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Senior Swimmers of the Month - March 2018


Declan Bell
Declan has put in another solid month of quality training. He is now getting a belief in his abilities and also understands the importance of all out effort in training to ensure big PB's when it matters. He is also a great lane motivator and team player. Stay motivated for success, set your goals and go for it Declan.


Lily Freeman
Lily has been training hard and concentrating on getting her stroke technique better. Lily has become skillful and fast over all four strokes and each month is becoming more competitive in the lane and her back stroke is becoming awesome. Perfect practice will always make you better. Keep up the good work Lily.


Senior Swimmers of the Month - Feb 2018


Sam Ward
Sam has had a great month, always putting in a consistently high level of training. Sam has been really competitive in his training and has concentrated on improving stroke technique. Sam's presence in the lanes lifts the others swimmers performances making him an inspiration in his lane and other lanes, he is becoming the one to beat. Excellent work Sam.


Jessica Casey
Jessica has kept her foot firmly on the accelerator all month and that part on training is so important. Jessica realises that the mental commitment to continuous improvement and forging towards your best makes those good results so much sweeter. Jessica has also lifted other swimmers performances by staying focused and leading the lane. Well done Jessica.


Junior Swimmer of the Month - Jan 2018


Our first award winner this month is Mia Berkovitz. It has been great to see Mia progress through the club and she has now completed all the Academy stages and has moved into the Development 1 squad. She has a great attitude towards her training and always works at 100%. She listens to her coaches and takes on feedback in order to improve. She is now a regular team member at club galas and her confidence and competitive skills have grown. Keep up the good work Mia!


Our second recipient this month is Jacob Jarvis. Jacob always works hard at training and is keen to improve his swimming in order to continue his progression. He has attended many galas in which he has represented the club and he always swims his hardest. He entered his first club championships at the end of 2017 and came away with an overall 1st place in his age group. Well Done Jacob!


Senior Swimmers of the Month - Jan 2018


Archie Robertson Smith
Archie has become an inspiration to his peers and the coaches. The improvements he is making are becoming legendary. He is focused and driven and all the coaches can see he is on an unstoppable mission to improve. Well done Archie!


Lucie Freeman
Lucy has made a great start to the New Year. She is positive and working harder which will in turn guarantee results. Lucie needs to concentrate on improving skills and believe in her abilities. She has achieved an East Midland qualifying time again this year. Keep up the good work Lucie!


MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL and ASA FEES


Membership Renewal and ASA Fees


Dear Parent/Swimmer/Volunteer,
The Swimming Club Annual Membership and the ASA Annual Registration fees are now due for renewal.
A new membership form is attached for you to complete.
You can fill this in electronically and email it to kascmembershipsec@gmail.com">wlmailhtml: kascmembershipsec@gmail.com or print it out and post it to the address below or hand it to a committee member.
Annual membership fees for the swimming club and the ASA must be paid before Monday 12th of February 2018 otherwise the member will not be insured and will be unable to train or compete for the club.
Families with 2 or more swimmers in the club are eligible for a 10% reduction in the total Club membership fee. (ASA fees however must be paid in full).
Fees can be paid by one of the following methods
CASH - (Please do not send cash by post)
CHEQUE - payable to ‘Kettering Amateur Swimming Club’
BACS:
Name- Kettering Amateur Swimming Club
Account no: 11821760
Sort code:    77-21-05
If paying by BACS, please state amount and date paid on the form
Checklist:

    Please complete and return your membership form
    Please include cash or cheque for Club and ASA Annual fees
    If paying by BACS please add details on form
    Please amend your monthly Standing Order for the Club Monthly fees

2018 FEES
Club Annual membership fees:

    Junior members (16yrs and under or still in full-time education) - £36.00
    Senior members & Water Polo - £52.00

ASA Annual membership fees:

    Category 1 - £18.35 (able to compete in limited galas)
    Category 2 - £35.65 (able to complete in all galas)
    Category 3 - £10.70 (for volunteers and poolside helpers)

For full details of membership categories please see attached sheet
Club monthly fees (paid by Standing Order)

    Academy 6 & 7 - £14.50
    Academy 8, 9 & 10 - £21.50
    Development 1 - £29.00
    Development 2 - £37.00
    Titanium - £47.00
    Bronze - £51.00
    Silver - £58.00
    Gold - £64.00
    Masters (1) – £14.50
    Masters (2) - £29.00
    University students - £20.25
    Saturday swim - £14.50
    Saturday land training - £6.00
    Saturday swim & land training – £17.50

If you have any queries, you can contact me at kascmembershipsec@gmail.com">wlmailhtml: kascmembershipsec@gmail.com                                              
Kind Regards
Sharon Sellars
Membership form   Code of Conduct  ASA membership


Junior Swimmer of the Month - Dec 17


This month our first winner is Lana Giles. Lana has been chosen because of her brilliant attitude towards training and competing. She works hard at every training session and always gives her all. She is keen to learn and improve and will listen to her coaches and try her best in order to do so. Lana has also competed for the club in several galas recently and also entered the club champs. She has now been offered a place in the Development 1 squad so Well Done Lana!


Our second winner this month is Alfie Chacksfield. Alfie also has a great work ethic and trains well at every session. He has improved his strokes and skills and has developed his strength and stamina and therefore has recently been moved up to the next Academy stage. Alfie entered his first club champs this year and he overcame his nerves to swim brilliantly. Keep up the good work Alfie!

Senior Swimmers of the Month - Nov 2017

Jessica Casey

Jessica has raised the bar on her training and this new intensity and focus has achieved one of her goals to become Junior Girls 100m freestyle Champion. To get your name on the historic board is no mean feat.  After the Club Champs Jessica will now refocus on bigger goals and ambitions for the coming year.  By maintaining motivation and a high quality training there are no limits.  Well done Jessica!

Leon Sellers

Leon has been working really hard during November and was totally focused on achieving a great time in the Junior Boys 100m freestyle at the Club Championships.  It was great to see Leon really driven in training, putting speed to his distance per stoke and giving him a great win.  If Leon continues this momentum into the New Year he will inevitably get his East Midlands qualifying time.  Well done Leon!


Senior Swimmers of the Month - Dec 2017

Lewis Morgan Barton

Lewis Morgan is swimmer of the month because of his outstanding performance at the Club Championships.  Lewis Morgan has always had an ability to move through water with great technique.  He is hard working and focused.  This year he stepped up his game to give everyone an exciting battle between the senior boys where he won in  the 100m freestyle final.  He also achieved a fantastic 25secs for 50m freestyle which he is more than capable of swimming this time in the new year to take him straight to an East Midland qualifying time.

Lewis Morgan, you are an outstanding talent.

Charlotte Mair

In December Charlotte became our Senior Girls 100m freestyle champion.  Over the last year Charlotte has improved her technique and has gone from strength to strength.  At the beginning of the year Charlotte had to overcome a shoulder injury and spent many sessions doing two hours of kick, this showed outstanding resilience and character.   At the start of the year 1.05 seemed an impossibly daunting task but her continuous determination paid off.  She will start this year with a new belief in her own abilities and potential…is sub 60 a possibility for next years board Charlotte?

Junior Swimmer of the Month - Nov 17

NOVEMBER JUNIOR SWIMMERS OF THE MONTH:
Emily Laskey – Emily has been chosen as this month’s winner as I am so proud of the recent progress that she has made. Emily only returned to the club, after taking a break from swimming, after the Summer break. She slotted straight back into her previous training lane and has been working hard at every session. She was keen to enter the club championships despite only having a few months training under her belt. Emily swam brilliantly and earnt herself some huge PBs in the process! Congratulations Emily and keep up the good work.

