Surf Life Saving Still Water Competition 2017

Surf Life Saving Still Water Competition 2017

Congratulations to the Asgard Swimmers who took part in the National Still Water Competition last weekend in UL. It was a tough competition and they all did their club and County proud.
Competing in the Senior Ladies events were Emer Kelly, Amy O’Brien ,Hana Blake, Nicole Devitt and Rachel Bentley. The Wicklow ladies were placed 2nd in the manikin relay but swam out of their skins to be placed 1st in both the Obstacle and Medley Relays. Amy came 2nd in the Superlifesaver and Nicole 4th and Hana 7th. Nicole was palced 4th in the 100m manikin carry with fins and Hana 6th. Amy was placed 3rd in the 50 manikin carry and Nicole 4th and Emer 9th. Amy was 3rd in the rescue medley and Nicole was 6th and Hana 11th. Emer came 3rd in the 100m obstacle with Hana 4th, Nicole 8th and Rachel 13th. Emer was 7th in the manikin tow with fins and Hana 8th and Amy 9th.
Our Senior Boys were represented by Keith Bentley and Patrick Keogh. Both Keith and Patrick swam well and were well placed in their age group. Keith came 3rd in the 100m medley and 100m tow and 4th in the 50m carry and the 100m carry. They boys came 7th in the line throw.
Junior girls were well represented by Asgards Dara Owens, Cara Ryan, Emma Smith, Emily Clarke and Emma Kristriansen and WSC’s Eve Cowdrey. They worked very well as a team and were placed 2nd overall. They came second in all three relays. Emma Kristiansen won two individual Silver medals in the 50 manikin carry and then 100m obstacle and was also placed 4th in the Superlifesaver and the 100m manikin tow with fins. Emily had two 5th place finishes in the 100m obstacle and the manikin tow with fins and Emma Smith was 6th in the manikin carry with fins. Cara came 9th in the 100m obstacle.
The Junior boys team including Asgards Caimin Kavanagh, Conor McInerney, Dylan O’Donovan and WSC’s Eoin Sreenan were placed 4th overall. They came 4th in two of the relays and 5th in the other. Caimin came 6th in the Superlifesaver and 9th in the 100m obstacle, Dylan came 9th in the 100m manikin carry with fins, 13th in the Superlifesaver and 15th in the 100m obstacle. Conor was 14th in the 100m obstacle.

Senior Girls Team

Senior Girls Team

Junior Girls Team

Junior Girls Team

Group photo

group photo

Fees for 2016/2017 season- update Feb 2017

Fees are available to view here, along with payment details.

Training Swimming Fees for 2016/2017

NEWS SPLASH – January / February 2017

Term 2 is well underway

Gala Roundup

January and February are busy months on the Gala Calendar.

Leinster Schools, Minor and Senior gala had a great attendance from Asgard members, representing their individual schools. Medal winners – Minor Schools Aoibheann Ivory, Senior Schools –  Emer Kelly, Keith Bentley and Dylan O’Donovan.

Next up saw 29 Asgard swimmers in the NAC for the Leinster Graded gala – a great day was had by all with lots of those coloured bands collected. The Leinster Distance gala followed up the next weekend with another 20+ swimmers attending – many trying out those long events in a 50M pool for the first time! Lots of amazing PB’s were had on the day.

 

Round Robin  – Junior Swimmers

The New Ross round robin had only a few of Asgard swimmers in attendance, but all had a great day.

The next Round Robin is in Enniscorthy run by Slaney Sharks club. This is a great event for those still new to galas – We would love to see lots of swimmers entering this gala. Posters about the gala and entry forms are on the notice board this week. All of our Otters and Beavers should be attending the round robin galas.
Coaches will be telling the swimmers what events to try for this round robin.

 

TEAM MANAGERS for Galas
Many thanks to those who have helped in the capacity of Team Manager at recent galas. The Team manager is there to help the coach on duty or act on behalf of the swimmers where no coach can attend.
We will aim to have a Team Manager at all galas in the future. Details of the role and duty for the Team Manager will be published on the website and is given to the Team Manager in advance. If you can volunteer for even one gala please let us know when submitting your swimmers entry.

 

Coaches Corner
Well done to all those who have moved groups this month. A combination of your swimming times / training stamina and factors such as regular attendance are all considered for moving to the next level.
Don’t be too disappointed if you didn’t move this time round, all of our groups have seen a big increase in standards which means you are still doing really well and improving all the time.

 

Well Done !

Just 2 of our senior swimmers attended the recent Swim Ulster – Dave McCullagh Championships . Euan Keighley entered the 100M & 200M breaststroke, making a B Final in the 100M event and the A Final for the 200M. Keith saw some great swimming competing in the same heats as Olympic swimmers ! He had 4 events over the weekend and made B finals for the 100m & 200m backstroke.

Easter Trip

20 swimmers, coaches and Team Managers will be heading to Limerick for a 4 day intensive training camp during the Easter Holidays. They will hope to do a little fundraising activity before they go to help allieviate the expenses (for their broke parents!)

 

Club Captains
Elections for Club Captain were completed during January – the senior groups nominated their candidates and then voted for the Captains .
Our new Captains Nicole Devitt and Keith Bentley will be out and about listening to our swimmers and making representations for them to the coaches and committee.

 

ClubMark Application

The committee are deep in paperwork to get prepared for a ClubMark inspection in early March. Clubmark is a Swim Ireland accreditation for clubs who reach high standards.

Club Gear

All orders made before Christmas have been delivered – Some further orders will be placed this week . We are looking a system to allow you to order individually for Togs  and Tshirts.

 

Pool Air quality

–          As has been emailed previously , the pool management are working with us to ensure the pool air quality is suitable for Asgardtraining. We need to work together to make sure we are helping to keep the pool clean. Please remind all swimmers to shower before entering the pool.

 

 

Usual boring bits  !!

  • Term 2 fees are due. Contact the treasurer for information  Asgard.treasurer@gmail.com
  • A reminder of some of the rules which help to keep our swim sessions running smoothly
    –  swimmers should arrive to the pool in sufficient time to get changed and be ready at the start time of their session. It is important to be in attendance for the warm up routine.
    – Parents are requested not to speak to coaches during training. If you wish to speak to the coach with regard to your child’s training, please email Asgard.Coaching@gmail.com and an arrangement can be made.

–          Parents are not to interfere with coaching while a session is in progress. You should not be calling to a swimmer or attempting to distract them in any way.

–          it is mandatory the each parent/guardian makes themselves available for supervision duty. If a parent has a problem covering the session allocated, a swap should be organised. If you are unsure how to organise a swap please email the Rota Administrator at Asgard.Parentduty@gmail.com

–          Swimmers are advised to remove all jewellery in order to prevent accidental injury to themselves or others (including fitness trackers etc)

–          Any issues at the pool should be reported to the parent on duty or emailed to the Asgard account so as they can be dealt with in a timely manner.

–          All swimmers should shower before entering the pool.