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Head Coach Update 15/01/2021

posted 15 Jan 2021, 12:50 by Public Relations -RhylDolphinsSC

First a belated happy new year to you all and sincerely hope you had a very merry Christmas, unfortunately this year has started with yet another COVID-19 lockdown. When will it end, hopefully given the National roll out of the coronavirus vaccination the future looks a little more promising for us of the older generation, however we can all contribute to the safety of our love ones by observing the government’s guidelines.
Wash hand / wear face covering / respect social distancing.
As I write to all of you there are no clear indications to when we can safely return to the pool I fully appreciate and understand it’s not easy to maintain reasonable levels of fitness given the local restrictions but essential for your wellbeing during lockdown and the return to the swimming program (more to follow)
WHO WOULD BE A COACH in these difficult times it is extremely important that on our return we manage the situation carefully to avoid any possible injuries all I can ask is you place your trust in the coaching staff and together we will return back to the good old days prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rhyl Dolphins will continue to operate by adhering to the Welsh government and Swim Wales guidelines.
Take care keep safe and hope to see your all soon.
Bob

Membership 2021

posted 15 Jan 2021, 12:48 by Public Relations -RhylDolphinsSC

Emails regarding Memberships of our current members, should have been sent out. Please remember to fill out you membership forms and get them back to our membership team. You should have received an email regarding your membership form a couple of weeks ago. Please don’t forget to check your junk email. 

If you still have not received any emails please email, membership@rhyldolphins.co.uk

Chairperson Statement

posted 7 Nov 2020, 01:09 by Public Relations -RhylDolphinsSC

Our Management Committee and Coaches worked hard during the firebreak lockdown, before the announcements were made, to introduce new sessions. Yet again though we’ve made two steps forward and one back.

Following announcements from the Welsh Government and the new restrictions that will be in place from the Monday 9th November. We have been working round the clock reviewing how the new limit of 15 people for indoor organised activities will impact on our sessions.

The new restrictions mean that any swimmers 11 and over are limited to the 15 rule. While swimmers aged 10 and under are not. On a positive note, our previous restriction of 30 per session had to take into account the coaching staff on poolside and also centre staff like lifeguards but this is no longer the case, they are also exempt for the 15 rule.

Following the review I can confirm we shall be returning to water on the Monday 9th November. Some changes have had to be made and unfortunately the number of extra sessions swimmers have been offered has had to have been reduced. All swimmers that have been affected have been contacted.

The Welsh Government has said this is for review again on Thursday 19th November, and could all change again. Please help in our campaign to have this 15 limit removed and allow us to increase the number of sessions offered by signing and sharing the petition below;

https://petitions.senedd.wales/petitions/244384

We have already past 2000 signatures in less than 48hrs, and currently the most popular petition in Wales

Stay safe Dolphins

Sean McCue
Chairman
Rhyl Dolphins Swimming Club

Head Coach Report

posted 27 Oct 2020, 14:17 by Public Relations -RhylDolphinsSC

Hi everyone, once again we have to adhere to the instruction from the Welsh Government to suspend swimming for a 17 day period. 

I would ask each and everyone to follow the guidelines announced and keep all members of your family safe and well, this is not going to go away so we all have to adjust and respond positively to changes when we return to the pool. We are actively discussing the possibility of increasing sessions with the leisure centre and sincerely hope swimmers take advantage of this and swim at least 1 extra session per week with the more established swimmers opting for more pool time. COVID-19 protocol followed at all times, Please watch for further updates. 

Congratulations and well done to all swimmers who took part in the Swim Wales super series, fantastic to see the enthusiasm and support for each other especially with the more senior members who proved that age is no barrier with Butterfly and individual medley part of their chosen swims.

Once again a big thank you to the leisure centre staff for their support during these uncertain times and to you the parents and swimmers for working with us.

Major success story, outside land training coached by Mr Graham and Mr Kane has been widely enjoyed by all and continues to assist the swimmers in maintaining overall fitness, 

Keep safe and well see you all soon.

