Entries for the Leinster Graded Gala will close on Saturday 11th October.
Please use the Gala Entry envelope, enclosing fees (€7 per event) and return to Annemarie Tallon on or before 11th October.
Events are detailed here Leinster Graded Meet Oct 2014
Coaches will advise swimmers which events to enter. As per the Gala Schedule, swimmers from both Junior and Senior Squads are expected to enter this competition.
As this is a Leinster competition, we are obliged to provide officials to help run the event. Timekeepers, Turn Judges and Officials/Stewards will be rostered for the day as required. Parents are expected to complete duties as requested.
At long last, we are moving to our new pool at Ballyfermot Sport and Fitness Centre!!
The Centre have confirmed that the pool is available to us on Saturday 20th, and we can now resume the full training programme.
Seniors will train Saturday morning, 20th September, 7.00am to 9.00am.
Juniors will train Saturday evening, 20th September, 5.45pm to 7.15pm.
FULL TRAINING PROGRAMME
5.30am to 7.00am Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Mornings
7.00am to 9.00am Saturday Mornings
(One Thursday session, these were indicated in the Membership packs)
7.30pm to 8.15pm Thursday evening
8.15pm to 9.00pm Thursday evening
5.45pm to 7.15pm Saturday evening
This is a huge move forward for Vikings, but as with all change, there will be some adjusting to be done. We would ask everyone to be patient and to positively support our efforts to provide greater availability and flexibility for all of our swimmers.
This is also a big change for our Coaches, who have trained our swimmers in Stewarts for many years. Please support them through this exciting but challenging time for the Club.
As discussed at the meeting on Saturday morning, the Gala Schedule is available by clicking on the link below.
Swimmers are expected to participate in Gala’s as indicated on the schedule. Please make a note of the dates so that you can plan ahead.
Gala Schedule 2014/15
We are delighted to announce that Viking Swimming Club has signed an agreement to train at the Ballyfermot Sport and Leisure Centre, commencing this September. Ballyfermot has undergone maintenance work for the last year, and is scheduled to re-open in mid September. In the meantime we are hoping to organise Saturday sessions for the 30th August and 6th of September in Clondalkin.
The new pool is 25M, and has 6 lanes in total. It is a beautiful pool, with great facilities. We have negotiated access to the Teenage Gym for swimmers on a Saturday, and Membership reductions for families who are interested in joining the centre. More details will follow on these later. Great news for many parents and swimmers is that we will be able to resume Junior training on Saturday evenings once we move, instead of Saturday mornings.
The training schedule is planned as follows
Thursday 7.30 to 9.00pm*
Saturday 5.45 to 7.15pm
*Three lanes will be available to the club on Thursdays. The squad will be split, based on ability, to two 45 minute sessions. Your assigned session will be notified before we make the move.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 5.30 to 7.00am
Saturday 7.00 to 9.00 am