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…..
Further to previous updates, the pool will not have reached a suitable temperature by this evening, so we have no choice but to cancel all sessions tonight (Monday 5th March).
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Please note that the pool is closed today (Friday 2nd March) due to the weather. Therefore there will be no swimming sessions tonight.
On 24th March we are running an internal club gala – open to ALL members at all levels. This is a great opportunity for those who haven’t raced before to have a go, and for those with experience to get some up-to-date times.
See here for full information on this gala: Gala Info & Entry Form
ASWPC Master, Margaret Smith, took part in the Postal Swim this evening. Getting nervously into the pool on her 26th year, Margaret hoped to swim 80+ lengths. After keeping a steady pace, Margaret beat her own record and ended her swim on the 95th length.
Well done Margaret on your impress achievement – 95 lengths/2375m!
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.
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 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).