New Club Treasurer
With effect from 1st March Janet Peck will be taking over as Treasurer from Ruth Robson.
Patrick Booth is organising a night at Maribinis on Sunday 22nd March 2015 (time to be confirmed later) to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust and his trip to Madagascar with World Challenge. The money raised will be split equally between the two causes.
Tickets are £14 for adults and £12 for children.
The adult’s meal is any 2 Courses from:
Starter - Potato Skins/bruschetta
Mains - Pizza/Pasta
Dessert- Ice Cream/Fudge Cake/Coffee
Children's meal is half a pizza and chips, a soft drink and ice cream.
There will be a raffle and a quiz on the night, if you have any suitable donations for the raffle please give them to Claire Logan who is usually on pool side on Monday and Friday.
Tickets can be purchased from Claire or Patrick. Please support this social event and help raise money at the same time.
It is proposed to hold a series of performance nights throughout the year subject to the outcome of the first event on the evening of Friday 13 March 2015.
The programme of events is based on the Inter-club competition between Alnwick and ourselves.
It is important that you attend to be part of a team the benefits are indicated in the information I have attached for you.
In the event that YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE PERFORMANCE NIGHT ON THE 13 MARCH 2015 PLEASE LET DEREK OR YOUR TEAM MANAGERS KNOW ASAP!!
Programme of Events
Carol Dawson has organised another collection of old clothes to raise funds, start collecting your unwanted items and look out for the bags she will be handing out in March. Anything you have will need to be handed to Carol before the deadline of 28th April.
2015 Diddy League
The club will be taking part in the Diddy League this year.
Dates to be aware of are as follows:
- Gala 1 - Newburn, 8th March, 11:30 for a 12:10 start
- Gala 2 – MASC are not attending (round Robin where all clubs miss 1 week)
- Gala 3 - Stanley, 26th April, 11:45 for a 12:20 start
- Gala 4 - Stanley, 10th May, 9:00 for a 9:40 start
- Final – 28th June - South Shields
The Diddy League is restricted to swimmers between the ages of 9-12 inclusive as at the last Sunday in November (29th November this year). Previous galas have lasted approx 3 hours in total.
Further information regarding the Diddy League will be sent out as and when it is available.
Special Funding Raising Events
Throughout the coming year the club will be running several fund raising events to support the “Teenage Cancer Trust' charity as it has provided great support to Fraser Garland and his family in 2014. Mark Aitchison has volunteered to coordinate these fund raising events so if anyone has any good ideas - let him know!
New Gala Information Guides
We have two new Club Guides relating to competing at galas available on our Club Policies page, go to guides.
Important Information for Inhaler Users
Can parents please ensure that if their child has an inhaler that it is brought onto poolside, that it is named and in a sealable clear bag so it stays dry.
September Swimmers of the Month
Congratulations to our Swimmers of the Month for September Rebecca Hudson, Sam Tate, James Wells and Duncan Kelly. Swimmers of the Month for 2015.
2014 Swimmer of the Year
Congratulations go to our overall 2014 Swimmer of the Year Hannah Seymour.
Also congratulations to our Squad Swimmers of the Year Alice Hudson (Development), Lauren Cummings and James Wells (B Squad), Daniel Dixon (A squad) and Erin Aitchison (AA Squad).
2015 Membership Renewals - Important Action Require
It is now time to complete a new membership form. The annual fee has gone up from last year, this increase has come from the ASA and this has and always has been set by the ASA. Read more...
NESS Swimwear have given club members the opportunity to receive a 5% discount when ordering, use the discount count morpasc20 in the shopping basket. At the same time the club will also receive funds from NESS.
Click on the NESS logo to go to their website.
Squad Session Equipment Requirements
Please read here for what you need to bring to each session.