In Memory of Joanne Dening 1983 – 2019

Joanne Rachel Dening 6/12/1983 - 20/02/2019   It is with great sadness that I have to inform you all that Jo Dening unfortunately died on 20th February 2019, in a paddleboard accident near Wenderhold Regional Park in Waiwera, north of Auckland, New Zealand. She was 35 last December. Most of you will know her mum, [...]

By |2019-03-21T23:50:54+01:00March 2nd, 2019|Learn to Swim, Lifesavers News, Swimming News|Comments Off on In Memory of Joanne Dening 1983 – 2019

Jacob Whittle Becomes British Record Holder!

  Jacob Whittle, who trains with Ripley RASCALS and the Derbyshire County Squad, Derventio Excel, has broken the previous British Record for the male 13 year age group. He achieved this during the first weekend of the Derbyshire County Championships, 17th & 18th February 2018, held at The ARC Leisure Centre, Matlock. As can be [...]

By |2018-02-21T22:22:59+01:00February 21st, 2018|Learn to Swim, Swimming News|Comments Off on Jacob Whittle Becomes British Record Holder!

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+01:00November 3rd, 2017|General Updates, Learn to Swim, Swimming News|Comments Off on SwimMark Announcement

Young Rascals Christmas Event 2017

Please note that the planned events on November 19th and 26th 2017 are cancelled. Gail and I are now coming up with another evening of fun for the swimmers and will let you know as soon as possible the details and apologise for the change. Kind regards Susan Parr SwimMark Co-Ordinator and Young Rascals Party [...]

By |2017-10-08T15:07:21+01:00October 8th, 2017|Learn to Swim|Comments Off on Young Rascals Christmas Event 2017

Where’s Molly?!

For anyone who doesn't know, a young lady who started her swimming career at RASCALS, and is still a member, Molly Renshaw, has been competing in Budapest competing in the World Championships. The British Swimming website - www.britishswimming.org/news/budapest-2017 - report last Thursday The British team had double heats success in the Women’s 200m Breaststroke as [...]

By |2017-07-29T14:19:17+01:00July 27th, 2017|Learn to Swim, Swimming News|Comments Off on Where’s Molly?!

Learn To Swim Championships 2016

The Medals and Blocks Waiting for the Swimmers! On Friday November 11th 2016 the Learn To Swim Championships were held at Ripley Leisure Centre with 46 Young Rascals taking part. Here are a few pictures of the event and if you click on the link "Results" at the bottom you will see how they all [...]

By |2017-03-28T16:57:01+01:00March 28th, 2017|Learn to Swim|Comments Off on Learn To Swim Championships 2016