Easter Holiday break
No swimming on the following dates
14th,15th,16th and 17th April Happy Easter
Swimming as normal 18th April
New Club Championship Records 2017
Thanks to Pat Bayliss for putting this together…
please see this LINK well done all!!!
There are a few changes taking place!!
- Pat Bayliss has decided to stand down as our Membership Secretary. Pat has been involved with the club for over 15 years and her knowledge of how the Club runs is invaluable, she will be sorely missed by everyone – our thanks go to Pat for all her relentless work, time and effort given to the club during this time. Andrew and Lisa Gray have the unenviable task of filling Pats shoes and there will be a transition period during March/April – our thanks go to Andrew and Lisa for taking this role on.
- Hannah Davies has also decided to step down as our club Secretary and the club would like to thank Hannah very much for her 2 years’ service as Secretary. Moving forward, Sally Sergeant is taking over the role as Club Secretary and we welcome her to the committee.
- I will also be standing down as Chair at the clubs AGM in May, I have been involved with the club for over 11 years, the last 5 years as chairperson and have enjoyed every minute of my time in this position. We have seen a lot of changes going from a voluntary Head Coach to a paid position, current swimmer numbers at about 130 and rising and the club financially sound.
If you would like to know about my role please get in touch as the club cannot function without a Chairperson. We also have 2 spare places on our committee if you would like to be involved.
Our Swimmers Annual Club membership is increasing from 01 January this year. This is mainly due to the ASA increasing their fees that we as an ASA affiliated club have to pay and this is the first increase that we have imposed membership fees in over 6 years.
Annual membership will now be £27.50 per swimmer (an increase from £25)
There will be NO increase in your monthly payments.
Thank you for your continued support
Steve Martin, Chairperson
Easy ways to raise money for the club… Check it out here THIS IS A MUST DO FOR THE CLUB PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK AND WATCH THE VIDEO IT’S EASY!!!!!
Arena League Round 3
Round 3 of the Arena League is this saturday 10/12/2016 it’s at The Snow Drome Tamworth post code B79 7ND Warmup 6:00p.m start 6:30p.m
Club Championships 2016 Results So Far
Please follow this LINK to the results so far for club championships.
OLYMPIC & COMMONWEALTH SWIMMER COMES TO LUDLOW SWIMMING CLUB!
Swimmers from Ludlow Swimming Club were treated to a coaching session by Olympic and triple Commonwealth Gold medallist swimmer James Goddard on Sunday 11th September.
In an event, specially organised by Ludlow Swimming Club and held at Ludlow’s Teme Leisure Swimming Pool, James held two separate two hour coaching sessions for both the junior and senior sections of Ludlow Swimming Club. In tandem with this were a Land Training / Team Building / Health & Nutrition session, held in the sports hall, by professional sports coach & nutritionist Harry Needs.
The day started with James giving all the swimmers an inspirational talk on his life as an Olympic and Commonwealth swimmer and how it felt swimming at such an event in front of a ‘home crowd’ such as the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002 and the London Olympic Games in 2012. James brought along his haul of medals gained throughout his illustrious career and coming from Manchester, James stated his career highlight as being his Gold medal achieved in the 200m Backstroke event at the Manchester Commonwealth Games in front of his mother and other family members.
Over 70 swimmers from the club attended with everybody taking many positives from the days events. Ludlow Swimming Club chairman Steve Martin commented on the days events as being ‘thoroughly enjoyable for everybody concerned and hoped that it instilled in the swimmers the belief that they too could go on to achieve great things if they worked hard’ he also commented that due to the success of the event the club may look to put on a similar event next year.
Ludlow Swimming Club would like to thank Wenlock Spring for their kind sponsorship of the event and Teme Leisure Ludlow for the extended use of swimming pool and sports hall for the duration of the event.
Ludlow Swimming Club’s next competitive gala is on Saturday October 8th when they travel to the Snow Dome in Tamworth for the first round of the Arena National League West and they will be holding their Club Championships throughout the month of October where the swimmers will compete in all events to try and achieve County times to enable entry to the Shropshire County Age Group finals to be held at Wolverhampton in February 2017.
ANNUAL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
SATURDAY 15TH OCTOBER 25/50M SPRINTS ALL STROKES
TUESDAY 18TH OCTOBER 100/200M INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
FRIDAY 21ST OCTOBER 400 FREESTYLE
TUESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 100M BREASTROKE / 100M BUTTERFLY
TUESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 200M BACKSTROKE / 200M FREESTYLE
SUNDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 100M BACKSTROKE/ 100M FREESTYLE
TUESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER 200M BREASTROKE / 200M BUTTERFLY
ENTRY FEES :
25M RACES £2.50 TO COVER FOUR EVENTS – IMPROVERS ONLY
FOR ALL OTHER AGE GROUPS £6.00 FOR AS MANY EVENTS AS YOU WISH TO ENTER
AGE AT 31.12.2016
SWIMMERS SHOULD TRY TO ENTER EVENTS AS FOLLOWS:
JUNIORS – 3 X 50M / 2 X 100M / 1 X 200M AND 100M INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
SENIORS – ALL EVENTS AS POSSIBLE.
