All swimmers either in or joining the Nemo’s squad will shortly be receiving a letter to confirm that fee payment will henceforth be required on a monthly basis via Standing Order effective from 1st December 2016.
All details for paying directly by SO will be included in the letter as well as information about the one-off ASA fee for competitive swimmers.
Please ensure that you pay fees for swimming coaching/training in a timely manner, preferably by Standing Order, for your own convenience
Bear in mind that all committee members are volunteers and it is onerous to chase for monies due, nor is it fair on those paying fees promptly
If you wish your child to swim there is a fee to pay
You risk your child being refused entry to the pool if fees are not paid as required
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and consideration
Galas are usually a series of competitions (although can be one-off events) involving other swimming clubs, and they usually form part of a league.
Galas usually have individual swims and relays and are nearly always on a Saturday evening.
Swimmers usually don't know what race they'll be swimming until on the way there, so they need to be prepared to swim any stroke and any distance (to a maximum of 100m or a 200IM). Swimmers do not sign-in at galas.
Open Meets are one-off competitions where swimmers chose the events they would like to race and compete as individuals whilst representing their club. Swimmers need to sign-in for open meets.
Open meets can take place over a single day or a whole weekend. Typically, every standard event will be raced, from 50m sprints up to 800m or 1500m freestyle.
Swimmers compete in open meets for the fun of racing, and to get new Personal Best times (PBs).
Below is a guide on how to prepare, what to expect and some useful information for open meets and galas
Nutrition guidelines from the sports science experts at Loughborogh for swimming athletes
Stretching is integral to getting the most out of your exercise programme - as swimming is an all-body workout, try to stretch all of the major muscle groups before you swim.
The best way to do this is to stretch each body part in order - holding stretches for 10 to 15 seconds - and run through this routine three times.
Stretching cold muscles may relieve tension but will have very little effect on flexibility so gently swim for five minutes before undertaking your stretches.
If you’re stretching in the water, your body will cool down rapidly so maintain your temperature by walking, jogging on the spot or swinging your arms or legs for 20 seconds between each stretch.
You should also stretch after training – try doing this in a warm shower, holding each stretch for 30 - 40 seconds to help clear waste products from the muscles, improve post-exercise flexibility and stimulate the muscle receptors that promote relaxation
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In addition, each club champs run by the club requires a minimum of 11 officials and preferably 15 officials each time. All the officials must have undertaken formal training and be licensed with the ASA. At the moment the majority of our officials are parents of children in the Sharks squads. Minnows and Marlins squads are far less qualified at the moment, and yet the parents of the Sharks swimmers often need to officiate where their children are not swimming. So we would like to up the numbers!
Please join our team of qualified officials. The more officials/judges we have, the more the work can be distributed evenly. Download the application form here. Please return the form to me (SISC noticeboard box or in person) and I will send off all applications to the regional officer with payment from the club.
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