What a great night the awards night was last Friday! We hope that everyone who came enjoyed themselves!
A huge thanks to Jo and Neil Freeman and Claire for putting the whole thing together and to everyone that helped with the planning, the running of the event on the night and the donation of raffle prizes and desserts.
Also, a big thank you to Councillor Scrimshaw and Steve Edwards for giving up their time to present some of our awards and we are very grateful to Councillor Scrimshaw for the £1200 cheque to replace our much worn lane ropes. A big thank you to our President, Don Ward too for presenting awards – we have now lost count of the number of awards nights that Don has attended!
If you have any ideas for next years’ awards night or would like to get involved in the running of it or other social events, then do please let us know.
Well done to our two teams who have begun their Leicester Winter League journey. They both faced tough opposition but swum their hearts out and again did lots of pb’s!
The ‘A’ team were unexpectedly promoted to Division 1 because one of the other teams in that division had pulled out at short notice but the team gave a great account of themselves. We look forward to the next round so look out for Amanda’s ( team manager) email and do please reply to her about availability AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Entries for these are now closed. This year we have again increased the number of swimmers entered so that we have almost 40 competing. Please come along to support them on the championship weekends. It would be great to see all of our supporters wearing red and cheering loudly! County swimming hats are available for those new to the counties
These begin again at the end of January so it would be great if you could again be generous in donating them to the club. The last two years we have used them to get equipment for land training.
As a club we can only exist with a strong volunteer workforce.
If you would like to volunteer to help out with the club in any way do please let us know through the club sec email or your coaches or committee members. In particular we are looking for someone ( or perhaps 2 people) to take on the club secretary role.
We also need parents or older swimmers to become qualified officials. As we now run two teams for all leagues we need to keep a steady flow of officials coming through.It’s not as daunting as it sounds, honestly!
Our captains for 2017 were announced at the awards night on Friday.
Seniors – Harriet Palmer and Austin Reed
Juniors – Declan Bell and Charlotte Johnson
We wish them luck in their roles.
At galas you will recognise them by their captains t-shirts
We finally have names for our gala teddy mascots. Many thanks to Curtis Minney who organised the vote for us.
The ‘A’ team teddy ( complete with goggles, hat and t-shirt) – is going to be called – ‘Bob’
And the ‘B’ team teddy is going to be called ‘Sprint’.
They will be appearing at galas with their respective teams and will need some volunteers to look after them on poolside!
Mia Brockway - Mia has been awarded the Swimmer of the Month due to her brilliant attitude towards her training and the effort she is puts in. She always tries her best during training and is willing to push herself in order to continue improving. She listens to advice from her coaches and takes it on board straight away. She also entered her 1st club champs this year and was keen to enter a variey of events. Keep it up Mia!
Fred Robertson-Smith - Fred has been given the award this month to say well done for all the hard work that he has been putting in. He has recently progressed up to the final stage of our Academy section and he is taking his new training load in his stride. Fred has also made recent improvements with his tumble turns and diving skills. He has entered this year's club champs and has begun participating in galas with the club. Well done Fred!
Cameron accomplished a 'sub 60' on 100m freestyle with a time of 58.87 in the finals at the Club Championships. Going under the minute for the first time and knocking 12 seconds off his pb from 2 years ago… what is possible this year Cameron? He also medalled on his 100m backstroke and made bronze at the Northampton Winter meet.
Brogan showed us an exciting performance in the Club Championships with an outstanding win in the 100m Individual Medley, showing solid proficiency in execution of all four strokes. A deserved win after the concerted efforts she has put in at training. Keep up the good work Brogan.