Kingsteignton Swimming & Lifesaving Club Newsletter
The first summer sessions at Kingsteignton commencing on Monday 14th may and Wednesday 16th May and the last being Monday 3rd September and Wednesday 5th September.
Other events/dates for your diaries are:
Rookie Lifeguard Course Friday 8th June for 6 weeks
Mini Gala Sunday 10th June 6pm
Trophy Gala Sunday 15th July 6pm
Knockout Gala Sunday 9th September 6pm
Information on all listed above will be on boards in reception at Kingsteignton pool.
You should now have received your email regarding swimming fees for the summer term, please can I remind you to complete and return your consent form with your fees.
We look forward to seeing you and your swimmers in the glorious sunshine and as ever if you feel that you would like to lend a hand in the running of the club be it fundraising, helping poolside or joining the committee we are always grateful to see you.
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!
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 count.
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.