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Time Trial Results Published

The time trials results that took place on Friday 1st February have now been published.  Go to the Results link to view the full report.StingraysTimeTrials

Please note that although 50 PB’s were recorded for the event, some of these may have been awarded because this was the first timed event for a swimmer.

Well done to everyone who took part and a special thank you to those who helped with the timings.

February Events

Fri 1st February, 7 – 9pm, Time Trialsswimmer

We will be holding time trials during what is normally the routine training slot. These time trials are held at regular intervals throughout the year, their aim being to help swimmers and coaches assess how swimmers are improving.  Time trials nights are also a lot of fun.

Action:   Please could all swimmers make a special effort to attend, even if you normally swim only on a Sunday or Tuesday.

We understand that 9pm is a late finish for some of the younger swimmers, and with this in mind, we normally run the shorter distance events first, and the longer distance events later on.  This way if younger swimmers really need to escape to bed at 8 pm, they should have done most of their main swims by then.  However, if everyone can stay to 9pm so much the better.

If most of the club is to be there on the same evening it will be quite busy, and so we could use some extra help on poolside from some adults for time-keeping.

Action please: If you are able to help, please let us know – either Stuart, Coach Ralph, or myself, or present yourself on the evening.

Fri 15th February, start of Club championships

Info:  These are a series of internal club races continuing through into March – we’ll be sending out a full program shortly.  For newcomers to the club who may be unfamiliar to the club championships, please try to ensure you attend these events as they are an important and central part of our club’s activities, and they are a lot of fun too.   There will be an awards presentation night in April, which is our main social event of the year where swimmers’ endeavours and achievements throughout the year are recognised.

Action please:  For those who were awarded trophies back in November from the last club championships, please could you return them to us by 15th Feb.  We will ensure that your own name gets engraved on them if not already done, and we can also them get them prepared for this year.

Thanks and regards

Ralph Lynch

Diary Dates

1st February – Time Trialsdiary

15th February – Club Championship Starts / Trophies Returned

16th & 17th February / 2rd & 3rd March / 9th & 10th March – Devon County Event

27th April – AGM & Presentation Night  (TBC)

23rd June – Aquathlon & BBQ

Electronic Swim Analysis System

The club has recently developed an in-house system to assist with the management of swimming events and results.  This system will use a more advanced and accurate method for recording times during time trial and club championship events, with the additional benefits of producing detailed reports for ‘The Coach’, Individual Swimmers and the Club.

Read more …………

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Exmouth gala this Sunday: Club training cancelled

As most of you are aware, this coming Sunday there is the Christmas Cracker gala in Exmouth. Whenever there is a gala that clashes with the scheduled normal club training, inevitably our coaches will mostly be at the gala, but nevertheless we always try to keep the regular training sessions going for those swimmers not participating in the gala.

On this occasion however, we have no-one left available to cover the training at Honiton, so I regret we have to cancel the normal training slots 5-6pm and 6-7pm. Please make sure that at some point you make up the lost time by swimming on one of the other evenings, Tuesday or Friday (see below). We apologise for the inconvenience, but this is unavoidable.

Ralph Lynch, club secretary