Kingsteignton Swimming & Lifesaving Club Newsletter
Well it's all come around very quickly but here I am letting you know about the end of this year and the beginning of next for KSLSC!
So the last sessions for this term will be on Friday 15th Dec and Monday 18th Dec, these will be run as fun sessions and all are welcome, alongside the fun sessions Sarah will again be running her wonderful Merfolk sessions, detail below:
The following criteria must be met to participate:
Swimmers must be 8 or older and a club member,
Swim 25m with competence and comfort,
Dolphin kick at least 5m,
Must be able to regain the feet from front and back,
Should be able to lift their knees to the chest and turn 360 degrees.
The cost for this will be £5.00 per child per session to be booked directly with Sarah on a first come first served basis.
You can contact Sarah by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or on her Facebook page 'Aquatic Dramatic'
Dates for the start of next term are, Friday 5th January and Monday 8th January.
This just leaves me to thank you for your continued support and send you Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year from all at KSLSC.
Role of parents
Could we please remind you that you are to remain at the swimming pool as the children remain your responsibility at all times.
Just want to say a big thank you to all the teachers and committee members for all their hard work behind the scenes to keep the club running so well! Here’s to another session of brilliant swimming lessons!
As a club we would like to thank all of our supporters and fundraisers with a special mention to Jackie Besford, Kevin Besford and Siobhan Templeman who between them do a huge amount of fundraising and help keep all costs down especially the price of lessons with a very small increase of 10p per lesson as of April 2018, making them still great value at £2.85 per session and not forgetting our amazing swim teachers and committee members who are all volunteers giving up their time to help run the club and events.Here’s to another session of brilliant swimming lessons.
Call for help!
On that note, we are actively looking for more help, committee meetings are held just 3 times a year and involve hot drinks and chocolate biscuits (can't be bad).
Please if you think you can spare us some of your time we would love to hear from you, we could really use some help with social media/website updates.
Thank you to the wonderful response to the call for parent help with teaching. However, we still need your help! Pam is looking for a relief teacher to help out occasionally over the summer, mainly to cover teachers when they are away on holiday. Jackie is also looking for a volunteer to man the BBQ during galas please.
If you feel you would like to contribute in any way it doesn’t matter how big or small then please see Pam Terrill (Club Coach)
Any help is always appreciated it is your children that countwell it's all come around very quickly but here I am letting you know about the end of this year and the beginning of next for KSLSC!
Please can parents refrain from approaching teachers on poolside, due to a limited time we are given it is vital that all pool side time is used to teach the children. I am sure that the teachers would be willing to chat after the sessions if needed.
Please note that children under the age of 8 are allowed to use both changing rooms at both pools. Please use the facilities provided and not pool side for changing. Thank you.
A bit about badges and awards:
Just a brief overview of the ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming, i.e. the stage awards that we award. If you’re interested in a more in-depth description pop over to our website.
Developing basic safety awareness, the class scenario, basic movement skills and water confident skills. Swimmers may use aids, e.g. arm bands, floats etc
Developing safe entries to the water, including jumping in, basic floating, travelling front and back up to a distance of 5 meters, plus rotation to regain upright positions. Swimmers may use aids e.g. arm bands, floats etc.
Developing safe entries including submersion, travel up to 10 meters on front and back, progress rotation skills and water safety knowledge. At this stage the swimmer will be assessed without aids or support.
Developing the understanding of buoyancy through a range of skills, refining kicking technique for all a strokes, and swimming 10 meters to a given standard as directed by the ASA. Between stages 3 and 4 there is a bit of a jump for the swimmers to achieve.
Developing ‘watermanship’ through sculling and treading water skills and complete rotation, also performing all strokes for a distance of 10 meters to a given standard by the ASA. Between stages 4 and 5 there is quite a big jump and most swimmers stay at the stage for a while.
Developing effective swimming skills including co-ordinated breathing, across all strokes plus swimming distances of 25 meters using stroke of the swimmers choice; developing the water safety aspects and understanding of preparation for exercise.
Developing quality stroke technique up to 100 meters incorporating skills learnt and combining them to develop a linked routine and complete successfully an obstacle course that combines a variety of skills accomplishes throughout stages 1-7.
Just a reminder that Pam Terrill is the clubs Welfare Officer. If is of the up most importance that any issues are brought to her attention.
It is essential that you make swimming teachers aware of any new medical condition that they might need to know about.
Engraving of Trophies
KLSC would like to say a big thank you to G Thomas who engraves the Trophies for the club.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.