General Information

Kit Launch – New Date

5th September 2015

Date for diaryThe rescheduled date for the kit launch will be Saturday 5th September starting at 5:30pm at Cotleigh Village Hall.  As previously advertised the event will consist of the unveiling of the new kit along with a size-up and ordering session.  This will then be followed by a Nutritionist Presentation which will provide an insight into dietary and lifestyle options for both swimmers and parents.  Our Head Coach will also be delivering information about the new club structure and outline how this will aid the development of swimmers.

The committee sincerely hope all members will attend this special and important occasion in order for the new kit to finally become a reality.

Further details of the event including prices and discount rates will be published during the summer break so please look out for this on the website.

REMEMBER – If you follow the website you will get notification of any updates published.

New Swim Session Added

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The club is pleased to announce the introduction of a new swim session on Wednesday evenings between 6-7pm which was prompted by the recent club survey.  This session is ideally aimed at our younger swimmers to enable them to gain extra pool hours without impacting on their education arrangements.  To enable the club to structure sessions appropriately throughout the week please can parents let our Head Coach know the sessions swimmers are likely to attend.

Cancellation of Aquathlon and Summer Holiday Sessions

Cancelled

It is with regret the Aquathlon which was scheduled for 19th July and the additional swim sessions that were due to take place during the summer holidays have been cancelled.   This decision was based on the previous attendance at these events and the availability of club members during July and August.  The last swim session before the summer break will now be Sunday 31st July with the new season starting on Sunday 30th August.  We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

New Kit Launch

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After many years of waiting the club is now in the fantastic position to establish an identity by introducing a new club kit.  To mark this momentous occasion and to ensure the kit is ready for the start of the swim season in September the club have organised an event on Saturday 11th July at Cotleigh Village Hall starting at 17:30hrs when the kit will be launched.  To support this occasion the club have also organised a presentation by a nutritionist who will provide members with an insight into healthy eating and living.

The club recognise this is a late notice announcement but due to the ordering time frames we urge parents to support this event so swimmers can be measured for sizing and for orders to be placed.  It is envisaged the event will last no more than 2 hours and members are encouraged to bring along refreshments for their own consumption.

The kit will comprise of a top, shorts, hoody and full tracksuit with a discounted price of £45 for members who are 14 and under and £55 for all other members.  This represents a 50% discount on the purchase costs which has been made possible by grants and fundraising events.  The club will strive to maintain this discount in the future but will need the help of all members to organise and support future fundraising events to make this possible.

We are also keen to introduce some form of buy-back scheme in order to support the regular size changes of our members.  Details of this have yet to be confirmed but any suggestions on how this can be supported would be welcomed.

Please come along to this special occasion so we can process orders at the earliest opportunity.

Disappointing Survey Response

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Regrettably, the response from the recent club survey was very disappointing with only a small amount completed by parents/guardians during the AGM, and a nil return from the online request.

The survey was designed to assess the future desires of swimmers and gain feedback on what can be done to improve the club structure.  The club was particularly interested to hear from parents/guardians in order to gain an understanding of the issues they face which prevent more pool hours and attendance at galas.  Without this feedback the Committee will now have to determine whether it is viable to continue with some of the morning/evening sessions as there is insufficient evidence to support future requirements.  Unfortunately, once sessions are stopped it is extremely unlikely the club will be able to secure them in the future……. in other words once they are gone they’re gone, so we urge both swimmers and parents to complete the survey form (click link below) and return to the Club Secretary by Friday 15th May.

Please remember, the Committee are striving to make the club a enjoyable experience where swimmers can learn and develop, but we need your help to achieve this.  

Club Survey

Club Survey

26th April 2015

feedbackAs highlighted at the Presentation Event the committee would value your views on the club structure and what we can do to influence swimmers to commit more hours in the pool.  Without this feedback the club cannot plan for the future or make changes which will support our members.

Please remember, we need your honest feedback, whether positive or negative, in order to determine what needs to be done.  Ideally we would like to hear the views of both swimmers and parents in order to gain an overall perspective from all concerned.

Please find the survey link below which we would ask you to return to Ralph Lynch by Friday 1st May.

Club Survey

REMEMBER – THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO TELL US WHAT YOUR THINK AND WHAT YOU WANT 

Presentation and AGM Event

Saturday 25th April 2015

AGMJust a reminder about the Presentation and AGM event that is taking place on Saturday 25th April at Cotleigh Village Hall.  This year the event format has been changed to accommodate our younger swimmers and to make it more attractive to parents.  With this in mind the following has been implemented:

  • Event will start at 4.00pm in order to finish at an earlier time for our younger swimmers
  • Presentations will be combined for female/male category winners and will be announced using an electronic medal podium display
  • Entertainment will be provided to younger swimmers during the AGM (kindly organised by our older members)

Please do not forget the AGM is an essential part of the clubs constitution and we need all members to attend in order to communicate our current progress and future plans, which will include the unveiling of our new club kit design and clothing range.

As always we need your assistance with the event refreshments so please let us know how you can help by recording your name and food description on the noticeboard list.

The full address details for the event are:

Cotleigh Village Hall, Cotleigh, Honiton, Devon EX14 9HJ 

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

2014 Aquathlon

28th September 2014 Starting @ 16:00hrs
Aqualathon

It is yet again that time of year when we are accepting entries for the annual Honiton Swimming Club Aquathlon! This is a much-anticipated event, with great fun to be had by all.

As with all of the previous events, the aquathlon is open to anyone, which means that you can bring along friends and family to swim with or against you. Swimmers from other clubs are very welcome to join as well.

Here are the details and registration forms that you will require to take part:

The details of where to send the forms and the entry payment are at the bottom of the “Entry Form” document.

Good luck!