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11 July 2022


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Club Champs Results The results for tonight's Club Champs event are now available in the Members Area of the website, under the 'Internal Club Galas' tab.

Well done to everyone that took part.

Club Records broken tonight were :
  • ·       200m Freestyle – Boys 17 & Over – Ashley D
  • ·       200m Freestyle – Girls 17 & Over – Emily I
  • ·       200m IM – Boys 11-12 – Max O
  • ·       200m IM – Boys 13-14 – Lachie B
  • ·       200m IM – Girls 17 & Over – Emily I
  • ·       200m Butterfly - Boys 13-14 – Lachie B
  • ·       200m Butterfly – Boys 17 & Over – Ashley D
Special congratuations to all our record breakers - both from tonight and from all the sessions.

Thanks as always to all the volunteers that helped tonight.

Tonight was the final session for another successful Club Champs.

A special thanks to Helen who has organised the whole event in the preparation, officiating and collating and submitting all results - a true superstar!
Trophies Following the final session of our Distance Club Champs later today, we will be asking for all previous trophy holders to return these and we’ll be emailing all concerned individually about this.
 
Previously we have had cups engraved ready to hand out at the Presentation Evening, which is this year taking place at the 30th Anniversary Celebration social on Friday 9th September 2022.
 
Founder of ASC, Audrey, has for many years held the job of collecting in trophies, having the engraving done and delivering them to the presentation evening, but unfortunately she is no longer able to do this.  Audrey has done a fantastic job with this (among many other things) and enormous thanks and appreciation go to her for this.
 
It does mean however that we are on the look-out for a new volunteer to carry out the job of storing the trophies until they are given out in September and getting the engraving done and so I’m emailing to ask for someone to volunteer for this role please.
 
It needs to be someone who has a bit of room at home to store them over the summer as unfortunately we are not able to store them at the leisure centre.  It does take a bit of organising, but you would be given a list of all the trophies and of all the winners, so it would really just be matching these up and delivering them to the engravers (there’s a local one in Sale).  It’s a smaller job this year as we haven’t held our Sprint Club Champs, so it’s just the Distance trophies that will be given out.
 
If no-one steps forward for this job, I’m afraid we’ll have to give the trophies out unengraved and ask trophy holders to get this done themselves.
 
If you are able to volunteer for this job, please let us know This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
As you know, we rely completely on our volunteers for the running of the club and events, so if you are able to help us out, it would be greatly appreciated.
Swimmer of the Month This was another bumper month of nominations, what a hard working bunch you are!
The nominees from the Coaches were:
⭐️Francesca B (Perf) - for consistent effort and really pushing on in training
🎈Ethan S (Perf) - for improvement in his swim times in the last year
⭐️Luca W (Comp) - one to watch, for stepping up to the harder training in competition squad and holding his own whilst still being 9 years old. Great attitude and team player.
⭐️Annie A (Transition) - 1500 effort at Club Champs
🎈Josephine M (D2) - 1500 effort at Club Champs
⭐️Mollie O (Comp) - 1500 effort at Club Champs
🎈Sam M (Comp) - 1500 effort at Club Champs
⭐️Danny W (Comp) - 1500 effort at Club Champs
🎈Rory M (Comp)- 1500 effort at Club Champs
⭐️Archer B (Comp) - 1500 effort at Club Champs
🎈Oliver H (Transition) - 1500 effort at Club Champs
And the winner 🥇 is
Jessica S from Transition
Jessica trains extremely hard and has focused on her skills making her a very coachable swimmer. She listens well and has commitment to racing and representing the Club.
She is a sunny 🌞 presence within the squad and everyone wants to be Jessica’s friend.
Well done Jessica, we look forward to seeing you go from strength to strength. 🎉
Swimathon and Lauren Quigley Clinic As you know we are gaining momentum for our 30th Anniversary Celebrations in September, and we have an ambitious fundraising target to support The Chloe Waddell Memorial Fund CRY Screening for 100 Young People; a bursary fund in memory of Chloe Waddell to support all of our swimmers in the future; and we would like to fund-raise for a timing screen and software for galas when the Leisure Centre is refurbished. 

How can you get involved to support us? 

The key dates for your diary are:
  • Cake sales on Saturday 9 July (led by Competition Squad) and Saturday 16 July (led by Performance). Thanks to all who have contributed so far we raised £300! 
  • Sunday 4th September - Sponsored Swimathon (WHOLE CLUB)
  • Friday 9th September - 30th Anniversary Party and Presentation Evening (WHOLE CLUB)
  • Sunday 18th September - Lauren Quigley Swim Clinic £35 (including a donation to the club) 
PLEASE SIGN UP TO THESE EVENTS NOW SO THAT WE CAN PLAN NUMBERS OVER THE SUMMER. WE WOULD LIKE ALL CLUB MEMBERS TO GET INVOLVED AT LEAST WITH THE SWIMATHON IF NOTHING ELSE.

