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SENW Youth Advisory Panel Swim England North West are launching a Youth Advisory Panel and are looking for young people aged 15-20 years, to apply for a place on this.
 
Applications are being sought from North West Region club members aged between 15 and 20 years who would like to be part of a small team of like-minded individuals who will become a youth voice for the Region.  Applicants should be actively involved in a club either as a competitor (any discipline), or as a club volunteer/official or teacher/coach.
 
The SENW Youth Advisory Panel will be overseen by SENW staff and a SENW Management Board Representative and will be responsible for delivering projects that promote and prioritise youth engagement within aquatics.
 
For further information on the application process and the role in general, please CLICK HERE
 
Please note, the closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 24th January 2022.
30th Birthday This year the Club will celebrate it’s 30th birthday and we’d very much like to organise some events to mark the occasion.
 
Those of you who have been members for a while will remember the 25th birthday celebrations in 2017, that featured a 25 hour swimathon, with James Guy also taking part, so we’ll have to come up with something special to top that.  The money raised at the 25th anniversary was donated to the charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), a charity founded by Chloe Waddell’s family.  Chloe was a very talented young swimmer and member of ASC who sadly passed away very suddenly 9 years ago from an undiagnosed heart condition.
 
We’d like to find an equally deserving charity to donate money raised at our 30th anniversary event to and we would welcome suggestions from our members.
 
We would be very grateful if you could fill in the Google Form that you’ll find on the link here, with any suggestions. 
 
We are also looking to form a small group of volunteers to bring ideas and help organise events planned for the year to celebrate, so if you are able to offer some help / time for this it would be greatly appreciated.  There is space also on the Google Form for you to indicate this.
 
We look forward to a great year ahead!
Club Run The next date for our Club Run is Sunday 13th February 2022 and we'd love it if you'd join us in this.  It's not just for swimmers - the whole family can join in or feel free to bring a friend.  

You don't need to tell us you're coming along, but if it's your first time, can you please complete your details on the link below :

https://www.facebook.com/1795249627398024/posts/3022815444641430/?d=n

It's free to take part, but the organisers need details of participants for insurance purposes, so if you haven’t taken part in this event with us previous, please can you advise your details.

There's a 2K and a 5K options - so it's suitable for all ages and abilities.  If you're taking part and have some ASC kit, please wear it. 

We will meet on Sunday 13th February 2022 at Wythenshawe Running Track at 8:40am for a 9am start. Postcode for SatNav is M23 0PH.

Please note - the club can take no responsibility for your child on the day but Kate will be milling around as a friendly face. 

We look forward to seeing you there.
Stockport Open Meet - Entry Open Entries for the Stockport Metro Spring Open Meet 2022 are now open via the Swimming Events website (search ‘Stockport’ and ensure you use the entries for Altrincham SC only), or via the link here.  This is another long course event, closer to home and is always a popular one.  Closing date is 27th January 2022, so make sure your get your entry in by then.
 
The Meet Conditions can be found here.
 
Kate will be arranging poolside cover for this meet.
 
Please note the following : 
  • This event is open to ages 11 yrs and older. 
  • The programme of events is on page 7 of the Meet Conditions. 
  • There are no ‘upper limits’, but in order to enter, your swimmer’s recorded licensed / Level X time must be faster that the lower limits shown on page 9 of the Meet Conditions. 
  • If you only have a short course time for an event, you can convert this to long course to use for entry.  The lower limits apply to the converted time. 
  • It’s age on ‘31st December 2022’, so you need to look at the qualification times that correspond to the age that your swimmer will be on that date. 
  • All events are Heat Declared Winners, with the exception of 100m events, which there will be a final for in the categories of Age (11-14 yrs) and Youth (15 yrs + over). 
  • Times  must have been achieved at a Licensed Meet, in the 24 month period prior to the Date of the Event or from times submitted to Level X Leaderboard. 
  • You’ll notice on the Meet Conditions that the closing date is 21st February 2022, however this event is likely to be heavily over-subscribed, so to make sure we get our entries in as soon as possible, our closing date has been set at 27th January 2022. 
  • Warm-up and swim-down will be in the main pool only before sessions, in 10 minute mid-session break and after sessions. 
 