Jacob Hicks – Jacob has also been given the award this month due to his hard work and recent achievements. This year Jacob has worked his way through the Academy stages and into Development 1 due to the effort he puts in to learn and improve his swimming skills. He has overcome his nerves and has competed for the club in several galas this year. He also entered his first club championships and came out with county qualifying times! He has come such a long way so Well Done Jacob

Corby Long Course Meeting

KASC have been invited to attend the Corby Long Course Open Meet held at Corby pool on the 24/25th March 2018.

This will be a great opportunity to swim in a 50m pool and a great event to get a regional time.

The price is £6 per event and age is at December 31st 2018.

There are upper limit times (so swimmers can’t be faster than the times) and the closing date for entry forms to come in to us is Sunday 17th December 2017.

All entry forms and further information are attached.

All development and senior squad members are encouraged to enter and any academy swimmers who are interested can contact Claire for advice.

Please give your entry to your coach, myself or Amanda along with your entry fee either in cash or cheque made payable to Kettering Amateur Swimming Club. Please ensure entry forms are completed in full.

Any further problems or queries please ask or see your coach.

County championships forms will be sent out in the next day or two.

Thanks

Hilary Reed

kascfixtures@gmail.com  

Corby Open meet entry package

Autumn League Round 2

Well done to everyone that swam at the Autumn League Round 2.  A team came 3rd on the night and B team 5th.

Results from the weekend can now be found on the website.

We would not normally see the B team with the A team in round 2 but I have asked why and it is a random draw for some clubs at venues.  Not a great venue for swimmers of Spectators

B team - 19 PB’s which is great only 3 DQ’s

Well done to Euan Chatburn swimming in his first gala.

A team - 16 PB’s which is great, 4 DQ’s, Please note down the PB’s

Thank you to all the swimmers, you all got the right lane and with a lack of space you all behaved very well.  Thank you to all those who helped out.

Amanda Short

KASC Team Manager

Junior Swimmer of the Month - Oct 17

The first winner of October’s Junior Swimmer of the Month is Harris Chacksfield. Harris has only been with the club for 6 months and in this time he has progressed to the final stage of the Academy. He always trains hard and gives his best in everything he is asked to do during training sessions. Harris entered 2 events at the first session of the club champs and picked up a bronze medal and a 4th place – not bad going for his first ever champs! Congratulations Harris.

The second recipient of this month’s award is Magenta Kenyon. Over the last year Magenta has progressed through the Academy and into the Development 1 squad. Magenta has a fantastic attitude towards her training and always put in 100%. She listens to her coaches and is always keen to learn and improve. Magenta has also started competing in galas and always puts in a great performance on the night. She will swim the races she has been picked for and has been quite a busy swimmer in recent galas! Keep up the good work Magenta!

Latest updates

Our latest updates –

Leicester League last Sat – well done to our ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams who came 3rd and 5th on Saturday. Don’t forget to check your times against the county champs qualifying times that we sent out last week.

Can everyone who was there on Saturday please check their T-bag t-shirts – Jacob Jarvis lost his during the evening – his name was on it – if you do find it please help us reunite it with Jacob!

If you didn’t see it, there was a lovely article and photo in the Evening Telegraph about the James Kirton evening – you can find it at http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/olympian-gives-motivational-talk-to-kettering-swimmers-1-8231391

Club champs – the second session of our annual club champs is on this Saturday 18th November at CORBY POOL again – the post code is NN17 1QB. Swimmer registration is between 5.30 and 5.45pm with warm-up at 6.00pm. Let’s make this session even better than the first when we had almost a 100 personal bests!!! Raffle prizes and cakes will again be gratefully accepted. Do bring the family along to cheer on our swimmers!! There is a small car parking cost. Don’t forget we are donating what we raise at the champs to the ‘Crazy Hats’ charity.

Time badges won’t be on sale this weekend but keep a note of your times so you can check them the following week when Faye and Paul will be selling them again. These badges ( there are about 60 to collect!) are a great way of showing how your times are progressing. Any times swimmers achieve at galas or timing sessions can be used to achieve the badges. The form is on the KASC website.

A reminder that swimmers should also be checking their times against the county champs qualifying times ( sent out last week). Some of our swimmers have already achieved some qualifying times and some have also achieved regional qualifying times so let’s hope we get lots more over the next 3 champs sessions!!

Northants Sports Awards – thanks from Carol Simms for all the good wishes from everyone. Though she didn’t win the overall county award ( a chap who had been with his football club for 70 years won!) she was very proud to represent KASC

Regards

Club sec

Junior Swimmer of the Month - Sept 17

SEPT
This month I really struggled to choose 2 swimmers for the award. I have been updating the objective sheets for all swimmers in every stage and I am very pleased with the amount of ticks that I have had to fill in! I was very proud of all those swimmers who participated in this month’s Academy Gala and there were some brilliant performances. This just illustrates the progression that all swimmers are making. The effort levels put in during Academy sessions is high and we have a great group of swimmers. Therefore, I would like to say a big Well Done to ALL ACADEMY SWIMMERS this month – keep up the hard work all of you!

County Sprints 2017

Hi all

We are pleased to be invited to attend the Northants County Sprint competition to be held at Rugby pool on the 16th September 2017. This is a Level 3 licenced event. Swimmers must be Category 2 registered with Swim England. If a swimmer wishes to enter but they are Category 1 registered, we can ask for it to be upgraded to Category 2, but do please let us know asap.

Attached are the required entry times and all information and conditions.

Swimmers must be at least 10 years old and age is at 31/12/2017.

Each event is £4 and payment either by cash or cheque made payable to Kettering Amateur Swimming Club must accompany each entry.

All entries must be with myself or your coach by 27/8/2017

Any problems or questions either ask your coach or email me on the address below.

Good luck all, its a great event and we look forward to having a large KASC team there.

Hilary Reed

Fixtures co-ordinator

kascfixtures@gmail.com  

Qualifying times

Programme of Events

Promoters Conditions

Entry Form

Dev. 1 and Dev 2

Hi everyone

Development 1 – are invited to Corby pool on Wednesday 19th July 8.30-9.30pm for a starts and turns session – this REPLACES the Monday session

Development 2 – are at Oundle again on Tuesday 18th July – 7.30-9.30 pm

Regards

Club sec

Wednesday training

Hi Gold, Silver, Bronze and Titanium

 Well, last Wednesday went so well we are doing it again....so along side the River swim at Wadenhoe 7-8pm we also have a starts and turns session at Corby EMIP 8.30-9.30pm.

 Wadenhoe River Swim

    Starts at 7pm at Village hall car park PE8 5ST

    Be dressed ready for your swim

    Make sure you have flip flops or similar

    Ensure you wear a hat....a silicon one is best

    Dry yourself off immediately after the swim

    Bring warm clothes to change into as soon as you are dry....shower at home

    Dont forget to bring a woolly hat.....no matter how warm you think you may be afterwards!

    Bring a warm drink in a flask.....if you dont like tea/ coffee/hot chocolate then why not bring warm juice.

    Parents who are not swimming with you can perhaps take a break in the Kings Head just down the road.

Corby EMIP starts and turns session

    8.30-9.30pm Parkland Gateway, George St, Corby NN17 1QB

    Normal Swimming gear

    Bring a drinks bottle with water already in it

And again, please contact me either way, whichever session you choose to attend.

Regards

Jacqueline Farrow

Junior Swimmers of the Month - June 2017

Sam Ward – Sam has been awarded this month’s Swimmer of the Month for his hard work and determination. Sam always trains well and has recently added an extra optional session to his training load. He is very competitive and keen to continue improving. As a result he has gained numerous PBs recently; some very sizeable!

Ella-Rose Knibb – Ella-Rose has been chosen for June’s Swimmer of the Month for her enthusiasm towards her swimming. She always puts in 100% effort at training sessions and is keen to improve and learn new skills. She has grown in confidence and has developed a great attitude and always has a smile on her face!