Sponsored Swimathon - Sunday 4th September 2022 (in training - exact hour slots to be confirmed) 

Five teams!! One winner!! Will it be Team Dan? Team Andy? Team Kate? Team Tom? Team Tess & Jade??

Entry to the Swimathon is £5.  Each swimmer will be randomly allocated to a team led by one of the Coaches. Each swimmer will swim for an hour with their squad instead of training on Sunday 4th September and the total lengths swum by each swimmer will be calculated and added to the team total. The team that collectively swims the furthest is the winner!!!  

We will have counters on each lane to verify the totals! 

Ask your family and friends to sponsor you as much money as they can, so that you can swim as far as you can for your team. 

The team presentation will take place at the 30th Anniversary Party and Presentation on Friday 9th September 2022 (tickets available soon!) 

ENTRIES CLOSE ON SUNDAY 31st JULY SO SIGN UP TODAY! 

Sign up here: https://forms.gle/47rgmt5oevtWcFZe6

30th Anniversary Party and Presentation Evening - Tickets available soon

Lauren Quigley Swim Clinic £35 - Sunday 18th September - Don't miss out on a space! 

This inspirational clinic is designed to motivate our swimmers to kick off the 2022/23 season and is suitable for all club swimmers. Lauren will share her experiences and knowledge during the morning Zoom session and follow this up with a skills clinic for the swimmers in the afternoon.

The cost of the clinic is £35 per swimmer and includes a donation to the club's fundraising activities.

Timings -
Motivational Talk - 10:00, Sunday 18th September, Zoom
Swim Clinic 1 (D1, D2, Transition) - 17:15-18:45, Sunday 18th September, Altrincham Leisure Centre
Swim Clinic 1 (Performance, Competition, Senior) - 18:45-20:15, Sunday 18th September, Altrincham Leisure Centre
Places are limited so we will be operating on a first come first served basis.

Sign up here by 31 July: https://forms.gle/gLAa2BCgub7pjhb96

Donations and Sponsorship can be made here https://altrinchamsc.org.uk/index.php

If you know of any businesses that would like to contribute to our bursary fund, then please do let us know, or they can also donate via the link above.  

Let's get behind Altrincham Swimming Club and create a lasting legacy! 

Thank you
Kate
Commemorative Swimming Hats In celebration of our anniversary year, we have today taken delivery of our limited edition 30th Anniversary commemorative swimming hats and these are now available to buy.
 
The new hats are £7 each – they are slightly more expensive for us to buy and they also include a £1 donation to our 30th Anniversary fundraising.
 
You can them in the usual way by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and collecting from training.  Payment will then be arranged through the Go Cardless direct debit.
 
You can see a picture of the new hat here.
 
We only have a limited number of these in stock, so if you'd like one, please get your order in soon!
30th Anniversary Fundraising  As part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations we’re planning a big raffle to help raise funds.
 
We are therefore asking our members for any raffle prize donations you may have – however big or small – all are very welcome!  We’re hoping to get lots of a wide range of prizes, from a big grand prize to anything you’re able to donate, like a box of chocolates or a bottle of something.
 
Also, if any of you have any links to local businesses who may be able to offer bigger raffle prizes we would be very grateful.
 
All funds are going to our 30th Anniversary fundraising.  Details of which and the donation facility can be found here.
 
If you can help us with raffle prizes, either from ASC members or any businesses, please let us know This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Thanks as always for your help and support.
30th Birthday Swim Clinic with GB International Lauren Quigley The Coaches are extremely excited to be able to offer our swimmers an opportunity to take part in a specially developed swim clinic with Great British International Swimmer Lauren Quigley on Sunday 18 September.

Lauren competed for Great Britain at the highest level, winning 3 silver medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the 50 Backstroke, 4 x 100 Medley Relay and 4 x 100 Freestyle Relay. 

In 2015 she was ranked 7th in the World for 50 and 100 Backstroke!  Lauren is a local to the Manchester area, having spent most of her swimming career in the North West, at City of Manchester, Stockport Metro and City of Liverpool before later moving to Spain to work, train and compete out there to finish her career.  She has SO MUCH to share with us!  

This inspirational clinic is designed to motivate our swimmers to help them kick off their  2022/23 season with a bang, and it forms a major part of our 30th Birthday Fundraising and Celebration. 

Lauren will share her experiences and knowledge during a morning Zoom session and follow this up with a skills clinic for the swimmers in the afternoon.  I would highly recommend this clinic to all of our swimmers! It's going to be amazing!

