SOUTHPORT SWIMMING CLUBS PROUDEST MOMENT’S
Training Update No. 2
I hope we find you all well and healthy. This email is just to update everyone where Southport Swimming Club is at this present time.
The Swim England guidelines, for when swimmers return to the pool, were published last Monday, 15th June. Within them and since then during the Governments daily briefings there’s been a distinct lack of clarity on any confirmed date for pools to reopen.
Last Monday the Club again communicated with all our pool suppliers:
Dunes are in the middle of some repair work. We have requested but are still waiting for protocols for our return from Sefton Council.
Southport Swimming School of Excellence are also undertaking some repairs but all the risk assessments and protocols have been put in place for swimmers to return when allowed to do so.
Liverpool Aquatic Centre (50m pool) have notified Southport that all Clubs will not be returning under the first phase of their opening (whenever that may be). No protocols or risk assessments have been passed to the Club.
Throughout the Country there are swimming pools that have shut their doors for good due to these troubling times, we don’t plan on being one of them.
We will keep everyone updated as soon as we hear anything concrete from our pool providers. Swimming sessions, will however, not be like they were prior to the lockdown, so please be prepared for a number of changes from arriving at the pool to leaving at the end of the sessions.
Stay safe and we will keep you all updated.
NORTH WEST MICRO LEAGUE
After the first two rounds of the North West Micro League, held over the last two weekends (1st/8th March) Southport are top of Division A.
The first gala at Leyland on the 1st, With a slightly under strengthed team Southport performed well in a very close gala between Leyland, Fleetwood and Ormskirk. There was some very close races and exciting finishes. Unfortuatly due to a disqualification in one of the last team races Southport were just pipped at the end.
Result- Leyland 130.5, Fleetwood 126.5 Southport 124.5 Ormskirk 105.5
In the second gala on the 8th March at Preston, Southport had strengthend the team, taking a commanding lead over last years Grand Final runners up Preston. There were some very close races with Southport coming out on top, putting them in a strong position for the Grand Final in September, in the race to be champions for the 15th year out of the last 16.
Result-Southport 151, Preston 126, Wigan 119.5, Pioneer 79 80.5
BURNLEY BOBCATS REGIONAL QUALIFIER MEET
Southport Juniors did the club proud at the Burnley Bobcats Meet over the weekend of Sat 7th and Sun 8th March at Darwen. They came out top overall club pictured below. Some fantastic swims from the strong young team winning loads of medals but more important the amount of Pbs acheived by the swimmers, with a number obtaining North West qualifying times.
Well done to all the swimmers that swam.
City of Liverpool Spring Meet
Accepted & Rejected Entries & Meet Info
The warm up Details and Start Finish times are below :
Warm up (Mixed) 7:30am -7:55am
Finish Approx : 8:55AM
Warm up 9AM – 9:25 (Boys) 9:25 -9:50 (Girls)
Finish Approx : 13:10
Warm up : 13:35 – 14:00 (Girls) 14:00 – 14:25 (Boys)
Finish Approx :17:25
Warm up (Mixed) 7:30am -7:55am
Start 8:00am :
Finish Approx :09:18
Warm up 9:25am – 9:50am (Girls) 9:50am – 10:15am (Boys)
Finish Approx : 13:20
Warm up : 13:35 – 14:00 (Boys) 14:00 – 14:25 (Girls)
Finish Approx : 17:40
Burnley Bobcats Regional Qualifier
Accepted entries attached
NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS
The club has managed to get on the ASDA token scheme for the next three months. This means when you shop at ASDA in Southport you will be issued with tokens. Place them into the SOUTHPORT SWIMMING CLUB token collection tub. We are against other local clubs, the tub with the most tokens in, in December will receive £500 the others will receive £200. So to help the club shop at ASDA and put your tokens into the clubs collection tub. You have to shop for clothes and food so shop at ASDA and help SOUTHPORT SWIMMING CLUB.
all through December we kept alternating between 1st & 2nd place. At the final count we just missed out and came 2nd. ASDA will have the cheques at the end of Jan so £500 is on its way!
THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU THAT SUPPORTED THIS FUND RAISING.
SPECIAL THANKS TO JO DUFF WHO SORTED IT ALL OUT.
LANCASHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020
Well done to all the swimmers that took part in this years County Championships. Many made finals, won medals but most of all most of the Southport swimmers did PB’s, resulting in the Team being placed in the top few overall clubs. Please see the full results at www.swimlancashire.org.uk
Lancs County Championships 2020 TopTeam Awards Age Group Points
|City of Salford||981|
|City of Manchester||605|
|City of Salford||102|
|City of Manchester||82|
|City of Liverpool||26|
|Isle of Man||10|