As you may know, your Committee has been reviewing the coaching structure for swimming over the last few months. After concluding this exercise with a recruitment process, we are delighted to announce that a new Head Coach has now been appointed – Scott Tovell-Colman.
Scott brings a wealth of experience from his time as a swimmer with Derventio Excel, DX, and significant success in Open Water and Distance Competitions at high level; and subsequently as a Coach for DX, Head Coach at Ashbourne and of course as a key part of the Coaching Team at RASCALS.
He is a qualified Teacher and Level 2 Coach, and intends to continue to develop his skills as part of his new role as Head Coach.
We are indebted to the existing Coaching Team of Glenn Fisher; Chris Willgoose; Jane Rowton; Debbie Weightman; Joe Forster and Adam Forster; together with the recent support from Kim Hill, for their dedication and committment during the time it has taken to get to this point.
The recruitment process has been stringent and the Committee feels a clear plan and commitment will evolve as Scott develops the strategy and his team for the future, and wish him every success for this new chapter in the long and successful history of RASCALS as we approach our 42nd year.
Squad list for the squad list for the Notts Spring League on Saturday 26th April 2014
Please check, and let Jayne know by the 19th April if you can/cannot make it.
Venue: Bramcote Leisure Centre
Warm up 6pm for 6.30pm start
Just thought you would like to know how Lorna has been getting on and that Rascals had a hand in making an Australian Champion. From all those years ago at the old pool, when she started with you, if you had not made it enjoyable and exciting she might have stopped swimming completely. She called it quits twice, the longest being for 2 years, but still came back to swimming.
Lorna won the Australian Championships in the 100m Breaststroke and is on the Australia team for this year's Glasgow Commonwealth Games .
Just thought I would let you know that Ripley Rascal Swimmers can grow up to be Australian Champions.
Many thanks and kind regards,
Holiday Closure Dates for Rascals
Easter - Last Session is on Thursday April 17th 2014
First Session back is on Friday April 25th 2014
Summer - Last Session is on Thursday August 21st 2014
First Session back is on Friday August 29th 2014
Christmas - Last Session is on Thursday December 18th 2014
First Session back is on Friday January 2nd 2015
Rascals Annual Club Championship - Alfreton Leisure Centre
Gala 1 - Sunday 2nd November 2014
Gala 2 - Saturday 22nd November 2014
Rascals AGM - Meeting Room, Ripley Leisure Centre
Monday 3rd November 2014
Rascals Small Pool Championships - Ripley Leisure Centre
Friday 7th November 2014
Rascals Small Pool Party - Venue and Date to be Confirmed
Rascals Lifesaving Club Championships - Alfreton Leisure Centre
Sunday 7th December 2014
Rascals Presentation Night - The Post Mill Centre, South Normanton.
Friday 19th December 2014
Tuesday January 20th 2014 - Update
We have today spoken to the Duty Manager at Alfreton Leisure Centre and the latest information is that the pool has been inspected and the loose tiles have been removed. It has also been inspected for safety and it has been deemed safe to be fully open for use. Therefore all RASCALS sessions will continue as normal.
There are ongoing discussions regarding the permanent replacement of the tiles and we will let you know as soon as we know anything.
Tom Parr - Chairman
Tuesday January 14th 2014
We have been informed by the Management of Alfreton Leisure Centre that some of the floor tiles in Lanes 5 and 6 of the Main pool (near the windows) are lifting. Therefore they have had to close those lanes.
At the present time swimming will continue in the reduced lanes. The Coaching Team are aware of the situation and will adjust the children in the lanes and the sets accordingly. This will also be the same for the Wednesday session.
We will keep in touch with Alfreton regarding the resolution of the problem and let you know as and when we hear anything on the website.
Tom Parr - Chairman
Derventio eXcel Swim Clinics for 2013-2014 season
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Current child protection legislation demands that anyone wishing to use photographic equipment – including mobile phones – must obtain permission from the leisure centre.
Anyone failing to obtain permission will be asked to leave and may be reported to the leisure centre and/or the police. Previous actions of this nature have resulted in prosecution.
R.A.S.C.A.L.S. have no wish to be kill-joys but we have to respect the law and also the leisure centres' own rules. Most importantly of all, we must put the safety and comfort of all the children first.
R.A.S.C.A.L.S. management committee