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Club Championships 2018

All results and disqualifications have now been uploaded to the website.

AGM Audited Accounts - 31 December 2017

 

 

These are now available to view in our Members Area under Member Information.

PB and East Invicta Consideration Times - Update 18 June 2018

Updated PB and East Invicta Consideration time sheets (18 June 2018) are now posted in our Members Area.

The East Invicta Consideration sheets show times that have been achieved based on current PBs and, where not reached, the time difference required to attain these for each event.

White Cliffs Gala 2018 - Entry Closing Date

ATSC closing date for entries to the White Cliffs Gala is Tuesday 10 July, 7.30pm at Club Desk. No late entries will be accepted. Entry form and information pack can be downloaded from the calendar events page.

AGM & Summer Fun Evening - 15 June 2018

5 June 2018
18.30 ~ 23.00 hrs
Ashford Rugby Club
Kinneys Field, Canterbury Road, Kennington, Ashford, TN24 9QB

The AGM is the key annual meeting for the club to ensure that we, the Committee, are delivering what you, the Membership, want for the benefit of all swimmers in the club. The AGM will start prompt at 19:00. The AGM format does not support AoB questions. If you have a questions you would like to put forward, please submit in writing to the Club Secretary, Stuart Moss, via email by Wednesday 13 June (secretary@ashfordtownsc.co.uk).

The Committee have again been working hard in the background and there are countless hours put in behind the scenes to improve the club and just maintain all the administration that now comes with today’s sport requirements. We welcome your support at this evening to ensure that we can continue to build and progress.

After the AGM, food, drinks and games will commence along with the annual coaches/parents versus swimmers rounders match! The bar will be open for refreshments throughout the evening, and there will be a cold buffet with sandwiches/wraps/savoury snacks and crisps available – we are asking for £5.00 per family to cover the costs.

Tickets are available from the Club Desk. If you could bring along a dessert/cake that would be much appreciated.

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the AGM and then the fun afterwards.

Best wishes,

Neil Strange
ATSC Chairman

Competitive Performance Award Time Trial - 20 May 2018

Well done to all swimmers; a fantastic effort! The results are now available to view on the calendar events page. It was great to see those from our Learn to Swim stages participate. We were joined by swimmers from our Sunday Academy, with 325 individual swims taking place (of which over 67% were PB’s). For those that received disqualifications in any event, please see the back pages for further information. If you are unsure as to why, then please ask your teacher/coach. Please visit the Competitive Performance Awards page within our Member area for information on how to get your badges!

East Invicta Development Gala 2018 - Accepted Entries

Accepted entries for the East Invicta Development Gala on 12 and 13 May 2018 are now available to view on the calendar events page.

SESSION 1
Warm Up – 1.30pm, Start – 2.30pm
SESSION 2
Warm Up – 5.00pm, Start – 6.00pm
SESSION 3
Warm Up – 9.15am, Start – 10.15am
SESSION 4
Warm Up – 12.45pm, Start – 1.45pm

Thanet Spring Regional Qualifier 2018 - Accepted Entries

Accepted entries for the Thanet Spring Regional Qualifier on Sunday 8 April 2018 are now available to view on the calendar events page.

SESSION 1
Warm Up – 8.30am, Start – 9.30am

SESSION 2
Warm Up – 12 noon, Start – 1.00pm

SESSION 3

Warm Up – 4.00pm, Start – 5.00pm, Finish – 7.00pm (approx)

Competitive Performance Award Time Trial - 25 March 2018

Well done to all swimmers; a fantastic effort! The results are now available to view on the calendar events page. It was great to see those from our Learn to Swim stages participate. We were joined by 23 swimmers from Ashford School and 12 from our Sunday Academy, with just under 400 individual swims taking place. For those that received disqualifications in any event, please see the back pages for further information. If you are unsure as to why, then please ask your teacher/coach. Please visit the Competitive Performance Awards page within our Member area for information on how to get your badges!

 

KCASA Relay Championships - 11 March 2018

Entry for swimmers, spectators and coaches will be from 8.30am through the Event doors upstairs. The day should end by 5.30pm.

