Listen to and respect decisions made by others; if you feel unjustly treated you can talk to the Club Children’s Officer or your parents
Make sure you understand and act in line with PASC rules and guidelines
Be aware that you represent PASC by actions and words. Be mannerly and behave well at all times
Be fair at all times, do your best to achieve your goals and be gracious if you don’t
Respect other club swimmers and visiting team members. NEVER make fun of or belittle others
Participate as part of the team and support others when they do well and when things go wrong
Never bully or use bullying actions against others this includes never taking/damaging others property, never spreading rumours or telling lies
Never use violence or bad language; do not shout or argue with leaders, team mates
Don’t brag – Be competitive, but realise that in swimming, everyone can be a winner SUPPORT your fellow swimmers with encouragement, recognition of good effort, and cheerful enthusiasm
Wear club colours and kit
Training and Galas
Understand sport can be hard work and requires discipline to achieve your goals; commitment and regular attendance is required as a member of the club
Be prepared have all appropriate swimming gear e.g. hat, goggles, drink, fins and swim kit
Arrive on time for your warm up! Late arrivals disrupt the other swimmers
Summer Swim Camps
Keep watch on the swim ulster website for next season’s gala and their annual August summer camp: www.swimulster.net. There’s also useful information on the swim ulster pathway. We’ll post the dates on the club website once we have it, and anything that is new: www.portadownasc.com Most of us are ready to wind down for the summer, but try to keep fit and stay healthy as the new season’s galas will start in September. There’ll are lots of open water swimming opportunities (see page 2) and junior triathlons (Camlough Facebook) coming up. Cascades have a swim camp 1st – 5th July 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm to develop their strokes if they can swim 800m+. There is a Rookie Lifeguard Course for 9-14 years old on 1st – 5th July, 9am – 12pm. ABC have lots of activities on https://getactiveabc.com/summer.With no school, it’s a good time for our young swimmers to read “Behind the Goggles”, which can be bought on www.swimmingexpert.com website. The Swim Ireland team will be competing in International Events over the summer which you should be able to stream form their website / twitter page / you tube. Lots of Swim Ulster swimmers competing!
Have you registered yet? Let’s Go Hydro, Belfast – https://registration.mylaps.com/swim-ulster Registration for the 3K opens at 11.00 am, race starts at 12 noon. 1500m starts at 12.30 pm, 750m starts at 1.00 pm. Medals and hats for everyone. Presentation medals for category winners, age bands: under 17, 17-39, 40+. Wetsuits and Skins Categories! This is a fantastic venue so hoping to see you all next Sunday. Anyone need transport, just email firstname.lastname@example.org as there will be members travelling down!
Have your tried Water Polo yet? Remember if you have not yet got involved in Water polo, just come along to training on Saturday 9.00 – 10.00 am next season. All PASC swimmers are eligible to join😊, there’s no extra cost. There are many benefits to water polo: increased endurance, aerobic & anaerobic workout, improved cardio vascular health, improved strength, increased flexibility, improved motor skills and strategic thinking. What are you waiting for?! The next tournament for players who were introduced to the sport this season is coming up in August.