The following is advice for all swimmers considering taking part in any upcoming Galas.
What do I need to bring?
Swim suit x2
PASC hat and a spare hat in case of rips
Goggles x2 in case one pair snaps
Shorts and t-shirt to wear between races and if you like for line-up before your race. Also if you are lucky to win a ribbon or medal you will need to wear a t-shirt for presentations.
Water bottle filler with your name on it
Flip flops or crocs
Plastic bag for your wet clothes
What should I eat?
Swimmers are encouraged to eat healthy at all times
The day before the gala you should eat as normal and drink plenty of water
Get plenty of sleep
Morning of Competition
Have a good breakfast before you leave home, e.g. porridge, Weetabix or a smoothie
At the Competition
Stay hydrated – drink water of juice
Eat small amounts of food throughout the day but not large amounts before a race or between sessions
March Water Polo Skills Camp & Match
Swim Ulster Skills Camp U11 & U13 (2009 – 2008): Skills camp followed by matches at the Grove Leisure Centre, Belfast on Fri 8th March from 7.30 – 9.30 pm. Cost is £10 on the night. Forms for the skills camp are available at the club desk. The camps are ideal for our swimmers and are facilitated by qualified water polo coaches. PASC coaches will be.
This year PASC proudly host the PTL South Heats at Cascades on 2nd March. This is the first time we’ll host this competition so we’d really appreciate all our PTL swimmers attending. We’ll see many of our strong swimmers competing at this event and if you aren’t competing please come along and cheer on your friends! Closing date for entries is 20th February.
This week PASC will host the Armagh Championships at Cascades for the last time. Next time, we’ll be in the new South Lakes Leisure Centre! We look forward to welcoming Armagh, Lurgan and Newry to Portadown. With 4 clubs competing, it’ll be a busy gala so we’ll be needing lots of parent volunteers on the day to help with timekeeping and catering. Girls warm up will be 8.15 am, followed by the boys at 8.30 am. Thanks to all our sponsors who have made this event possible. Please show them your appreciation by supporting these businesses all year round. A list of business sponsorship and companies who have donated prizes for the raffle can be found in the programme which will be available for sale at £2. Further details can be found in this week’s newsletter.