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.
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.
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).
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!!
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.
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!!!
We are delighted to welcome three new members to our coaching team!
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 !!!!!!
We will be taking a break over the Easter holiday period as follows:
Have a wonderful break – but don’t eat too many eggs!!!
Please see the Entry form for the 3rd Sputnik Gala.
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.
Please see the Entry form for the 2nd Sputnik Gala.
If you want to compete please complete the form and hand in to myself or Andy before Wed 17th Feb.