Two new Notices have been added to the News Board regarding Training Schedules for December and also about the Coaching Team.
Please have a look at the latest Rascals News.
If I don't get chance to see everyone before the Holiday Season, I hope that everyone has a lovely, safe and peaceful Christmas and New Year.
Christmas is Looming up Fast.
The last swim session for RASCALS will be on Thursday 19th December and we will resume lessons/training on Friday 3rd January 2014.
We have been notified by Ripley Leisure Centre that the centre will be closing early on Sunday 15th December. If you/your child would be swimming on that date please not the following changes:-
Main Pool – Copper, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Squads will swim 4.00 – 6.00pm (instead of 5.15 – 7.15 pm)
Beginners will swim 4.00 – 4.30pm (instead of 5.15 – 5.45pm)
Grade 1 will swim 4.30 – 5.00pm (instead of 5.45 – 6.15pm)
Grade 2 will swim 5.00 – 5.30 pm (instead of 6.15 – 6.45pm)
Grade 3 will swim 5.30 – 6.00 pm (instead of 6.45 – 7.15pm)
Please contact me if you have any queries.
For all those who won trophies at the recent Club Championships at Alfreton, Presentation Night will be held on Friday 20th December at the Postmill Centre in South Normanton commencing at 7.00pm.
I know it is early but I hope everyone has a happy break.
Squad list for the squad list for the Arena League Gala 3 on Saturday 14th December 2013
Please check, and let Glenn know by the 7th December if you can/cannot make it.
Venue: Alfreton Leisure Centre
Warm up 6.00pm for 6.30pm start
Following the success of their spring 2013 Swim Clinic series, Derventio eXcel are pleased to announce the scheduling of six swim clinics running during the 2013-2014 season. These will take place at Moorways Sports Centre on:
Saturday 1st February at 1.30pm – Backstroke and Racing Skills
Saturday 29th March at 1.30pm – Breaststroke and Racing Skills
Saturday 17th May at 1.30pm – Butterfly and Racing Skills
Saturday 12th July at 1.30pm – Starts, Turns, Finishes and Takeovers
Designed for swimmers of a County level and above, the clinics will offer a workshop based around the topic of the day, incorporating the latest Sports Science advances as used by the Derventio coaching staff and a land- training session with an emphasis on improving strength, power and agility. The pool sessions during this season of camps will be predominantly skill based and should be a positive experience for the swimmers. There will be an emphasis on technique and they will also include racing strategies.
The clinics will be run by Derventio eXcel head coach (and member of the GB coaching staff for the European Short Course Championships 2011) Andi Manley with his coaching staff at Derventio. They will be joined by at least one of the DX swimmers who will share their advice and experiences of what it takes to train and compete at a National/International level.
The cost of each clinic is £50. However, if you book for two clinics you pay £85 and for three clinics only £130.00. Parents and Coaches are welcome to attend to observe at no extra cost.
To register your interest or for more information please email Kate Beal at email@example.com or alternatively call 07720 868000.
To guarantee your place please download the booking form that can be found on our website at:- www.derventioexcel.org.uk and return it together with full payment and the consent form to:-
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During the forthcoming season, RASCALS have accepted several invitations to Novice and Minors galas which will give our younger and novice swimmers some valuable gala experience. These will be added to the 'Diary' section of the website once confirmation of our participation has been received.
We will also be competing in (and prioritising) the Arena League, Notts League and Diddy League, where Glenn will be selecting his strongest team.
Glenn has also identified some Open meets which he would like to target throughout the year. Details of these Opens will be published on the website as soon as they are made available. RASCALS hold two Open meets each year, the Anniversary meet at Matlock in January, and the July Open at Alfreton Leisure Centre. Please enter these meets, they are run by the club and we would love to see ALL of our swimmers who have the qualifying times entering these competitions.
There are two County Competitions during the year – the Derbyshire Sprints at Ponds Forge in Sheffield in November, and the County Championships held over 3 weekends in February/March at Matlock's Arc Leisure Centre. Again, we would like to see as many RASCALS as possible at both of these County events. As long as you have achieved the qualifying times in a gala or club time trial, you are eligible to enter.
If you have any questions, please speak to one of the coaches who will be very happy to help and advise you.
RASCALS fees are calculated over a 48-week year, with a 1 week closure at Easter and in August, and 2 weeks over Christmas.
Christmas: the last swim will be on Thursday 19th December, resuming on Friday 3rd January 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