Archive for March, 2008

Pool is Open

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Holmfirth Pool re-opened yesterday – club resumes next Tuesday – all members welcome back.

We had a quick tour and the extension looks great.

The swimming programme generally stays the same with minor changes to Saturday afternoon. Programmes have all gone like hot cakes today!

KAL website has not been updated yet, but their downloadable timetable is available.

Opening Delayed

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

KAL have advised that the Pool will not open as planned on Wednesday – They think it might be Friday 28th.

So lessons should start Tuesday 1st but please check back here or at the pool.

Re-opening Notice

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Dear Members 

We have been advised by KAL that the swimming Pool in Holmfirth will re-open on Wednesday 26 March 2008.

This means that the Swimming Club will re-start on Thursday 27 March. 

Please pass this message on to any other members you might meet on your travels. 

We believe that the building work is almost complete.   However early next week they start to refill the Pool and should there be any problems during
this time the Pool Re-opening will be affected – we will only find this out at the last minute.

Therefore please ensure that you check back here for an up-date on the opening (you can get an RSS feed at the bottom of the page).

At the present time the Club is feeling positive, we have 4 volunteer coaches who start training in May for their qualifications and we would like to wish them all success.

Due to the fact that we have to fund this additional training plus the cost of using KAL lifeguarding we have had to increase our annual subscriptions and admission prices slightly. If these increases still do not meet our financial needs in running the club they will be increased further in the future.

With immediate effect therefore :-

Subscription until September 2008 will be £15.00 per person, payable immediately.

Admittance charges will also increase to :-
£1.60 per child
£2.00 per adult

Badge Prices will also increase to £2.00 per badge and certificate.
(the reason for this increase is to cover the costs which ASA/STA charge us for badges and certificates)

In order to use our coaches more effectively we will also be adjusting swimming lesson times for certain groups as follows:

7.00-7.30 Pool Frog 1/2/3 and Challenge 1 and 2 Groups
7.30-8.00 ASA Grade 3, 4 and 5
8.00-8.30 ASA Grade 6 and above
8.30-9.00 Adult Swim

We hope that these adjustments do not cause too many problems. If your child does not attend at these times they will be repeating badge work they have already undertaken.

Yvonne Radcliffe

Pool Building Almost Complete

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Provisional date for re-opening is Wed. 26th March.

Picture taken 7th :-

Pool Building