Tuesday training

For Development 2  this week  you are invited to join  the Oundle Tuesday session again ( 11th July) – 7.30-9.30pm. Please keep checking for updates by email and on Facebook.

Continued changes to sessions

Hi everyone,

Many thanks for your continued support during this difficult time for the club and a big thankyou to all of those who are trying to organise the new sessions.The changes for the next few days are much the same as last week. Attached are the changes for the next few days in table form ( I hope it makes sense!!) Please do ask if you are not sure.

Kettering session

Squads

NEW SESSION

Friday 30th June 8-9pm

                             8-9.30pm

Bronze

Masters

Thrapston 7-8pm

Thrapston 8-9pm

Saturday July 1st 7-8am

                               7-8am

Those from development 1 and above who attend normally

Academy 8,9,10

No pool session

(Land training is on)

SUNDAY July 2nd  - Thrapston 7.15-8.15pm

Sunday July 2nd 5.30-6.00pm

                            6.00-6.30pm

                            6.30-7.30pm

                            6.30-8.30pm

                            7.30-8.30pm

Academy 6/7

Academy 6/7

Development 1

Development 2

Masters

Thrapston 6.45-7.15pm

Thrapston 6.45-7.15pm

Thrapston 7.15-8.15

Oundle 6.30-8.30pm

Oundle 6.30-8.30pm

Monday July 3rd  5.00-6.00pm

                              6.00-7.00pm

                               

                              5.00-7.00pm

                             

                              8.00-9.30pm

Academy 8,9,10

Development 1

Development 2

Gold and Titanium

SUNDAY July 2nd - Thrapston 7.15-8.15pm

Land training Cornmarket Hall

7.00-8.00pm

TUESDAY July 4th - Oundle 7.30-9.30pm

Land training Cornmarket Hall

7.00-8.00pm

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LATEST CHANGES

Now that we have more up to date information about the Kettering pool closure we will put together  a plan for the next few weeks. Coaches and committee will meet over the coming days to discuss this.

The following are the changes that have been sorted for the next few days.

 Saturday 24th June -land training is as normal 8.15-9.15am. No pool session

 Sunday 25th June –  Academy 6 and 7 ( both 5.30 and 6.00pm sessions) – will be at Thrapston pool – 6.45-7.15pm

                             Academy 8,9,10 ( includes both Monday and Saturday sessions) – will be at Thrapston pool – 7.15-8.15 pm

                             Development 1 – will be at Thrapston pool – 7.15-8.15pm

                             Development 2  - will be at Oundle school pool – 6.30-8.30pm

                             Masters – will be at Oundle school pool – 7.30-8.30pm

 Monday 26th June – Gold,Titanium and Development 1 – land training - Cornmarket Hall  – 7-8pm

 Tuesday 27th June – Development 2 – will be at Oundle pool -  7.30-9.00pm ( replaces their Monday session)

Please bear with us while we try to work out the longer term plan but do ask if you are unsure of anything

For those who are unsure of where the pools are – Thrapston pool is called the Nene Centre – NN14 4JY- Oundle school pool – Milton Rd - Oundle PE8 4AQ
Diddy League Final Round - A Team

Please find the results from the final Diddy Round on the Results section.  Well done to all swimmers and thank you to everyone that helped out.

There was a massive 25 PB’s on the night which is great

Results:

1st Wellingborough         195

2nd Coventry                186

3rd Loughborough          176

4th Kimberley                173

5th Kettering A              153

6th Braunstone B           125

Diddy League Final Round - B Team

Please find the results from the final round of the Diddy League on the results page. 

Well done to all swimmers a massive 21 PB’s

Thank you to everyone that helped out and those last minute, if any of you would like to help out in future

please let me know you will need to join the club and then we can arrange a DSB, this means you do not have to pay for

entry and get a chance to see who it all works and your child will love it

Results for the night:

1st Leicester Neptune B  205

2nd Leicester Penguins   189

3rd Coleville B               183

4th Kettering B              137

5th Daventry B              117

Open Day Cancelled

Due to the pool closure as previously stated and the uncertainty of exactly when the pool will re-open we have had to unfortunately cancel the KASC open day planned for the 2nd July.

FRIDAY TRAINING

Tomorrow’s  ( Friday 23rd June) -  BRONZE squad session will be at THRAPSTON pool – 7-8pm

                                           -  MASTERS squad session will be at THRAPSTON pool -8-9pm

The pool is called The Nene Centre – post code – NN14 4JY

SATURDAY TRAINING

There will be NO pool session on Saturday morning ( 24th June). There will be the normal land training session 8.15-9.15 am for squads Development 1 and upwards

Junior Swimmers of the Month - May 2017

Lucas Giles – Lucas has shown a great positive attitude since progressing into the Development 2 squad. He comes to training ready for the session ahead and will always put in 100% effort. He has coped well with the higher training load and has increased his strength and stamina. Keep up the good work Lucas!

Caitlin Barrie – Caitlin has made her way through all 5 of our Academy stages and has recently moved up to the Development 1 squad. It has been brilliant to see the progress that Caitlin has made along the way in terms of her technique and strength. Caitlin has also been swimming for our Diddy team and will always swim her best in her races. Well Done Caitlin!

KASC Open Day

Hi everyone

It’s less than 3 weeks to go to the KASC open day!!!! This is an opportunity to showcase what KASC does so your help is urgently needed. We need lots of help to run the day  - this can be an hour, a morning/afternoon/all day – it’s up to you or if you can’t make it, provide tombola prizes or cakes.

Date – Sunday 2nd July

Where – Kettering pool

Time – 10.00am – 3.30pm

We need

    swimmers -  to help on poolside and to act as ‘demonstrators’

    parenta - to help poolside/run stalls/look after the bouncy castle/take money/sign certificates and give out medals etc/

    Someone to label up the Tombola prizes  at least the day before the event

    Tombola prizes – you can give these to a committee member or coach as soon as you are able to ( Carol is at Kettering pool during the Monday and Sunday sessions)

    Cakes –  to bring on the day and anything else we haven't thought of – please let us know if you think of anything – all ideas welcome!

We would like to donate some of the money raised to charity – if you have some ideas please let us know

Do you know somewhere we can distribute leaflets/advertise?

If you haven’t already let us know if you can help please let a committee member or coach know or reply to this email, as soon as possible

We will hold a meeting before the event

Many thanks in anticipation

Club sec
Fastwater Meet 2017

Please find the results  from the Fastwater gala last weekend in the results section of the website, well done to all swimmer and thank you to everyone that helped
15 PB's well done
Results on time
1st Modernians          6.30.00
2nd Daventry            6.31.00
3rd Braunstone          6.40.00
4th Wellingborough     6.48.00
5th Kettering            7.02.00
6th Nene Valley         7.27.00

Summer Break

The last normal training session before the summer break is on Friday 21st July and we return on Monday August 21st.

There will be a fun session for all squads at Oundle school pool on Sunday 23rd July, 6.30-8.30pm

To help swimmers maintain fitness through the summer (  the County sprint Championships are in early September) we will be running ONE training session a week during the 4 week break for squads  Development 1 and above. This will be at Kettering pool on Wednesday evening, 7.30-9.00pm. Costs per session will be £5 (done on a pay as you go basis) or £17.50 for all 4 sessions (paid in advance). For these sessions we ask that parents please pay by cash or cheque rather than by BACS ( there will be someone available to take money before the sessions)

Best regards

Club sec

Senior Swimmers of the month - April 2017

Fatima Noureddine

Fatima has a positive, hard working and enthusiastic attitude towards swimming and is a pleasure to coach. She asks questions and has a desire to learn and improve, giving 100% to all aspects of her swimming, kicking  and drill work.  Fatima, continue with your drills, keep focused on continued improvement and you will guarantee faster times.

