URGENT – UPDATE RE DEVELOPMENT GALA 2 – LAGAN VALLEY LEISUREPLEX, LISBURN

Dear Club / Gala Secretary
Update 22.1.16 – PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE DIVING POOL BEING OUT OF OPERATION AT LAGAN VALLEY LEISUREPLEX THERE WILL BE A SHORT WARM UP AT 5PM BEFORE THE LAST 2 EVENTS – THE SESSION TIMES HAVE CHANGED AND ARE NOW AS FOLLOWS :

Session 1 – Warm Up 8.30am – Start 9.15am – Events 1-5

Session 2 – Warm Up 1.30pm – Start 2pm – Events 6-8

Session 3 – Warm Up 5.05pm – Start 5.25pm – Events 9-10

We would kindly ask that volunteers signing in for Session 2 also do Session 3 or find a replacement from their Club to cover Session 3

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Linda Stoops
Swim Ulster Administrator

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Club Championships Postponed

I’m sorry to inform you that we will have to postpone the club championships until further notice.
The meet manager format is not ‎available on the laptop as hoped to be able to run the events. We are working on it and hope to resolve it as,soon as possible.
We will inform you all when we know when the event is likely to take place.

Apologies again for any disappointment. TRAINING AS NORMAL ON THURSDAY.

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Ulster Squad – Opportunity to Learn 2016

Swim Ulster are running a coaching clinic on 20/21 February 2016. The guest speaker is Ben Higson​, Head Coach at University of Stirling. Ben has been working for four years with Ross Murdock, 2014 Commonwealth and European 200m Breaststroke Champion and 2015 World Championship Silver Medalist 100m Breaststroke.

There will be two swim sessions during the clinic as follows:

· Saturday 20/2/16 4.00-6.00pm – Ulster Senior & Junior Squad athletes (Males 1999 & older, Female 2001 & Older)

· Sunday 21/2/16 8.00-9.30am – Ulster Youth Squad athletes

If you would like to attend please respond by Friday 29th January 2016 to Linda Stoops admin@swimulster.net

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Swim Ulster Schools Interpro team

imageCongratulations to all the Lisburn city swimming club swimmers who have made the interpro team. Keelan Logan, Rachel Bethel, Leah Bethel, Caoimhe Quinn, Jamie Allison, Dylan Griffiths, Paul Cox, Alexandra Hunter, Fiona Cash and Christopher Loan.

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Swim Ireland Upcoming Courses

Good afternoon,
We have a number of upcoming courses that you or someone you know may be interested in.
The full list is below, to book a course please visit the Swim Ireland website. If you have any questions related to course please let us know.
CPD
30-01-2016 Mini Polo Marian College 4 points €40 – €45
31-01-2016 Injury Prevention Dublin 3 points €25 – €30
11-03-2016 Sports Psychology Dublin 3 points €25 – €30
22-05-2016 Nutrition & Hydration Dublin 5 points €50 – €55
Courses
22-01-2016 L2 Coaching Swimming Dublin 5 places left
31-01-2016 L2 Teaching Aquatics Dublin FULL
31-01-2016 L1 Teaching Aquatics Cork 8 places left
05-02-2016 L1 Teaching Aquatics Mayo 4 places left
07-02-2016 L1 Teaching Aquatics Cavan 10 places left
12-02-2016 L1 Teaching Aquatics Monaghan 10 places left
20-02-2016 L 1 Club Team Manger Dublin FULL

Safeguarding Children
16-01-2016 Safeguarding level 1 Cork
Registrations now open20-01-2016 Safeguarding level 1 Dublin FULL
16-02-2016 Safeguarding level 1 Dublin
24-02-2016 Safeguarding level 1 Dublin
09-03-2016 Safeguarding level 1 Dublin
13-04-2016 Safeguarding level 1 Dublin
19-05-2016 Safeguarding level 1 Dublin

All candidates should be aware that attendance at a Safeguarding level 1 course within the last 5 years is a prerequisite for registration on all Teaching/Coaching and Team Manager Courses.

Thank you,
Julie O’Connell

Education Support Officer
Swim Ireland.
Irish Sport HQ
National Sports Campus
Dublin 15.
01-6251101

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What happens now?

As we are all aware, Richard Gheel departed from our Club yesterday as Head Coach for a new post in New Zealand! This is a fantastic opportunity for Richard and we the Executive, the Coaches, the parents & swimmers wish him every success in his career down under!

There will be a transition period until we appoint a new Head Coach and I would be grateful for your patience as we embark on a recruitment process to find Richard’s successor. Myself and the Executive are confident that although Richard has departed, we will continue with the excellent success of our Club’s swimmers and the appointment of a new Head Coach brings exciting times ahead.

We have an excellent team of Coaches within the Club and they will continue to provide exemplary coaching for all our squads during this time.

I hope you will continue to support us as we enter a new era for our Club!

Regards

Brian                                                                                                                                                                                                     Chair of LCSC

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Bon Voyage, Good Luck & Best Wishes

We say goodbye to Head Coach Richard Gheel today as he leave to start anew at Whakatane swimming club in New Zealand.

A Big Thank you to eveyone who contributed to his leaving gift.
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SWIM ULSTER LEGACY COURSE Teaching Aquatics Level 2 Lisburn

There is a Teaching Aquatics Level 2 course being held in Lisburn on the following dates;
UNIT 1
Feb 13th, 14th 9.30am-5.30pm
15th 5pm-9.15pm
16th 5pm-7pm
17th 5pm-9.15pm
18th 5.15pm-9.30pm
​UNIT 2
March 21st,22nd 12.30-7pm
23rd,24th 12.30 – 8pm
25th 2.30-9pm

If you wish to register for this course, you must;
be 18/over on the 1st day of the course
send in accessni certificate
safeguarding certificate
payment – cost for
Swim Ulster Club Members £420 (SU Legacy programme)
Swim Ireland members £620
Non members £725
​payment details;
95-01-32
Swim Ulster
22780453
DABAGB2B
GB79 DABA 9501 3222 780453

OR
cheque made payable to Swim Ulster
Bangor Aurora
3 Valentine Road
Bangor
BT20 4TH​

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2016 Supervision Rota’s 28/12/15 – 15/02/16

Please click on links for new supervision rota’s from 28/12/15 – 15/02/16

EARLY MORNING ROTA JAN 2016    EVENING SUPERVISION JAN 2016

NS LT JAN 2016        NJS LT JAN 2016          AG1 LT JAN 2016

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Winter Qualifying Results and Information for Spring Qualifying Meet

Please click on the links below for results from the winter qualifying meet and information for the next Spring meet. Well done to all those who took part and good luck for the next one.    swim ulster winter qualifying gala – pdf results

Qualifying Meet Information 2015-2016

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