NEWS SPLASH – October 2016

We are all completely settled back and training is up and running with gusto!


Gala Calendar

I have attached this years Gala Calendar on the Noticeboard by the pool  – not all of the galas are completely confirmed but it will give you an idea of what is due to come up during the year. I have included on the calander, the groups that each gala is pitched at, Round Robins for Otters etc.  Asgard gala secretary will email to each group where the gala entry dates are approaching.  All swimmers are encouraged to participate in at least 4 galas over the year. All queries concerning upcoming galas, events to enter etc. should be discussed with your coach (after a training session) or emailed to


Round Robin – Junior Swimmers

The first Round Robin Event was hosted by ourselves on Sun 2nd October. We had 40 Asgard swimmer on the day and 130 swimmers in total.  We had a great day and all ran like clockwork – many thanks to those who were helping on the day and especially to our Senior swimmers who came in to help and encourage the junior members. The results were great, with amazing PB’s and more than 45 certs being earned by the Asgard swimmers for achieving Grade 7 or Grade 6 times.  Certs will be given out at the Christmas break to all those achieving them at any of the RR events up to then.


NAC Gala & Wexford Festival

We had a number of swimmers at the NAC and Wexford in October – some Amazing PB’s were seen and lots of medal were collected, proving that hard work pays off! Well done to the girls Relay who were 3rd at the Wexford gala .

Leinster Schools Swimming

Details for the Leinster Schools championships 2017 can be found on the Leinster Swimming Website.
All entries are processed through your school – NOT Asgard. You must print and have the form signed off at your school. (There are strict qualifying times for this event )


Coaches Corner

The coaches will be proactively encouraging swimmers to train better – introducing a standard approach to stretching in senior groups, reiterating pool etiquette, Asgardclub rules and general respect around the pool.

We will be arranging a short talk to each of the groups from the Club Childrens officers over the next week or so. This will give the children an opportunity to know who the CCO should they need them at any time.


Well Done !

Congratulations to Keith Bentley who has been selected to travel to Stockport to represent Leinster.

Congratulations also to Asgard members Emer Kelly, Hana Blake , Nicole Devitt and Keith Bentley who have been selected for the Irish Surf Lifesaving squad for 2017 .

Swim Ireland Club and Coaches handbook
The 2016/2017 handbook was issued this week form Swim Ireland – this gives details for all of the National Competitions. There are changes to qualifying times and time period for qualifying this season.


DON’T FORGET – Asgard Fun Gala a fundraising event for the club will be held on 27th November – lots of help will be needed on the day.

Club Gear

Orders for Club Gear will be made very soon. We are waiting for a kit of Togs in order to allow the correct sizes be ordered.


Usual boring bits  !!

Term 1 fees are overdue now – any queries please email
I am also missing many forms -Renewal of membership and Signoff for code of conduct. If you know you haven’t completed same, please get them to me ASAP