An opportunity (!) has arisen for one or more people to take over the organisation of the Trophies and Medals for our Swimming Events.
Purchasing medals and trophies as required for Swimming Championships Galas 1 and 2, July Open & January Open, and Small Pool Championship, liaising with our Promoter, Kath Dawson.
- both Opens may be covered if the Medal Company are supplying them on the day.
Arrange return of and check all Trophies prior to Championships
Ensure Trophies are clean, repaired if necessary and engraved ready for Presentation Night, Friday December 16th this year.
Set-up Trophies on the day ready for Presentation that evening at The Post Mill Centre, South Normanton.
Maintain a list of Winners.
Please speak to Carolyn, Jackie or Tom if you can help with all or some of this as it does not need to be just one person.
Our Lifesaving section already look after their own Medals and Trophies separately, so it is only swimming that needs your help please.
Notice of RASCALS AGM 2016
Notice is hereby given of the RASCALS AGM to take place on
MONDAY 7th NOVEMBER 2016
THE MEETING ROOM, ALFRETON LEISURE CENTRE
(Bowling Centre Entrance, Bottom of Car Park - Free Car Park Tickets needed from Leisure Centre Reception Desk!)
7.00PM PROMPT START
RASCALS Secretary 2015/16
A large team of RASCALS swimmers headed to the Arc Leisure Centre for some early season racing last Saturday, at the Matlock Open meet.
Congratulations to everyone for some excellent results, there were many PBs and top three finishes.
Full report to follow....
Squad list for the squad list for the Notts Autumn League Gala 2 on Saturday 15th October 2016
Please check, and let Glenn know by the 8th October if you can/cannot make it.
Warm up Tba for start
Yes it’s already time to start putting in your entries for the main pool Swimming Club Championships. Paper copies of the entry pack should be available at training sessions next week, but in the meantime can be downloaded here: WebFiles/champs 2016 entry pack(1).pdf
As last year, the events are licensed to allow times to be used to enter the Derbyshire County Championships. It’s also a great way to get noticed for club gala selection. All RASCALS swimmers aged 8 and over, who are in stage 8 or above, are encouraged to take part.
Best of luck to all swimmers!
RASCALS is hoping to run an ASA Aquatic Helper Workshop in the next few months. This workshop has been designed for young people between 13 and 16 years of age who wish to actively assist on poolside. It consists of about three hours of theory and three hours of practical work.
From attending the workshop you should be able to:
Demonstrate that you are able to assist and demonstrate how to appropriately use equipment required.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the importance of Health & Safety in the aquatic environment.
Demonstrate that you are able to share your knowledge, demonstrate good behaviour and establish expectations of the group.
Before I make any firm arrangements to register the course I would be grateful if anyone interested could contact me at:
When I have an idea if the course is viable, we can try and arrange a mutually agreeable time for the course. I usually split the theory workshop over two evenings, but am fairly flexible to dates and times.
The Midlands region has two Championships annually, the long course ones are in April/May, and short course in the Autumn.
Details for this year's short course Midlands Championships have just been announced. They will take place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th November at Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Nottingham.
For more details including qualifying times, please see: www.midlandchampionships.org.uk
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
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:
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.
If you would like anything added to this noticeboard, or if there are any errors or omissions, please contact the webmaster. Thank you.....
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