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Last updated 12 May 2021

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Return of Level X Racing Now we’ve been back at training for a month, Chris has decided to run a small Level X gala, just for Squads 1 and 2, to help ease the transition back into competition.

This will consist of  50m free, 50m back, 50m breast, 50m fly and 100m IM and will take place during the training session next Monday 17th May 2021.

We are unfortunately still unable to have any spectators at the event.  Whilst there will be official timekeeping taking place, it isn't as formal as a traditional gala, as we are still restricted on the numbers we can have poolside.  It will hopefully be a relaxed and enjoyable chance for your swimmer to get back into competition in the informal surroundings of the club environment.  There's no pressure to perform better than anyone else and no expectations on achieving PBs (as we've only been back in the pool for a few weeks), although it would be great to see some!

There is no additional charge for entering this gala and times will be recorded and posted on the Level X leaderboard, unless anyone chooses for this not to be done.

All swimmers in Squads 1 and 2 will be automatically entered into this session, however, if you don’t want to or are unable to take part, please can you let us know.  Chris will be sorting the heats out prior to next Monday, so it’s important to advise us if your swimmer won’t be taking part.  You can do this either by your swimmer letting Chris know at any training session that he’s coaching before next Monday, or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please don’t ‘reply’ to this email, as it will not automatically be sent to me.

There will be a full Level X programme, which will double as our Club Champs, open to the whole Club, taking place this summer – probably just before the schools break up in July.

We hope your swimmer will be as excited as us to get back to some kind of competition!
Great North Swim

Whilst open water swimming may not be at the front of your mind after the weather we had yesterday, we've been contacted by The Christie who have asked us to pass on information regarding this event.  The Christie are offering free entry to the 1 mile event, with one of their charity places.  More information follows and the event poster can be seen here.  There are other distances available to swim in the event, so if you'd like to look into this for an individual entry, the website for the event is here.

Great North Swim: 11th – 13th June

www.christies.org/greatnorthswim

Minimum Sponsorship: £150

Splash out this June with Team Christie in the serene waters of Lake Windermere, at the UK's biggest outdoor swimming festival. The Great North Swim is a fantastic open water swim event that takes place in the beautiful Lake District.

Sign up today for a free charity place in the 1 mile event with #TeamChristie and you will receive:

  • A free sponsorship pack
  • Your own Christie t-shirt
  • Personalised support to help you reach your fundraising goals!
Squad 2 - Extended Training Session We have the opportunity of extending the Squad 2 training session on a Monday until 9.15pm.  Andy and Chris think that having both an increased amount of training time and a longer session on the Monday will benefit the swimmers greatly and so the finish time for the Squad 2 session on a Monday will be 9.15pm from Monday 10th May 2021.
Use of Masks Just a quick reminder that all secondary school age swimmers must wear masks when entering through the foyer of the leisure centre.

We've had some swimmers arriving without masks, so can you please ensure your swimmer arrives with their mask and remind them that they need to wear this until they get onto poolside.

This rule is a prerequisite that the leisure centre have specified and so we don't want to be in a position where we have to turn swimmers away from training because they can't enter the centre.
Land Training Until further notice, we'll continue our virtual land training - one session each week, on at Saturday morning at 10am.
Swim England North West Update There are still placed available on the Swim England Young Volunteer Award courses below.

Young Volunteers will be required to commit to 2 online sessions, and then complete all online work within 12 months.

September 2021 – click here to book your place

November 2021 – click here to book your place
Self-Isolation Reporting If your swimmer needs to self-isolate, please let us know by completing our online form here.  This will ensure that the Coaches are aware which training sessions you cannot attend.
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 previously (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..
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 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 
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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