Archive for September, 2008

Sponsored Swim

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Advance notice – the club’s sponsored swim will be held on 27th and 29th January 2009.

The sponsorship money will be split between club funds and “Sudders” charity. There are more details on Adrian Sudbury’s blog, and the Anthony Nolan Trust. There is also much more information at Huddersfield Examiner and Leukemia Research

Adrian Sudbury was a reporter for both the Huddersfield Express and Chronicle Series and the Huddersfield Examiner. In November 2006 the 25-year-old was promoted to digital journalist, effectively editing the new-look Examiner website. Just two days into his new role he became seriously ill and called in sick. A week later he drove himself to A&E and was eventually diagnosed with leukaemia. It was then identified that he actually had two distinct types of the disease running at the same time. According to the medical literature he was the only person in the world to have this condition. As such, it was not possible to offer Adrian a prognosis. On his blog he shared his experiences of the disease and his treatment up until he died on 20th August 2008.

Upcoming Gala

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

The heats for the Swimming Gala are to be held on the 7th and 9th October. Forms are now available on club nights.

Pool Frog 1 and Pool Frog 2 swimmers will not be swimming on either of these heats nights as those entering the gala will be doing time trials.

Those wishing to enter the Gala heats can only have one attempt – so they come on EITHER Tuesday or Thursday – not both nights. Finalists are decided on time only, not placing in the heats.

Only regular attenders are eligible to enter the gala.

The Gala itself will be held over two Club nights the 21st and 23rd October.

Age groups are based on age at 21st October 2008

Novices – age 7 & 8 who have not previously entered a gala
Junior – age 9 and under
Inter – ages 10, 11 and 12
Senior – age 13 and up.

You can enter 2 strokes + the championships

12 and under championship is 3 lengths (1 each stroke)
Open championship is 6 lengths (2 each stroke)

Previous winners are asked to return trophy’s over the next few weeks – many thanks.

Seal Series Clothes

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

To clarify – here are the clothing requirements for the seal series :-

Seal 1 – Short sleeved shirt, long trousers

Seal 2 – Long sleeved shirt, long trousers

Seal 3 – Long sleeved shirt, long sleeved jumper/sweatshirt, long trousers

Seal 4 – as seal 3 PLUS t-shirt/vest, socks and pumps/trainers. Yes it’s hard!

In all cases jeans or pyjamas are not allowed. If in doubt see your coach.

Subs Time

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Subscriptions for the Year 2008-2009 are now due

These will be £25 for the whole year

Admittance charges of £1.60 per child and £2.00 per adult per visit remain.

For those children taking the Seal Series (old Personal Survival) please check your child’s certificates to see the last level they took.

It would help if you could bring this to Yvonne so that she could check that her records are accurate

We have PLACES at the CLUB for children who can swim above Pool Frog 3 level or have taken and passed Kirklees Grade 2.

Please pass the word to anyone who might be interested in joining the Club.