Tiger Bay – Details & Session Times

logo[1]Further details & session times have been released for the Tiger Bay Open Meet at Cardiff International Pool on Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 March 2015 at which Teegan Bowen, Ceri Glover, Keira McVeagh, Kelsie Webster, Morgan Bowen, Morgan Mathews, Carwyn & Deiniol Owen, Ben & Jason Simister and Tom Weaver are entered. Aaliyah has withdrawn on medical grounds and fees to be refunded by gala organisers. All the information parents & swimmers need is in the  documents below. A quick summary of key bits includes:

1. Sign in sheets will be used for the 400IM & 400 Free events (Morgan Bowen/Morgan Mathews/Carwyn/Deiniol/Jason). Swimmers must sign in at the table by the entrance to the pool to confirm that they are swimming in these events before the start of warm up for the session in which the event takes place. Failure to do so will result in the swimmer being removed from the event and their entry fee will be forfeit.

2. Warm up & Session Times as follows:

Saturday – Session 1 Warm-up 7:45am & Start 9am

Saturday – Session 2 Warm-up 11:40am & Start 12:30pm

Saturday – Session 3 Warm-up 3:15pm & Start 4pm

Sunday – Session 4 Warm-up 7:30am & Start 8:50am

Sunday – Session 5 Warm-up 11:35am & Start 12:40pm

Sunday – Session 6 Warm-up 3:25pm & Start 4pm

3. Spectators – Pool hall is open for spectator entry at 7.30am on Saturday and 7:15am on Sunday. The front 4 rows reserved for swimmers, coaches and club staff. Entry charge is £3 per session or £6 for a day or £10 for a ‘whole meet’ pass. A full weekend programme costs £3.

Good luck Sharks!

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Bangor Diddy Gala – Sharks Entries

llswim[1]Entries have now closed for the Bangor Diddy Gala at Llandudno on the 11 April. Forms have been received from Lois Birchall, Teegan Bowen, Eleri Davies, Nikki Davies, Rebecca Edwards, Megan Ellis, Ffion Gerrard, Maddison Griffiths, Abbie Jones, Cari Jones, Kira Jones, Marie Jones, Amelia Livermore, Ela Owen, Elain Owen, Olivia Roberts, Aaliyah Robbins, Angharad Smith, Megan Smith, Kimberley Vaughan, Kelsie Webster, Lucy Williams, Finlay & Penri Jones, Jamie & Robbie Marden-Jones, Freddie Murton Jones, Zac McCourt & Deiniol Owen. The draft entry list is attached in case you want to make any last minute changes to your chosen events – let me know. Otherwise it’ll be submitted as outlined at midday Monday, 2 March 2015.

draft entries bangor diddy 2015

Travel Arrangements – ECL Seniors Galas

A bus has been arranged for swimmers, parents & supporters for the up and coming East Clwyd (Seniors) League galas at Holywell on Saturdays 7th, 14th & 28th March. The bus will be leaving Llanfair Caereinion (AW Coaches yard) at 12:15pm and from the Flash at 12:45pm. Along the way we’ll collect at Llynclys X-roads at 1pm. Cost £5 per person per gala. Pay on day of travel. There’ll be a sheet up on the notice board this Friday night (26th) so please add your names if you’re coming with us by bus. We should be back in Welshpool by around 8:30pm. Anyone choosing to travel separately, please ensure you’re at Holywell Swimming Club by 2:30pm. Directions can be found on the link below.

How To Find Us » Holywell Swimming Club

Swim Wales Annual Membership

Swim Wales

We’ve received notice from Swim Wales that their annual membership and insurance fee remains unchanged at £30 for under 10 years & £32 for 10 years and above. The deadline for renewals is the 13th March 2015. The renewal form is attached with copies also available on the notice board. Please complete the form attached and return it to Christine or Megan by Friday 13th March 2015. It would be helpful if you could let us know if you are not going to renew this year.

