Summer Sessions Update
As the summer holidays approach, just a few pieces of information for all swimmers.
Throughout August ALL Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning sessions will be cancelled.
Also the Sunday stroke development sessions are cancelled throughout the summer holidays as there are not sufficient volunteer coaches to cover these sessions.
Our Head Coach would like all swimmers to have a complete break from swimming for 2 consecutive weeks over the summer holiday. That could be during a family holiday (and that means you should not be doing any swimming other than fun swimming while you are away) or just deciding on which 2 weeks you will choose not to come to the pool if you are not going away. The club will continue to run sessions throughout the summer so that nobody is forced to take more than a fortnight out of the water, but the swimmers have been working hard and it is important to have some time away from training to prepare properly for next season.
Watch out for updates on sessions changes from September and news on the Portobello Gala, emails will be sent soon giving more details.
ASA Aquaforce Awards 2014
It is no secret that volunteers are the lifeblood of our aquatic clubs, whether it is the volunteer who enthusiastically manages the front desk, or the volunteer coach who tirelessly runs training sessions.
No volunteer contribution should go unnoticed!
Nominations for the 2014 awards will open on the 1st June, and will provide an opportunity to say thank you to our volunteer workforce who dedicate countless hours to our sport.
EVERYONE can nominate and ANYONE can be nominated! Start thinking about who you would like to nominate, and take the time to make someone’s day.
There are seven ASA Aquaforce categories:
- Club Volunteer of the Year
- Outstanding Contribution by a Young Volunteer
- Outstanding Contribution to Swimming in the Community
- Outstanding County or Regional Contribution
- Services to Officials’ Development
- Volunteer Teacher/Coach of the Year
Not forgetting the Club Award for Celebrating Excellence in Club Volunteering.
For queries or more information contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Nomination forms will be available from the 1st June, via the ASA website.
2013 Swimmer of the Year
Congratulations go to our overall 2013 Swimmer of the Year Hannah Seymour.
Also congratulations to our Squad Swimmers of the Year Izzy Hull (Tadpoles), Katherine Mooney (Killer Whales), Kate Seymour (Tiger Sharks) and Matthew Pallet (Barracudas).
May Swimmers of the Month
Congratulations to our Swimmers of the Month for May Amelia Strong, Eve Smith, Daniel Dixon and Patrick Booth. Swimmers of the Month for 2014.
New Head Coach Appointed
The club are pleased to announce our new head coach, John Nicholson. 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 Requipments
Read here for what you need to bring to each session.