This year’s LBRSC Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Wednesday 12th July at 6.30pm in the Sam Ryan Room on the Ground Floor of Fullwell Cross Leisure Centre. This is an opportunity for parents, carers and others involved in the club to have your say in how the swimming club is run, be given an update on our performance and finances over the last 12 months and decide who will represent you on the Club Committee.
We Are Looking For New Committee Members
It is vitally important that all Squads are represented on the Committee and so parents and carers of Academy and B Squad swimmers are particularly encouraged to join us and have a say in how the Club is managed. Whatever your background, whatever your experience, if you think you might want to become more involved, here is your opportunity. We have a successful and supportive Committee, but we need you to make us even better.
If you are interested in putting yourself forward or just want to know more, please do not hesitate to speak to any of the current committee members.
Whether you are able to join the Committee or just want to know more about what is happening in your Club, please join us on the 12th July.
A weekend swim camp is being organised to take place at the National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace on the weekend of 14 and 15 October. This event is aimed at regular swimmers in A and B squad.
The programme is likely to start at 9.00 am on the Saturday and will include land training, 4 long course pool sessions and other events. It will end at 3pm on the Sunday afternoon. Accommodation will be in the Lodge on the sports centre site.
Please let your coach know as soon as possible if you want to attend.
Our latest Jack Petchey Award winner for outstanding achievement in April was Gabrielle from B Squad. She is seen here receiving her certificate from B Squad coach Charlie Dentith.
Well done Gabrielle.
Congratulations to two more proud recipients of ASA Learn to Swim Awards. Jaan achieved Level 1 while Charlie achieved Level 3. Well done!
There’s a preview of Ellie Grant’s trip to compete in the World Maccabi Games in July in this week’s Ilford Recorder. Go here and turn to page 72 to read the full story.
Please note the following important information with regards to next weekend London Open at the London Aquatic Centre.
- The car park is completely closed and there are therefore no spaces for parking. The nearest Car Park is at Westfield in Car Park B which costs £9.50 per day.
- Spectators are not permitted to bring any food/drinks/refreshments into the facility. Only refreshments that have been purchased on site may be consumed in the spectators’ seating areas.
- The permitted use of devices which capture still or moving images is no longer dependent upon pre-registration. However, flash photography remains prohibited at all times. Anyone who attends must have a clear understanding of their responsibilities and obligations as detailed in the “ASA Photography Guidance” section of Wavepower 2016-19 (the current ASA Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures publication).
The Jack Petchey Foundation has supported the club for many years providing regular achievement awards for our swimmers and annual celebration events. They are interested in finding out local young people’s views about the forthcoming election through a special online survey for those aged 11 to 17. It only takes 2 minutes to fill in including a few questions about the election and whether they think the voting age should be lowered to 16.
As an incentive, anyone who completes the survey will be put into a draw to win an iPad Mini2.
You can take part by going to: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Y8QGGBW. As with the general election polling stations, the survey closes at 10pm on Thursday 8th June.
Mahran is the latest swimmer to receive an ASA Award through our Learn to Swim programme. He achieved Stage 1 and was awarded his certificate last Sunday.
Well done Mahran!