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Watford Swimming and Water Polo Club

The Club

 

 

The Aims
Location
Membership
Fees
Rules & Constitution
Club Council 2010
WSC Job Descriptions 2010
Welfare Officer
Club Swimming Records
Application For Club Record
Badge Scheme

The Club
Watford Swimming and Water Polo Club was established in 1901 and is based at Woodside Leisure Centre, Horseshoe Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire, England, WD25 7HH. Originally meeting at the river in the lower part of Watford, near Bushey Arches (Click Here). In 1932 we moved to the Watford Central Baths (Click Here), which at the time was the only municipal covered pool in the county until after the war. Watford council have now built two new 25m pools which the club will be using as their base, one 8 lane and one 6 lane. The Club is affiliated to the "Eastern Region Amateur Swimming Association" and the "Hertfordshire Amateur Swimming Association". There is also a polo club which is affiliated to L.W.P.L, ERASA and the Herts ASA. Watford's colours are Red and Blue.

The Aims
The club aims to promote swimming locally, in an atmosphere where all swimmers can experience the fun of competition and reach their full potential. Swimmers will be able to compete at their own ability level and go as far as possible from club to county to national standard and beyond.  Watford club provides an atmosphere where members will find swimming an enjoyable and sociable experience, where the club will become a way of life and members will find friends for life.  As well as the swimming side of the club there is a good social side with trips, discos, evenings out etc as well as open meets away in which there is time for fun after the swimming is over.

Location
The club is based at Watford's Woodside Leisure Centre. We also use Westfield School, Watford and run the Saturday swim school for beginners at Rickmansworth School, Rickmansworth. 

Membership
Swimmers wishing to join the club can get further details by contacting the Membership Secretary.

Membership Application Form (word)
Membership Application Form (pdf)

Mrs Nicky Scanlon
nickyscanlon@fsmail.net
or
Club Secretary
Mrs Attracta Stewart
01923 497202
attracta.stewart@ntlworld.com

Fees

SUBSCRIPTION FEES FOR 2010
Fees shown are per annum or fraction of remaining months of year.
ALL SQUAD FEES BELOW ARE INCLUSIVE OF THE CURRENT “CLUB MEMBERSHIP” FEE (£255.00).
Non swimming voting member----------------------------------------------------------------------£5.00.
Club Membership fee (Non-refundable annual membership fee)
swim Wednesday –1.0 hour and Sunday-1.5 hours----------------------------------------------£255.00
DEVELOPMENT SQUAD-1
swim Wednesday –1.0 hour and Sunday-1.0 hour------------------------------------------------£255.00
PRE-COUNTY SQUAD-2
swim Wednesday –1.0 hour and Sunday-1.0 hour and 1.0 hour agreed with coach----------£355.00
COUNTY SQUAD-3
swim Tuesday-1.0 hour,Wednesday-1.0 hour,Friday-1.0 hour,Sunday-1.0 hour-------------£445.00
PLUS FOR MORNING-Friday -1.5 hours --------------------------------------------------------£40.00
PRE-DISTRICT SQUAD-4
swim Tuesday-2.0 hour,Wednesday-1.0 hour,Friday-1.0 hour,Sunday-2.0 hour--------------£590.00
PLUS FOR MORNING-Friday -1.5 hours ---------------------------------------------------------£40.00
COMPETITORS SQUAD PROGRAMME-5
swim Monday-2.0 hours,Tuesday-2.0 hours,Wednesday-2.0 hours,
Thursday-2.0 hours,Friday-2.0 hours,Sunday-2.0 hours-------------------------------------------£735.00
PLUS FOR MORNINGS-Monday-1.5 hours +Wednesday-1.5 hours + Friday-1.5 hours -£120.00
MORNINGS-any other swimmer not in SQUADS above attending,
space and coach permitting, will pay £2.00 per session at that time.
SOCIAL SQUAD-6
swim Wednesday –1.0 hour and Sunday-1.5 hours-------------------------------------------------£255.00
SENIOR WATER POLO SQUAD-7
swim Wednesday-1.0 hour (8.00 to 9.00 p.m.) and
water polo-Wednesday-1.0 hour (9.00 to 10.00 p.m.) ----------------------------------------------£255.00
SENIOR WATER POLO SQUAD fee for additional swim/water polo on-
Sunday-1.5 hours (5.30 to 7.00p.m.)-------------------------------------------------------------------£125.00
SOCIAL SQUAD, over the age of 18 years old, fee for additional water polo on-
Wednesday –1.0 hour (9.00 to 10.00 p.m.) and Sunday-1.5 hours (5.30 to 7.00p.m.)----------£125.00
SQUADS 1 to 5 inclusive above are entitled in their above fees to do water polo on-
Wednesday –1.0 hour (9.00 to 10.00 p.m.) and Sunday-1.5 hours (5.30 to 7.00p.m.)-----------£00.00
JUNIOR WATER POLO SQUAD-8 (under the age of 18 years old)
Sunday-1.5 hours (5.30 to 7.00p.m.)-------------------------------------------------------------------£150.00
JUNIOR WATER POLO SQUAD fee for additional water polo on-
Wednesday –1.0 hour (9.00 to 10.00 p.m.) ---------------------------------------------------------£105.00
STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITY-9-unable to swim in term timeswim
Wednesday –1.0 hour (8.00 to 9.00 p.m.) and
Sunday-1.5 hours (4.00 to 5.30p.m.)- or
water polo Wednesday –1.0 hour (9.00 to 10.00 p.m.) and
Sunday-1.5 hours (5.30 to 7.00p.m.)-max of 2.50 hours, but not both. --------------------------£80.00
For additional training swim, at coaches permission, in Squad 5, -per p.m. each session----£3.00
For additional training swim, at coaches permission, in Squad 5, -per a.m. each session----£2.00

