Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2018

The club AGM will be held on 9th March 2018 

8.15-10pm at Andover Guildhall (High Street, SP10 1LP).

All club members are encourage to attend – this is your opportunity to tell the committee how the club should be run and to hear about plans for the future.

Please contact the Chair or Secretary if you have any items for the agenda.

 

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).

Diving Session at Basingstoke Aquadrome – Sat 3rd Feb 5pm-7pm

We are pleased to be able to offer this additional session, focusing on diving including competitive starts from racing blocks which the temporary pool cannot accommodate.

This session is NOT suitable open to those who swim in our Learn to Compete squad (i.e. those who swim on Monday at 6:30pm).

It is suitable for EVERYONE ELSE from all other squads, including masters.

This is a vital part of competitive swimming which we have limited ability to practice, so you are requested to make every effort to attend.

Please tick the sheet on the noticeboard at the pool to confirm you will attend.  A donation of £3 per swimmer is requested to cover the cost of coaching and pool hire.

Mini Gala 13th January 2018

Mini Gala at Basingstoke for swimmers who have not competed in an open event.

Please Submit this form (see link below) complete with payment (£2 per swim and £2 admin fee).

You should pay by cash, exact change only in a sealed envelope complete with the registration form.

Please bring registration form (click link below) and payment to Emily/Anne, before 8pm on Wednesday 4th January.

Emily

Aquadrome mini gala 13th Jan 2018 entry form

Christmas Swimming Details

If you normally swim on Monday at 6:30pm:

The last session before Christmas will be Mon 18th Dec, and the first session back will be Mon 8th Jan.  There are no club sessions available to you between these dates.

For all other swimmers:

Normal sessions will continue up to and including Thu 21st Dec, and will return from Wed 3rd Jan.

In addition, you are invited to one session between these dates as follows:

  • Fri 29th Dec 5:00 to 6:00pm: if you normally swim in any of these sessions: Mon 7:15 / Wed 7:15 / Fri 5:45 / Sun 5:30
  • Fri 29th Dec 6:00 to 7:00pm: for all other squad swimmers, including masters.

Christmas is coming…

Looking for stocking fillers?
 
You can get ASWPC replacement hats for £5 (speak to Karen)
 
If you’re all set for hats then don’t forget,
Barracuda’s and overs need for each session:
 
Water Bottle
Pool Float
 
Pull Buoy
 
Fins
 

Fundraising for ASWPC

A gentle reminder for everyone that does internet shopping in the run up to Christmas, there’s a no cost way to you of raising funds for our club.

Andover Swimming and Water Polo Club receives a free donation every time you buy anything online with the UK’s leading online fundraising service, Easyfundraising.

With over 3.2 thousand shops and sites on board including Amazon, eBay, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s, Virgin Trains and Aviva, ASWPC can get donations on everything from your weekly shop to your annual holiday and it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!

It’s really simple, all you have to do is:

  1. Go to www.easyfundraising.org.ukchoose Andover Swimming and Water Polo Club as your Cause and join for free
  2. Every time you want to shop go to easyfundraising, find the site you want and start shopping
  3. When you check out Andover Swimming and Waterpolo Club gets a donation for no extra cost whatsoever!

The shops and sites give easyfundraising a percentage of what you spend and they turn that into a donation, it’s that easy. There’s no catch or hidden charges and Andover Swimming and Waterpolo Club will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.