If your swimmer is age 11 yrs or over on 31st December 2022 and has qualifying times above the lower limits in the Meet Conditions, they are eligible, suitable and encouraged to enter this event.
 
If you're unsure as to whether this is an appropriate event for your swimmer, please speak to the Coaches.
Pointscore Well done to all the swimmers that took part in the first Pointscore of 2022.  Results are now available on the website in the Members Area (under the ‘Pointscore’ tab).
Cheshire County Championships 2022 Well done to the swimmers who achieved County qualifying times and have entered the forthcoming Championships - 25 swimmers in all, so a big congratulations to you all.  The Championships start on Saturday 22nd January 2022 and run over 3 consecutive weekends.  Spectator tickets will be on sale via Swimming Events from tomorrow, Tuesday 18th January 2022 at 7pm; Covid restrictions mean these are limited so, if you’d like to spectate, don’t forget to buy your ticket to avoid disappointment.  Good luck to all swimmers taking part.  More information of tickets and timings for each of the sessions can be found here.  The Accepted Entries list can be found here.  A copy of the programme of events can be found here.  The County Champs T-shirts have arrived and will be available from 17th January for those who have ordered one to be collected.
British Championships 2022 The qualification times have just been released for this event taking place at Ponds Forge, Sheffield on 5th - 10th April 2022 and we're pleased to report that James P and Ashley D have each qualified for 3 events at this prestigious gala, that this year forms part of the selection process for the World Championships in Fukuoka.
Land Training Cancellations Don’t forget that due to the Cheshire County Champs, land training will be cancelled on Sunday 23rd January, Sunday 30th January and Sunday 6th February.
Temporary Land Training for Competition A reminder that due to lower numbers at land training because of swimmers attending the County Champs, swimmers in Competition are welcome to attend land training on Saturday 22nd January, Saturday 29th January and Saturday 5th February 2022.  Land training is at 7.45-8.45am.  If you would like to attend, please ensure that you also come to swimming training prior to these land training sessions at 6.00am.
Reporting Absence There is no need to report any absence from training sessions.  The only exception to this is if the absence is as a result of a positive Covid result or if the absence is anticipated to be prolonged (more than a couple of weeks).  If your swimmer has tested Covid positive, please report this via the form on the website, or via the link here.
Contacting Coaches If you need to contact the Coaches, for any reason, please remember to do this via email and not via Coaches' personal mobile phones, on text/WhatsApp etc.  Messages should be sent by email to either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
December's Swimmer of the Month
Well done to Amelie G, who was Swimmer of the Month in December.  Amelie has shown grit and determination over the last few months, she’s been chasing down Cheshire County times and dedicated her focus to getting them on Sunday. The Coaches highly commended her goal setting and then her racing spirit - she ended up with 4 Cheshire times and 5 medals at the Trafford gala.  Well done Amelie, keep up the good work!

The Coaches would also like to say a big well done to the other nominations:
 
Rory M for making big improvements to his technique and his determination which resulted in his much wanted Cheshire County time in 100 Fly
 
Imogen W for her hard work in training, facing her fears of racing and diving and making massive improvements
 
Noah M for showing great technique, commitment and being a role model in training
 
Bo S for her brilliant attitude and no nonsense approach to getting the training ticked off! She’s had some great performances at Arena and made some big improvements
Max O for his amazing goal keeping in handball during land training (thanks to Dan for that nomination!)

Well done everyone!
Videoing Swimming events/swimmers Can we remind all parents/carers  and swimmers  that any videoing/photography at swimming sessions (training or competition) is not allowed by the club.

On occasion, the Club will try and facilitate the videoing of races for swimmers GCSE studies, but this must be pre-arranged with the Club as it requires getting express consent by any other swimmers and officials for that to happen. (Bear in mind that some of our poolside assistants are also under 18). It may also require the removal of other children and/or officials from the area whilst filming happens which is obviously disruptive to the running of events.

There seems to be some confusion that the live streaming of competitions on social media has now allowed video/photography to happen. This is not the case.  Live streaming of specific events on private social media groups will be notified at the onset of entries to any event (as they are with external events) and is covered by our general Altrincham T&Cs accepted by all parents.

If any parent does have any concerns or questions on above, please feel free to contact 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.  
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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