Press Release

RASCALS Frank Mansey Memorial Open Meet

June 9th 2018

Frank Mansey was a Founder Member and Lifetime President of RASCALS, who sadly passed away last year on his 91st Birthday.  Until a few years ago, he was to be found manning the reception table at both the old and new pools; watching with pride from the poolside; attending every Championship and the first of the Anniversary Opens, and having positive words for everyone at Our Presentation Evening.

In Memory of all this and the fact RASCALS would not be here without his foresight, the Club decided to name their June Open Competition in his Memory.  It was a very successful day at Alfreton Leisure Centre with 214 swimmers from 14 Clubs from around the area, competing in 857 swims. 

This included 53 of our own swimmers competing; ninety five Personal Bests being set and forty two First Places being won.

We have had the wonderful support of Frank’s wife Thelma and Family, including a donation from the Funeral Collection for which we are very grateful.

Great feedback too, here are just some of the comments:-
“Thank you for such a well organised open meet as usual. It is always very welcoming and a pleasure to be part of. The wine was also very much appreciated on a lovely summers evening” Pamela
“Thank you too Connor, Tracy and your team for putting on yet another fabulous gala. Feedback from the Leander swimmers, particularly the newbies, is that they came away buzzing and really enjoyed themselves. Like I said yesterday you’re all such a friendly and helpful bunch you really know how to make galas fun! ”  Fiona 
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for today (Sat 9th June) my son attended to take part in his first open meet after turning 9 last month. There were only 2 swimmers taking part from his club and no coach present, your poolside helpers and team of swimmers took them in as their own and looked after them all day ensuring they were in the right place on time for their races and also making sure that they were generally ok. What a fantastic club Thank you again I’m sure we’ll be here again.” Kaily

This event will be firmly on the RASCALS calendar from now on!

Susan Parr

Press & Publicity