The cost of the clinic is £35 per swimmer and this includes a donation to the club's fundraising activities. 

Timings -
Motivational Talk - 10:00, Sunday 18th September, Zoom
Swim Clinic 1 (D1, D2, Transition) - 17:15-18:45, Sunday 18th September, Altrincham Leisure Centre
Swim Clinic 1 (Performance, Competition, Senior) - 18:45-20:15, Sunday 18th September, Altrincham Leisure Centre

Places are limited so we will be operating on a first come first served basis. 

To sign up please register here https://forms.gle/gLAa2BCgub7pjhb96
The club will take your £35 via Go Cardless once your entry has been processed. 

Any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See some pictures of Lauren in action on the links below :

Lauren Quigley 1
Lauren Quigley 2
Lauren Quigley 3
Lauren Quigley 4 

We look forward to seeing lots of you sign up!

Kate, Dan and the Coaching Team
30th Anniversary Fundraising The donation facility on the website has now been finalised.
 
You can access this on our website, via the ‘Club Information’ and then ‘Fundraising’ tabs, or via the link here.  There is information here on what we are hoping to raise money for during our 30th Anniversary year’s celebrations and beyond.  The donation link is also on the home page of the website and should be visible on the right hand side of all pages on the website.  There are two ways in which to donate : 
  • Members : any current Club members can donate via the ‘Member Donate’ link underneath the fundraising amount thermometer.  This will take you to a page where you can specify the amount you’d like to donate and leave any message you’d like.  Your donation will then been arranged through the Go Cardless direct debit that you already have set up with the Club. 
  • Members and non-Members : Below the ‘Member Donate’ button, there is also a ‘Donate’ button that will take you through to a Paypal account where you can donate, if you don’t have the Go Cardless direct debit set up with us, or even if you have and would prefer to donate with Paypal, you can use this option.  Please note – my name is on the Paypal account as I’m managing it, but this is just the administrative function and I can assure you that you’d be donating to the Club’s 30th Anniversary events, not to my personal account!  If you have any friends or family who would like to donate or sponsor, please pass on the Paypal donation information to them.

As always, we really appreciate your support and would be grateful for any donations to get us towards our target.  We have some great ideas for putting the fundraising to good use that will benefit the Club members and the wider community.

Thanks, Louise.
Cake Sales Our 30th Anniversary fund raising events cake sales have now commenced!  Always popular with swimmers post training, but open to the general public too, we’ll be running these at  weekends and each squad has been allocated a weekend for which we would greatly appreciate your cakes donated to sell on these dates.  The final sale is on the:
 
16th July – Performance
 
The sale will start at 7.30am at the leisure centre, but there will be somewhere to leave cakes on the swimmers' arrival for training at 6am.
 
Any cake donations would be very welcome, but if you are able to let us know before hand, so we can get an idea of stock levels, it would be appreciated.  Please email Wendy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let her know.
Swim England National Awards Please see the email sent out on 1st June 2022 regarding the Swim England National Awards, which are now open.  If you would like to make a nomination, please do this before the closing date of 31st July 2022.  More details can be found here.
Club Kit If you need a swimming hat, these are available for £5.50 each – please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All other Club kit can be purchased through The Kit Stop website, or via the link here.
Resource Information There is now a ‘Members Resources’ section of the Members Area on the website and there is already lots of interesting and useful information on there, so please have a look if you haven’t already.
30th Anniversary Celebrations As we’ve previously let you know – 2022 marks the club’s 30th Anniversary.
 
Plans are afoot to arrange some events this year to celebrate.  Below are the upcoming events that have been scheduled so far – hopefully with the advance notice, lots of our swimmers will be free to attend and celebrate with us.
 
4th September : Swimathon at ASC
 
9th September : Celebration and Presentation at Bowdon Rugby Club
 
18th September : Swim Clinic with Kate
 
More details will follow when available.
Fundraising by shopping When shopping online, 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 here.
Reporting Absence There is no need to report any absence from training sessions.  The only exception to this is if the absence is as a result of a positive Covid result or if the absence is anticipated to be prolonged (more than a couple of weeks).  If your swimmer has tested Covid positive, please report this via the form on the website, or via the link here.
Contacting Coaches If you need to contact the Coaches, for any reason, please remember to do this via email and not via Coaches' personal mobile phones, on text/WhatsApp etc.  Messages should be sent by email to either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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.  
Club Contact For any queries or questions, please email us here

Dates for your Diary

10 Jul 2022
05:30PM -
Distance Championships
04 Sep 2022
Swimathon at ASC
 

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30th anniversary fundraising progress!
£ 30000
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donation thermometer
£ 1475.86
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5%
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06/07/2022

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