Warm Up : Session 1 at 9.30am and Session 2 at 1.15pm

The venue has an exclusive catering contract with its caterers and will not allow spectators to bring their own food/drink. Spectators may be bag searched for food, and asked to dispose of any food/drink.  Swimmers are allowed to bring their own food. They should take any food through with them. Spectators will not be able to give them food during the event unless purchased on site.

Officials, spectators, swimmers and coaches should park in Westfield Centre, Stratford. The best car park is Car Park B, Aisle 114.

Thanet Development Gala 2018 - 10 March 2018 - Rescheduled Date

Thanet have rescheduled the Development Gala for next Saturday – 10 March 2018. All timings to be the same. Please let Neil or I know if you’re unable to attend – refunds will be issued. They are hoping that many of you will still join them!

Other information from Thanet Swim Club – the Kent Primary Schools Individual Gala is now being combined with the Relay Gala on 24 March 2018.

Thanet Development Gala 2018 - Accepted Entries

 

Accepted entries for the Thanet Development Gala on Saturday 3 March 2018 are now available to view on the calendar events page.

SESSION 1
Warm Up – 12 noon to 12.50pm
Start – 12.55pm
Finish – 4.15pm (includes 10mins comfort break mid-session)

SESSION 2
Warm Up – 4.20pm to 5.10pm
Start – 5.15pm
Finish – 8.30pm (includes 10mins comfort break mid-session)

Thanet Development Gala 2018 - Entry Closing Date

ATSC closing date for entries to the Thanet Development Gala is Tuesday 23 January, 7.30pm at Club Desk. No late entries will be accepted. Entry form and information pack can be downloaded from the calendar events page.

This is a development level gala. Swimmers with a 2018 Kent Auto QT are excluded from entering that specific event in this competition. There are no minimum entry times but if the gala becomes over-subscribed the slowest swimmers will be rejected from each age group so that session times can be adhered to.

Kent Championships 2018 - Entry Deadline

A reminder that entry forms are due in by Thursday 4 January. Simon will be available on Thursday evening. He is travelling to the US on Sunday, so I’ll be submitting the entries.

If you have chosen to swim at Icebreaker to improve your ranking or gain last chance qualifying times please still have your entries in by Thursday. Please indicate on your entry form which events you are targeting. Although I will be poolside at Canterbury, please message me or send an email to ashford.town@swimclubmanager.co.uk by Monday 8 January if you have gained a new or improved time, so I can ensure that your entry is amended.

I am unable to make any manual changes to the entry file. All times are brought through from Rankings – SC times will be converted to LC. Hopefully, they will be updated quickly and then I can submit our entries on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Icebreaker 2018 - Final Details

As a result of the large number of entries the programme has been revised. Warm up for Sessions 1 & 3 is 8.30am. Warm up for Sessions 2 & 4 is 12.45pm.

The gala is a sign-in event. That means you must sign in BEFORE warm up. As there are large numbers, there will be 3 sign-in tables – please be patient!

There is a poolside plan for visiting clubs, so please use the space that has been allocated to us. I have updated Scott Walker on the availability of our official volunteers.

BPSC Last Chance County Qualifier 2017 - Results

Results from the BPSC Last Chance County Qualifier on 16 and 17 December 2017.

 

ATSC on Twitter

Annual Coaches&Parents vs Children rounders match - just as well the children can swim 😁. An emphatic win for Coaches&Parents again.

About a month ago from Ashford Town SC's Twitter via Twitter for iPhone

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july, 2018

1jul5:00 pm- 8:30 pmATSC Club Championships 2018CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION

7jul5:00 pm- 8:30 pmATSC Club Championships 2018CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION

8jul5:00 pm- 8:30 pmATSC Club Championships 2018CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION

27jul - 27augAll DayLearn to Swim Summer ShutdownClick for more information

30jul - 5augAll DayEarly & Late Squad Summer ShutdownClick for more information

30jul - 1sepAll DaySunday Academy Shutdown

What our swimmers say…

I really enjoy competing at galas – there’s always a great atmosphere.

Alice, aged 12

I’ve made lots of new friends since starting at the club. It’s a great way to keep fit and healthy too.

Oliver, aged 9

Learning to swim is really fun and I feel really confident in the water now.

Emily, aged 7

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