A reminder that the club closes for the half term holiday on Friday 20th October and re-opens on Monday 30th October.
The committee have recently reviewed the use of the Masters session and have agreed to close it to new swimmers at this time.
This decision was taken after a recent training course when it was recognized that it is essential for teachers and coaches to maintain their fitness and rescue skills to support the safe running of the pool sessions.
In addition, it will allow for additional pool time to support those members and existing Masters swimmers planning to compete at the Speed Nationals.
We appreciate your understanding on this matter.
The swimming club Christmas party will take place on Friday 8th December at Heanor Miners Welfare, starting at 7.30pm.
Tickets are not yet available. More details will be announced in due course.
The Club's Annual General Meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10th October at Heanor Labour Club, 12 Red Lion Square, DE75 7PA.
All nominations for officers of the Executive Committee should be sent in writing to the Club Secretary Donna Cawley, no later than 27th September (email address - firstname.lastname@example.org).
PLEASE Support your Club by attending the AGM - All members and Parents welcome.
On the 12th November the club will be holding the first Heanor Club Championships at Heanor leisure centre, starting with a warm up at 3.15. Entry fee is £3 and the competition is open to anyone who is part of the club.
The entry form can be downloaded below, if you are not sure on what time you should enter for a race just put "not sure" next to it. We are also holding a masters 50m sprint at the end of the session which is free to enter, this is as a bit of fun for the coaches and parents.
In order to run the competition we will need volunteer help. We will need timekeepers, people setting events and people to get the kids into heats. Any volunteer help would be greatly appreciated.
Completed entry forms should be handed to Tracey West along with the entry fee. Tracey will also be making a list of volunteers so please make yourself known to her.
If you have any queries please feel free to speak to a member of the coaching team.
Please get behind this event as it is a first for the club.
The club will be open from 6pm until 9pm on the following Mondays in the Summer Holiday.
We will be offering lesson type activities for the first hour in the main pool. All children in lessons are welcome.
From 7pm to 9pm we will offer speed and lifesaving sessions including some incident work in preparation for the Regionals.
The club is closed the weeks commencing 21st & 28th August.
We reopen for our usual club sessions on Monday 4th September.
6-7pm - SPLASH SESSION in main pool for those in swimming lessons (older club swimmers will be in pool to assist with younger swimmers).
7pm onwards - FUN GALA - ALL swimmers welcome. Children from lessons welcome to stay on (older club swimmers will be in pool to assist with younger swimmers).
Parents, we will need help with the time keeping and scoring for the fun gala. Could anybody who is willing to help please comment below.
The club recently evaluated the sessions we deliver from 7.15pm onwards each club night. After a period of consultation with the coaches, we have made changes to the age requirements for each lane and the content each session provides. These new sessions will start on Monday 26th June. If you have any questions, please do speak to one of the coaches. Details of the changes we have made can be seen by visiting the swimming timetable page or by clicking the link below:
HSLSC Session Plan.pdf
We have become aware that the STA distance awards should be completed performing a high quality stroke throughout.
So this can be monitored carefully, appropriate distances will be completed within lessons, at least for now.
Please note that due to the availability of coaches, the club will be closed on Friday 26th May. As usual the club will be closed for the half term holiday and will reopen on Monday 5th June. The club is open as normal on Monday 22nd May.
Results from the Surf GB championships have confirmed new club records were achieved by Ben Witz and Jayne Stalion in the 50m carry and Calum Briggs in the 200m obstacles. Congratulations guys!
The club closes for the Easter holiday on Friday 7th April and re-opens on Monday 24th April. Happy Easter to everyone!
Dear Members and Parents
The cost of pool hire and lifeguard fees paid by Heanor Swimming and Lifesaving Club increase on the 1st of April every year. During the past three years these increases have totalled more than 10% but the Committee of Heanor Swimming and Lifesaving Club have made every effort to avoid increasing membership fees by making changes to the way we operate or simply absorbing the price increases.
On the 1st of April 2017 our fees have been increased again, this year by a further 3.6%, but regrettably we find ourselves unable to absorb these price increases any longer. As such the Committee have reluctantly made the decision to increase the cost of membership by £1.00, to £26.00 per swimmer, per month with effect from the 1st of May.
Please could we ask that parents/guardians help us to manage this increase by contacting their bank or building society directly to make the necessary adjustments to their standing orders in good time for the increase on the 1st of May 2017; this will enable us to meet these increased charges and avoid us having to chase individuals for any underpayment, however small.
We are sure that you will all appreciate the reasons why we have had to take this decision but nonetheless we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Many thanks and kind regards
The Committee of Heanor Swimming and Lifesaving Club.
Congratulations to Heanor swimmers Paul Wheatley, Joe Scurrah, Ben Witz, Calum Briggs and Mark Wright who achieved new National records in the recent National Speed Lifesaving Championships 2017.
