Christmas Swim Training Times – Important information

Please see below all the swim times for the Christmas and New Year holidays. Friday 20th - No Swimming - Presentation Evening Saturday 21st - No Swimming 7 - 9 am Saturday 21st - 4 - 5pm - remains unchanged  + (any swimmers who usually swim on a Friday night for 1 hour) Saturday 21st [...]

By |2019-11-20T16:48:55+00:00November 19th, 2019|General Updates|Comments Off on Christmas Swim Training Times – Important information

Learn To Swim Small Pool Championships

On the 8th of November Ripley Rascals held their annual Small Pool Championships. This is a great opportunity for our younger swimmers to experience a swim gala in familiar surroundings. Some great swimming was on show in both the small pool and the 25m main pool with really close races and super fast times. A [...]

By |2019-11-19T13:57:58+00:00November 19th, 2019|General Updates, Learn to Swim|Comments Off on Learn To Swim Small Pool Championships

Remembering Ray Taylor

Dear Club members, It is with great sadness that I write this. One of the clubs great ambassadors, former club Chair and Head Lifesaving Coach, Ray Taylor, sadly passed away earlier this week. His family have asked me to let past and present club members know. For those who aren’t aware, Ray was instrumental in [...]

By |2018-10-03T12:31:11+01:00October 3rd, 2018|General Updates, Lifesavers News, Swimming News|Comments Off on Remembering Ray Taylor

Summer water safety message

7 tips for staying safe in the water this summer   During this spell of hot weather, we are reminding people to be safe if cooling down outside. Going for an outdoor swim is one of the most refreshing – and fun – ways to cool off from the sun. But the differences between swimming [...]

By |2018-07-19T18:49:19+01:00July 19th, 2018|General Updates|Comments Off on Summer water safety message

SwimMark Announcement

Swim England, SwimMark 2017 & RASCALS In the last few months there have been some name changes that you may or may not be aware of.   The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) has rebranded itself to Swim England and Swim21, the quality standard for Clubs, is now called SwimMark. SwimMark accreditation recognises Clubs for their high [...]

By |2017-11-03T21:31:43+00:00November 3rd, 2017|General Updates, Learn to Swim, Swimming News|Comments Off on SwimMark Announcement

RLSS DERBYSHIRE BRANCH AND JUNIOR BRANCH COMPETITION REPORT   It has been two weeks since the RLSS Derbyshire Branch competition was held and the results have been slow in coming out but it has been important to wait for them to check that the results given out on the night were correct.  I am [...]

By |2017-06-26T16:40:29+01:00June 26th, 2017|General Updates, Lifesavers News|Comments Off on

After a weekend of many highs and very few lows, I have the fun task of attempting to summarise our massively successful weekend at the National Speed Lifesaving Championships held at Ponds Forge.   RASCALS sent a squad of 36 to Sheffield, our biggest yet! The youngest competitors - Alyssa, Megan, Ben H, Ben K, Ella, Georgina, Tom and Josh debuted their [...]

By |2017-03-01T17:12:54+00:00March 1st, 2017|General Updates, Lifesavers News|Comments Off on