but it’s not been possible to fit it all in, so there are a couple of changes to training, but we’re sure you’ll agree that it will be great to get some further racing done.
As the Level X racing that’s taken place so far has been very popular with the swimmers, it’s assumed and hoped that most swimmers will want to take part, so all swimmers will automatically be entered into all events. If there are any races that your swimmer can’t do, we would ask that you withdraw from these events.
It’s a busy programme and fitting it all in will be a challenge, so we would ask for your assistance in withdrawing from any events you can’t do, so that the heats run smoothly and we don’t have empty lanes with swimmers remaining entered for events they don’t attend.
To further support our swimmers and encourage participation, all events are free to enter.
Our Competition Secretary has put together a document explaining the process and with the programme also listed, and this can be found here. You can also find out more information about Level X on the Swim England website or via the link here.
Withdrawals can be done on the website and can be found in the public area under Swimming -> Club Champs, or via the link here.
Please can you ensure that wherever possible, you withdraw from events by no later than 21st June 2021 to give us enough time to put heat sheets together.
Please also remember that unless your swimmer has competed externally before, they are likely to be Category 1 registered. Whilst they can still compete and take part in the full programme as a Category 1 swimmer, they will need to be upgraded to Category 2 if they wish their times to be entered onto the Swim England Level X Leaderboard. You can check your swimmers category by logging into Coacha, or via the link here.
At the moment we unfortunately don’t anticipate being able to accommodate spectators at the events, but the situation will be monitored and updated if at all possible.
|Land Training||Understandably, land training attendance numbers have taken a dip in recent weeks, since our return to the pool.
We're now down to single figures most weeks, so the decision has been taken to discontinue the Zoom land training sessions.
Thanks for your support with these over the past year - we hope you found these sessions valuable whilst we were forced to be out of the pool.
We aim to get land training back up and running at the leisure centre as soon as we're able.
|Swim England's Festival of Swimming||This week Swim England North West have announced plans for the Festival of Swimming event that will hopefully be taking place at Manchester Aquatic Centre towards the end of July. If you'd like more information, this can be found here.|
|Check Your Swimwear||The Coaches have asked that all parents check their swimmer’s swimming costume / trunks / jammers please. We know that it's easily missed at the moment as parents aren't able to attend training and see their swimmers in the pool. As we’ve been out of the water for a long time, swimming costumes tend to degrade over time due to the chlorine in the pool and can start to become see through if they’re not replaced when this starts to happen. Also, there are a number of swimmers who have grown considerably during lockdown, so if you could check their swimwear to make sure that it still fits and is still pool worthy, it would be greatly appreciated.|
|Use of Masks||Just a quick reminder that all secondary school age swimmers must wear masks when entering through the foyer of the leisure centre.
We've had some swimmers arriving without masks, so can you please ensure your swimmer arrives with their mask and remind them that they need to wear this until they get onto poolside.
This rule is a prerequisite that the leisure centre have specified and so we don't want to be in a position where we have to turn swimmers away from training because they can't enter the centre.
|Swim England North West Update||There are still placed available on the Swim England Young Volunteer Award courses below.
Young Volunteers will be required to commit to 2 online sessions, and then complete all online work within 12 months.
September 2021 – click here to book your placeNovember 2021 – click here to book your place
|Self-Isolation Reporting||If your swimmer needs to self-isolate, please let us know by completing our online form here. This will ensure that the Coaches are aware which training sessions you cannot attend.|
|Kit Shop||As we no longer have the facility for selling kit, if you're looking for any kit, please see the shop on our website, where the remaining stock is being sold.|
|Lost Property||Please remember that we have a Lost Property section on the website. There have been a few things added to this recently, so, if your swimmer has lost anything during training sessions, please check this on our website or here.|
|Volunteering Opportunities||As always, we have several opportunities for you to get involved with the Club. Full details of vacant volunteer roles within the Club is on the website.|
|Medical Records||Can you please ensure that any updates to Medical Records for swimmers are communicated to our Membership Secretary.|
|Fundraising by Shopping||Please consider raising funds for our club via the Easy Fundraising online service. Shopping doesn't cost you a penny more, but as you make purchases online shops make a donation to the club. All you do is register (it's good to click the "Find & Remind" button) and start shopping. Please give it a go and encourage others to do so too – it's effectively free money to benefit the members of our club! Thank you. More information is on the website, or via the link http://www.altrinchamsc.org.uk/index.php/club-information/fundraising|
|Calendar||For all the galas and events coming up, please click here|
|Club Contact||For any queries or questions, please email us here|