Dunstable Swimming Club got the 2nd leg of the National Arena League 2017 off to a fantastic start with a great 4th place position in their West Midlands Division 2 gala following promotion in 2016. Held at the brand new Perdiswell Leisure Centre in Worcester on 11th November 2017, DSC swimmers were on good form despite the long journey on a coach. Special mention goes to the 13 Year old Girls on the night, as many swam 5 races or more and each made an outstanding contribution.
Dunstable Swimming Club got the 1st leg of the National Arena League 2017 off to a fantastic start with a great 5th place position in their West Midlands Division 2 gala following promotion in 2016. Held at the Droitwich Leisure Centre on 14th October 2017, DSC swimmers were on good form. Swimming against some really excellent teams, this was a massive step up for DSC, but they worked hard all evening and all produced some excellent results.
There is to be an AGM of the West Midlands League on Thursday 6th July at 7.30 sharp. It will be held at the Novotel Hotel, Coventry, which is at junction 3 on the M6. Tea and coffee will be available.
Please download the registration form for this year’s competition which should be returned to me as soon as possible but prior to the AGM please. The £34 fee should be sent electronically to the West Midlands League bank account also immediately and at the latest 6th July. No cash or cheques please. When sending the money ensure that the club name is included as a reference and a covering email sent to Monica Brown the League Treasurer, she is copied into this email so that you have her address. The dates are really important to ensure that we can know who will be participating and we can get the draw sorted at the AGM. Obviously if you have two teams in the league, please send two registration forms and £68!
I appreciate that you will not all be able to attend the AGM, but please try and ensure your club is represented. Unfortunately Ian Carden is currently over committed and I am trying to alleviate the pressure on him by convening this meeting. There are over sixty clubs in the league and the post is onerous, so we are looking to find some support on the executive committee. If we can break down the jobs so that they are more manageable that would be a great help. If there is an IT person who could help collating the results, someone to book pools etc etc .
An agenda will be posted on the Leagues website in a few days, but after the AGM formalities are completed we will have an open session so that we can discuss the way forward, so an attendee from your club would be of benefit to the League and your club.
I have also been unable to find email addresses for the following clubs, so if you can let me have a contact that would be appreciated.
Bromsgrove; Dronfield Dolphins; Leighton Buzzard; Pershore; Sutton in Ashfield.
Can you please let me know if there are any provisional bookings for pools for the 2017 dates, 14th October; 11th November; 9th December.
Please contact me by email with any helpful suggestions. Ralph, your Chairman, Monica, your Treasurer and I look forward to your cooperation and seeing you on 6th July.
Meeting documentation is available here