Kingsteignton Swimming & Lifesaving Club Newsletter
Here are some dates for your diaries:
Return to swimming lessons at Newton Abbot Leisure Centre - Friday 4th January 2019
Return to swimming lessons at Newton Abbot Leisure Centre - Monday7th January 2019
Our Annual General Meeting is open to all parents and carers on Thursday 24th January. To be held at the Mary Hall Suite, Kingsteignton Town Hall at 7.30pm. Among other things up for voting on is committee members, if you wish to join us to help run the Club you will be very welcome. On that note we are actively looking for more help, committee meetings are held just 3 times a year and involve hot drinks and choccy biccies (can't be bad). We also need to vote on a raise in fees to £3.50 per swimmer per session.
WE NEED YOU!
Unfortunately our last few pleas for help did not receive a great uptake of offers, this very sadly leaves the club in a position whereby it's future does not look very bright. Please if you can spare us some time on poolside or maybe take on a role within the committee we would be very grateful for any help we can get!
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.
However, we still need your help! Pam is looking for a relief teacher to help out occasionally, mainly to cover teachers when they are away on holiday.
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.
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!
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.