Welcome to the Altrincham Swimming Club.
Poolside help will be needed off parents for the next pointscore and club championships.
PLEASE contact a committee member if you can help.
We are seeking sponsorship to benefit our swimmers, the club and to promote swimming to the wider community, whilst gaining the support of local businesses..
Altrincham SC is based at Altrincham Leisure Centre. Altrincham is on the fringe of the Manchester conurbation and has easy access to the countryside. Within its immediate vicinity are well know locations such as Hale, Hale Barns, Bowdon, Timperley and Dunham. We are a competitive club and participate in the local leagues and our swimmers enter the Open Events in the Local Associations, Cheshire County, and the North West Region. We are a development club and an integral part of Trafford Leisure Trust swimming pathway that aims to support swimming at all levels from learning to swim to elite club competitors. The club administration is run by volunteers and we are proud to have attained the Swim 21 ASA mark.
The club has recently renewed the partnership agreement between the club and Trafford Community Leisure Trust which currently operates leisure facilities within Trafford Borough. The agreement governs the relationship between swimming clubs in Trafford Borough and the trust, and, amongst other things, governs the price which the club pays to hire the pool at Altrincham Leisure Centre along with setting a protocol between the clubs and the trust to encourage participation in swimming and the pathway of swimmers from Swimwell through the club and onto the Swim Trafford Performance Squad.
The trust’s funding has been significantly reduced and as a result our hourly pool hire rate increased by 20% in September 2014, with a further 33% increase in April 2015 and a further 25% increase taking effect in April 2016 (an effective increase of 100% from April 2014 to April 2016). Pool hire costs are likely to increase again in April 2017. Membership and training fees were increased last year in anticipation of these increases and we have endeavoured to conserve the club’s reserves by cutting costs where possible and increasing revenue by cutting the costs of running our social events and club championships and working hard at increasing our membership numbers. As a result of these efforts we can therefore continue to operate in the short term without increasing training fees. However we will need to review the position in December this year.
If any parents would therefore be interested in sponsoring Pointscore, club championships, having their logo appear on the club website or maybe having their logo printed on a batch of club t shirts or if anyone is interested in helping in looking for grant or other funding opportunities or has any other ideas or wants to help out in any way please do let us know. We are currently looking for parents to take on the role of team managers at club galas so if you do fancy getting involved please let us know (a reminder that the administration of the club is run entirely by volunteers). A benefit of our partnership with the trust is that volunteers who volunteer more than ten hours of their time per month to the club will be entitled to benefit from free gym membership at Trafford’s leisure centres.
Another benefit of the new partnership agreement is that our members can now benefit from free swimming in Trafford’s leisure centres outside of club training times. In order to benefit from this you will need to complete the attached registration form which must be signed and authorised by your swimmer’s coach to validate that they are a current swimming club member. The form must then be handed in at the leisure centre reception. The pass will be valid for a period of 12 months, after this time the swimmer will need to apply again and get their new application form validated again.
You may have seen recent reports in the Manchester Evening news and other local press that Trafford Community Leisure Trust have given notice to terminate their agreement with Trafford Borough regarding their running leisure centres in Trafford.
We aren’t sure what, if any impact this will have on the club but you may want to sign the attached petition to keep leisure centres in Trafford open to all here is the linkto the petition, https://www.change.org/p/trafford-borough-trafford-council-keep-all-leisure-centres-in-the-trafford-region-open-to-all?recruiter=110228845&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=mob-xs-share_petition-reason_msg
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