Hi all, and welcome to the festive season!
Having taken my five year old daughter for an early wander around the Christmas Market, seeing the ice-rink gave me an idea. If you are skating at the cathedral ice-rink this year I will supply a prize for the best photo of anyone pictured with one of the little penguins!! The more members in the photo with a Penguin the better! Send your photos into any of the management team, Kim, Vicky or myself, and we’ll select the best one.
I have spent a couple of hours with Darren Whitt this week looking at new IT management systems. The charity have previously invested in a public-facing website that provides general information for prospective members and specific information for current members, including weekly newsletters such as these. Working with Trustees, administrators, coaches and volunteers, it has been determined that further capabilities are required to enable the charity to operate more effectively and efficiently through the use of IT technologies. Darren, and the small team of IT volunteers, have done a comprehensive job of assessing nine different systems and we are close to making a final decision in the coming weeks. We look forward to testing elements with you and then integrating the system piece by piece over the coming months.
It was good to be at another squad meeting this week, this time with the Excel swimmers. It struck me again what a great bunch of people we have in the club, and I was impressed with their knowledge of their club. Most knew exactly what type of organisation we are, how many squads we have, how many members we have overall as well as how many squad swimmers, to name a but a few of the quiz questions I threw at them. I think it helped I had prizes. Anyway, I look forward to meeting even more squads soon.
Club Squad Kit - last chance to order before Christmas!
If you need any club squad kit before Christmas please note the cut off date for orders is TODAY Friday 1st December 2017. Club kit is now available to view and order via the website HERE.
All orders placed after Friday 1st December will be processed in the New Year.
The following role is still vacant. If you think this could be something you are interested in and want to find out more about the role, please contact Katie Thorman or Amanda Frisby.
Open Meets Administrator/ Data Inputter
Alison Oakley (Open Meets Co-ordinator) is looking for a volunteer to join her team. The role requires the volunteer to:
- Assist her team in inputting data for open meets i.e. entry times
- Meet at ATR during squad training times in the evenings when is required
- Input some data from home as required and liaise with Alison via email.
The time commitment required for this role would vary depending on the number of Open Meets occurring but would average 2 hours a week. The volunteer would be fully supported in this role and be working as part of a team.
To help with this role please contact Katie Thorman and Amanda Frisby on firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 2nd December – Development Squad
This Saturday, Development Squad will be at Winchester College from 7:00-8:00am.
Sunday 3rd December
FOUNDATION SQUAD – This session will be moved to Winchester College from 9:00-10:00am.
PREPARATION 2 SQUAD – This session will move to Winchester College from 10:00-11:00am.
SENIOR CHALLENGE SQUAD – Those swimmers who usually attend Sunday morning training can go to River Park from 18:00-20:00. Your LT session will still be on at Winchester College from 9:00-10:00am.
ACADEMY SQUAD – This session is moving to River Park and is for those swimmers not attending Peter Bull. There will be Land Training from 17:00-18:00 and swimming from 18:00-20:00.
MASTERS FITNESS SQUAD – This session will move to 17:00-18:00 at Kings and will be un-coached.
MASTERS SQUAD – As there will be six lanes available the 17:00-18:00 un-coached session is also available to you.
Peter Bull Level 3 Meet - 2nd / 3rd December, Waterlooville
Entries have closed. Accepted entries will be confirmed as soon as available.
If you are able to officiate at this meet please contact Liz Faull from HWSC on email@example.com
Mentoring will hopefully be available to trainees.
Basingstoke Last Chance County Qualifier 16/17 December
The closing date for entries has passed.
Hampshire Counties 2018
All information is here: https://www.swimmeets.org/calendar/showevent.php?id=801
Entry forms will be available by the end of this month.
Closing date for entries will be around mid December, with extra days for amendments for swimmers at Basingstoke.