ENTRY FORMS FROM PAT BAYLISS
DUE TO TIME RESTRICTIONS BEFORE THE CHAMPIONSHIPS COMMENCE CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES WILL BE TUESDAY 4TH OCTOBER.
SWIMMING SESSIONS WILL BE ADJUSTED TO ACCOMMODATE THESE GALAS – PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE/NOTICEBOARD
UNFORTUANTELY WE CANNOT ACCEPT LATE ENTRIES IN LINE WITH ASA OPEN COMPETITION GUIDELINES
Future Gala Dates 2016/2017
ATTENTION ALL SWIMMERS & PARENTS
Can we please ask you all to make a note of the future gala dates for this year and early next year.
These are the National / Regional Leagues by which all clubs are judged.
As one of the smaller clubs swimming in our division we do need to put out our very best team at all times so, if selected, we would ask you to make every effort to swim unless injured.
National Arena League – Venues: t.b.c.
Saturday 8th October 2016 (from 6pm)
Saturday 12th November 2016 (from 6pm)
Saturday 10th December 2016 (from 6pm)
Shropshire County Championships – Venue: Wolverhampton Baths
Saturday & Sunday 18th & 19th February 2017 (all day)
Saturday & Sunday 25th & 26th February 2017 (all day)
Mercian Summer League – Venues: t.b.c.
Saturday 29th April 2017 (from 6pm)
Saturday 10th June 2017 (from 6pm)
Saturday 8th July 2017 (from 6pm)
Summer BBQ 17th July
Thanks to all that attended the BBQ, our most successful and attended yet, the weather definitely helps!!
Shropshire Summer Development Meet 2nd & 3rd July 2016
A brilliant and exciting first day was enjoyed during the Shropshire Development Meet at Wolverhampton central baths today.
Read full report HERE
We recently held a sponsored swim for Little Hearts Matter and club funds and raised just over £2500 in the picture is Sam Adams representing Little Hearts receiving a cheque for £1500 from the Club Swimmers
Alex Chubb,Katie Wright,Lottie Pearce Bourne,Lucinda Evans,Annie Pearce Bourne,Georgia Vincent missing from photo is Sarah Gray. these swimmers received a gift from the club for raising a lot of Money.Annie Pearce Bourne also Received a club Hoodie for raising the most Money
Thank you Everyone
Round 1 Of Mercian League 30th April Report
An enjoyable evening was spent at the first round of the Mercian Swimming League at Nuneatons Pingles leisure centre, Swimming against some very large City clubs in Solihull,Leamington, Blythe, Warley and Orion
The older swimmers, as ever, put in a very good performance, in particular, Read More HERE
HELP THE CLUB
Can you spare some time to help Ludlow Swimming Cub and, at the same time, earn a qualification that could see you one day officiating at the Olympic Games!?!?!
It is a requirement, when attending our League Galas/Meets, that we have a minimum of three trained officials. We need to have a continual training programme for the club to progress forward.
If you are interested in helping your club progress and would like to learn more about what this entails, please let me know by the 10th April and I will organise an initial meeting to take place on 12th April at the Leisure Centre at 6:30pm
If you would like further information, I can be contacted on email firstname.lastname@example.org or 07741 489561 alternatively you can see me at the pool during our normal swim sessions.
Ludlow Swimming Club
Shropshire County Championships 2016
Ludlow Swimming Club attended this year’s County Championship Swimming Gala, held at Wolverhampton Central Baths during the weekends of 20th/21st and 27th/28th February. full report HERE
!!WE WANT YOU!!!
Volunteers wanted for committee members and poolside volunteers urgently to ensure succession at the club. Please get in contact with email@example.com.
Ludlow Swimming Club have recently trained seven people on a level 1 swimming teacher course with 5 people doing the training at Shrewsbury and 2 at Kingswinford, they will now be a valuable part of our teaching team, this has been a large expense costing over £2700, the club have been very lucky in getting funding/grants to help with the cost a big thankyou to William Hackett Chains, Ludlow Rotary, Harry Tuffins and Energize, so a big well done to Alison Martin,Jack Corston,Liz Tinsley,Tere Smith, Eddie Parkinson,Ian Davies and Suzie Perry.
Swim 21 Accredited
Well done all that was involved we are now Swim 21 Accredited.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Booking is necessary