Ben Tompkins

Ben has always had great arm speed and is beginning to use that asset by mixing it with improved technique. He always works hard and is competitive in training. Over the last month he has challenged the top swimmers in the club. Ben continues to improve his times getting pb after pb.  Ben, continue to believe, be committed and start focusing on much bigger goals.

LAND TRAINING Seniors

Due to an event at Oundle School on Tuesday 30th May 2017, we are not able to use the Oundle facilities so the senior training session has been moved from Oundle to the Cornmarket, Main Hall.
We will be starting this training session earlier so the swimmers can get an earlier night.
Cornmarket 7pm to 8.30pm. 
Please dress appropriately for land training, trainers: tshirt, shorts or joggers, no jeans.
Please bring with you your kick boards, a drink and a positive mental attitude.

Regards

Jacqueline Farrow

Junior Swimmers of the Month - April 2017

Sophie Bennett – Sophie has been awarded Swimmer of the Month for April to say a big ‘Well Done’ for her recent performances at galas and the PBs that she has gained from them. Since progressing to Development 2 Sophie has been working really hard and has adapted well to the increase in training load. It just goes to show that training well does pay off! Keep it up Sophie.

Jeremiah Muir – Jeremiah is has been chosen as our Swimmer of the Month for April as he will always train hard, listen to his coaches and will push himself to keep improving. I am really pleased with the progress that Jeremiah is making and he also has been racing well and gaining PBs at recent galas. He has a great attitude towards his training and the competitions that he enters. Well Done Jeremiah.

Diddy League

Well done to both our teams that competed in the second round of the Diddy League.

These are the results from the team A event:

1st Nene Valley                  244

2nd Loughborough              195

3rd Kettering A                  170

4th Nuneaton                     167

5th Oadby & WIngston        113

I am still outstanding one official time which I have queried.

There were 14PB’s on the night!

In the team B event there were 26 PB's - well done everyone.

Look out at the beginning of next week for the final round invites for 17th June.

Amanda

KASC Team Manager

Honda Relay Gala

The results from the Honda Relay Gala are now in the results section of the website. As always, it was an enjoyable gala, lots of swimmers took part and there was great team spirit.

16PB’s on the night. Well done to all swimmers and thank you to everyone that helped.

Joint 1st Wellingborough & Rushden                     144

3rd Daventry                                                    98

4th Kettering                                                    85

5th Nene Valley                                                 76

Amanda Short

KASC Team Manager

Senior Swimmers of the Month - March 2017

Max Jeffs

Max always works hard, he commits to his training and over the last few months has slowed down his arms to concentrate on technique. This is a huge step in faith - resisting the temptation to go all out on arm speed/just spinning the wheels.  His distance per stroke this month is reaching further and his times are getting lower. Very impressed with Max's pbs and performance at the galas, he just keeps improving and developing. Well done Max

Harriet Casey

Harriet is a great trainer, enthusiastic and determined, all important attributes for a successful swimmer. Harriet over the past few months has had some great pbs, especially in fly, and is steadily decreasing her times in all strokes. Harriet has been positive, focused and eager to learn, an inspiration to others in the lane. Keep up the good work Harriet.

Diddy League Galas

Please find attached a summary of information about Diddy galas from Claire following on from the Diddy gala on the 1st April. We know there are lots of parents new to swimming competitions and there’s loads of useful information in the document so do have a good read through it and let us know if you have any questions.

As a club we also have to provide officials for any gala that we do. As we enter 2 teams in leagues that’s 2 lots of officials to provide. If you are interested in becoming a timekeeper or judge please let us know. The training is held at Kettering pool with Howard Wilkinson from Corby ASC and is free. For timekeeping it’s only two theory sessions and then a practical (after you have had a few practices sessions). We will run sessions on Mondays 6-7pm for those interested. I will get the next course started as soon as I have a couple of people wanting to do it. As an official you get in free to galas and you won’t have to fight for seats with the crowd!!

Best regards

Club sec

Diddy Galas

Fenland Open Meet - Level 3 UPDATE

The deadline for this meet has now been extended to 20/4/2017.

Entry forms are on our website and can either be given to a coach or myself or emailed to me.

Thanks

Hilary

EASTER

EASTER – There is no training over the Easter holiday weekend from the Friday to the Monday.

Congratulations!

A big congratulations to Howard Farrow who has completed his Level 2 coaching award and Catherine Jeffs has qualified as a timekeeper.

A big well done to both from everyone at the club!

Fenland Open Meet - Level 3

KASC have been invited to attend the Fenland open meet Level 3 held at New Vision Leisure centre in Whittlesbury Cambridgeshire on Sunday 28th May 2017.

Events are £4.50 and age is at 28th May 2017.

All events are 50m or 100m.

If you are interested in attending pleased read the accompanying information carefully and complete the entry form in full.

Please give all completed entry forms with cash or cheques made out to Kettering Amateur swimming club to your coach or myself by April 17th.

Diddy League Gala A team

The results from the weekend are now on the results section of the website. Swimmers did very well with 26 PB’s on the night with some new times also, please make a note of these if your child has achieved a PB.

Thank you very much to all those who helped out, I understand that all went well considering changes needed making as a swimmer could not make it last minute and some swimmers turned up late. Please can I remind parents for future rounds that all swimmers need to be on poolside by 6pm ready for warm up.

Results                            Points             Finishing places 2016 (30 Teams)

1st Nene Valley                  236                       9th                                                        

2nd Kettering A                  204                       12th

3rd Melton A                      190                       4th

4th Hinckley B                    135                       17th

5th Leicester Sharks D         103                        25th

6th Leicester Neptune B       96                         22nd

Round 1 is a random draw the following two rounds will be swam this points taking into account for all teams from round 1. I received an email from Burton swimming club congratulating us for beating Melton A as they are a good team

For those parents new to gala’s please share this with your child(ren), if you wish to discuss stroke count or DQ’s please speak with your child coach.

Swimmers who swim first in a relay can use the split as an official time. 

If you have any questions please let me know, if you cannot open this file please let me know. I will be sending out invites for round 2 which is on 13th May over the next couple of weeks

Amanda Short

KASC Team Manager

Diddy League Gala B team

The results from the weekend are now on the Results page. Swimmers did very well with 16 PB’s on the night with some new times also, please make a note of these if your child has achieved a PB or a new time.  

Thank you very much to all those who helped out. I understand that all went well considering changes needed making as a swimmer could not make it last minute. Please can I remind parents for future rounds that all swimmers need to be on poolside by 6pm ready for warm up, with the correct swimwear for racing.

Results                            Points           Finishing places 2016 (30 teams)                                            

1st  Arnold                        225                    1st                                         

2nd Braunstone B              216                   19th      

3rd Swadlincote                 214                   3rd

4th Solihull                        173                  23rd

5th Kettering B                   86                   28th

6th Daventry B                   69                   30th

Round 1 is a random draw the following two rounds will be swum with points taking into account for all teams from round 1. This was an exceptionally rough draw for the B team looking at the places the other teams came last year.

For those parents new to galas please share this with your child(ren), if you wish to discuss stroke count or DQ’s please speak with your child’s coach.

Swimmers who swam first position in a relay can use the split as an official time. 

If you have any questions please let me know, if you cannot open this file please let me know. I will be sending out invites for round 2 which is on 13th May over the next couple of weeks

Amanda Short

KASC Team Manager

ashortkasc@hotmail.com

Junior Swimmers of the Month - Feb 2017

Jack Baish - Jack has been awarded this month's award for his hard work and effort during his training sessions. He has recently progressed to our Stage 7 group and he has already moved up to the next lane. Jack will always try his best at training and is keen to improve his strokes. He listens to his coaches and will work hard whatever the set may be. It is great to see the progress that Jack is making with his strength & stamina and strokes & skills. Well done Jack

Keren Tennant - Keren is one of our Swimmers of the Month this month due to her positive attitude towards her swimming. She always trains hard and is often 1 of the leading swimmers in her lane. She puts in maximum effort to all the sets that she is given and listens to instructions and feedback from her coaches. She is also very competitive and will always put in 100% in the galas that she has recently taken part in. Keren is going from strength to strength with her swimming so keep up the good work!

