Thanks to Everyone Involved with the RASCALS Open Meet
We would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone at the RASCALS Open Meet last Saturday. We’re sure you all agree that the atmosphere was amazing; there was lots of friendly competition, and great swims.
There were far too many helpers to thank individually, but we do really appreciate all your support and hope that you enjoyed it enough to assist us again in the future. However, we’re sure you’ll forgive us for singling out a few individuals and groups we think deserve a special mention.
Firstly thanks to the technical team who had a late night setting up on Friday and were the first on site on Saturday, especially Andy Parr, who also Captained the RASCALS Boys and fitted in a few swims himself!
The programme was extremely busy in order to accommodate as many of the entrants as we possibly could. The Stewards did a great job ensuring all the swimmers were in position, and Chris Dening did a fantastic job leading the poolside officials and ensuring that everything ran efficiently.
Thanks to all the visiting Officials, and those who rallied your Clubs into providing them, we couldn’t have gone ahead without you.
Above all, we need to thank our Chairman, Tom Parr, ‘the voice’ of the meet. We know from all your comments how much everyone appreciated the atmosphere created by a fantastic Announcer that you could actually hear!
Finally, a quote from just one of the lovely emails we were proud to receive on Sunday:
“Just like to say a BIG THANK YOU to you all at the Rascals open meet yesterday. Your gala is, I think, the friendliest and the best run gala on the circuit! So enjoyable. Plenty of helpers so kids and parents know what is happening, and the announcer did a sterling job and could be heard clearly. Great idea to have the link into the hall too. Thank you to everyone who helped.”
We hope to see many of you again at our next meet on Sunday 5th July 2015 at Alfreton Leisure Centre.
Kath Dawson (Event Organiser) & Karen Dening (Promoter)
The Committee would also like to thank everyone for their contributions and especially Kath who has set a very high standard as our new Event Organiser.
To the Committee & Members of RASCALS,
I would like to pass on my thanks to everyone for the lovely gifts, appreciative comments and the award afforded me and my family during the Presentation Evening. It has been a wonderful time and a privilege to have worked with so many people over the past 15/20years. I think it’s fair to say that that there can’t be many clubs like RASCALS who have that competitive yet sociable atmosphere, the kids are great, a credit to RASCALS and their parents.
With the gift that the Club gave Liz & I, we have booked a nice hotel in Cheshire for a weekend away later this year, when it’s a bit warmer!!
Once again “Thank You” and I wish RASCALS all the very best for the future.
Squad list for the squad list for the Notts Spring League Gala 1 on Saturday 31st January 2015
Please check, and let Jayne know by the 24th January if you can/cannot make it.
Warm up 6pm for 6.30pm start
Congratulations go to 16 year old Jamie Ingram who is having a great swimming season. The Ripley RASCALS and Derventio Excel swimmer so far this season has set an amazing 6 new Derbyshire records in the last 5 weeks.
Jamie has also qualified for the British Championships which are being held at the Olympic Pool in London this April. Jamie has qualified for the 100m & 200m butterfly.
Good Luck Jamie
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