Our latest updates –
Leicester League last Sat – well done to our ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams who came 3rd and 5th on Saturday. Don’t forget to check your times against the county champs qualifying times that we sent out last week.
Can everyone who was there on Saturday please check their T-bag t-shirts – Jacob Jarvis lost his during the evening – his name was on it – if you do find it please help us reunite it with Jacob!
If you didn’t see it, there was a lovely article and photo in the Evening Telegraph about the James Kirton evening – you can find it at http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/olympian-gives-motivational-talk-to-kettering-swimmers-1-8231391
Club champs – the second session of our annual club champs is on this Saturday 18th November at CORBY POOL again – the post code is NN17 1QB. Swimmer registration is between 5.30 and 5.45pm with warm-up at 6.00pm. Let’s make this session even better than the first when we had almost a 100 personal bests!!! Raffle prizes and cakes will again be gratefully accepted. Do bring the family along to cheer on our swimmers!! There is a small car parking cost. Don’t forget we are donating what we raise at the champs to the ‘Crazy Hats’ charity.
Time badges won’t be on sale this weekend but keep a note of your times so you can check them the following week when Faye and Paul will be selling them again. These badges ( there are about 60 to collect!) are a great way of showing how your times are progressing. Any times swimmers achieve at galas or timing sessions can be used to achieve the badges. The form is on the KASC website.
A reminder that swimmers should also be checking their times against the county champs qualifying times ( sent out last week). Some of our swimmers have already achieved some qualifying times and some have also achieved regional qualifying times so let’s hope we get lots more over the next 3 champs sessions!!
Northants Sports Awards – thanks from Carol Simms for all the good wishes from everyone. Though she didn’t win the overall county award ( a chap who had been with his football club for 70 years won!) she was very proud to represent KASC
This month I really struggled to choose 2 swimmers for the award. I have been updating the objective sheets for all swimmers in every stage and I am very pleased with the amount of ticks that I have had to fill in! I was very proud of all those swimmers who participated in this month’s Academy Gala and there were some brilliant performances. This just illustrates the progression that all swimmers are making. The effort levels put in during Academy sessions is high and we have a great group of swimmers. Therefore, I would like to say a big Well Done to ALL ACADEMY SWIMMERS this month – keep up the hard work all of you!
We are pleased to be invited to attend the Northants County Sprint competition to be held at Rugby pool on the 16th September 2017. This is a Level 3 licenced event. Swimmers must be Category 2 registered with Swim England. If a swimmer wishes to enter but they are Category 1 registered, we can ask for it to be upgraded to Category 2, but do please let us know asap.
Attached are the required entry times and all information and conditions.
Swimmers must be at least 10 years old and age is at 31/12/2017.
Each event is £4 and payment either by cash or cheque made payable to Kettering Amateur Swimming Club must accompany each entry.
All entries must be with myself or your coach by 27/8/2017
Any problems or questions either ask your coach or email me on the address below.
Good luck all, its a great event and we look forward to having a large KASC team there.
Development 1 – are invited to Corby pool on Wednesday 19th July 8.30-9.30pm for a starts and turns session – this REPLACES the Monday session
Development 2 – are at Oundle again on Tuesday 18th July – 7.30-9.30 pm
Hi Gold, Silver, Bronze and Titanium
Well, last Wednesday went so well we are doing it again....so along side the River swim at Wadenhoe 7-8pm we also have a starts and turns session at Corby EMIP 8.30-9.30pm.
Wadenhoe River Swim
- Starts at 7pm at Village hall car park PE8 5ST
- Be dressed ready for your swim
- Make sure you have flip flops or similar
- Ensure you wear a hat....a silicon one is best
- Dry yourself off immediately after the swim
- Bring warm clothes to change into as soon as you are dry....shower at home
- Dont forget to bring a woolly hat.....no matter how warm you think you may be afterwards!
- Bring a warm drink in a flask.....if you dont like tea/ coffee/hot chocolate then why not bring warm juice.
- Parents who are not swimming with you can perhaps take a break in the Kings Head just down the road.
Corby EMIP starts and turns session
- 8.30-9.30pm Parkland Gateway, George St, Corby NN17 1QB
- Normal Swimming gear
- Bring a drinks bottle with water already in it
And again, please contact me either way, whichever session you choose to attend.
Sam Ward – Sam has been awarded this month’s Swimmer of the Month for his hard work and determination. Sam always trains well and has recently added an extra optional session to his training load. He is very competitive and keen to continue improving. As a result he has gained numerous PBs recently; some very sizeable!
Ella-Rose Knibb – Ella-Rose has been chosen for June’s Swimmer of the Month for her enthusiasm towards her swimming. She always puts in 100% effort at training sessions and is keen to improve and learn new skills. She has grown in confidence and has developed a great attitude and always has a smile on her face!