Easter Swimming Details

We’re taking a one week break over Easter.

There will be no sessions from Friday 30th March (Good Friday) to Thursday 5th April inclusive.

All sessions will be back to normal starting from Friday 6th April, so don’t eat too much chocolate !

Race Night Gala – Details & Programme

We’ve had lots of entries for our Race Night gala at Basingstoke this Saturday, and hope everyone is looking forward to it.

The Race Night Gala Programme is now available, so please print your own copy before Saturday if required.

For those taking part, please note the following:

  • Please arrive by 6:00pm ready for warm up at 6:10pm.
  • Swimmers should bring a drink and a t-shirt to wear between races.
  • Swimmers bags should not be taken onto poolside.
  • All swimmers and parents must be quiet for the start of every race.

Although we won’t be announcing disqualifications on the night, those who do not complete the event in accordance with the rules will not get their time posted in the results.  We strongly recommend that less experienced swimmers (and parents) should take a look at our race guides before Saturday night to better understand what each race involves.

Good luck to everyone…..


Important: Further Pool Closures

Please note that unfortunately the pool is closed again today (Sunday 4th March) due to the leisure centre operator running out of gas, so the pool cannot be heated.  This is very frustrating but is outside of our control.  Therefore there will be no swimming sessions tonight.

We are unclear at this stage whether the pool will be open again for our sessions tomorrow night (Monday 5th March).  Since we may be unable to issue updates at short notice, please keep an eye on the leisure centre’s own website for updates tomorrow.

Gala Update

Gemini Gala (3rd March) – Cancelled

Due to the weather conditions we cannot be sure everyone will be able to make it to Basingstoke safely (including the other teams, the officials and the leisure centre staff).  Therefore the gala has been cancelled, to be rearranged at a later date.

Club Race Night Gala (24th March) – Entries Still Open

Remember all swimmers can enter our club race night gala which is being held on Saturday 24th March.  More information and the entry form can be found here: Gala Info & Entry Form.

You can send entries directly to Anne (opensec@andoverswimming.co.uk) or just email her with the swimmer’s name and which strokes & distances they want to enter, with entry fees to be paid afterwards.

We can only run events like this if we get enough entries, so we encourage everyone to enter.  The deadline for entries is Monday 12th March.

Gemini Trophy Gala (Basingstoke Aquadrome 3rd March 6:00pm)

Please check the noticeboard at the pool to see if you have been selected for this gala, and tick to confirm you will attend.
  • This is a team gala against other club(s) where we will choose who swims which events.
  • We need to put 2 full teams in for this gala, so please make every effort to come if you are selected.
  • We are short in some age groups, so some people will be “swimming up”.
  • Please ensure you are there before 6:00pm ready for warm-up.
  • Ask Emily, Mark or Guy if you have any questions.

NOTE: We are aware John Hanson has a netball weekend which clashes with this gala, so we have not selected any girls likely to be affected.  However, if you are in Competitive Squad, have not been picked for this gala, but are available, please let us know.

Half Term & More

Half Term Swimming: All swimming club sessions will continue as normal throughout half term week.

Club Fees: Please can everyone make sure their Standing Order is set to pay club fees within the first 15 days of each month.  This makes our admin much easier, thanks.

Diving Session: Remember the diving session at Basingstoke Aquadrome this Saturday from 5pm to 7pm (see previous news item for details).