Tallaght SC are holding their Annual Gala on Sunday 29th March.
ALL Junior Squad members are expected to enter this gala. Please click on the link below for gala details.
Please ask your coach if you are unsure which events to enter.
Closing date for entries is Thursday 18th March. Entry Fee is €6 per event.
Our first training session in 50m format took place in Westwood Clontarf on Sunday 1st February.
There was FOUR swimmers at this session, Labhaoise Collins, Lauren Dooley, Orla Tallon and Eve Smyth.
All four swimmers worked extremely hard, covering just under 6000K in total and finished the session on a high.
I was delighted with the work put in by the four swimmers but extremely disappointed that the rest of the senior squad was missing from the session.
All of the major swim meets, including the last Distance gala, the Leinster long course in March, Leinster Division 1 in April and Nationals are all swam in 50m format.
The Club makes a big effort to provide training in this format to prepare the swimmers for these competitions but the turnout is very low.
As any swimmer will tell you, swimming in a 50m pool is very different to swimming in a 25m. It affects stroke counts, breathing patterns and training is needed to adjust to the changes.
The next session is on March 1, timed to help with the Leinster Long Course Gala. I expect All our senior swimmers, including those in transition and any Juniors who qualify for Leinster Long Course to attend on this day.
If the attendance continues to be low, the Club will have no choice but to cancel the remaining sessions booked. It is just too expensive to hire this pool for 4 swimmers.
Yours in swimming
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS FRIDAY 6TH MARCH . . . PLEASE ENSURE ENTRIES ARE IN ON TIME!
Please click on the link below for details on the Leinster Long Course Open Championships, taking place in the NAC on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March 2015.
Leinster LC Championship Gala Information (1)
The closing date for entries is Friday 6th March 2015. This gala will be primarily for Senior Squad members.
Once again we are asking members to donate any unwanted clothing or textiles for Recycling.
Items that are accepted are clean, re-usable items of Mens, Womens and Childrens clothing, shoes, handbags etc. Items that cannot be accepted are soiled clothing, underwear, bedlinen or unusable clothing items.
We get a great rate of approx. 90c per kilo, so please clear out your wardrobes for a good cause! Please fold and bag items, and bring to any Saturday training session, where any committee member will accept bags.
Due to the transition of some swimmers from Junior to Senior squad, the Pool Bank Rotas have been updated, PLEASE CHECK to see if your allocated times have changed.
Under Swim Ireland rules, and for Child Protection purposes, we must have an adult in attendance at ALL training sessions.
JUNIOR SQUAD POOL BANK ROTA 29.01.15 – 26.03.15 – Website
SENIOR SQUAD POOL BANK ROTA 03.02.15 – 14.02.15 – website (the Senior Rota repeats every fortnight)
For Senior Squad, the parents on duty must arrive 15mins before the start of the training session, to assist with Pool set-up and to man the doors for arriving swimmers. If for any reason you are unable to attend, you MUST arrange cover with another parent.