News & Events


New Arena - Some Guidelines

posted 13 Jan 2017, 12:43 by Luke Vanhegan   [ updated 13 Jan 2017, 12:45 ]

Having successfully completed our first Sat, Sun and Tue sessions at the new Arena facility, please note the following housekeeping or facility guidelines:-
  • For welcome, convenience and staying dry, we’re placing the club desk in the entrance of the changing rooms.
  • The pre-swim showers at the entry point are to the pool area aren’t supposed to have shampoo or conditioner products used here.  This is a requirement of the leisure centre and is in place to avoid H&S slip hazards.
  • Post-swim showers are located on the right hand side of the pool exit area.  We’ve requested signage to inform everyone of this.
  • The additional committee or helpers available for escorting younger children to the small teaching pool is working well – thanks for your cooperation here
  • For those who don’t know, the Steam & Sauna rooms on poolside will be open on Sunday mornings for us to use – they’re really good!
In case you're not sure where your lesson is, have a look at the lesson layouts below. They show the lesson names and where they were in the old pool, and where they are in the new pool.  If you're still not sure, ask a committee member at the pool on Saturday or Tuesday - they will be happy to help.

 New - Rushcliffe Arena Lesson Layout


Arena Lesson Layout
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Old - Rushcliffe Leisure Centre Lesson Layout

Rushcliffe Leisure Centre Lesson Layout
(click to enlarge)


See you all at the next session and thanks for all your support in the first week.

Happy New Year - Happy New Pool!

posted 6 Jan 2017, 01:48 by Luke Vanhegan   [ updated 6 Jan 2017, 01:48 ]

Rushcliffe Arena Swimming Pool
Happy New Year!  Our next swimming lessons will be at the NEW Rushcliffe Arena swimming pool on:  
  • Saturday 7th January, 8-10am.  
  • Tuesday 10 January, 8-9pm.  
The new pool is looking great and we can't wait to try it out.

There will be the normal registration desk on arrival for your child to ‘sign in’ - please make sure you do.  Due to the layout of the new pool area, parents will not be allowed pool side to spectate as was the case at the old Leisure Centre.  This is something that Rushcliffe Arena have specified.  However, parents will be allowed in the changing rooms with their child/children.  Committee members and teaching helpers will be there to take children to their correct lanes for their lesson to avoid confusion. 

We can of course expect to have some initial teething problems so would ask that parents bear with us and also feedback if you feel any aspect is not working especially well. We're keen to make sure things are as good as they can be!  It will be a learning curve for us all with some swimming groups needing a larger degree of adaptation than others.

See you all on Saturday and Tuesday!

5000 Metres - Awesome!

posted 5 Jan 2017, 12:33 by Luke Vanhegan   [ updated 5 Jan 2017, 12:34 ]

5000 metres!
Well done to everyone who took part in our latest Distance Badge session on 4th December.


A special mention goes to Hannah Walker, 13, who completed an amazing 5k (250 lengths of the pool).  It took Hannah 2 hours and 45 minutes to complete the distance which had not been attempted in recent years.  Afterwards her proud mother, Gergana, said that Hannah was 'pleased but tired' to have completed the distance.


A big thanks goes to swim teacher Wendy Conibear for supervising and observing everyone who took part in the session.

2016 Gala Results

posted 2 Dec 2016, 12:39 by Luke Vanhegan   [ updated 2 Dec 2016, 12:40 ]

Well done to everyone who took part in the club gala this year.  It was a fantastic evening and we hope everyone had a great time - you certainly all looked like you did!

The results have now been collected, and you can see how you did against the other swimmers in your age group.

We will also post the results at swimming lessons over the next few weeks.

Well done everyone!

Tim Dunne Fundraising Page

posted 12 Sep 2016, 08:05 by Luke Vanhegan   [ updated 12 Sep 2016, 08:06 ]

Tim's family have set up a fundraising page on Just Giving to support the many clubs that Tim was involved in.  As well as our club, Tim was a coach at Portland Swimming Club, managed at football team at West Bridgford Colts, and was a big support at 4Life Triathlon Club. 

Please use this link in case you wish to contribute in his memory:  https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Tim-Dunne-Fund-Raising-Page

Tim Dunne

posted 16 Aug 2016, 04:56 by Luke Vanhegan   [ updated 16 Aug 2016, 04:56 ]

It is with great sadness to let club members know that Tim Dunne, one of volunteer teachers, passed away at the end of July.  Tim was an immensely well-liked and respected swimming teacher and will be greatly missed by our club.

The funeral service will be held in West Bridgford on the 23rd August.  If you would like to attend, please contact Doug Smith (dougiesspace@yahoo.co.uk).

As well as swimming, Tim was involved with a number of other sporting clubs, and one of his cycling friends Rich Annable is organising a cycle peloton on the 23rd.  If you’d like to join the peloton, please contact Rich on 07712590165.

Our thoughts are very much with his family.

40th Anniversary Sponsored Swimathon

posted 17 May 2016, 12:03 by Luke Vanhegan

Saturday 18th June
 (from 8am) and Tuesday 21st June (from 8pm).

Our goals are to:

Download your sponsorship form here, get as many people to sponsor you as you can and then see how far you can swim! 

Please note the following ground rules
1. The
 event is open to all children swimming in the 20m lanes and 10m areas.
2. Children to swim in normal lesson time unless pre-arranged with their teacher. 
3. If a child wants to opt out of the sponsorship side, that is OK, but we will not be running separate lessons on this date, so children will be expected to ‘distance’ swim during that lesson time. 
4. Having a breather (holding the side) during the swim is OK, this is not a distance badge so we will let swimmers have a short rest when they need it. However the teachers will have the final say. If they judge that a swimmer is too tired, or causing too much disruption/delay to others they may ask the swimmer to get out of the pool until they feel they are ready to carry on. 
5. Teachers will group swimmers into lanes of similar ability/speed. 
6. We will ensure all swimmers have an appropriate warm up. 
7. We request that parents help out (count lengths for your child or others) and also cheer on encouragement. 
8. Click on the link for the Sponsorship Form. Paper copies are available at the club registration desk. Please remember to complete the names and addresses of your sponsors and tick the gift aid box (where appropriate) so we can maximise the money we raise. 
9. Swimmers must bring in their form on the day of the swim. This will be signed off by a club official with the number of lengths they swim. 

We think this is a fun idea to spice up our swimming lessons and do some good at the same time. We hope you agree! 

Free Swimming on Sunday!

posted 6 Jan 2016, 08:43 by Luke Vanhegan

Free swim on Sunday Mornings
In celebration of RSCs 40th year of operation, as of 10th January 2016 our Sunday morning (8am-10am) family swim sessions will be free of charge to all members.

All that we request is that you register at the front table on arrival as usual.

2015 Gala - Results Are In!

posted 17 Nov 2015, 15:07 by Luke Vanhegan

Stopwatch
A big
Well Done! to everyone who took part in the 2015 Gala.  A great time was had by everyone who took part, and you can see how everyone did here:

RushSwim 2015 Gala Results

Thank you to everyone who came, to the 56 (yes, 56!) swimmers including parents and teachers that swam in all-comers relay, and a special thank you to those that helped out during the evening.

We hope you enjoyed it, and are looking forward to next years' gala!

Perfect timing!

posted 23 Oct 2015, 02:31 by Luke Vanhegan

Clocks go back 1 hour this Saturday night
Remember that the clocks go back at midnight on Saturday.

This means that you get an extra hour in bed on Sunday morning but you'll still have time for a swim!

We look forward to seeing you.

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