Re-start Club Training Sessions Monday 21st September
Dear Swimmers and Supporters
I wanted to update you on our plans to restart swimming sessions from next week.
We met with Teme Leisure last week and have now agreed the arrangements (pool times and swimmer numbers) for the pool in Ludlow. Our pool time in Ludlow is slightly reduced and swimmer numbers are capped. We are continuing to liaise with a couple of other pools and hope to be able to announce full details of a revised weekly programme shortly.
As a result of the changes to pool times, and in order to manage the return to swimming safely we have decided to stagger the return of the different squads.
The Performance Squad will return from next Monday (21st Sept). provided all goes smoothly the Development Squad will restart two weeks later in the w/c 5th October. We hope to be able to invite the Foundation Squad swimmers back to Saturday morning sessions shortly after that.
Apologies for the slight delay for the younger swimmers, but things will be running rather differently for the foreseeable future and we’re keen to ensure that we get the restart right and keep our swimmers safe.
Each squad will get an email with detailed instructions before they restart sessions. Performance squad members please look out for this email in the next 24 hours. This will include a declaration which MUST be signed and handed in at the first session you attend – no one will be allowed to swim without a signed declaration. It will also include instructions on a new booking system that we will be using for as long as our risk assessments restrict the number of swimmers in each session.
The programme for each squad will include shorter sessions in the first two – three weeks to ensure that we can fit everyone in to as many sessions as they want, to allow swimmers to start to regain their fitness gradually and to reduce the risk of injury. We will adjust the fees due in those two weeks to reflect the shorter session times. However once the club is back to a full programme we will be incurring our full pool hire costs each week and monthly fees will need to be paid. A full breakdown of the fees to be paid will be included in each squads detailed instructions.
There will be a COVID Officer present at every session – to manage entry and exit from the building, do temperature checks, ensure an accurate register is taken, etc. We need two volunteers to take on this role for the Development/Foundation Squads. It’s the only way that you’ll be allowed into the pool or spectator area, which might be a reason to volunteer – but more importantly we won’t be able to run sessions without someone in this role.
Finally .. although we will open to new members as soon as we’re confident that it’s safe to do so, we recognise that some of our swimmers may not want to restart swimming at this time. If that’s the case then please let us know – we will hold places for all of our current members for as long as necessary.
Please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns. More detailed information will follow soon.
Committee Chair – Ludlow Swimming Club
Club Championship results
Club Championships results can be found here.
TRAINING KIT REMINDER
SWIMMER’S OF THE YEAR 2019
Congratulations to Oliver Morgan and Tess Tinsley who won the Ludlow Swimming Club male and female athlete of 2019.
West Midlands Swimmers:
Bumper crop of swimmers heading to the 2019 West Midland Championships.
Five Ludlow swimmers will compete in the prestigious event held in Coventry in May.
Jack Forrester, Sam Millington-Marsh, Oliver Morgan, Edward Morris and Tess Tinsley have all qualified.
Head coach Nathan Bradford, who started at the club in January, said: “I’m very proud of the swimmers’ accomplishments and gains in this short amount of time.
“All the swimmers in the club have adapted and responded well and I look forward to many more Midlands qualifiers in the future.”
Swim England Annual Membership and Club Monthly Membership Fees
The Swim England annual membership fees are now due; the fee for 2019 is £12.00 for swimmers under 9 years old on 28th Feb 2019 and £30.00 for all other swimmers. Please could you ensure that you have paid your annual membership by Friday 22nd February. read more here
Shropshire County Champs 2019
The Shropshire County Champs 2019 are being held at Wolverhampton in January (Sun 20th/Sat 26th/Sun 27th) and February (Sat 2nd/Sun 3rd) 2019. For most of our swimmers at Ludlow Swimming Club the County Champs is the focal point of the competitive swim season and many have been working hard to achieve qualifying times over the last few weeks and months. At least 32 Ludlow swimmers have achieved qualifying times, so we will have a strong Club presence at all of the sessions.
CLOSING DATE IS 9pm on Friday 7th December. MORE INFO HERE
Arena League R3 8th December
The Last round of the Arena league is at Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre Post code WS6 7JQ Warm up 6p.m for 6:30p.m start
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS 2018
All the club championships results can be found HERE
PB BUSTER 24th/25th November Report
A squad of twenty swimmers from Ludlow swimming club took part in the Northgate PB buster on November 24 and 25.
The two day event at Wolverhampton Central Baths saw swimmers from across the Midlands compete for medals and personal best times.
Medals were won by Ludlow swimmers Sam Millington-Marsh, Luke Brayford, Jack Forrester, Tess Tinsley, Cormack O Shea, Edward Morris and Evie Humphreys.
A number of swimmers also set personal best times and several gained qualifying times for the Shropshire County Championships in January.
For several swimmers this was there first competition for Ludlow Swimming Club.
SUMMER MEET REPORT
In a thrilling weekend of swimming, Ludlow Swimming Club members achieved excellent results on the weekend of 23/24 June 2018. for results and full report see HERE
Mercian League Round 1 Report
A really exciting weekend for Ludlow Swimmers, during which a team from (Read More)
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Shropshire County Champs 2018 Report
A recent year’s record number of swimmers from Ludlow Swimming Club achieved County Qualifying times for the 2018 event, and were successful in securing personal best times for their profiles on Swim England.
Swimmers making finals in their events were; Jack Forrester 100 Backstroke – 50 Backstroke, Oliver Morgan 100 Backstroke- 50 Backstroke, 200 Backstroke, Emerson Love 100 Freestyle- 50 Freestyle- 100 Backstroke, Edward Morris 100 Breaststroke- 100 Individual Medley -50 Backstroke-100 Backstroke, Toby Lloyd 100 Breaststroke- 50 Breaststroke- 100 Backstroke, Tess Tinsley 100 Butterfly- 50 Butterfly – 100 Backstroke -100 Individual Medley – 100 Freestyle- 200 Freestyle, Amelia Osborn 50 Butterfly, Evie Humphreys 50 Backstroke, Isla Clarke – 100 Breaststroke, Rebecca Morgan 200 Backstroke- 100 Butterfly – 50 Backstroke, Eleanor Cox 50 Backstroke, Sam Millington Marsh 100 Breaststroke.
Competition was fierce at this year’s event, and, the Ludlow swimmers performed brilliantly under pressure, with Tess Tinsley and Oliver Morgan both finishing with a Bronze medal apiece.
Also attending were, Sam Lloyd, Lily Churchett, Erin O’Shea, Philippa Price, Tilly Weaver, George Townsend, Tom George, Sarah Gray, Ellie Evans, Kaelan Griffiths Sargeant, Anna Booker, Charlie Banford, Oona Herbert, Isaak Herbert, John Griffiths, Olivia Smith, Holly Morris and Faye Carnell.
Head Coach, Sandra Burgess reported “ I would like to say a huge Well Done to everyone who attended. You were a credit to our club and should be proud of what you have achieved.
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!!!WE WANT YOU!!!
Volunteers wanted for committee members and poolside volunteers urgently to ensure succession at the club. Please get in contact with Chairman@ludlowsc.org.uk.
New Members Taster Sessions
We offer sessions to improve your child’s ability, stamina and fitness, from learning to swim to competitive swimming.
If you join your first 3 sessions are free.
We are a voluntary run club using ASA qualified coaches and teachers
If you are interested in attending these sessions please email
Booking is necessary