Vikings Christmas Gala Saturday 20th at 6pm!!

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Our Annual Viking Christmas Gala will take place on Saturday 20th December, at 6pm, in Ballyfermot.  Please arrive at 5.45pm so that we can start on time.

Races will take place for all abilities, the coaches have been preparing the swimmers over the last few weeks.  The gala is a great fun event, that is always hugely enjoyed by swimmers and parents alike.

We will hold a RAFFLE on the evening, please donate SPOT PRIZES for the raffle (spot prizes can be brought along on the day).

Every year we ask for volunteers for the PARENTS RACE to kick off the evening, so if any parents can dig out their swim gear, they are encouraged to take part in this event!!!

The Coaches will make their presentations to Junior and Senior Swimmers, and will also announce the Swimmer of the Year.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Ballyfermot on Saturday evening.

 

Junior Squad – Equipment required by all Squad

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PLEASE NOTE CHANGE TO EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

The coaches have requested that ALL Junior Squad Swimmers ensure that they have the following equipment for training

Normal Short Fins

Pullbuoy

Boards

All of the above are available from Swimkit in the NAC, and other local stockists.  If you do not have this equipment please arrange to have it as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please speak to a Committee Member or one of the Coaches for advice.

Social Outing Sunday 28th December

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PLEASE COMPLETE THE SURVEY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

We are organising a Social Event on December 28th, and we are asking members to indicate which event would be most popular.

Please follow this link to complete a very quick survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8XWYKV9

Once responses are in, we will advise what outing has been selected.

Thank you!!

Fundraiser – Clothing Collection Sat Dec 13th

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MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO BROUGHT CLOTHES FOR THE FUNDRAISER ON SATURDAY, WE WILL CONTINUR TO COLLECT AT TRAINING SESSIONS THIS WEEK.

Once again we are asking for your help to raise funds, with the intention of subsidising Swim Hats and Tee-shirts for our swimmers.

The Clothing Collection is an easy fundraiser, it helps clear out your wardrobes!!  All re-usable items of Childrens, Ladies and Mens clothing are accepted, including re-usable shoes.  Items not accepted are underwear, bedlinen and soiled or unusable clothes.

Please bring your used clothes, folded and bagged, along to Senior training on Saturday morning, 13th December, or to Junior training on Saturday evening.

Thank you for your support!

News Update – Graded Gala, Christmas Gala, Training and Sea Swim

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Please note that the next competitive Gala will be the Leinster Graded Gala, taking place on Sunday 18th January, 2015, in the NAC.  The Gala will have events suitable for all swimmers, and the coaches are looking for FULL JUNIOR AND SENIOR SQUAD ATTENDANCE at this event.  The Coaches have decided that we will not take part in the Christmas Crackers gala, but will concentrate on the Graded instead.

Our annual club Christmas Gala will take place on Saturday 20th December in Ballyfermot, starting at 5.45pm.  All swimmers are expected to attend this annual event, certificates will be awarded for 1st place in each event, and the Coaches will present awards for Junior and Senior Squad swimmers, and also the Swimmer of the Year award.  This is a fun swimming and social event for all the family!  Parents are invited to take part in a fun Parents race during the evening.

Jackie is organising the annual Christmas Sea Swim on St. Stephens Day, venue Seapoint, time dependent on tides.  We will update the time as soon as this is announced.  The Sea Swim is not suitable for all swimmers, please ask Jackie for advice if you are interested in attending.  Last year the sea was a balmy 6C, so not for the faint hearted!

The last Senior Squad training session of 2014 will take place on Wednesday 24th December. Senior Squad training resumes on Friday 2nd January 2015.

The last Junior Squad training session of 2014 will take place on Thursday 18th December.  Junior Squad training resumes on Saturday 3rd January 2015