Huge congratulations again to all of the RASCALS swimmers who have competed in the Derbyshire County Championships over the last 2 weekends.
Fantastic results include 166 swims, 134 recorded personal bests, 11 new 'all time' best posted by Jamie Ingram (15) and Fearn Middleton (14), more Midland qualifying times than ever before by RASCALS swimmers and a new Derbyshire County Junior record in the 1500m by Jamie.
All of the hard work in training has paid off, we could not have asked for better results. Well done, we are all very proud of you.
This weekend is the final weekend of the Counties with the relays being held at Queen Street, Derby. Good luck to all teams that are competing.
The coaching team would like as many swimmers as possible to enter the 30th Eckington Open Meet on Sunday 11th May.
This is a fantastic event for swimmers who are new to 'open' meets or who are not after Midland qualifying times.
Please download an entry pack from Eckington Swimming Club's website and hand entries to a RASCALS coach no later than Sunday 13th April, any problems or if you have any questions about what to enter please see one of the coaches. Thanks Jayne
This year Sport Relief is including swimming. We thought that it would be brilliant to do something different for such a fantastic charity event.
It has been decided to hold a 'fun' gala on Thursday 20th March. The evening itself has yet to be sorted out but we need to know numbers attending so that teams can be sorted. There will be no formal training session that night just lots of fun swims!
6.15-7.15pm blue/purple squads with the younger lifesavers.
7.15-9.15pm bronze, copper, silver, gold platinum with the older lifesavers.
Please can you let me know by Thursday March 6th if you would like your swimmer to take part. My Email address is below.
We are not asking for sponsorship, we will place charity buckets on all swimming sessions that week for donations. On the night of the fun gala we will be holding a tombola and cake stall (more details to follow).
Please monitor the RASCALS website for updates.
Jayne & The Committee
Squad list - Team Blue
Squad list - Team Yellow for the squad list for the Matlock Junior Gala on Saturday 29th March 2014
Please check, and let Glenn know by the 22nd March if you can/cannot make it.
Venue: Matlock, Arc Leisure Centre
Warm up 5.30pm for 6.00pm start
!ANOTHER DATE ADDED!
To All Parents/Carers and Swimmers 14 and Over
Saturday 15th March 2014
Christine has had a fantastic response to running the Timekeepers course on Sunday March 16th that she has also arranged to run the course on Saturday 15th March at Ripley LC. There are just FOUR spaces left if anyone else would like to train to be a Club Timekeeper. 3.30 pm until 5.00pm on Saturday March 15th at the meeting room in the leisure centre for the theory session, followed by the practical session with the swimmers afterwards.
Please contact Christine at email@example.com if you would like one of those four places.
Please click the link below to the Advert for our Head Coach Position
Sport Relief 2014
For the first time swimming is included in Sport Relief and RASCALS Committee felt it would be a great idea for the Club to be involved. So at our usual session on :
Thursday March 20th 2014
RASCALS will be getting Sporty!!!!!! More Details to follow soon!
Donations will be collected on the Evening!
THIS IS COURSE IS NOW FULL!!!!
To All Parents/Carers and Swimmers 14 and Over
Sunday 16th March 2014
Christine Dening will be running another Timekeeprs Course on Sunday March 16th at Ripley LC.
Theory Session will begin at 4.00pm in the Meeting Room at the Leisure Centre for approximately an hour, followed by a practical session during the swimming session between 5.15 and 7.15pm that evening.
If you are interested please let Christine know or if you have any queries. She can be contacted at : firstname.lastname@example.org
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