Officials are important

Just heard that a distance meet planned in conjunction with Chelsea and Westminster swimming club at their pool for next week Thursday has had to be cancelled for a lack of officials.

It can happen, that if a club wants to get swimmers into a meet that the club will not be accepted if they do not bring officials.

I am very pleased that I have now become a J2 and will be very willing to encourage other parents to become officials too.

that’s a club

Now I know what a superb club is run like. What a difference it makes to be in a club with a superb set of parent volunteers and excellent and dedicated coaches.

We have had the new squad structure circulated for next season and I am very pleased to learn that Madison has made the Performance Youth Squad.

But a great club is not just about the squads, it’s also about the volunteer engagement and the life-long swimming prospects for all involved.

Everything works for the benefit of all and everybody is happy. So far so good.

The new training schedule from next season involves the Lido and Madison already got a taster of swimming there at the Hackney Community event.

Very happy we are having 4 AM sessions per week as we are getting used to waking up early. It’s a bit strange to have to get up very early one day and late the next. It is better for the body clock to alway get up at the same time.