Kingsteignton Swimming & Lifesaving Club Newsletter
We move to Kingsteignton Swimming Pool on Wednesday 7th May and Monday 13th May. Please read on as swimming times have changed;
Friday swimmers change to Wednesday
Mondays; 5.30pm - 6pm for Lucy's & Emily's group, also Izzy's group. 6pm - 6.30pm and 6.30pm - 7pm for Leah's groups, 6pm - 7pm for Andy's and Pam's group.
Wednesdays; 6.30pm - 7pm for Abigail's & Emily's group, 6.30pm-7pm for Louisa's group, 7pm - 8pm for Simon's, Toby's, Tess's and Pam's groups.
The Mini Gala - Sunday 9th June 6pm-8pm
The Trophy Gala - Sunday 7th July 6pm-8.30pm
The Knockout Gala - Sunday 8th September 6pm
Rookies will run from Friday 7th June - Friday 28th June 6pm-8pm
The tuck shop will run on club nights and gala nights on the table down by the BBQ at Kingsteignton Pool. All profits made are ploughed back into the swimming club for the benefit of our swimmers.
Kingsteignton Swimming & Lifesaving Club are this year celebrating our 40th anniversary. Which in itself is a major achievement let alone the fact that our Club Coach has been involved in the running of the Club from day one. As a committee and club we would like to say a very big thank you to Pam Terrill for all the work and time she has put into the running of our club.
Unfortunately our last plea for help had no uptakes, if you can help on poolside on a club night or maybe take on a role in the committee (including the AGM we only have 4 meetings a year) we would be grateful for any help we can get to keep the club running for the forseeable future. If you are interested please contact the club through the email address ; email@example.com or speak to Pam Terrill on poolside before or after swimming lessons start.
Could we please remind you that you are to remain at the pool as the children remain your responsibility at all times.
Children under 8 years of age are able to use any changing room at both pools. Please use the facilities provided and not poolside for changing. Thank you.
It is essential that you make swimming teachers aware of any new medical condition that they make need to know about.
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.
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.
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.