Johnsons Update

We like to keep you updated with how past Poynton Dippers are getting on. The Johnsons have devoted many hours to Dippers over the years particularly to our Saturday sessions so here is a little recap on what they are doing now.

Helen has finished her degree in environmental sciences and is now doing teacher training in Poynton and Macclesfield as part of the schools trust. You will still see her from time to time lifeguarding at Poynton Leisure Centre.

Emma has also finished her degree in Spanish and business – part of which included living for a year in Spain. She is now on the Graduate management training programme with John Lewis retail group.

Alec who was for many years head coach of Dippers has taken (very) early retirement from work and is now able to focus even more on swimming competition. Already a British Masters champion we are sure that many more titles are now on the cards for him.

Well done and good luck to all our former Dippers!

Johnsons

Congratulations to Charlotte James

Congratulations to Charlotte James who has recently obtained the Level 1 ASA (The ASA) teaching certificate.

Charlotte works at Poynton Leisure Centre delivering swimming lessons alongside another ‘dipper’ Devon Martin further enhancing the strong links between the leisure centre and the swimming club.

Charlotte has continued the family tradition by completing the lifeguarding course this summer – her older sisters Grace and Hannah also lifeguarded at Poynton Leisure Centre – and still do occasionally though less now as they have moved to university.

Well done Charlotte!!!!

Poynton Dippers 2016 Annual Club Championships

The next Annual Club Championships takes place on Saturday 8th October 2016 – SAVE THE DATE and please spread the word, we want as many swimmers as possible to take part.

List of events and 2015 results can be found here…Annual Club Championships 2015 Results

Ollie’s Army Fun Day

Come and support the Ollie’s Army fun day on Sunday 4th September.Ollis Army Family Fun Day

Summer Sessions

Hope you are all enjoying your summer holidays!!

Further information about when the swimming club will be holding sessions during the summer.

We had announced that we would be keeping the Tuesday and Saturday sessions going throughout the summer, but due to coaches holiday dates we will now be taking a two week break from all swimming for the last two weeks of August. So the dates session will finish and recommence are now:

Tuesday final session is 16th August 2016 and restarts on 6th September 2016.

Thursday final session was 21st July 2016 and restarts on 8th  September 2016.

Saturday final session is 13th August 2016 and restarts on 3rd September 2016.

Tadpoles Entry Form

All,

Please see the Tadpoles Entry form, for the Gala on Saturday 17th September and 24th September.

Tadpoles Gala Individual Entry 2016

These are great Entry level Gala’s held at Stockport Grand Central.

The forms need to be submitted to either Andy or myself by Wed 6th July.

Any Questions please ask

 

 

Mavis Wallace Gala – Well done

A big well done to each and every one of our team who competed in the Mavis Wallace gala on Saturday 14th May 2016.

Individually each of our swimmers held their own and were competitive with the other five clubs who were competing (Hazel Grove, Hyde, Marple, Romiley and Stockport) We witnessed some great performances from the team but we just didn’t have a big enough team to take part in all the events and thus get enough points to take any of the awards.  Hopefully we will take a bigger team next year, it’s great for experience to swim in different pools and against different clubs.

Once again thanks to all the coaches and young team managers for their support with the team, and to all the parents for bringing the swimmers.

ASA Annual Subscription 2016

During the Summer of 2015 the Pool underwent some fixes and improvements which subsequently meant that we were unable to use the pool for 4-6 weeks.

As a Club we committed to pay the 2016 ASA Annual Subscriptions to compensate for the loss of swimming whilst you continued your monthly payments to Dippers.  This subscription was paid by the Club in March for all members.

The next ASA Subscription payment will be required between January-March 2017.   We will update you in January of the 2017 Subscription Fees.

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.