RDASC support two swimmers 3 hours per week in the Para Squad. Sophia (8) who has Spinal Cord astracytoma, and Archie (11) who is visually impaired. Archie has qualification times for the 2020 Junior Para Nationals.
The programme started at the beginning of October and will continue for the foreseeable future.
Sophia and Archie are coached by Zoe Cowan who is now lead coach for the Para-swimming team.
Both swimmers swam in the RDASC Club Championships last weekend.
Special thanks to Nuffield who kindly sponsor a lane to keep the para squad running.
Congratulations to Junior Potential swimmer Gracie Morgan who, after coming 2nd in her first international dressage competition has been selected to be a lottery funded National Academy rider for British Dressage 2020. Well done Gracie.
A NEW Head Coach for Richmond Dales Amateur Swimming Club
RDASC board has selected Ben Hatchett to replace Chris Dove who left the club to take up a coaching position in Dubai. Ben is currently Head Coach at Durham City Aquatics.
“I’m delighted to be taking over as Head Coach; the club has a massive amount of potential and has the resources available to be consistently finishing at the top end of the County Championships table. These results will then form the foundation towards our primary performance targets, of podium success at Regional and National meets, which the team will be looking to continuously develop over the next few years.
I am thoroughly looking forward to getting started; working with the athletes, coaches, board members and parents to drive the club on to the next level”
Ben holds over 10 years experience, coaching swimmers and implementing strategies over a range of abilities covering Learn to Swim to British Championship standard. He holds the Swim England Level 3 Senior Coach qualification, a Bsc (Hons) in Sport Science for Performance Coaching degree and an MSc in Performance Coaching
Richard Palmer-Jones, Chairman RDASC said “We are delighted to welcome Ben as the new Head Coach of Richmond Dales. We are excited by his vision for the club. He has a proven pedigree – having successfully combined athlete performance development with overall club development in his previous role. Ben will now lead our impressive team of 8 coaches as we take the next step in our clubs evolution towards our stated intention of becoming one of the leading clubs in North East Swimming.”
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.
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.
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.
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 1stSeptember 2019 onwards.
Entries open today for our 'April Fool Gala' @JCCS_Leeds on the 28 & 29 March. All details can be found on the link below or visit http://www.rdasc.org.uk https://www.rdasc.org.uk/event/rdasc-april-fools-gala-2020/
#levelthree #longcourse #firstcomefirstserved @asanortheast
Well thats a wrap on #mondarmy Club Champs 2020! 3 days, 8 hours, over 600 swims by 88 swimmers, tremendous team spirit and lots of fantastic times. Parents/Carers you should be proud, your dedication as #swimtaxi and their hard work has paid off. #smallclubbigambition
Well it's the last day of #mondarmy Club Champs 2020. We're looking forward to ending the day with more terrific swims with plenty of personal bests. Lets bring the roof down for your swimmers, they defintely deserve it. #beproudtobepartofsomethingspecial