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
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).
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.
Forms for applying to the Hart Spring Meet are now available
The event will take place on Saturday 10th/Sunday 11th March 2018.
Please complete the form on the link below and return to Mark, Anne or Emily by 22nd January 2018. Details of swims available are in the Promoters Conditions.
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.
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.