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Hello Swimmers.

The trial nights went well and we learnt a few things making one or two adjustments for when you all start back over the coming nights and weeks. The draft video attached to this posting gives a basic guide to the measures we have to take on entering the Leisure Centre and going onto poolside.

Please view it so you can familiarise yourself with the process.

Any queries then please email either Mark on gd-coach@outlook.com or Kieran of gd-workforce@outlook.com

For your information … Due to circumstances beyond our control please note, we have had to change the time of the Thursday Shark and Piranha B sessions to 7:00 – 8:00.

Also, following discussions with the Leisure Centre management they have now stipulated that for any sessions ending at 9:15 all swimmers, coaching staff and parents must have exited the building by 9:25 at the latest. This means there may only be a 10 minute window for changing after such sessions. Please ensure you clear the LC as quickly as possible.

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Extra Sessions – Goldfish & Penguins

GOLDFISH – Width Swimmers – Ben’s Group

You are offered an extra session on a Thursday evening – 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

At Ben’s discretion there is also a Saturday AM session – 8:00am to 9:00am – this Saturday session is for those who enter Club Champs and show signs of wanting to compete.

These extra sessions are in lengths and sessions are designed to help with the transition from width to lengths ready for when swimmers move up on a Sunday.

Cost – £1 payable per extra session – pay at the desk.

Please make every effort to attend these extra sessions, it is for your benefit.

Penguins – P1 and P2 – Lengths Kieran and Nigel groups

You are offered an extra session on a Wednesday evening – 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

It is important for your development that you attend.

If your circumstances do not allow this, you may be able to join the Thursday sessions 6:30pm to 7:30pm – you need to discuss with Nigel first

Penguins – P3 and P4 – Lengths Kieran and Nigel groups

You are offered two extra sessions, Wednesday evening – 6:30pm to 7:30pm and Thursday evening – 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

It is important for your competitive development that you attend.

We would prefer that you attend both but expect you to attend at least one of these sessions.

Please also be aware of the squad requirements with regards to Club Champs and Open Meets as per the Move Up flyer handed out.

Other extra sessions are available for selected swimmers on a Tuesday evening and a Saturday morning – these are at the invitation of Mark Smith (Swim Manager)

Cost – £1 per extra session – pay at the desk

It is important for the Club and for your development as you progress towards competitive swimming that you take up these extra sessions.

Swim Mark 2019

Great News!!
Swim Mark is basically an audit of our operating and business systems.
The club gained, what was then known as Swim 21 a couple of years ago and each year you must go through what is termed ‘a health check’, success means you are re-accredited for another year.
Swim 21 recently changed to Swim Mark, and the ASA to Swim England which required, as a minimum, several documents being updated to alter these references. We also had too present several documents in a new format or with current data.
Paula Osborne, our Swim Mark leader, once again took charge of the process and through her hard work and with the support of club colleagues I am pleased to announce that her efforts have allowed us to be successful as we have gained re-accreditation for 2019.
On behalf of the club I would like to thank Paula for her support and hard work.

The Management Team
GDSC

Mr P Tribute Swim

The Management Committee are pleased to inform you that we raised £2360 from the Mr P Tribute Swim, which will be spilt equally between the nominated charities, McMillan and Marie Curie.

Thank you to all concerned.

Mr P Tribute Swim

A big thank you to all the swimmers and families who took part – it was an absolutley fantastic afternoon!

The swimming was brilliant – competitve yet fun and well balanced heats – well done Mark 🙂

Thank you to all the offcials and helpers on the day.

A special thank you to Mark, Julie R, and Alison T for all the help you gave me over the last few months to ensure it happend.

The family said, Mr P would have loved it ……. therefore ‘mission accomplished’

Once again thanks everyone.

Nigel

Chair GDSC