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RDASC are Recruiting a Head Coach and Age Group Performance Coach

RDASC are currently looking to fulfil  two positions within their coaching set up, please find below the adverts for each role below; 

Head Coach of RDASC– Full Time 

Age Group Performance Coach– Part Time

Any further questions about either position please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

RDASC AGM

This years RDASC AGM, is to be held on Monday 11th November at 18:00 in Catterick Leisure Centre.  All members of the club are invited to attend the AGM. 

The attachments to this post are:
– Nomination Form AGM 2019:
This should be used if you would like to nominate yourself or somebody else for a Board role within the Club.  Please note new members can be nominated and those who currently hold that position will be more than happy to support and guide you should your nomination be successful.  Completed nominations forms should be returned by 14th October 2019.
– Notice of AGM 2019: 
More information on the roles is included in this attachment “Notice of AGM_2019”.  Please feel free to chat to existing members of the Board if you want to find out more about these different roles.  Current roles are held as follows: Club Chair: Chris Smith; Club Secretary: Eithne Longstaff; Finance Officer: Lesley Scott; Club Development Officer:  Keith Hall; Coaching Representative:  Chris Dove; Fundraising Officer:  Amy Simeon  (Please note, Chris Smith, Eithne Longstaff, Lesley Scott and Chris Dove will all be standing down from their roles at the 2019 AGM).
 
Please contact any member of the board if you have any queries.
 
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting
 
RDASC Board
 
Notice of AGM 2019
 
Nominations form AGM 2019

Competition Calendar 2019-2020

The competition calendar has now been filled with the meets that we will be attend for the remainder of the season. There is still a possibility of competitors being added so keep a look out. Please check and key an eye out for information.

RDASC Competition Calendar 2019-2020

Diddy League – Final!

Some exciting news about Junior League 2019

Could we start by saying a huge “WELL DONE” to all the swimmers who have contributed to our success
in reaching the final.  With your hard work and committment to each event we have maintained a position within
Division 2 and won ourselves a place in the finals.

This will be held on the 15th September 2019, times and venue to be confirmed soon

For the finals it is really important that we field the strongest team possible to help secure our position in the Division.
We regret not all swimmers will be invited to the finals but are thankful for their contribution to the competition
throughout the year and the supports of our parents and carers.  A team list is being prepared by the coaches and
will be circulated once complete.  But could we ask that you all save the date in your diairies please.

In true Junior League style there will be a Fancy Dress Parade (we have done exceptionally well in the past) and the

theme this year will be one that celebrates 50 years since The Beetles recorded at Abbey Road Studios, therefore we are

thinking, pops stars, musicians, fans and obviously the famous 4.

We have booked a coach to transport the swimmers to the pool and seats for parents will be available on a first come
first served basis, again names will be taken once the team lists are circulated.

Tickets for the finals are requiredfor supporters and we have been allocated 40.

Congratulations and Good Luck to Harvey Stonebank and Chris McDonnell

Harvey and Chris have been selected to compete for DSGB at European Down Syndrome Championships in Sardinia next with our very own Keith Hall being name Head Coach for the competition!

We wish them all the best of luck for the competition!

Gala information – including closing dates

Please find below all the information that you need for the upcoming galas that you may want to attend. If you are unsure which competition you should be entering please talk to your coach.

Please take note of the date for entries, try not to leave it till the last minute.

Middlesborough Halloween Meet– Elite Performance and Age Group Performance to ask coach

19th/20th October 2019

Entries and payment to Caroline NO LATER than Friday 20th September 2019

Information sent to all email addresses, plus via the following link- meet condition

Middlesbrough Christmas Meet- Elite Performance and Age Group Performance

7th/8th December 2019

Entries and payment to Caroline NO LATER than Thursday 26th September 2019

Information sent to all email addresses, plus via the following link- meet conditions 

York City Baths- Winter Meet Extravaganza

7th/8th December 2019

Entries and payment to Caroline NO LATER than Friday 14th September 2019

Information sent to all email addresses, plus via the following link- meet conditions

New club fees announcement

Dear Parents, Swimmers and Carers,

Following on from my recent email regarding fee changes, the Board has reviewed the Club’s income and expenditure since September 2018 and has had to make the unfortunate decision that a subscription increase is necessary to ensure the Club finances remain viable. 

From September, the revised fee structure will be as follows:

Elite – the subscription cost will rise from £80 per month to £85 per month

Age Group Performance will rise from £65 per month to £70 per month

Junior Potential will rise from £50 per month to £57.50 per month.

Junior Development and Skills Development subscriptions will remain unchanged as will those related to the Swim Fitness groups the Club runs. 

The annual membership fee will remain unchanged.

In reviewing the subscriptions, the board have considered the amount of coaching hours available to each swimmer and feel that even with the increase the Club is offering value to our members. 

This decision wasn’t taken lightly and has been delayed as long as possible. Club fees have been held at their existing level for more than 4 years. As mentioned in my previous mail, we have seen cost increases from both Catterick Leisure Centre and Richmond Leisure Trust this year, with Catterick’s pool hire being particularly impactful with a rise of 22%. This has been balanced by the Club having had a successful fundraising year, lead by Amy Simeon and supported by many volunteers. Gala income is variable and cannot be guaranteed, indeed we recognise as a Board our Gala program is subject to competition with other Clubs. 

With the increase in pool costs and the variability of gala income we cannot assume future years’ fundraising and gala efforts will have the same financial benefit to the Club. Given the gap between subscription income and Club expenditure, it is appropriate to act prudently now to ensure the Club remains financially viable into the future.

Thank you all very much for your support over the last year. Finally could I please ask that you update any standing orders in place to reflect the new few structure for the 1st September 2019 onwards.

Many thanks.

Kindest regards

Richmond Dales Committee