Development Meet 4 Larne 8th March

A big well done to all those swimmers who competed at the gala in Larne last weekend. There were so many good swims and lots of valuable race experience.

Thanks also to the parents who volunteered and the coaches.

Results are via the link below

Dev gala 4 results Larne

 

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Important Health and Safety information. Please tell your swimmer

With the equipment cages currently being out at the leisure pool the swimmers have been going through the barriers to get their stuff but on returning through the barrier they have not been closing them. This is a serious issue as a water area is being left unattended due to the barrier being left open and must stop immediately

Some swimmers are not storing their gear in the cages, but leaving or throwing it around the cages and all over the floor. This is causing a trip hazard and all swimmers must be responsible for ensuring their equipment is safely stored.

If these two problem continue, the LVLP management will have no alternative but to remove the cages altogether, which will result in swimmers not being able to store their gear in Leisureplex.

A final reminder for all swimmers DO NOT  leave the middle gate open between the competition pool and the village changing area.

 

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Temp change of contact info

Due to current technical problems

any urgent emails for the head coach should be sent to: richard.gheel@sky.com

apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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A Night at The Races – Last Chance to get Tickets

 

Night at the Races

 

Tickets are still available for our Night at the Races at Lisburn Racquets Club on Friday 7th March.  This is one of the Club’s main fundraising events of the year and so we need everybody’s support.

Tickets are priced at £5 and are available from Mandy in the Gallery during the Club Championships. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

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Club championships and changes to training

The annual club championships will take place this Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th and next Tuesday 11th and Thursday 13th at the LVLP.

Please find below a revised programme for each session with start lists of swimmers in each event.

2014 club champs session 1

2014 club champs session 2

2014 club champs session 3

2014 club champs session 4

If you have not already volunteered to help at a session then please come down to poolside before the session starts and someone will be able to show you what to do. It is a great opportunity to learn a bit more and see what it feels like to be on poolside. Everyone needs to help and lack of experience is not a reason not to volunteer. Any new volunteer will be paired with someone experienced.

There will be NO squad training for any squad on the evenings of the club championships.

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Pool and Land supervision rotas

The pool and land rotas for the next two months are attached below.

Thank you to all parents/volunteers who have ensured that by participating in the rotas we are fulfilling the requirements of Swim Ireland and safeguarding our swimmers.

If you are unable to cover your slot, then please see if another parent in your squad can swap or speak to your squad rep.

As you can see it is a huge task to co-ordinate and it is a challenge to keep up to date with all squad moves.

Supervision PM & SUNDAYS Mar 14 Apr 14

EARLY-MORNING-ROTA- MAR-APR 2014

NS Land Training Mar Apr 2014

NJS Land Training MAR APR 2014

AG1 Land Training MAR APR 2014

 

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Volunteering with Lisburn City Swimming Club Learn to Swim (LTS) Programme

If you are interested in volunteering within the learn to swim programme at Lisburn City Swimming Club please contact Hilary Idzikowski at  hilary@lisburncityswimmingclub.org

You will be asked to complete and submit a volunteer teachers application form, attend for informal interview and be placed on a waiting list in order of application date until a volunteer post becomes available.

Essential criteria are:-

Swim Ireland Level 1 or Level 2 Teaching Aquatics

Certificate in Safeguarding Young People in Sport (within the last 3 years)

Access NI check specific to swimming for those aged 18 and over (within the last 5 years)

We would also consider volunteers with a qualification in:

Teaching Swimming (Disability)

Water Polo

Diving

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Development meet 4 Change of date

Swim Ulster have advised that Development Meet 4 will now be on

Saturday 8th March

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Club Championships 2014

Please find below the “start lists” for the 4 sessions of the club championship. Click on the link to see which events your swimmer/s is competing in.

2014 club champs session 1

2014 club champs session 2

2014 club champs session 3

2014 club champs session 4

Can all parents/guardians check carefully that their swimmer/s are entered in the events that were on the forms submitted. If there are any errors or omissions then please contact the head coach at swimming.development@lisburn.gov.uk. As you can see it is a complex task ensuring that all swimmers are on the correct start lists.

In a session where your swimmer is competing, we would ask that you would volunteer to assist with the smooth running of the event. You need NO prior swimming knowledge to assist and it is a great opportunity to learn a bit more, and support your child.

Please email spkenny@talk21.com to confirm at which sessions you will be able to assist.

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Safeguarding workshop for any volunteers wanting to assist with kids activities (social as well as swim related)

Swim Ulster are holding a Safeguarding workshop 
Where: Bangor Aurora
When: Sun 23 March  9.30-12.30pm
cost  £15
to register  email: ruth@swimulster.net

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