Our Club Championships are run every year and all swimming members of the club are encouraged to enter. Club Champs are enjoyed by both our inexperienced swimmers and our competitive swimmers alike. Cups and medals are won, and swimmers get their times recorded.
For the inexperienced swimmers it gives them a chance to experience what a swimming gala is all about. As it is held in the pool they swim in every week, the surroundings are familiar and they are with their friends. Everyone gets involved! The more competitive / older swimmers, teachers, coaches, committee members and parents are on hand to help. They also get to see the "more competitive" or older swimmers (the masters) race.
Competitions are held for all age groups in all strokes and at varying distances.
All swimmers should be capable of entering even if it only for the 25m freestyle (1 length).
There is a lot of work involved in running these Championships, most of which swimmers and parents do not see. Therefore entry forms for Club Champs have to be submitted around a month in advance just after the "Summer Shutdown".
Please remember, you are putting your entry forms in now, but the gala is not run until September. You may not fancy doing a certain event now but when the races start, wish you had entered (your mates have entered and you feel left out). Our advice is to enter as much as you can now, you can always withdraw on the day if you don’t want to do it. It’s surprising what you can achieve. We have seen 9 year olds attempt 8 lengths butterfly for the first time, not knowing if they could do it without stopping, the buzz they get when they achieve it is brilliant!
Parents:- To enter club championships, your child must have been a paid member of the club three months prior to the first day of the club champs (17th June 2016). Please keep a copy of your races you have entered your child in, before handing in your entry form swimmers / parents keep a record of the events entered so you know which sessions you are due to swim in. All children will need a towel, a t-shirt, something to wear on their feet and a drink for poolside. (A spare pair of goggles in their bag is also a good idea - it saves panic when goggles snap).
Gala 1 Friday 9th September 2016
Gala 2 Sunday 11th September 2016
Gala 3 Friday 16th September 2016
Gala 4 Saturday 17th September 2016
Gala 5 Sunday 18th September 2016
Gala 6 Sunday 18th September 2016
You can fill in the attached entry form and hand your completed Entry Form to Fiona or the Help Desk on a Friday night (remember to keep a note of what you have entered)
Or enter online at rhyldolphins.co.uk/clubchampionships/entryform
Results will be available online at rhyldolphins.co.uk after the end of the championships.
Closing Date - Friday 26th August.
Please note there will be no late entries accepted after this date or on the day of the championships.