Confirmation has been received that Paul set a new national record time in the Masters category 200m Obstacle Relay and Joe, Ben, Calum and Mark set their record time in the Open 4 x 10m Rope Throw Relay.
Well done boys!
Heanor swimmers Jayne Stallion and Thomas Rackham have been invited to join the RLSS UK Performance squad, a selection of athletes that are chosen based on their performance and ability at the National championships!
They will be provided with an opportunity to be selected for international championships including Commonwealths.
Congratulations to both from everybody at the club.
Have you ever fancied having a go yourself? Would you like to make the move from poolside to pool?
As a club we are to commence training for a Masters squad with a view to entering teams into future competitions. Training starts on Friday 9th December (9 - 9.30pm) and costs £5 per month.
Any parent or carer who would like to get involved, please see Tracey West on poolside on a club night or contact her via the Facebook group.
The club will close for Christmas on Monday 19th December and will re-open on Friday 6th January.
The swimming club Christmas party will take place on Friday 2nd December at Heanor Miners Welfare, starting at 7.30pm.
Tickets can be purchased for £3 per person from Ginene Mason or Tracey West from Monday 17th October. The entry fee includes a buffet.
The next distance night will take place on Friday 25th November starting at 6.10pm. See Ruth Hallam from Monday 17th October to register your child.
This year Heanor Swimming & Lifesaving Club were very proud to support a team of six of their members competing in the World Lifesaving Championships in Eindhoven, The Netherlands from 16th to 18th September. In order to compete, the athletes had to attain qualification by taking part in National competitions, which determined the events they could participate in. We were able to support two female athletes, Emma and Jayne Stallion and four male athletes Calum Briggs, Joe Scurrah, Mark Wright and Ben Witz, some of these are familiar faces around the club as they also form part of the regular coaching team, bringing a wealth of experience to the clubs volunteers.
The competition was held in the prestigious Pieter van den Hoogenband swimming stadium, which also provided access to additional training facilities for the squad. Three days of competition lay ahead with the Simulated Emergency Response Competition (SERC) being the main event of the first day. 75 teams had entered with many countries being represented including Germany, Australia, Holland, Italy, France and Spain just to name a few. Heanor were the 25th team to compete and won their preliminary round to progress to the final sixteen, finishing in an overall 6th place in the final – a fantastic achievement and certainly the best in the club’s 43 year history.
More swimming events followed with Heanor also making the ‘A’ final of the female open rope throw pairs with another final sixth place, yet another land mark for the club.
Three days of competition each day starting at 7am warm up at the pool, meant the athletes had to keep on top of their game and they produced some great swims and some PBs to be recorded. The final placing for the club at the end of the three days was 43 out of 105 teams, so to achieve that against some of the larger squads was a result to be proud of.
The overall experience to compete against some of the best Lifesavers in the World and to “hold your own” is something everyone will take away with them, together friendships which will last for years.Each one of them can say they were at the 2016 Championships and “did Heanor proud!”.
Well done to everybody involved.
We are pleased to announce the dates and venues for the National Speed Lifesaving Championships for the next two years!
• For 2017 we will return to Ponds Forge, Sheffield, on February 25th & 26th.
• In 2018 we will head to Scotland and the venue of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Tollcross International Swimming Centre. The first weekend in March (March 3rd and 4th 2018) is the date set for the 2018 championships.
Six of our young adult members have qualified to take part in the World Lifesaving Championships which will be held in Eindhoven, Holland in September 2016. These swimmers have had to compete at a number of events in order to gain the necessary qualification times so as a club we are very proud of their achievements.
Having club members at such a prestigious event will show all members that they can also achieve this and it will be such a proud moment for all of us at the club and for the town of Heanor.
Jayne & Emma Stallion recently paid a visit to Heanor Town Hall to collect a very generous cheque supporting our club going to the world championships in Eindhoven this year. Huge thank you to them and Gillian Stalion for asking them and doing all the paper work
Congratulations to all swimmers who competed at the RLSS UK Speed Championship weekend, lots of PBs and three club records broken - well done to Jordan Cooper-Smith with new records in the 100m rescue Medley and 100m obstacles and to Megan Littlewood with a new record in the 50 manikin carry, both fantastic achievements. Further club records were smashed this weekend so this lays down the challenge. Male open 100 manikin carry well done to Joe with a new time to beat 59.44 secs. Well done to all the competitors, coaches, helpers and parents for their hard works and enthusiasm at the Speed Nationals. Some amazing swims and personal bests across all ages and events. Keep up the hard work!
Congratulations to Tom Rackham and Dan Selway who placed 3rd in the East Midlands Regional Competition following ratification of the results. This means Heanor achieved a top 3 in each category that was entered. Well done everyone!
Lifesaving and Rookie officer Kev Mosely (more commonly known as 'Kuddly Kev' to swimmers) recently went down to London to recieve his Silver Cross representing his staggering 20 years of volunteering and involvement with Heanor Swimming & Lifesaving Club.
Many congratulations go to Kev and many thanks for sticking with us for so long now.