Senior Swimmers of the Month - February 2017

Russell Wilson-Haw

Russell is focused, concentrating on his own performance and is not easily distracted. He has worked hard this month, a consistent effort, understanding how hard he has to push himself to get results. Good pbs at the County Championships and a massive 27 sec pb in the 100m Fly on Dash night. Keep up the good work Russell

Emily Batchelor

Emily has started in the Senior Squad and has been working hard, concentrating on her technique. She shows a real positive competitive spirit. The results for her first County Championships were brilliant, she pb'ed and made the breaststroke final then pb'ed again in the final which ranking 29th in the County. Well done Emily

LEICESTER & DISTRICT SWIMMING LEAGUE – WINTER

Results from the galas at the weekend are now in the members area under 'Results'.

Team A - Braunstone - There were 21 PB’s - all that training is paying off which is great.

You may find the points strange there was two teams who should have been at a different pool therefore their point will be included within another heat, this is due to pools not being available:

  1. 1st Braunstone282

  2. 2nd Hinckley215

  3. 3rd Coalville206

  4. 4th Leicester Sharks140

  5. 5th Kettering122

  6. 6th Daventry99

Team B - Wellingbrough - You all did really well too, there were 23 PB’s which is fantastic.

Positions:

  1. 1st Wellingborough212

  2. 2nd Rushden194

  3. 3rd Wellingborough148

  4. 4th Kettering125

  5. 5th Daventry91

Thank you to everyone that helped out we would not attend these events without you, If you have received an invite for the next and have not replied yet please can you do so asap

Amanda Short

KASC Team Manager

Junior Swimmers of the Month - Jan 2017

Isabelle James - Over the last few months it has been great to watch Isabelle progress in terms of her stamina and skills and also her confidence. Isabelle always listens to her coaches and is very keen to work hard to improve. She has also recently began competing in galas for the club and always puts in 100%. She never moans and will try things despite not having done them before. Keep up the hard work Isabelle!

Leyton Etheridge - Leyton has been training very hard recently and has just progressed to the top lane of Stage 7. He always puts in maximum effort and will keep going even when he finds a set difficult. Leyton has worked hard to progress with his strokes and is keen to keep improving. Leyton enjoys practising his racing skills and I look forward to seeing him in upcoming competitions. Well Done Leyton!

Senior Swimmers of the Month - January 2017

Austin Reed

Austin has raised his game to an even higher standard.  He is focused and determined to get an incredible 200m fly time by mid season. He has found a strength of character to chisel away at a formula that will get him what he wants to achieve.  Austin, good goal setting, strong commitment and steady improvement - sorted!

Beaux Dodson

Beaux is a steady worker in her lane, she has put in some good strong sessions and keeps focused. She has shown good team spirit and helped out by swimming with the bronze squad to motivate them. Keep up the good work and concentrate your training towards an achievable goal…You just don’t know how good you are Beaux.

CLUB KIT - REMINDER

Don't forget KASC CLUB KIT is available to buy at the Junior sessions at Kettering pool on Sunday and Monday and coaches also have kit available to sell at other sessions.

KASC kit

Luton Open Meet

We are pleased to be invited to attend the Luton Spring Long Course Open meet. It is being held on the 16th/17th April which is Easter weekend and therefore there will be no training at this time. It is being held in a 50m pool so a great chance to aim for a regional time or a long course PB. The links below are for the schedules, qualifying times and entry forms and age is as at 31/12/2016.

Cost is £7 per event and payment to be paid in either cash or cheque made payable to Kettering Amateur Swimming Club along with your entry form by the 27th February 2017.

Entry forms and payments to be passed to your coach, myself or Amanda.

Entry forms must be completed in full with an ASA number and a qualifying entry time.

An event well worth entering in an excellent facility

Good luck

Any questions or problems please ask.

Hilary Reed

Fixtures co-ordinator

kascfixtures@gmail.com

Entry Pack

Entry Form

Qualifying Standards

Schedule

Country Championships

Please see the message from Terry Bream below about the rearrangements for the County Champs. Please read CAREFULLY. If you have any queries do let us know. I will be asking for volunteers to help out again on the two weekends when I have the time slots.

‘My apologies for not being able to give you information yesterday, I was still waiting to speak to Roger Jones to confirm the position regarding repairs and available dates.

I am now in possession of all information which I will set out below for you:

The repairs to the boom are currently being carried out with an estimated finish date of Wednesday evening, with further testing to be carried out on Thursday. I am going over to the pool to run a course on Thursday evening so will have the chance to check that it has happened.

The weekend of 11th 12th February will go ahead with the planned programme.

The distance events will be as planned on 18th February.

The re-scheduled weekend will be on 25th/26th February.

The Wilkinson Sword gala which was to be on 25th February will have to be rescheduled.

Club Sec

Club Sec News Jan 2017

SWIM 21 – is the ASA ‘kitemark’ for a well run club. We have been awarded this for another year.

OFFICIALS TRAINING – we are running our next course on Monday nights at  Kettering pool during the early session - starting on MONDAY 6TH FEBRUARY.

The course is free and run by Howard Wilkinson from Corby ASC.

As we now run 2 teams in all leagues, it is vital that we maintain a good level of qualified officials. At the moment we do struggle to staff two galas on a Saturday. The more qualified officials we have, the less often you would have to officiate!

It might look quite scary but in fact it isn’t (it also means you get free entry to galas and you won’t have to fight for a seat in the viewing area!!!). You can just do the Timekeepers qualification ( 3 weeks theory and a practical) or the Judges qualifications (can take up to 10 weeks and then practicals). We do need to have both types of officials at galas.

The Monday time slots will be Judge 1 – 5-6pm (for those who currently have a timekeepers qualification)

Timekeeper – 6-7pm – for those new to officials training – you could go on to do Judge 1 or 2 afterwards.

Please do contact us through the club sec email if you are interested or see Carol Simms at Kettering on Sunday and Monday or speak to your coach.

WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK - The website is a fantastic source of information, including news, entry forms for competitions (when they come out), membership information, about KASC kit and up to date swimmers times. For the latter, you need to request access to the members area from the webmaster. You can also find us on Facebook, which is amazingly useful, especially when we want to get news out at short notice!

SWIMMERS’ TIMES – These are on the website and Amanda (team manager) emails times from galas on a regular basis  to those who competed. Swimmers and parents should also keep a record of times so that they can see their progress and have them ready for entry forms. There are also, of course, the set of badges and flashes which can be collected as certain times are reached. Information is on the website and noticeboard at Kettering or ask your coach.

SAINSBURY’S VOUCHERS – We will be collecting these again this year. We have managed to get some great equipment for land training sessions over the last two years. If only we could use them to buy a new pool!!!

Best regards

Club sec

Award Night

What a great night the awards night was last Friday! We hope that everyone who came enjoyed themselves!

A huge thanks to Jo and Neil Freeman and Claire for putting the whole thing together and to everyone that helped with the planning, the running of the event on the night and the donation of raffle prizes and desserts.

Also, a big thank you  to Councilor Scrimshaw and Steve Edwards for giving up their time to present some of our awards and we are very grateful to Councilor Scrimshaw for the £1200 cheque to replace our much worn lane ropes. A big thank you to our President, Don Ward too for presenting awards – we have now lost count of the number of awards nights that Don has attended!

If you have any ideas for next years’ awards night or would like to get involved in the running of it or other social events, then do please let us know.

Messages from our Club Sec

Hi everyone

Galas

Well done to our two teams who have begun their Leicester Winter League journey. They both faced tough opposition but swum their hearts out and again did lots of pb’s!

