Vikings are Moving !!!

Ballyfermot

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

Junior Training
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.

Senior Training
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 5.30 to 7.00am
Saturday 7.00 to 9.00 am

Summer Swim Sessions . . no formal arrangements

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As most of you will be aware, during the Summer break from normal training, Viking SC has had an arrangement with Stewarts to allow limited training to take place on a Friday evening. We have sought to make this arrangement again this summer, however we have had no response to our request from management at the Centre. We believe that this is due to the fact that we are behind with our Pool Fees (this has happened almost every year), and we are also disputing the level of fees paid by Viking SC over the past number of years (since Stewarts closed the centre on a Sunday).

Sea Swim . . . Saturday 19th July, 4pm, Seapoint

Sea Splash

The second Viking Sea Swim of the summer will take place this coming Saturday, 19th July.

Venue is Seapoint, meeting at the Martello Tower, at 4pm.

Westwood 50m Training Schedule

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Please note that there will be NO 50M Training at Westwood on 15th June.

50M Training will resume in September.