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!
Lewis Morgan Barton
Lewis Morgan is swimmer of the month because of his outstanding performance at the Club Championships. Lewis Morgan has always had an ability to move through water with great technique. He is hard working and focused. This year he stepped up his game to give everyone an exciting battle between the senior boys where he won in the 100m freestyle final. He also achieved a fantastic 25secs for 50m freestyle which he is more than capable of swimming this time in the new year to take him straight to an East Midland qualifying time.
Lewis Morgan, you are an outstanding talent.
In December Charlotte became our Senior Girls 100m freestyle champion. Over the last year Charlotte has improved her technique and has gone from strength to strength. At the beginning of the year Charlotte had to overcome a shoulder injury and spent many sessions doing two hours of kick, this showed outstanding resilience and character. At the start of the year 1.05 seemed an impossibly daunting task but her continuous determination paid off. She will start this year with a new belief in her own abilities and potential…is sub 60 a possibility for next years board Charlotte?
NOVEMBER JUNIOR SWIMMERS OF THE MONTH:
Emily Laskey – Emily has been chosen as this month’s winner as I am so proud of the recent progress that she has made. Emily only returned to the club, after taking a break from swimming, after the Summer break. She slotted straight back into her previous training lane and has been working hard at every session. She was keen to enter the club championships despite only having a few months training under her belt. Emily swam brilliantly and earnt herself some huge PBs in the process! Congratulations Emily and keep up the good work.
Jacob Hicks – Jacob has also been given the award this month due to his hard work and recent achievements. This year Jacob has worked his way through the Academy stages and into Development 1 due to the effort he puts in to learn and improve his swimming skills. He has overcome his nerves and has competed for the club in several galas this year. He also entered his first club championships and came out with county qualifying times! He has come such a long way so Well Done Jacob