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Last updated 26 January 2020

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Cheshire County Championships On the second day of the first weekend, last Sunday, we had 16 swimmers competing with more great swims and PBs achieved.  The following swimmers reaching finals (or placed top 8 where there wasn't a final) :
50m Breast - Elise T
200m Breast - Harvey B, Adam C and Daniel H
50m Fly - Rebecca L and Emily H
100m Back - Max O, Michael G, Matthew H, Ashley D and James P
and Medal Winners were :
Max O with Bronze in 100m Back
Ashley D with Silver in 100m Back 
James P with Gold in 100m Back 
Ashley also won Silver in the Junior Shield and the Senior Shield in the 100m Back 
James won Gold in the Junior and the Senior Shield in the 100m Back and achieved the County Record in the 16 yr age.
Other qualifiers today were Caiden H, Eddie W, Hannah C, Joseph W and Lachie B.
Well done to everyone who qualified for the Championships - a great achievement. 
Good luck to the 23 swimmer competing today and tomorrow.  Results to follow.
Liverpool Spring Open Meet This is a 50m gala taking place on 14/15 March.  It's suitable for County group and above swimmers and the closing date for this gala next Saturday, 1st February.  If you'd like to enter, please make sure you get your entry in before the closing date through Swimming Events.  
Kit Shop As we no longer have the facility for selling kit, if you're looking for any kit, please see the shop on our website, where the remaining stock is being sold. 
Judge 1 Qualification Please see the email sent out yesterday (copy here) regarding becoming a Level 1 Judge.  It would help greatly if you can get involved in this.  Remember - swimming is for life, not just for Christmas! - so if you're likely to be spending the next few years watching your child compete at galas, why not consider becoming an official.  If you're interested in getting qualified, please email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Presentation Evening Our Presentaiton Evening this year will take place on Saturday 22nd February 2020, so save the date if you can.  Further details to follow nearer the time.
Adult Training Session There a currently a few spaces available in the Adult training session on Thursday nights, 8-9.30pm, at Wythenshawe.  The adult session is in a separate lane to the normal training - so no pressure to keep up with the kids!  If you fancy increasing or maintaining your fitness with this session, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Phones At Training Please refer to the email sent out by our Club Welfare Officer on Thursday - copy here.  Please can you ensure this message is passed onto your swimmer.
Friday Morning Training For those swimmers in squads Development 3 and above, there is an additional, optional, training session available at Urmston Leisure Centre every Friday morning, 6:00am-7:00am, Coached by Flixton Swimming Club's Head Coach, Phil Ramsbottom.
There are two payment options for the session:-
  • £2.50 per swimmer per session on a pay-as-you-go basis (cash on the day); or
  • £8.00 per swimmer per month for all Friday am sessions (by standing order to Flixton Swim Club).
If your swimmer would like to attend, simply turn up any Friday morning and meet Phil on the poolside.  The Leisure Centre itself will be closed so, to enter the building during the morning, park on the road as access is by the road entrance only (no access from the car park side).
This is a great opportunity for those swimmers wanting an extra coached session that, at present, we cannot offer at Altrincham.  If you do attend, please just let us know so we can assess how well the session is used by Altrincham swimmers.
New Trials Trials for new swimmers are currently planned to take place on the 23rd February, 14th June and 11th October. If you have a child who would like to attend or know of somebody who has expressed an interest in joining then please visit our website here to find further information on the standard of technique and fitness we are looking for and to register your child using the relevant form.
GM Age Group Meet, Wigan This popular gala is taking place on 29th February and 1st March and entry is now open on Swimming Events.  Closing date is 25th January, so please make sure you get your entry in by then.
Satellites Spring Open Meet

This gala is taking place on 7th & 8th March and entry is open for this on Swimming Events.  Entry closes on 20th February, with Late Entry (double Standard entry fee) available from 21st February - 6th March 2020.

Lost Property Please remember that we have a Lost Property section on the website.  There have been a few things added to this recently, so, if your swimmer has lost anything during training sessions, please check this on our website or here.  
Volunteering to Chaperone Swimmers Please refer to the email sent out previously regarding the need for more volunteers to chaperone our swimmers on poolside at external galas.  Your help with this would be greatly appreciated.  If you are able to offer help, please let us know This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Volunteering Opportunities As always, we have several opportunities for you to get involved with the club.  Full details of vacant volunteer roles within the Club is on the website.  
Medical Records Can you please ensure that any updates to Medical Records for swimmers are communicated to our Membership Secretary.
Fundraising by Shopping Please consider raising funds for our club via the Easy Fundraising online service. Shopping doesn't cost you a penny more, but as you make purchases online shops make a donation to the club. All you do is register (it's good to click the "Find & Remind" button) and start shopping. Please give it a go and encourage others to do so too – it's effectively free money to benefit the members of our club! Thank you.  More information is on the website, or via the link http://www.altrinchamsc.org.uk/index.php/club-information/fundraising 
Club Kit The new kit is now available online and via the kit shop on our website.  It's Nike branded clothing with the new Club logo and an option to personalise with your swimmer's initials.  Check it out via the link  https://www.kitlocker.com/yourclub/club/other-sports/altrincham-swimming-club
Free Swimming A reminder that as a member of Altrincham Swimming Club, swimmers are entitled to free swimming at Altrincham Leisure Centre. You will need to complete a form which needs to be signed by your coach. If you need a form please let our Club Secretary know at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Calendar For all the galas and events coming up, please click here
Club Contact For any queries or questions, please email us here

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