Massive congratulations to our national qualifiers Imogen Clark, Ryan Huddart, Joshua Pemberton and Kelsie Geary.
Jack Chambers of Derventio Excel will be at Sharley Park on Friday 12th May to deliver a talk on one of the pathway options available to Rykneld swimmers. Swimmers aged 9-13, and their parents, are invited to attend.
The talk will be in the balcony room at 7pm
As many of you will know, when Peter took over as Head Coach he was keen to review to squad structure.
That process has now been completed and we are holding a meeting for parents at 7:30pm on Monday 24th April, with a view top the structure being implemented from 1st May.
Well done to all our swimmers who took part over the three legs of the Derwent Swim Series. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves!
Just a quick update following on from our recent push to move the club to direct debit from cash/Standing order, whilst very successful, we still have some swimmers who have not completed the direct debit link that was sent to them and this raises a potential issue.
The is that we will shortly(within a few weeks) be moving onto an electronic register system for both training and attendance at competitions which will link and take it information from to Gocardless, this will be way of ensuring that all members are registered in the correct class and paying the correct fee’s, plus it will help our health and safety policy as all swimmers details, both contact/emergency will be a the click of a button for the coaches/teachers, there will be other features/benefits to this system.
The other issue is that as not everybody has quite completed the direct debit part we have been unable to collect the outstanding 2017 fees by this method as we said we would so could all members please follow which option you are currently in ASAP please.
If you have already set up GoCardless ( Thank you ) and pay by direct debit but not had your annual membership fees collected or paid at the desk, you will be receiving an email shortly stating collection date/amount which,this will be made before the end of the month, so there is nothing else for you to do, only complete the form below and return to us.
If you have not moved to direct debit yet and still have your annual fees outstanding you are running the risk of unfortunately being both refused entry to the lessons because of insurance and not being able to compete for the ones that do as we have a deadline to update the ASA with everybody this year, if we miss this deadline the club could be fined and all swimmers refused competition entry, we naturally will not let that happen for the ones who have paid.
So, if you fall into number 2 could you please pay your annual membership by next Friday 17th March latest please by the easiest way for you or email our treasurer for a re-request of the direct debit link and we can do it via there.
(SYNCHRO swimmers you will be receiving your invites over the weekend as you won’t have had yours yet)
We do apologise if some members have missed the annual form we added back in January that does need completing, so, what i have done is added it here along with a reminder of the annual fee structure.
- MAIN POOL SWIMMER Inc. SYNCHRO = £40
- SMALL POOL SWIMMER = £30
- ADULT/HELPER = £12.50
MORE THAN ONE SWIMMER IN THE SAME FAMILY THEN YOU WILL RECEIVE A 25% DISCOUNT PER ADDITIONAL SWIMMER ON ANNUAL FEES.
Again, thank you for your ongoing support as we continue to move into the modern era
Any queries please contact John on email@example.com
Well the second weekend didn’t disappoint, Team Rykneld did themselves proud, again!
Saturday was another long day, where amongst the highlights 50m Breast saw Monica Tramontano post a sizeable PB on her debut, whilst brother Luca knocked yet more off his time and achieved regional qualification. In the same event Alisha Hurrell, Breesha Ward, Milli Porteous, Kian Mills and Andy Hopkinson were also amongst the Rykneld swimmers also posting lifetime bests, for Laura Mitchell it was two PBs, after beating her time again in the final. Unfortunately, due to an injury, Matthew Dunnachie had to return home before getting a chance to compete.
The evening session saw Catherine Hoyland, Ethan Henry and Macy Helps all bettering any previous swims in 50m Back, Tom Trueman lowering his regional qualification time yet further (twice) and bagging a silver medal at the same time.
