Derbyshire County Champs – Feb 2020

All ISC entries have been accepted, as listed here:  http://www.derbyshireswimming.org.uk/index.php/competitions/county-championships
Please be advised that the organiser has published an amendment to the conditions as follows:  ‘If a swimmer is wearing a club hat, then the hat must be the one of the club entering the swimmer. Swimmers wearing non-compliant hats will not be allowed to compete’. 

Also, please be reminded that ONLY coaches, on duty team managers and officials will be allowed on poolside and in the sports hall where swimmers will wait between events. If there are any issues that require parent/guardian involvement, a team manager will be in touch.  In addition, NO swimmers will be allowed in the spectator balcony.

Final Reminder for ASA Fees

This is a final reminder for ASA fees due by 31st January 2020 – Many thanks to those that have paid and I thank you for you informing me either in person, email or text.

ASA fee is a requirement by ASA/Swim England and for insurance/membership, if it is not paid then the you swimmer is not eligible to swim.

If your swimmer is in foundation squad and are under 9 by the end of Dec 2020 the fee is £20

For all other swimmers aged 9 or over by December 2020 and attend the other squads the fee is £40 (unless your swimmer is under 9 by December 2020 then they are £20).

This has been blogged several times, emails sent, notices on the board and I met some of you poolside last week, I really appreciate your support in this matter.

If you have no intention of renewing and wish to leave the club please also email me iscmemberships@hotmail.com.

If you have not received an email then please contact me as I have an incorrect email on the system.

Many thanks Claire

Chesterfield Meet at Matlock – 4 & 5 April

Although not until April, this is another popular ‘1st come/1st served’ Open Meet, so early entry is required. Qualifying times are on a ‘NO FASTER THAN’ basis so, if a swimmer does not have an ASA rankings time, estimated times are allowed but must be provided with your entries (this can be checked with your Coach).

All entries to Leeann by Sunday 2nd February please (or via Victoria/Coaches), with the EXACT payment in cash, cheque or bacs to the Club, at a cost of £6.50 per event + £1 per day contribution for coach passes. Alternatively, e-mail the swimmer name, ASA number, events entered, contact phone no. & confirmed bacs payment to; secretary@ilkestonswimmingclub.co.uk
Conditions, events and the entry form (£6.50 per event) can be found here:
https://www.chesterfieldsc.co.uk/spring-qualif

March L1 Open Meets – Change Notice

Further to review of the challenging qualification criteria and early closing date for the City of Sheffield L1 Meet on 27-29th March, and a further search for alternative Open Meets, we will now be targeting the Nova L1 Meet on the same weekend instead.

The qualification times are less onerous, the closing date allows for entry after Counties (more chance for qualifying swimmers) and it’s just up the road at Harvey Hadden!
So, the March Open Meets are now as follows:
1st – Nova L3entries to Leeann closes today
14th&15th – Liverpool L1will be FB/Blog posted by end Jan
28th&29th – Nova L1will be FB/Blog posted by mid Feb

Ilkeston Swimming Club announce Captains for both the Junior and Senior Girls and Boys

As decided by the Head Coach and Assistant Head Coach

Senior Boys Captain : James Wright

Senior Boys Vice Captain : Ollie Palmer

Senior Girls Captain : Delainey Cotton

Senior Girls Vice Captain: Alicia Bull

Junior Boys Captain : Alfie Brown

Junior Boys Vice Captain : Leo Charlesworth

Junior Girls Captain: Catlin Cooke

Junior Girls Vice Captain: Masie Dorrington

Congratulations to you all

Head Coach Richard Tomlinson

REMINDER: Entries by tomorrow, 16 Jan

Nova LC Sprint Meet at Harvey Hadden – Sun 1st March – £8 per event (NOT £8.50)
Apologies for being so close to the call for County entries, but this Meet is ‘1st come/1st served’, so we need to be fairly swift….Qualifying times are on a ‘NO FASTER THAN’ basis so, if a swimmer does not have an ASA rankings time, estimated times are allowed but must be provided with your entries (this can be checked with your Coach).

All entries to Leeann by Thurs 16th January please (or via Victoria/Coaches), with the EXACT payment in cash, cheque or bacs to the Club, at a cost of £8 per event + £1 contribution for coach passes.
Alternatively, e-mail the swimmer name, ASA number, events entered, contact phone no. & confirmed bacs payment to; secretary@ilkestonswimmingclub.co.uk
Conditions, events and entry form can be found here:
https://uk.teamunify.com/EventShow.jsp?returnPage=%2FEventsCurrent.jsp%3Fteam%3Dsenova&id=705388&team=senova

Important ASA/Membership Fee due by 31st January 2020

Dear Ilkeston Club Member

The annual ASA Fee is now being requested from Swim England (you will have paid this when you first joined and it is a one off fee each year).

This is the fee that covers your swimmer for insurance as well as (when the time comes) posts their swim times onto the ASA Website.

This fee is not an option and as Club we do not make any money from this fee as it is all passed onto ASA.

This fee has to be completed in full by all members by 31st January 2020. 

If we do not make this deadline we are fined by Swim England and the swimmers are not allowed to swim.

As Membership Secretary I do not want to incur a fine. 

Therefore |I would be grateful if you could pay the fee before the 31st January 2020.

The fee has been increased by ASA/Swim England this year.

If your swimmer is 9 by the end of Dec 31st 2020 (and are in any squad apart from Foundation) – They are Category 2 swimmer and the fee is £40

If your swimmer is under 9 by the end of 31st Dec 2020 – They are Category 1 swimmer and the fee is £20

If your swimmer is over the age of 9 by the end of  31st Dec 2020 and in Foundation – They are category 1 swimmer and the fee is £20.

Please use your reference code your ‘s’ number for payment and ‘ASA Fees’ to help when we check fees.

If you have any concerns or queries please discuss with Claire on the return email or Emma (as we are both usually poolside most days) or with your coach

Many thanks for your cooperation

Claire

Membership Secretary.