Presidents and past Presidents-Wednesday Club night only-------------------------------------FREE
Honoury Life Members given a maximum of 2.50 hours
of either Club swimming or water polo per week----------------------------------------------------FREE
Honoury Life Members for an additional 2.50 hoursof
Club swimming or water polo per week---------------------------------------------------------£125.00

DISCOUNTS-new members
For additional family members, a 25% reduction of Club Membership fee (currently £255.00 p.a.)
will be given only for each additional family member, Squad fees will be at full rate.
TRANSITIONAL SUPPORT for existing 2nd / 3rd Family members for years 2009 and 2010.
40% discount of Club membership and Squad fees will be given for 2009.
30% discount of Club membership and Squad fees will be given for 2010.
Transitional Support finishes at end of 2010.
Basic Club Membership to be paid in 4 equal amounts in January,February,March and April
every year by standing order.
Any Squad fees in addition to basic Club Membership to be paid by standing order monthly,
to reduce chasing for payment and additional costs to the Club.
Fees will be due by the last working day of the month.
Anyone moving to a different Squad, or in a relevant Squad and then starting morning
Swimming, will be pay a fraction of the year’s remaining increased fees from the month
that they start.
There will be an additional fee of £20.00 charged for the late and or failed payment of any fees.
ALL MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE NON REFUNDABLE

Rules
For a full copy of the Club Rules and Constitution click here.

Club Council 2010

Position Name Email
President Paul Cuthbert pjcuthbert22@aol.com
President Elect Attracta Stewart attracta.stewart@ntlworld.com
Chairperson Neil Spence spence.family@virgin.net
Hon. Gen Secretary Attracta Stewart attracta.stewart@ntlworld.com
Lead Treasurer & Membership Jackie Spence spence.family@virgin.net
Asst Treasurer Jo Prior ashthefish@btinternet.com
Asst Membership Nicky Scanlon nickyscanlon@fsmail.net
Records & Trophies Su Tysoe su_tysoe@hotmail.com
Publicity & Marketing Nick Godridge nick@ngodridge.plus.com
Sponsorship Nigel Jibson Nigeljibson@aol.com
School of Swimming Admin Ann Astbury a.astbury1@ntlworld.com
Workforce Co-ordinator Trevor Hall t.hall50@ntlworld.com
Water Polo rep Steve Chambers stephen.chambers400@ntlworld.com
WBC & SLM Service Agreement TBA  
Co-opted Member Nigel McMorrin Nigelmcmorrin@yahoo.co.uk
Co-opted Member Paul Rogers rogers.p.rs@btinternet.com
Additional roles
Welfare Officer/s

