Mavis Wallis Gala on Saturday 14th May

Remember to let Alistair or Andy know if you’re taking part in the Mavis Wallis Gala on Saturday 14th May.

Swimmers will take part in two age group events (NB 9yr olds do not have the butterfly event).

Dippers 2nd place in 2016 Sputniks Gala Series

A huge well done!!!!

An absolutely fantastic performance from all the Poynton Dippers swimmers who took part in each of the four sputniks galas this year has resulted in our first ever team podium in this event!!

Dippers Team Photo 2nd place in 2016 Sputniks Gala Series

We were second overall, beaten only by the huge Satellite home team.

Every person who swam in any of the four monthly galas contributed to this result and the reason this happened was because more of you took part and everybody had a go at more of the events. All this adds up in terms of the points awarded so having a go at new events that you might be a little unsure of is well worth it and is the whole idea behind sputniks.

It was fantastic to see so many of our swimmers in each of the galas taking part in the individual medley for example.

All the coaching team were very impressed and proud of the spirit and attitude shown by all the team members. All our swimmers had lots of support and encouragement from their fellow team members when they were competing.

At the moment (due to a computer problem on the night) we do not know any individual results but that will be announced on the Satellite website soon I am sure.

As always a very big thank you to all the parents for bringing the swimmers to each of the galas and to all the poolside managers for organising our team at each of the events.

The next gala we will take part in is the Mavis Wallis which will be held at Cheadle Leisure Centre 1600-1930 on Saturday 14th May and it would be fantastic to see another big Dippers team take part.

Congratulations Carol!

Well done to Carol Whittington for obtaining two further swimming qualifications.

Carol has added the ASA level 1 coaching qualification to the level one teaching certificate she already holds.

She also now holds a level one judge qualification – so we had better get our starts turns and finishes spot on or Carol will let us know about it!!!

Carol

New Coaches for Poynton Dippers Swimming Club!

We are delighted to welcome three new members to our coaching team!

Emily Alistair Mike

Left to right, Emily Ellarby, Alistair Hunter and Mike Jarvis have all recently obtained the ASA level 1 coaching qualification and are all parents of junior Dippers.

It is fantastic that parents want to support and get involved in the club in this way and fits perfectly with our ethos of being a community club. In fact two of them are ex Dippers themselves so the wheel has come full circle!!

You may already have seen them poolside as they begin coaching the Saturday morning and early Tuesday evening sessions.

Good luck Emily, Alistair and Mike !!!!!!

Poynton Dippers Easter Break

We will be taking a break over the Easter holiday period as follows:

Day Last Session Re-start
Tuesday 22nd March 12st April
Thursday 24th March 14th April
Saturday 19th March 9th April

Have a wonderful break – but don’t eat too many eggs!!!

Sputnik Gala 3 Entry form

All,

Please see the Entry form for the 3rd Sputnik Gala.

Sputnik-Entry-Form-Round-3-2016-External

The turnaround the this Gala is quite tight, so If you want to compete please complete the form and hand in to myself or Andy before Thur 10th March.

Thanks
Alistair

Sputnik Gala Two Entry Form

All,

Please see the Entry form for the 2nd Sputnik Gala.

Sputnik-Entry-Form-Round-2

If you want to compete please complete the form and hand in to myself or Andy before Wed 17th Feb.

Thanks
Alistair

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xmas saturdays

Annual Club Championships 2015 – Results

All,

Please see the results of the Annual Club Championships 2015
We had a record number of entries, which is great to see – so thank you to all the Swimmers who took part.
Also all big thank you to all the volunteers who made the night go well and be an enjoyable event.

Please see the link to the results.
Club Champs Trophy winners 2015

Dippers 2015 Gala results

Well done all,
Alistair.

Tadpoles Galas – Well Done!!

A big well done to everyone who competed in the two Tadpoles galas held 12th and 26th Sept at Stockport Grand Central Pool.
We had our largest team so far! Everyone performed really well and many produced new personal best times.
Thanks very much to all the parent volunteers who provided our team’s poolside management and lane timing duties.
Please see the results of the gala