The ‘A’ team were unexpectedly promoted to Division 1 because one of the other teams in that division had pulled out at short notice but the team gave a great account of themselves. We look forward to the next round so look out for Amanda’s (team manager) email and do please reply to her about availability AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

County champs

Entries for these are now closed. This year we have again increased the number of swimmers entered so that we have almost 40 competing. Please come along to support them on the championship weekends. It would be great to see all of our supporters wearing red and cheering loudly! County swimming hats are available for those new to the counties

Sainsbury’s vouchers

These begin again at the end of January so it would be great if you could again be generous in donating them to the club. The last two years we have used them to get equipment for land training.

Volunteers

As a club we can only exist with a strong volunteer workforce.

If you would like to volunteer to help out with the club in any way do please let us know through the club sec email or your coaches or committee members. In particular we are looking for someone ( or perhaps 2 people) to take on the club secretary role.

We also need parents or older swimmers to become qualified officials. As we now run two teams for all leagues we need to keep a steady flow of officials coming through. We will be running an officials course at Kettering pool on a Monday evening during the early session, starting in the next couple of weeks so if you would like to train as a timekeeper or judge or would like to further your current qualification please let us know. It’s not as daunting as it sounds, honestly!

Regards

Club sec

Team Captains 2017

Our captains for  2017 were announced at the awards night on Friday.

They are:

Seniors – Harriet Palmer and Austin Reed

Juniors – Declan Bell and Charlotte Johnson

We wish them luck in their roles.

At galas you will recognize them by their captains t-shirts

Team Captains 2017

Our captains for  2017 were announced at the awards night on Friday.

They are:

Seniors – Harriet Palmer and Austin Reed

Juniors – Declan Bell and Charlotte Johnson

We wish them luck in their roles.

At galas you will recognise them by their captains t-shirts

Junior Swimmers of the month - November 2016

Mia Brockway - Mia has been awarded the Swimmer of the Month due to her brilliant attitude towards her training and the effort she is puts in. She always tries her best during training and is willing to push herself in order to continue improving. She listens to advice from her coaches and takes it on board straight away. She also entered her 1st club champs this year and was keen to enter a variey of events. Keep it up Mia!

Fred Robertson-Smith - Fred has been given the award this month to say well done for all the hard work that he has been putting in. He has recently progressed up to the final stage of our Academy section and he is taking his new training load in his stride. Fred has also made recent improvements with his tumble turns and diving skills. He has entered this year's club champs and has begun participating in galas with the club. Well done Fred!

Senior Swimmers of the Month - December 2016

Cameron Johnson

Cameron accomplished a 'sub 60' on 100m freestyle with a time of 58.87 in the finals at the Club Championships.  Going under the minute for the first time and knocking 12 seconds off his pb from 2 years ago… what is possible this year Cameron?   He also medalled on his 100m backstroke and made bronze at the Northampton Winter meet.

Brogan Walker

Brogan showed us an exciting performance in the Club Championships with an outstanding win in the 100m Individual Medley, showing solid proficiency in execution of all four strokes.  A deserved win after the concerted efforts she has put in at training.  Keep up the good work Brogan.

Autumn League Final Round

Results are now available on the Results page for the Autumn League final round.

A great night, all swimmers did really well 22 PB’s which is great after so many at club champs

Thank you to everyone that helped

Places on the night

1st Kettering A                  259 points

2nd Melton B                     241 points

3rd Hinckley B                   222 points

4th Nene Valley                 204 points

5th Wellingborough B          187 points

6th Coalville B                   116 points

7th Oadby & Wigston         103 points

Vacancy for Club Secretary

Committee post

We have one vacancy on the new committee and that is for Club Secretary. Attached is the job description if anyone is interested in doing this essential job. There could be the possibility of two people splitting the work.

 Senior Swimmers of the month - April 2017

Fatima Noureddine

Fatima has a positive, hard working and enthusiastic attitude towards swimming and is a pleasure to coach. She asks questions and has a desire to learn and improve, giving 100% to all aspects of her swimming, kicking  and drill work.  Fatima, continue with your drills, keep focused on continued improvement  and you will guarantee faster times.

Ben Tompkins

Ben has always had great arm speed and is beginning to use that asset by mixing it with improved technique. He always works hard and is competitive in training. Over the last month he has challenged the top swimmers in the club. Ben continues to improve his times getting pb after pb.  Ben, continue to believe, be committed and start focusing on much bigger goals.

LAND TRAINING Seniors

Due to an event at Oundle School on Tuesday 30th May 2017, we are not able to use the Oundle facilities so the senior training session has been moved from Oundle to the Cornmarket, Main Hall.
We will be starting this training session earlier so the swimmers can get an earlier night.
Cornmarket 7pm to 8.30pm. 
Please dress appropriately for land training, trainers: tshirt, shorts or joggers, no jeans.

Please bring with you your kick boards, a drink and a positive mental attitude.
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Regards

Jacqueline Farrow

Junior Swimmers of the Month - April 2017

Sophie Bennett – Sophie has been awarded Swimmer of the Month for April to say a big ‘Well Done’ for her recent performances at galas and the PBs that she has gained from them. Since progressing to Development 2 Sophie has been working really hard and has adapted well to the increase in training load. It just goes to show that training well does pay off! Keep it up Sophie.

Jeremiah Muir – Jeremiah is has been chosen as our Swimmer of the Month for April as he will always train hard, listen to his coaches and will push himself to keep improving. I am really pleased with the progress that Jeremiah is making and he also has been racing well and gaining PBs at recent galas. He has a great attitude towards his training and the competitions that he enters. Well Done Jeremiah.

Diddy League

Well done to both our teams that competed in the second round of the Diddy League.

These are the results from the team A event:

1st Nene Valley                  244

2nd Loughborough             195

3rd Kettering A                  170

4th Nuneaton                    167

5th Oadby & WIngston       113

I am still outstanding one official time which I have queried.

There were 14PB’s on the night! 

In the team B event there were 26 PB's - well done everyone.

Look out at the beginning of next week for the final round invites for 17th June.

Amanda

KASC Team Manager

Honda Relay Gala

The results from the Honda Relay Gala are now in the results section of the website. As always, it was an enjoyable gala, lots of swimmers took part and there was great team spirit.

16PB’s on the night. Well done to all swimmers and thank you to everyone that helped.

Joint 1st Wellingborough & Rushden                     144

3rd Daventry                                                       98

4th Kettering                                                       85

5th Nene Valley                                                   76

Amanda Short

KASC Team Manager

Senior Swimmers of the Month - March 2017

Max Jeffs

Max always works hard, he commits to his training and over the last few months has slowed down his arms to concentrate on technique. This is a huge step in faith - resisting the temptation to go all out on arm speed/just spinning the wheels.  His distance per stroke this month is reaching further and his times are getting lower. Very impressed with Max's pbs and performance at the galas, he just keeps improving and developing. Well done Max

Harriet Casey

Harriet is a great trainer, enthusiastic and determined, all important attributes for a successful swimmer. Harriet over the past few months has had some great pbs, especially in fly, and is steadily decreasing her times in all strokes. Harriet has been positive, focused and eager to learn, an inspiration to others in the lane. Keep up the good work Harriet.

Diddy League Galas

Please find attached a summary of information about Diddy galas from Claire following on from the Diddy gala on the 1st April. We know there are lots of parents new to swimming competitions and there’s loads of useful information in the document so do have a good read through it and let us know if you have any questions.

As a club we also have to provide officials for any gala that we do. As we enter 2 teams in leagues that’s 2 lots of officials to provide. If you are interested in becoming a timekeeper or judge please let us know. The training is held at Kettering pool with Howard Wilkinson from Corby ASC and is free. For timekeeping it’s only two theory sessions and then a practical (after you have had a few practices sessions). We will run sessions on Mondays 6-7pm for those interested. I will get the next course started as soon as I have a couple of people wanting to do it. As an official you get in free to galas and you won’t have to fight for seats with the crowd!!