Sunday was a nice short day, with only one session of racing. Most of those competing opted for just the 100 Free, Sarah Holmes smashing her personal best to add another RQT to those gained last weekend. There was also new lifetime bests for Daniel Ellis, Hettie Palethorpe and Holly Watkinson. With those heats out of the way it was time for the 200 Fly, arguably the toughest event of the lot, and it didn’t disappoint. Ryan Huddart and Kelsie Geary not only posting comfortable regional times and taking Gold in their age group, but each of them winning both the Junior and Open trophies.
Racing over, it was off for a team meal at Frankie and Benny’s to refuel and have a well earned treat. The older swimmer’s table, Joshua Pemberton in particular, amazing the staff with their calorie consumption. The younger swimmers next to them weren’t far behind, a mix up with Beth Hadley’s pizza resulting in extra food which vanished in seconds. Thank you to the staff for pulling off the herculean feat of getting all 55 of us fed so efficiently!
All in all a great two weekends. Well done swimmers and a huge thank you to all the coaches, team managers, officials, helpers and organisers for making it happen.
Oh, and enjoy your ‘retirement’ Dan Hoyland!
Saturday – Swims 39 Personal Bests 26 Regional Times 12
Sunday – Swims 18 Personal Bests 6 Regional Times 5
Well what can we say other than WOW!
We’ve entered a relatively small squad this year, 26 swimmers over the two weekends, but boy have they risen to the occasion.
First timers Macy Helps, Holly Watkinson and Milli Porteous all put in personal best performances, Holly regularly being second fastest 10 year-old and Milli making the final of the 50m Butterfly after completely obliterating her PB in the heats and putting regional qualification in her sights.
Kian Mills (50 Free) and Luca Tramontano (100m Breast) posted their first regional qualifying times of the season, which will see them joining Tom Trueman, a multiple finalist over the weekend, at East Midlands Championships for the second year running. After some feisty swimming, Sarah Holmes posted not one, but two, regional QTs (200IM and 50 Free) on Saturday, securing a trip to Corby with the boys at the end of April for her first ever regional championships. Such a shame illness struck overnight, as she looked likely to achieve yet more on Sunday.
Our other younger swimmers did themselves proud, Isaac Helps and Alisha Hurrell both being brave enough to tackle the gruelling 400 IM on Saturday, and slashing their times in the process. Ethan Henry and William Nelson opted for the splash and dash of the 50 Free, and did so in their fastest ever times. Hettie Palethorpe and Matthew and Abbie Dunnachie were amongst those that took on the 400 Free, with brother and sister both posting PBs. Beth Hadley, Breesha Ward and Daniel Ellis, along with seemingly most of Team Rykneld, took on the 100m Breast, an event which saw lots of personal best swims and regionals times. Daniel, spurred on by some loud team support, drop a massive six seconds on his 100m Breaststroke between the heat and the final, bagging his first ever county medal, and putting him close to a regional qualifying time.
Our older squad members put in solid performances all weekend, Joshua Pemberton and Kelsie Geary, our DX swimmers, made regional qualification times and medals look easy, despite having only just returned from a gruelling swim camp in Fuerteventura. Daniel Hoyland swam personal best time on 50 Free, retiring on a high, sister Catherine took her 100m Back time down yet further. Laura Mitchell, Andy Hopkinson, and Ryan Huddart all bagged themselves lifetime bests, finals places and regional times over the two days, setting themselves up for yet another trip to Sheffield in May. Ryan brought home the 200 IM Junior Trophy, and missed out on the 1500m trophy by a fraction of a second.
We can’t wait to see what next weekend holds!
Saturday – Swims 44 Personal Bests 33 Regional Times 10
Sunday – Swims 39 Personal Bests 21 Regional Times 9
The Draft Programme is now available on the Derbyshire ASA website.
Whilst we will do our best to check all the entries are correct, please can you also check your swims for any errors and let Stella know asap by email
There is also a request for volunteers to fill the non-official roles. Please follow above link for further details.
Licenced Officials, if you haven’t already received an email enquiring about your availability, but are able to help, please can you email Ian Davey