Latest Newsletter - 5 February 2010

Bus Trips for Upcoming Carnivals

The club is considering hiring a bus for both the Booleroo (14th Feb) and Port Pirie (27th Feb) carnivals to encourage new swimmers to attend carnivals. Please contact your coaches ASAP if you are interested in attending. For more information see your coaches or our nominations officer Magriet Van Niekerk.

Time Trials

As many of you are aware, our end of season is fast approaching, and with our disrupted start of the season due to heat and dust storms etc, we need to get four more time trials scheduled into the season to ensure we have enough times and swims for our end of year awards.

Please review the below dates and ensure that you attend as many of these events as possible. Swimmers will be required to be at the pool by 4.30pm with racing commencing at 5.30pm. On these days there will be NO scheduled training sessions.

Thur 4th February Tues 23rd Feb Wed 3rd March Thurs 18th March
Dolphins

25m Freestyle

25m Backstroke

Dolphins

25m Dolphin Kick

25m Breaststroke

Dolphins

25m Freestyle

25m Backstroke

Dolphins

25m Dolphin Kick

25m Breaststroke

Senior Squads

50/100m Freestyle

25m Breaststroke

25m Backstroke

50m Fly/100m IM

Senior Squads

200m Freestyle

50m Breaststroke

50m Backstroke

25/100m Fly

Senior Squads

400m Freestyle

25m Breaststroke

25 Backstroke

25m Fly

Senior Squads

25m Freestyle

100m Breaststroke

100m Backstroke

50m Fly/100m IM


Lapathon Fundraiser – Tuesday 16th February

Well it is that time again and our major fundraiser is schedule for Tuesday 16th February and will commence at 5.00pm. Swimmers are asked to get as many sponsors as possible prior to this date and come along on the night and swim as many laps as they can in the 2.5 hours allocated. Please ensure you get your sponsorship forms from your coaches and raise as much money as you can for our club. Dinner will be provided on the night and there are prizes for the most money raised (excluding BHP Billiton matched giving monies) and also for the most laps swum for both Boys and Girls in each squad.

Make up Lessons / Hot Weather Policy

Due to the inclement weather over the first half of the season the coaches are aware that we have not had our best start to the year. Please bear with us and always check at the pool or by contacting your head coach (Dolphins – Kelly Brougham on 0408839907 or Senior Squads – Phillipa Weltner on 0437426474) if you are in doubt about training times. Never send swimmers to the pool without an adult if they are not able to make their OWN way home in case training has been cancelled for some reason.

The junior squad coaches are working together to try and schedule in some extra training sessions over the coming few weeks. Please ensure you ask about these and attend if possible.

Training Times

Please take note of the updated training sessions for the second half of our season. Due to travel commitments of senior swimmers and coaches please note there are NO training sessions on Fridays for the rest of the season.

Senior Squads (Swordfish, Sharks, Stingrays)

Monday – Thursday 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Junior Squads – Tuesday & Thursday

Dolphins 1 – 4.00 – 4.45pm

Dolphins 2 – 4.45 – 5.30pm

2009/2010 Carnival Summary

If you are interested in travelling to carnivals this year please find below a summary of events supported by the club. All families planning on competing will require a SwimmingSA Handbook available from the coaching team in the club rooms.

Nominations must be passed onto nominations@roxbyswimclub.com 1 week prior to these closing dates to ensure you do not miss these events.

Date Meet
14th Feb - Booleroo State Qualifying Carnival (Closes 29th Jan 10)
20th Feb - Leigh Creek Open Carnival (Closes 6th Feb 10)
27th Feb - Port Pirie National Qualifying Carnival -(Closes 12th Feb 10)
13th Mar - Whyalla National Qualifying Carnival (Closes 21st Feb 10)