Training sessions at Kettering and Thrapston tonight and Kettering in the morning are cancelled because of the unpredictability of the weather. We have tried to leave it as long as possible because the weather forecast was a little inaccurate this morning! Snow is also forecast for tomorrow morning.
For the Academy gala tomorrow afternoon, the weather looks like it will have eased but we will make a decision in the morning as to whether it can go ahead or not and let everyone know. Currently we are hoping that it will go ahead.
Our first award winner this month is Mia Berkovitz. It has been great to see Mia progress through the club and she has now completed all the Academy stages and has moved into the Development 1 squad. She has a great attitude towards her training and always works at 100%. She listens to her coaches and takes on feedback in order to improve. She is now a regular team member at club galas and her confidence and competitive skills have grown. Keep up the good work Mia!
Our second recipient this month is Jacob Jarvis. Jacob always works hard at training and is keen to improve his swimming in order to continue his progression. He has attended many galas in which he has represented the club and he always swims his hardest. He entered his first club championships at the end of 2017 and came away with an overall 1st place in his age group. Well Done Jacob!
Archie Robertson Smith
Archie has become an inspiration to his peers and the coaches. The improvements he is making are becoming legendary. He is focused and driven and all the coaches can see he is on an unstoppable mission to improve. Well done Archie!
Lucy has made a great start to the New Year. She is positive and working harder which will in turn guarantee results. Lucie needs to concentrate on improving skills and believe in her abilities. She has achieved an East Midland qualifying time again this year. Keep up the good work Lucie!
Membership Renewal and ASA Fees
The Swimming Club Annual Membership and the ASA Annual Registration fees are now due for renewal.
A new membership form is attached for you to complete.
Annual membership fees for the swimming club and the ASA must be paid before Monday 12th of February 2018 otherwise the member will not be insured and will be unable to train or compete for the club.
Families with 2 or more swimmers in the club are eligible for a 10% reduction in the total Club membership fee. (ASA fees however must be paid in full).
Fees can be paid by one of the following methods
CASH - (Please do not send cash by post)
CHEQUE - payable to ‘Kettering Amateur Swimming Club’
Name- Kettering Amateur Swimming Club
Account no: 11821760
Sort code: 77-21-05
If paying by BACS, please state amount and date paid on the form
- Please complete and return your membership form
- Please include cash or cheque for Club and ASA Annual fees
- If paying by BACS please add details on form
- Please amend your monthly Standing Order for the Club Monthly fees
Club Annual membership fees:
- Junior members (16yrs and under or still in full-time education) - £36.00
- Senior members & Water Polo - £52.00
ASA Annual membership fees:
- Category 1 - £18.35 (able to compete in limited galas)
- Category 2 - £35.65 (able to complete in all galas)
- Category 3 - £10.70 (for volunteers and poolside helpers)
For full details of membership categories please see attached sheet
Club monthly fees (paid by Standing Order)
- Academy 6 & 7 - £14.50
- Academy 8, 9 & 10 - £21.50
- Development 1 - £29.00
- Development 2 - £37.00
- Titanium - £47.00
- Bronze - £51.00
- Silver - £58.00
- Gold - £64.00
- Masters (1) – £14.50
- Masters (2) - £29.00
- University students - £20.25
- Saturday swim - £14.50
- Saturday land training - £6.00
- Saturday swim & land training – £17.50
This month our first winner is Lana Giles. Lana has been chosen because of her brilliant attitude towards training and competing. She works hard at every training session and always gives her all. She is keen to learn and improve and will listen to her coaches and try her best in order to do so. Lana has also competed for the club in several galas recently and also entered the club champs. She has now been offered a place in the Development 1 squad so Well Done Lana!
Our second winner this month is Alfie Chacksfield. Alfie also has a great work ethic and trains well at every session. He has improved his strokes and skills and has developed his strength and stamina and therefore has recently been moved up to the next Academy stage. Alfie entered his first club champs this year and he overcame his nerves to swim brilliantly. Keep up the good work Alfie!
Jessica has raised the bar on her training and this new intensity and focus has achieved one of her goals to become Junior Girls 100m freestyle Champion. To get your name on the historic board is no mean feat. After the Club Champs Jessica will now refocus on bigger goals and ambitions for the coming year. By maintaining motivation and a high quality training there are no limits. Well done Jessica!
Leon has been working really hard during November and was totally focused on achieving a great time in the Junior Boys 100m freestyle at the Club Championships. It was great to see Leon really driven in training, putting speed to his distance per stoke and giving him a great win. If Leon continues this momentum into the New Year he will inevitably get his East Midlands qualifying time. Well done Leon!