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Swim League Gala 1 – Sunday 16th January 2022 – Darwen Leisure Centre

The Lane Draw for Round 1 is now under the Events Tab

Please note the order and timings of the galas.

Please note that spectators numbers at Darwen Leisure Centre are restricted to one person per family.

Please note the duties assigned to your club.

In addition your club will need to provide a time-keeper and qualified official. (If you do not have a qualified official please arrange to “buddy ” with another club and borrow one of theirs!)

The Association will provide the float & programmes for the team assigned to the door, who should be in place 15mins before the designated entry time.

If your team are down to provide water please purchase 36 x bottles of water, for which you will be reimbursed by the door team on production of a receipt.

There will be no electronic timing at Darwen, so the recorder and check recorder functions are critical to the effective operation of the gala.  A laptop will be provided with the electronic score sheet for the recorder.  The check recorder will complete a manual results sheet.

The Lane Draw for Round Two will be posted shortly.

 

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Vacancy for Hon. Secretary

Hi all

As we move ever closer to our Annual General Meeting which will be held on Monday 6th December I am writing to ask for your help with a couple of things. 

  1. As you know our current Secretary, Bob Thompson will be stepping down from the role at the AGM to have a well deserved break after many years of loyal service to North Lancs. As yet we are still to receive nominations for a new Secretary. Can I kindly ask all delegates to ask around their respective clubs to see if we can find a volunteer to take on this role and replace Bob. Should anyone be wishing to put their names forward for this role please just ensure you provide the name of your proposer and seconder. Thank you. 
  2. We also require nominations for the role of Vice President. Again if you could please ask around your clubs for a volunteer to take up this post it would be truly appreciated. Thank you.

As outgoing President I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all involved in NLSWPA in ensuring we continue to look after our affiliated clubs best interests, especially through this pandemic. The togetherness that has been shown this past 20 months or so has been extraordinary and it has been truly heart warming to see people try to help others through a difficult time. Thank you all, for all you have done.

I look forward welcoming you all to the AGM in December.

Kind Regards 

Steve.

bobthompson

No Frills Meet Week 2 Darwen

The results are now available to download under the Events Tab

A message of thanks from our President – Steve Heaps

Dear all 
 
I’d be very grateful if you Please pass thus to those who volunteered today. Thanks.
 
I just wanted to drop you all a short note as I didn’t get the opportunity earlier.
I just want to say many thanks indeed for your support and effort at todays North lancs no frills meet in Darwen. These events simply could not go ahead without all the effort and volunteering you guys perform. Without this our young swimmers simply would not be able to continue in their chosen sport. 
 
There are many good people within our district who, behind the scenes, work hard to ensure that these events can go ahead, I am grateful and thankful to them all for all they do. We just couldn’t stage these events without them. Thank you all.
 
So, to all the officials, timing suite guys, organisers, food suppliers and those great guys running around after swimmers in the marshalling area, thank you most sincerely for today, have a pint and enjoy your evening.  
 
Kind regards to you all….
 
Steve.

 

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No Frills Meet Week 1 Blackpool

The Results from Sunday 3.10.2021 are now available under the Events Tab.

A message from the President – Steve Heaps to our volunteers: 

Dear all 
 
I just wanted to drop you all a short note as I didn’t get the opportunity earlier.
I just want to say many thanks indeed for your support and effort at the North lancs no frills meet in Blackpool. These events simply could not go ahead without all the effort and volunteering you guys perform. Without this our young swimmers simply would not be able to continue in their chosen sport. 
 
There are many good people within our district who, behind the scenes, work hard to ensure that these events can go ahead, I am grateful and thankful to them all for all they do. We just couldn’t stage these events without them. Thank you all.
 
So, to all the officials, timing suite guys, organisers, food suppliers and those great guys running around after swimmers in the marshaling area, thank you most sincerely for today, have a pint and enjoy your evening.  
 
Kind regards to you all….
 
Steve.

 

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No Frills Meet

The full programme of swimmers for both Blackpool and Darwen can be accessed and downloaded from either the Calendar Tab or the Events Tab (Level 3 – 2021).

We would encourage spectators to print off the programme in advance of attending, as there will only be a limited supply of programmes at the venues.

Please remember that mobile phones and other electronic devices with image capturing capability are not permitted in either leisure centre, so we would ask that spectators print off the programme and do not access it on their phone/tablet at the event.

Please also remember that spectator numbers are restricted to one spectator per swimming family.

Timings are expected to be as follows:

Blackpool

8.30am warm up for 9.30am start

12.30pm warm up for 1.30pm start

Expected finish 3.30pm

Darwen

8.30am warm up for 9.30am start

1.00pm warm up for 2.00pm start

Expected Finish 4.30pm

 

Thank you.

Bob Thompson 

Hon. Sec.

bobthompson

No Frills Meet 2021

Hi all

I hope you, your friends and families are all trying their best to get back to some kind of normal life during these strange times.?

We must all be very mindful that covid-19 is and always will be with us and if we can respect the virus we can also learn to live alongside it.

After many many months of upheaval in our lives we now found ourselves trying to regain and pickup the things, that have, for so long, been affected by this pandemic. I can only hope that the effects of the virus have been minimal on you all.

As we try to move back to swim training and competition, North Lancs would like to do this in a way which helps all our communities, our clubs, our officials, our pool providers, our pool staff & management and of course our swimmers.

Over the course of the past 3-4months the North Lancashire committee have made the very difficult decision to cancel the annual championships in 2021 and replace with a meet for all swimmers within our district. We are going to call this the North Lancs No Frills meet 2021.

We are really conscious of the people traffic at galas, the amount of movement required to organise a meet to cater for 20 clubs and all that goes with it. We want to protect the leisure providers staff, personnel and wider communities as well as our people so please allow me to try and explain the thinking around this.

We are going to run an identical meet licenced at L3 for all swimmers affiliated to North Lancs. The programme (see attached) is a one day meet covering all 4 50s and all 4 100s plus the 200IM and 200FC. We have split the clubs to swim at the pool closest to them (as best we can) and we will set lower level times that will hopefully allow all swimmers to post times times and use for future competitions.

There will be no awards, no medals, ‘No Frills’ just good honest competition designed to allow our swimmers the opportunity to compete and start putting comp times on the board to use for further meets.

We will be posting more information in the very near future with entry pack, closing date etc. We will also be asking clubs to provide officials and volunteers to help in marshaling etc as there will be no spectators.

We truly need your help in ensuring we can do this and again info on this will be sent out very soon.

Thanks again and please stay safe

Steve Heaps

President 

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Return to Competition Update from the President

Dear delegates
 
May I start by wishing you all a safe and happy return to the pool.
 
As we edge ever closer to what will hopefully be a return to some sort of normality now that our clubs are back in the water, I just wanted to drop you all a line to say I hope you are safe, well and enjoying being back with the athletes at your club delivering your training programmes.
 
North lancs have continued working in the background to try and implement a return to competition at some time in the autumn when we have had the opportunity to discuss details with our pool providers. These meetings will hopefully be taking place in the coming weeks. In order for us to achieve what we are currently planning please could I ask all delegates at all our affiliated clubs to check with your officials at your clubs to see if they will support our plans for some form of return to comp. I would be eternally grateful if you could please inform either Bob or myself if your officials would be willing to help. Thank you.
 
I will at the exec meet, schedule for 7th June, outline the plans the swimming and development committee have for this possible return and we will also publish these on the website.
 
For now please continue to enjoy being back with your respective clubs I hope to be in touch soon with more news.
 
Kind regards to all
Steve.