Thanks to all who helped officiate at the last Gala and to the Swimmers for some great swims and to the parents who attended and supported us all. It was a great event.
Please note that at the next Gala on Saturday 29th November the Manager at Repton Sports Complex has asked that no food is brought on to poolside. At the last Gala she did allow us, as it was a little longer and there was no mess left. However their pool has no filtration around the outside of it, so any bits of food etc go straight into the pool.
It we could ensure that the Swimmers have plenty of drinks available and as this Gala is generally shorter the Swimmers should be able to cope without anything to eat until afterwards.
Thanks for your help in this matter and next year we will be back at Alfreton!
Thanks to everyone who attended the AGM last night at Ripley Leisure Centre and for the input on the various items on the Agenda.
The Constitution will be sent off the the ASA for approval and we will then be calling an SGM to discuss the various other suggestions regarding the Constitution, before a final document is produced and approved.
Your new Committee is :
Chairman - Tom Parr
Vice Chairman - Madeline Large
Secretary - Susan Parr
Treasurer - Kevin Fisher
Welfare Officer - Gail Ethelston
Team Manager Swimming - Jayne Middleton
Team Manager Lifesaving - Dawn Lockwood
Committee Member - Shona Crump
Committee Member - Christine Dening
RASCALS Presentation Night
Friday 19th December 2014 6.45pm for 7.00pm Start
The Post Mill Centre, South Normanton, Derbyshire, DE55 2EJ
The above are details of our Presentation Night, to which all Swimmers, Lifesavers and their families are invited.
This was a new venue for us last year and the feedback was extremely positive, except for the amount of food. We didn't quite get it right!!
It is always difficult to estimate numbers attending, so this year the Committee have decided it will be a ticket only affair. Swimmers/Lifesavers will continue to have free entry and parents and friends will be charged £2, as in previous years, but you must get a ticket in advance.
So, if you are planning to come to this very enjoyable event, and share our Swimmers and Lifesavers successes, please email me with the number of tickets you need, both for your Swimmer/Lifesaver and extra tickets for parents etc.
Hope you can make it.
As you are all aware, the Main Pool at Alfreton needs to be closed for repairs to the tiling, and we have now been advised that the work will commence on Monday 8th September. The expected date for the pool to reopen is Monday 24th November, but this cannot be confirmed until the work starts and a full evaluation has been carried out.
The Teaching Pool at Alfreton will remain open during this period, so all small pool lessons at Alfreton and Ripley will continue as normal. Changeovers and any interim changes will be notified by slips as normal.
All Main Pool sessions will be at Ripley Leisure Centre during the closure period.
These changes will begin on Tuesday 9th September and Wednesday 10th September until further notice.
Due to the need to accommodate everyone in terms of length of sessions etc., the temporary arrangements at Ripley are:-
8.00am to 9.00am – all sessions as normal
4.00 to 5.00pm - Grade 6 (normally Alfreton 8pm to 9pm Wednesday)
5.15pm to 7.15pm – all sessions as normal
7.00pm to 8.00pm – Platinum, Gold & Silver
All sessions as normal with the addition of Intermediate Squad 6.15pm to 7.15pm (normally Alfreton Wednesday 8pm to 9pm)
7.00am to 9.00am
- Bronze (normally Alfreton 8pm to 9pm Tuesday)
- Platinum, Gold & Silver (normally Alfreton 7pm to 9pm Tuesday)
8.00am to 9.00am
- Blue (normally Alfreton 8pm to 9pm Tuesday)
We appreciate that some of the temporary times are not ideal for everyone, but obviously we have to use the times that we have been allocated by Places for People taking into account all of the other leisure centre users. We would like to thank Alfreton, Heanor & Ripley Leisure Centre Staff for all of their efforts and support to accommodate our swimmers during this difficult period.
Once the sessions are restored at Alfreton, we will update the plan again as some of the extra time will continue to be available at Ripley. The website will also be updated as the work progresses at Alfreton.
RASCALS Committee have been advised that Ripley Surf Lifesaving Club (RSLC) has been formed as a completely separate Club to run activities relating to Surf Lifesaving Great Britain (SLSGB).
Chairman: Jeremy Johnson
Secretary: Dawn Lockwood
Treasurer: Richard Crump
Please contact Dawn firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about RSLC.
RSLC will be an entirely new and separate organisation, not a part of or in any way affiliated to or with RASCALS and as such the RASCALS Committee do not accept any responsibility for any actions or liabilities related to RSLC or SLSGB.
Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) activity will continue as part of RASCALS.
We wish the Officers and Members every success for the future.
Also due to the temporary closure of the main pool at Alfreton Leisure Centre the Rascals Lifesaving Championships have been moved to:
William Gregg VC Leisure Centre at Hands Road, Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7HA
on Saturday 6th December 2014.
Holiday Closure Dates for Rascals
Christmas - Last Session is on Thursday December 18th 2014
First Session back is on Friday January 2nd 2015
************ New Dates & Venue *************
Rascals Annual Club Championship - Repton School Sports Complex, Repton
Gala 1 - Saturday 8th November 2014
Gala 2 - Saturday 29th November 2014
Rascals Lifesaving Club Championships -
William Gregg VC Leisure Centre, Heanor.
Saturday 6th December 2014
Rascals Presentation Night - The Post Mill Centre, South Normanton.
Friday 19th December 2014
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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