It’s certainly a sign of appreciation when people feel motivated enough to send unprompted positive feedback after an event. Here are a few email extracts to show everyone who helped at our open meet on 3rd July just how much your contributions were valued.
“……Thanks again for organising the Ripley Rascals Open Meet. The Etwall swimmers thoroughly enjoyed it, coming away with plenty of PB's, medals and speeding tickets. Thank you for all the hard work you put in to make it such a great success. Please thank all those others who helped you at Ripley behind the scenes.”
“……. Just thought I'd email to say what a brilliant day we've had at Ripley Rascal's open meet! Thank you!”
“….. Just a quick thank you to one of your coaches who looked after my daughter when I was queuing up to get in…..”
“… Just wanted to say a quick thank you for yesterday. It was the most fun gala I’ve been to. Very well organised and your announcer guy was hilarious. The kids and parents all had a great time. …..”
Even some of the visiting officials have already volunteered for next time!
“ …… I would like to say a huge thank you for looking after us from the time we got there till we left home!! Thanks also for the chocolate box which are so yummy. You and your fantastic team looked after us well all day. The gala went really well and my daughter had a great day. In future whenever your club needs help in officiating, I am happy to do so.”
Thanks again to everyone!
Matlock Swimming Club hosted an invitation gala at the Arc Leisure Centre last weekend in memory of Elaine Bowler, daughter of long serving Matlock committee member Ian Bowler. Four clubs competed, with the winners on the night being Derby Phoenix on 346. RASCALS were second on 313 points, with Swadlincote third on 297 points. Matlock 'A' were fourth on 275 points, followed by Matlock 'B' and 'C' teams on 143 points and 93 points.
It was a great team performance, with wins on the night for Liam Dawson, George Whittle, Isaac Caddy, Finn Davidson, Jamie Ingram and Gracie Dawes. There were personal best times from Ruby Smith, Daisy Stone, Liam Dawson, Ben Stone-Payne, Finn Davidson, Jacob Whittle, Georgia Lees, Adam Threlfall, Ami Stone-Payne and Vicky Threlfall.
Special mention must go to the 9-11 year girls who were all swimming up, notably 8-year-old Georgia Caddy who did extremely well! Well done also to her and team mates Ruby Smith, Daisy Stone and Anna Booth.
Week 1 - last session Thurs 21st July, back 29th July. No session Fri 22nd, Sat 23rd, Mon 25th or Wed 27th
Week 2 - last session Friday 9th September, back Monday 19th Sept. No session Sat 10th, Mon 12th, Wed 14th, Fri 16th or Sat 17th September.
Christmas - last session Thursday 22nd Dec, back Friday 30th Dec. No session Fri 23rd, Sat 24th, Mon 26th or Wed 28th December.
Swimming – Squads
Last session Wednesday 24th August, restart Thursday 1st September. No swimming Thurs 25th Aug to Wed 31st August inclusive.
Christmas - Last session Thurs 22nd Dec, restart Tue 3rd Jan 2017.
We will be scheduling some squad training for those interested, the details of this have yet to be finalised and will be published near the time.
Swimming – Lessons and Small Pool:
Summer - Last session Wednesday 24th August, restart Thursday 1st September. No swimming Thurs 25th Aug to Wed 31st August inclusive
Christmas - Last session Tue 20th Dec, restart Wed 4th Jan 2017. No lessons Wed 21st Dec to Tue 3rd Jan inclusive
Head Coach Supported Meets
The following meets are supported by the Head Coach
January RASCALS January Open
February Derbyshire County Championships
April Rykneld B Grade Open Meet
July RASCALS Open
Sep Matlock Open
Oct Ghoul in the Pool
Nov Major Oak Open
Nov RASCALS Club Championships
Dec Derbyshire Sprints
These meets form part of the Head Coaches Training Programme which means we encourage all eligible squad swimmers to attend. Entries to these meets will be organised by RASCALS and a coach will be there on the Day.
There are many other meets organised by clubs throughout the year, and many swimmers will wish to attend these meets to enhance their competitive experience. We ask that swimmers agree attendance at these with the head coach. If swimmers feel they would like to enter these as a group RASCALS will support by assisting with the preparation of the electronic entry file. We will also fund the purchase of a coaches pass as follows For 1 – 3 swimmers attending an open meet, 1 pass would be funded by the club, for 4 - 10 swimmers attending 2 passes would be paid for, and 10 or more swimmers, 3 passes would be funded. If approved by the Head Coach. This approval is only required if the Club is being asked to pay for the passes.
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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