We are looking for volunteers to promote, book in swimmers and co-ordinate the swimsafe programme at South Shields this summer. We are looking for 18 year olds and over to volunteer, you can do as little or as much as you want. The scheme is running from 1st August to 26th August for more details see volunteer pack and application form.
Halifax swimming club is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. A dinner dance was held in April, with guests being Mr and Mrs David Alexander as North East President and Mr and Mrs Brian McLean as Yorkshire President. David and Brian also attended their first club gala to present them with a certificate to mark the 150 years. The club has received a very special award - The Queen's award for voluntary service, the highest award to be given to any voluntary group in the country. The swimming club is the only organisation in West Yorkshire to receive this accolade this year. The Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Dr Ingrid Roscoe, will present a certificate and a commemorative piece of glass in the near future.
Always fancied a career in Swimming??
The Amateur Swimming Association, South Yorkshire Sport and Places for People Leisure are working in partnership to provide seven opportunities to be a Swimming Activator. The role is designed to upskill people and allow them to progress along the swimming teacher path and also to encourage more people to swim more often. If you are interested in this opportunity please click on the link below to access more information and the application pack.
Over the course of a week over 600 children and adults took part in the Sport Relief fund raising effort, swimming 114 miles between them. The youngest participant was a 14 week old and his mum.
The swim school raised over £2000, most of the money went to Sport Relief, and the swim school also sponsored a local child who sings in the Barnsley Choir to compete in Latvia.
Well done to all the swimmers that took part, keep swimming!