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Ilminster Swimming Club has been through a challenging period over the last 6 months, with the closure of 1610 Swimming facilities in Chard.  The committee have worked to find alternative swimming provision for the swimmers and we are pleased that session are now available in two pools in the Taunton area:  Blackbrook and Holly Farm.  We have  approximately 100 members (of all ages) swimming regularly. Ilminster Swimming Club has achieved the accreditation Swim21. This is the Amateur Swimming Association’s (ASA) aquatic quality mark for the development of effective, ethical and sustainable ASA affiliated clubs.

The club is run solely on a voluntary basis and parents are expected to assist or take their turn as Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Committee Member or just offer to help at the poolside. All teaching staff are fully qualified and, other than the lead coach, all are volunteers.  Ilminster swimming club encourages parents and young swimmers over the age of 16 to become teachers, we will support toward paying the full cost of the training course.  Please ask us for more details if you will to get involved in this.

Traditionally, we hold an annual club gala in April and Saturday/Sunday half-hour swimmers have their own very special splash/mini gala. Our gala awards night is held in May and the evening also includes the ‘Endeavour’ awards, which are awarded by teachers for effort and progress throughout the year.

We run half hour sessions at Holly Farm, Taunton between 10am and 12 noon on a Saturday.  There are also hourly sessions for our older swimmers and adults at Blackbrook on a Sunday morning from 7.45am and on a Wednesday evening.

Ilminster Swimming Club is a not-for-profit club run for its members with ASA Swim21 Accreditation

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Congratulations to all those swimmers who took part in the swimathon last week, fantastic achievements were seen from all.
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Hello everyone

Next week is the February School Half Term Holiday

Please note that there will be no swimming during half term as from and including Saturday 16th to Sunday 24th February 2019

Return to swimming dates:after half term as follows

Huish Langport Tuesday 26th February swimmers by invitation email only
Blackbrook Taunton Wednesday 27th February
Holly Farm Stoke St Gregory Saturday 2nd March
Blackbrook Taunton Sunday 3rd March

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The A358 will be shut this evening, so swimmers will need to travel a different route.

See you all there!
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dear Members

SWIMMING CANCELLED SATURDAY 12th FEBRUARY 2019

I am so sorry to advise you and with the best interest of all swimmers and parents in mind, it has been decided to cancel swimming tomorrow Saturday 2nd February, 2019.

The road to Stoke St Gregory is not the best route in bad weather and it is not gritted! It is forecast with the melting snow likely to freeze with icy roads and possible snow showers or sleety rain, so therefore unpredictable.

Please take care, keep warm and stay safe, see you all next week; Saturday 9th February

best wishes
Kim
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Dear Members

Just a kindly reminder regarding your Insurance for 2019 and continued membership with Ilminster Swimming Club.

If you have already actioned and returned the form; please accept my apologies for bothering you again.

The one off annual fee is due is £14.00; please kindly pay this as soon as possible either by cash, cheque or BACS as a one off and a notation on any BACS payment with swimmer name plus word INSURANCE.
eg: J Bloggs INS

The Renewal Update Membership form has been emailed to you; please complete and return marked for my attention, return to me or please give to a Club Committee Member or session Teacher as soon as possible enclosing your payment either cash,cheque or a note stating "paid by BACS".

The closing date for the return of the renewal form must be before Sunday 3rd February 2019.

best wishes

Kim
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