AGM

posted 27 Oct 2020, 14:15 by Public Relations -RhylDolphinsSC   [ updated 29 Oct 2020, 11:50 ]


Tuesday 17th November   -  7pm 

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come to our annual general meeting! We would love to see as many parents and helpers involved with our club . 

The meeting will be held over a zoom meeting, members will be required to register before being able to attend, if you are interested in joining our meeting details will follow soon with how to attend. 


For the nomination of roles within the committee, this can be accessed on our website or by the link below. If you wish to be involved with our committee please don’t hesitate to put your name forward 


Swim Wales Academy

posted 3 Sept 2020, 11:20 by Public Relations -RhylDolphinsSC

A massive well done to Lewis Jones and Alex Young who have been selected for the Swim Wales National Skills Academy for 2020/21

Menai AA & B

posted 1 Mar 2020, 13:31 by Public Relations -RhylDolphinsSC

17 swimmers attended the Menai AA & B Meet in Llandudno this weekend.  Victoria Colquitt, Keisa Dodgson, Alfie & Olivia Duncalf, William Evans, Libby Galeandro, Harry & Luke Graham, Grace Kane, Poppy Kearney, Caitlin & Olivia Logan-Walsh, Keira Pennington, Mason Perris, Ellie-May Underwood and Amelia Woodbine swam a total of 72 races between them, 24 of which were new distances for some of the swimmers.  The group came away with 32 personal best times, In the AA category they won 2 gold and 1 silver medal whilst in the B category the swimmers came away with 4 gold medals, 6 silver, 6 bronze and 16 speeding tickets.

North Wales Regional Championships 2020

posted 9 Feb 2020, 13:32 by Public Relations -RhylDolphinsSC

Congratulations to the eight swimmers taking part in the gala, Kathryn Bell, Sian Casilao, Tegan Derbyshire, Jess Jones, George Eldredge, Lewis Hall, Lewis Jones and Alex Young. Out of the 57 races they gained 38 Personal best times, 23 finals with 13 more personal best times, 17 Gold and 9 Silver medals. A few records were broken over the two weekends.  Alex Young broke the record for the 400m freestyle, 100m Butterfly, 400IM and 200IM for 13 year olds whilst Lewis Jones also broke the record for the 800 free, 200IM and 50 back for 14 year olds.

Congratulations to Val Jones who has qualified as a Judge one. We would also like to thank all the Volunteers and Coaches who helped over the two weekends.  


The gala was unfortunately postponed part way through the final day due to the poor weather conditions and for the safety of everyone travelling home. This will be re scheduled at a date to be confirmed.  

Menai AA & B Meet

posted 13 Jan 2020, 14:58 by Fiona Meehan   [ updated 13 Jan 2020, 14:59 ]

Congratulations to our younger swimmers who were competing up at  Holywell  this weekend at the Valentine Meet.   Harry was swimming for the very first time at a gala and came away with a 1st in free & 3rd in his bk. 
Luke - 1st in 100IM, 2nd in fly, 3rd in 100 br & 10 pbs.
Libby - 1st in 100 free, 3rd in 100 bk & 3 pbs. 
Ellie-May - 3rd in 100 br, 100 free & 2 pbs.
Grace - 1st in 50 free, 2nd in 100 & 200IM, 3rd in 200 free & 7 pbs.   Grace also finished 3rd overall in the 10 year old girls. 

Winter Nationals, Swansea

posted 1 Dec 2019, 11:38 by Fiona Meehan

What a fantastic weekend Lewis Jones and Alex Young have had down in Swansea at the Winter Nationals.  Lewis came up against some very tough competition in the 13-14 age group but pb'd on 7 out of his 8 races.  Alex Young also had some tough competition in the 11-12 year olds, he swam 10 races, made 7 finals, pb'd in all of his races and came away with a gold, silver and two bronze medals.  Well done to both of you, you have done your club proud.


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