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Stroud Masters Club AGM

Posted: 22 January 2023

Dear All,

The Club AGM is to be held on Monday 20th February at 6.30 pm. Details of venue and relevant documents will be circulated nearer the time.

Attached is a form for nominations to the committee, and if you wish to stand for any of the elected positions please complete and return it by Sunday 29th January with your details. If you are interested in becoming a co-opted member (non-elected) please also indicate on the form. A more detailed explanation of the roles can be found within the club constitution on the website. If you have any questions about any of the roles or the workings of the committee don't hesitate to contact a committee member. For information, the current Committee positions are as follows:

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Elected members (up to three)
  • Co-opted members (up to three)

Role descriptions for the first three positions are available on the Club web-site.

The AGM Agenda is also attached.

Please also send me details of any resolutions you may wish to put forward at the AGM by the 29th January.

Regards

Jessica

Stroud Masters Swim Fees 2023

Posted: 31 December 2022

Hello Everyone

Please find attached the Club membership form for 2023. If you could complete and return to myself and pay the annual membership fee into the club account before the end of January that would be great. If the membership form and fees are not received by the end of January then I'll assume that you do not wish to renew and your ASA registration will cease.

It is important that the membership form is fully completed and returned so we can keep our records up-to-date especially if your details or contact details have changed over the last year.

I'm pleased to say that the membership fee remains the same as previous years at £45.00 (£22.50 for second claim). Unfortunately though we have had to increase the swim session fee (to £6) as well as the SO payments. Over the last year the club has been impacted with significant increases in pool hire charges both at Archway and especially at Stratford Park which unfortunately we have had to pass on to members. We are not anticipating any further increases in the coming year but in the unlikely event that we do then we may have to reconsider the session fee part way through the year, as well as the annual membership fee for 2024.

From January 2023:

Sunday morning and Tuesday evening sessions will now be £6.00 for members with the three free trial sessions to potential new members still remaining in place.

For the weekday morning sessions

  • Early weekday morning sessions: £6.00 per casual swim (pay as you swim) or
  • £55 per month in advance/SO for 3 morning sessions each week per month
  • £40 per month " " any two mornings each week per month
  • £21 per month " " any one morning each week per month

(Please dont pay any membership fees into the account until next Jan 2023.)

If you have any queries please let me know. Could you also let me know if you don't intend to renew your membership,

Back to normal swimming from Wednesday 4th January

Happy New Year

Mark

Early Morning Swim Sessions Wed 28th and Fri 30th

Posted: 16 December 2022

Hello Everyone

The early morning sessions this week will start at 7.30am and not the usual 6.30am.

As a reminder the next Tuesday evening session at Archway isn't until Tuesday 10th. The next Sunday session at SPLC is on Sunday 8th Jan,

Happy New Year

Mark

Christmas Swimming Session Timetable

Posted: 3 December 2022

Hello Everyone

A number of sessions have been cancelled over the Christmas and New Year break due to Archway and Stratford Park closures. The timetable is as follows:

  • Monday 12th 6.30 am Archway - cancelled due to weather
  • Sessions up to including Friday 23rd December - as normal
  • Sunday 25th 7.30 am Stratford Park - cancelled
  • Monday 26th 6.30 am Archway - cancelled
  • Tuesdays 27th 6.30 pm Archway - cancelled
  • Wednesday 28th 6.30 am Archway - as normal
  • Friday 30th 6.30 am Archway - as normal
  • Sunday 1st January 7.30 am Stratford Park - cancelled
  • Monday 2nd January 6.30 am Archway - cancelled
  • Tuesday 3rd January 6.30 pm Archway - cancelled

Back to normal from Wednesday 4th January

If you have any queries please get in touch,

Mark

British Transplant Games 2022

Posted: 8 November 2022

Richard Percival and Kelly Young both took part at the British Transplant Games held in Leeds this July. This competition enables people who have received an organ transplant to get together to hear each other stories, celebrate life post-transplant and to compete in their hospital teams where they received their transplants. Richard came away with 4 golds, and Kelly came away with 2 golds and 2 silvers.

Kelly has set up a Just Giving Page to help her fundraising for the World Transplant Games in Perth, Australia in April 2023. If you feel you can support or are just interested in the background visit the link below

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/kelly-young-94

Kelly at BTG 2022

Team Stroud at Sheffield

Posted: 8 November 2022

Jessica, Mark and Sean all competed in the Swim England Masters National Championships at Sheffield last weekend. Star of the show from a Stroud point of view was Jessica who won gold in three events: the 400m and 1500m freestyle and the 200m butterfly, and also came away with a silver in the 400m Individual Medley. She was closely followed by Sean who won the 400 IM in his age-group as well as getting a memorable silver medal in the 200m butterfly. Mark’s best placings were sixth in the 50m breaststroke and ninth in the 100m breaststroke.

Mark, Jessica and Sean

August Swim Sessions

Posted: 8 August 2022

Hello Everyone

We are cancelling a couple of Archway morning sessions in August as we have no lifeguard cover. These are Wed 24th and Fri 26th August.

We are also going to have a two week break at Archway on Tuesday 23rd and Tuesday 30th August.

Sorry for any inconvenience. If you have any queries please get in touch,

Mark