Best regards

Club sec

Fenland Open Meet - Level 3 UPDATE

The deadline for this meet has now been extended to 20/4/2017

Entry forms are on our website and can either be given to a coach or myself or emailed to me.

Thanks

Hilary

EASTER

EASTER – There is no training over the Easter holiday weekend from the Friday to the Monday.

Congratulations!

A big congratulations to Howard Farrow who has completed his Level 2 coaching award and Catherine Jeffs has qualified as a timekeeper.

A big well done to both from everyone at the club!

Fenland Open Meet - Level 3

KASC have been invited to attend the Fenland open meet Level 3 held at New Vision Leisure centre in Whittlesbury Cambridgeshire on Sunday 28th May 2017.

Events are £4.50 and age is at 28th May 2017.

All events are 50m or 100m.

If you are interested in attending pleased read the accompanying information carefully and complete the entry form in full.

Please give all completed entry forms with cash or cheques made out to Kettering Amateur swimming club to your coach or myself by April 17th.

Diddy League Gala A team

The results from the weekend are now on the results section of the website. Swimmers did very well with 26 PB’s on the night with some new times also, please make a note of these if your child has achieved a PB. 

Thank you very much to all those who helped out, I understand that all went well considering changes needed making as a swimmer could not make it last minute and some swimmers turned up late. Please can I remind parents for future rounds that all swimmers need to be on poolside by 6pm ready for warm up.

Results                            Points             Finishing places 2016 (30 Teams)

1st Nene Valley                  236                       9th                                                        

2nd Kettering A                  204                       12th

3rd Melton A                      190                       4th

4th Hinckley B                   135                       17th

5th Leicester Sharks D       103                        25th

6th Leicester Neptune B      96                         22nd

Round 1 is a random draw the following two rounds will be swam this points taking into account for all teams from round 1. I received an email from Burton swimming club congratulating us for beating Melton A as they are a good team

For those parents new to gala’s please share this with your child(ren), if you wish to discuss stroke count or DQ’s please speak with your child coach.

Swimmers who swim first in a relay can use the split as an official time. 

If you have any questions please let me know, if you cannot open this file please let me know. I will be sending out invites for round 2 which is on 13th May over the next couple of weeks

Amanda Short

KASC Team Manager

Diddy League Gala B team

The results from the weekend are now on the Results page. Swimmers did very well with 16 PB’s on the night with some new times also, please make a note of these if your child has achieved a PB or a new time.  

Thank you very much to all those who helped out. I understand that all went well considering changes needed making as a swimmer could not make it last minute. Please can I remind parents for future rounds that all swimmers need to be on poolside by 6pm ready for warm up, with the correct swimwear for racing.

Results                            Points           Finishing places 2016 (30 teams)                                            

1st  Arnold                        225                    1st                                         

2nd Braunstone B              216                   19th      

3rd Swadlincote                 214                   3rd

4th Solihull                        173                  23rd

5th Kettering B                   86                   28th

6th Daventry B                   69                   30th

Round 1 is a random draw the following two rounds will be swum with points taking into account for all teams from round 1. This was an exceptionally rough draw for the B team looking at the places the other teams came last year.

For those parents new to galas please share this with your child(ren), if you wish to discuss stroke count or DQ’s please speak with your child’s coach.

Swimmers who swam first position in a relay can use the split as an official time. 

If you have any questions please let me know, if you cannot open this file please let me know. I will be sending out invites for round 2 which is on 13th May over the next couple of weeks

Amanda Short

KASC Team Manager

ashortkasc@hotmail.com

Junior Swimmers of the Month - Feb 2017

Jack Baish - Jack has been awarded this month's award for his hard work and effort during his training sessions. He has recently progressed to our Stage 7 group and he has already moved up to the next lane. Jack will always try his best at training and is keen to improve his strokes. He listens to his coaches and will work hard whatever the set may be. It is great to see the progress that Jack is making with his strength & stamina and strokes & skills. Well done Jack

Keren Tennant - Keren is one of our Swimmers of the Month this month due to her positive attitude towards her swimming. She always trains hard and is often 1 of the leading swimmers in her lane. She puts in maximum effort to all the sets that she is given and listens to instructions and feedback from her coaches. She is also very competitive and will always put in 100% in the galas that she has recently taken part in. Keren is going from strength to strength with her swimming so keep up the good work!

Senior Swimmers of the Month - February 2017

Russell Wilson-Haw

Russell is focused, concentrating on his own performance and is not easily distracted. He has worked hard this month, a consistent effort, understanding how hard he has to push himself to get results. Good pbs at the County Championships and a massive 27 sec pb in the 100m Fly on Dash night. Keep up the good work Russell

Emily Batchelor

Emily has started in the Senior Squad and has been working hard, concentrating on her technique. She shows a real positive competitive spirit. The results for her first County Championships were brilliant, she pb'ed and made the breaststroke final then pb'ed again in the final which ranking 29th in the County. Well done Emily

LEICESTER & DISTRICT SWIMMING LEAGUE – WINTER

Results from the galas at the weekend are now in the members area under 'Results'.

Team A - Braunstone - There were 21 PB’s - all that training is paying off which is great.

You may find the points strange there was two teams who should have been at a different pool therefore their point will be included within another heat, this is due to pools not being available:

  1. 1st Braunstone282

  2. 2nd Hinckley215

  3. 3rd Coalville206

  4. 4th Leicester Sharks140

  5. 5th Kettering122

  6. 6th Daventry99

Team B - Wellingbrough - You all did really well too, there were 23 PB’s which is fantastic.

Positions:

  1. 1st Wellingborough212

  2. 2nd Rushden194

  3. 3rd Wellingborough148

  4. 4th Kettering125

  5. 5th Daventry91

Thank you to everyone that helped out we would not attend these events without you, If you have received an invite for the next and have not replied yet please can you do so asap

Amanda Short

KASC Team Manager

Junior Swimmers of the Month - Jan 2017

Isabelle James - Over the last few months it has been great to watch Isabelle progress in terms of her stamina and skills and also her confidence. Isabelle always listens to her coaches and is very keen to work hard to improve. She has also recently began competing in galas for the club and always puts in 100%. She never moans and will try things despite not having done them before. Keep up the hard work Isabelle!

Leyton Etheridge - Leyton has been training very hard recently and has just progressed to the top lane of Stage 7. He always puts in maximum effort and will keep going even when he finds a set difficult. Leyton has worked hard to progress with his strokes and is keen to keep improving. Leyton enjoys practising his racing skills and I look forward to seeing him in upcoming competitions. Well Done Leyton!

Senior Swimmers of the Month - January 2017

Austin Reed

Austin has raised his game to an even higher standard.  He is focused and determined to get an incredible 200m fly time by mid season. He has found a strength of character to chisel away at a formula that will get him what he wants to achieve.  Austin, good goal setting, strong commitment and steady improvement - sorted!

Beaux Dodson

Beaux is a steady worker in her lane, she has put in some good strong sessions and keeps focused. She has shown good team spirit and helped out by swimming with the bronze squad to motivate them. Keep up the good work and concentrate your training towards an achievable goal…You just don’t know how good you are Beaux.

CLUB KIT - REMINDER

Don't forget KASC CLUB KIT is available to buy at the Junior sessions at Kettering pool on Sunday and Monday and coaches also have kit available to sell at other sessions.

Luton Open Meet

We are pleased to be invited to attend the Luton Spring Long Course Open meet. It is being held on the 16th/17th April which is Easter weekend and therefore there will be no training at this time. It is being held in a 50m pool so a great chance to aim for a regional time or a long course PB. The links below are for the schedules, qualifying times and entry forms and age is as at 31/12/2016.