Janet Lewis

Annie Chapman

Janet.Lewis@herts-pcts.nhs.uk

michael.chapman9@btopenworld.com
Team Manager/s – Top Squad

Ann Astbury

Gail Godridge

a.astbury1@ntlworld.com

gail@ngodridge.plus.com
Team Manager/s – Dev Squad

Jo Prior

Michelle Arnold

ashthefish@btinternet.com

arniegirl@hotmail.com

Fixtures – Top Squad

Ann Astbury

Gail Godridge

a.astbury1@ntlworld.com

gail@ngodridge.plus.com
Fixtures – Dev Squad

Barry Linehan

Jo Linehan

barry.linehan@btinternet.com

Social Fund Raising Vacant  
Newsletter Helena Landolfi helenal@live.co.uk
Swim 21

Attracta Stewart

Trevor Hall

attracta.stewart@ntlworld.com

t.hall50@ntlworld.com
Website Stu Duncan stu@sting1.demon.co.uk
Gala Sub Committee – Top Squad

Attracta Stewart

Ann Astbury

Jackie Spence

Su Tysoe

attracta.stewart@ntlworld.com

a.astbury1@ntlworld.com

spence.family@virgin.net

su_tysoe@hotmail.com

Gala Sub Committee – Dev Squad

Heather Joliffe

Sarah Lees

Diane Lawrence

Sharon Dowding

heather@bfituk.idps.co.uk

sj.lees@btinternet.com

dianelawrence21@btinternet.com

keithdowding@hotmail.com

 

WSC Job Descriptions 2010

Hon. Gen Secretary
Treasurer
Asst Treasurer
Asst Membership Secretary
Chairperson
Publicity and Marketing
 
Welfare Officers

Under ASA Club Regulations the swimming club has to appoint a welfare officer.  They are  responsible for recording any accidents and incidents that occur to swimmers during swim sessions.  They are also the clubs named child protection lead. 

If you have any concerns with any aspect of your child’s welfare whilst attending swimming sessions or other events organised by the club then you can wither speak to the coach in charge of the session or contact the welfare officer:

 

Janet Lewis

01923 772877
Janet.Lewis@herts-pcts.nhs.uk


Annie Chapman
michael.chapman9@btopenworld.com

 

Application For Club Record

Form (word)    Form (PDF)

 

Badge Scheme

 

Watford Swimming Club operates the a badge scheme.  Individual swimmers times recorded at a gala run under Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) rules, qualify the swimmer for a badge.  Target times for are listed below.  The swimmer is encouraged to enter in the log all personal best times whether or not they qualify for a badge.

The badge scheme acts as a personal award scheme and is also an incentive for swimmers to try and achieve better results for themselves.

Badges can be sewn onto the back of the swimming club ‘T’ bag style red and blue T-shirt which are worn at galas and on club championship evenings.

Justine Chung operates the badge scheme and is usually available on poolside for swimmers to purchase the badges from.  She receives results from all galas the Club takes part in and will need to verify swimmers results before badges are awarded.

 

Badges Times
Frontcrawl
Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
25m 21.00 18.30 16.70  
50m 47.00 41.00 37.20  
100m 1.44.30 1.31.00 1.22.80 1.16.90
200m 3.49.90 3.20.80 3.02.40 2.49.40
400m 8.04.70 7.03.50 6.24.70 5.57.20
Backstroke
Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
25m 24.70 21.50 19.60  
50m 54.40 47.50 43.00  
100m 1.56.00 1.41.40 1.32.00 1.25.50
200m 4.11.10 3.39.40 3.19.30 3.05.00
Breaststroke
Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
25m 27.20 23.80 21.70  
50m 1.00.40 52.70 48.00  
100m 2.12.00 1.55.40 1.44.80 1.37.30
200m 4.40.40 4.05.00 3.42.60 3.26.60
Butterfly
Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
100yds 1.42.50 1.29.50 1.21.40 1.16.40
25m 23.20 20.30 18.50  
50m 52.40 45.70 41.50  
100m 1.53.80 1.39.40 1.30.40 1.23.90
200m 4.09.20 3.37.70 3.17.80 3.03.70
Individual Medley
Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
4 x 25m 1.58.60 1.43.60 1.34.10  
4 x 50m 4.17.20 3.44.60 3.24.10 3.09.50


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