Entry Form – Cardiff International Meet (Level 1 Long Course)

th[7]Attached below is the entry form for the Cardiff International Open Meet on the 29, 30 & 31 May 2015. This is a Level 1 Long Course meet suitable for those close to national times. The consideration times are included on the reverse of our entry form but any questions about your swimmer and CT’s then please just ask. There are also 3 dedicated Para Swimming events this year – 100 free, 100 back & 200IM. This will be the last chance to chase down National times and one last go at Long Course for those targeting the Summer Nationals. Deadline for returning the completed form along with your entry fee is Friday 27th March 2015. Our entry form is attached along with the meet pack.

Entry Form – Cardiff International Meet – May 2015


Club Trophy Night

It had been suggested at the last Committee meeting that a presentation evening be held possibly on the 21st February to present the Club Trophies which were due to be presented at the Clubs Presentation evening last autumn. Due to many people being away on this date and its short notice it has now been decided to present these as part of the club training night on Wednesday 4 March 2015. The evening will start as normal with session 1 swimmers in the pool at 7pm. If our older session 2 swimmers can be on poolside by 7:50pm we’ll present the trophies before they start their session at 8:10pm. Anyone who doesn’t normally train on a Wednesday but wants to be involved in the presentation can come along that night to swim and Pete will adapt training to suit numbers – as each session is likely to be 10minutes shorter, training will be extra hard that night! We also hope to arrange for a representative from the two charities for which the swimathon raised over £1300 each to join us that night too for a photo with our swimmers. As we will be taking photos, it would be good if everyone could bring their t-shirts to wear poolside during the presentation.

ECL Senior League – Dates & Venue

We’ve just been told that the dates and venue has now changed for the ECL (Seniors) League. The amended dates are Saturdays 7, 14 & 28 March all starting at 3pm and all now at Holywell. Team bus to be confirmed but leaving The Flash around midday. The swimmers listed below are needed for these galas if they’re available. An updated list is now on the noticeboard if you could please indicate your availability with a tick or cross as appropriate.

Kelsie Webster / Nikki Davies / Ella Owen / Kira Jones / Megan Smith / Medi Lewis
Jack Jones / Finley Jones / Morgan Mathews / Ben Simister / Deiniol Owen
Kiera Mcveagh / Aaliyah Robins / Anna Davies / Daisy Lloyd Jones / Megan Ellis / Esme Hughes
Jason Simister / Mitchell Hunt / Tom Weaver / Morgan Bowen / Carwyn Owen / James Edwards
Ceri Glover / Ffion Lewis / Ellen Jones / Cerys Davies / Kate Pugh / Lucy Morgan / Nia Davies
Lloyd Davies / Iwan Ellis / Billy Hunt / Oliver Pritchard / Ieuan Morgan Thomas
Kate Jones / Morgan Davies / Jordan Lewis

The East Clwyd League (ECL) enables young swimmers to compete in a series of team gala’s that are competitive, but with a focus on a fun and friendly atmosphere. The teams involved are Buckley, Connah’s Quay, Flint, Mold, Welshpool & Wrexham.

Easter Nationals – Entries have OPENED!

Entries to the Easter Nationals (3-6 April) has now OPENED! I’ve quickly looked and pretty sure all those who achieved the consideration times at Llandudno have been ranked high enough and are included on the eligibility list (see table below). This includes Aaliyah, Nia, Keira, Jason, Tom, Carwyn, Morgan Bowen, Ben, Deiniol, Morgan Mathews & Finlay. Remember, as a Club we cannot enter for you – YOU must do so yourselves. It’s an online entry via the link below. Simply select your swimmers name and it will show you what events she/he is eligible to do. Your entry will need to be accompanied by an online payment (£9 per event) at the same time. CLOSING DATE – midday 11th March 2015. Please let Pete know what events you’re entering as I’m sure he’ll want to be there to support your swimmer.

Easter Nationals 2015 – CT & Rankings – Rankings

Easter Nationals 2015 – Link to on-line entry