Cost is £7 per event and payment to be paid in either cash or cheque made payable to Kettering Amateur Swimming Club along with your entry form by the 27th February 2017.

Entry forms and payments to be passed to your coach, myself or Amanda.

Entry forms must be completed in full with an ASA number and a qualifying entry time.

An event well worth entering in an excellent facility

Good luck

Any questions or problems please ask.

Hilary Reed

Fixtures co-ordinator

kascfixtures@gmail.com

Country Championships

Please see the message from Terry Bream below about the rearrangements for the County Champs. Please read CAREFULLY. If you have any queries do let us know. I will be asking for volunteers to help out again on the two weekends when I have the time slots.

‘My apologies for not being able to give you information yesterday, I was still waiting to speak to Roger Jones to confirm the position regarding repairs and available dates.

I am now in possession of all information which I will set out below for you:

·  The repairs to the boom are currently being carried out with an estimated finish date of Wednesday evening, with further testing to be carried out on Thursday. I am going over to the pool to run a course on Thursday evening so will have the chance to check that it has happened.

·  The weekend of 11th 12th February will go ahead with the planned programme.

·  The distance events will be as planned on 18th February.

·  The re-scheduled weekend will be on 25th/26th February.

The Wilkinson Sword gala which was to be on 25th February will have to be rescheduled.

Club Sec

Club Sec News Jan 2017

SWIM 21 – is the ASA ‘kitemark’ for a well run club. We have been awarded this for another year.

OFFICIALS TRAINING – we are running our next course on Monday nights at  Kettering pool during the early session - starting on MONDAY 6TH FEBRUARY.

The course is free and run by Howard Wilkinson from Corby ASC.

As we now run 2 teams in all leagues, it is vital that we maintain a good level of qualified officials. At the moment we do struggle to staff two galas on a Saturday. The more qualified officials we have, the less often you would have to officiate!

It might look quite scary but in fact it isn’t ( it also means you get free entry to galas and you won’t have to fight for a seat in the viewing area!!!). You can just do the Timekeepers qualification ( 3 weeks theory and a practical) or the Judges qualifications ( can take up to 10 weeks and then practicals). We do need to have both types of officials at galas.

The Monday time slots will be Judge 1 – 5-6pm ( for those who currently have a timekeepers qualification)

Timekeeper – 6-7pm – for those new to officials training – you could go on to do Judge 1 or 2 afterwards.

Please do contact us through the club sec email if you are interested or see Carol Simms at Kettering on Sunday and Monday or speak to your coach.

WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK - The website is a fantastic source of information, including news, entry forms for competitions (when they come out), membership information, about KASC kit and up to date swimmers times. For the latter, you need to request access to the members area from the webmaster. You can also find us on Facebook, which is amazingly useful, especially when we want to get news out at short notice!

SWIMMERS’ TIMES – These are on the website and Amanda ( team manager) emails times from galas on a regular basis  to those who competed. Swimmers and parents should also keep a record of times so that they can see their progress and have them ready for entry forms. There are also, of course, the set of badges and flashes which can be collected as certain times are reached. Information is on the website and noticeboard at Kettering or ask your coach.

SAINSBURY’S VOUCHERS – We will be collecting these again this year. We have managed to get some great equipment for land training sessions over the last two years. If only we could use them to buy a new pool!!!

Best regards

Club sec

Award Night

What a great night the awards night was last Friday! We hope that everyone who came enjoyed themselves!

A huge thanks to Jo and Neil Freeman and Claire for putting the whole thing together and to everyone that helped with the planning, the running of the event on the night and the donation of raffle prizes and desserts.

Also, a big thank you  to Councillor Scrimshaw and Steve Edwards for giving up their time to present some of our awards and we are very grateful to Councillor Scrimshaw for the £1200 cheque to replace our much worn lane ropes. A big thank you to our President, Don Ward too for presenting awards – we have now lost count of the number of awards nights that Don has attended!

If you have any ideas for next years’ awards night or would like to get involved in the running of it or other social events, then do please let us know.

Messages from our Club Sec

Hi everyone

Galas

Well done to our two teams who have begun their Leicester Winter League journey. They both faced tough opposition but swum their hearts out and again did lots of pb’s!

The ‘A’ team were unexpectedly promoted to Division 1 because one of the other teams in that division had pulled out at short notice but the team gave a great account of themselves. We look forward to the next round so look out for Amanda’s ( team manager) email and do please reply to her about availability AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

County champs

Entries for these are now closed. This year we have again increased the number of swimmers entered so that we have almost 40 competing. Please come along to support them on the championship weekends. It would be great to see all of our supporters wearing red and cheering loudly! County swimming hats are available for those new to the counties

Sainsbury’s vouchers

These begin again at the end of January so it would be great if you could again be generous in donating them to the club. The last two years we have used them to get equipment for land training.

Volunteers

As a club we can only exist with a strong volunteer workforce.

If you would like to volunteer to help out with the club in any way do please let us know through the club sec email or your coaches or committee members. In particular we are looking for someone ( or perhaps 2 people) to take on the club secretary role.

We also need parents or older swimmers to become qualified officials. As we now run two teams for all leagues we need to keep a steady flow of officials coming through. We will be running an officials course at Kettering pool on a Monday evening during the early session, starting in the next couple of weeks so if you would like to train as a timekeeper or judge or would like to further your current qualification please let us know. It’s not as daunting as it sounds, honestly!

Regards

Club sec

Team Captains 2017

Our captains for  2017 were announced at the awards night on Friday.

They are:

Seniors – Harriet Palmer and Austin Reed

Juniors – Declan Bell and Charlotte Johnson

We wish them luck in their roles.

At galas you will recognise them by their captains t-shirts

Team Captains 2017

Our captains for  2017 were announced at the awards night on Friday.

They are:

Seniors – Harriet Palmer and Austin Reed

Juniors – Declan Bell and Charlotte Johnson

We wish them luck in their roles.

At galas you will recognise them by their captains t-shirts

Junior Swimmers of the month - November 2016

Mia Brockway - Mia has been awarded the Swimmer of the Month due to her brilliant attitude towards her training and the effort she is puts in. She always tries her best during training and is willing to push herself in order to continue improving. She listens to advice from her coaches and takes it on board straight away. She also entered her 1st club champs this year and was keen to enter a variey of events. Keep it up Mia!

Fred Robertson-Smith - Fred has been given the award this month to say well done for all the hard work that he has been putting in. He has recently progressed up to the final stage of our Academy section and he is taking his new training load in his stride. Fred has also made recent improvements with his tumble turns and diving skills. He has entered this year's club champs and has begun participating in galas with the club. Well done Fred!

Senior Swimmers of the Month - December 2016

Cameron Johnson

Cameron accomplished a 'sub 60' on 100m freestyle with a time of 58.87 in the finals at the Club Championships.  Going under the minute for the first time and knocking 12 seconds off his pb from 2 years ago… what is possible this year Cameron?   He also medalled on his 100m backstroke and made bronze at the Northampton Winter meet.

Brogan Walker

Brogan showed us an exciting performance in the Club Championships with an outstanding win in the 100m Individual Medley, showing solid proficiency in execution of all four strokes.  A deserved win after the concerted efforts she has put in at training.  Keep up the good work Brogan.

Autumn League Final Round

Results are now available on the Results page for the Autumn League final round.

A great night, all swimmers did really well 22 PB’s which is great after so many at club champs

Thank you to everyone that helped

Places on the night

1st Kettering A                  259 points

2nd Melton B                     241 points

3rd Hinckley B                   222 points

4th Nene Valley                 204 points

5th Wellingborough B         187 points

6th Coalville B                   116 points

7th Oadby & Wigston         103 points

Vacancy for Club Secretary

Committee post

We have one vacancy on the new committee and that is for Club Secretary. Attached is the job description if anyone is interested in doing this essential job. There could be the possibility of two people splitting the work.