NORTH CORNWALL DRAGONS CLUB NEWS
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Swim Camp Fundraising
58 swimmers from across the County of Cornwall, have been training up to 50000 metres per week, in order to get fit for the ultimate warm weather training camp in Feuteventura coached by double Olympian Jemma Lowe and 2012 Olympian Tom Haffield. Unfortunately, it would seem that their dreams will be crushed as they were booked on Monarch flights which have gone bust. Please help us raise the money needed to pay for replacement flights so they can get to their training camp... thank you so much!
CCASA Pre-Pathway Swim Clinic on Sunday 17th September 2017
English Swimming’s governing body, operates a series of pathways for England's swimmers in order to talent spot and identify strong and weak areas for the future. This year the British Swimming Talent Pathways team, will focus on the 11 year old age group by way of county run camps.
In order to ensure we are in a strong position to support the British Talent camps, we have decided to run a county pre pathway swim clinic which will include all swimmers who are regularly training with their swim club, and are aged 11 years and under. There may be a slight leeway on age criteria - speak to your child's coach.
We will have at least 3 ex GB swimmers who have attended an Olympics and who now coach. They will be assisted by some of our county coaches.
The clinic will be a rotation of 3 sessions: pool session, land training and an interactive lecture on nutrition - they'll be eating and drinking - so it will be fun!
The culmination of the clinic will be a question and answer session where your swimmers can ask the panel of coaches, almost anything ..... this is a very popular part of the clinic and the swimmers gain a lot just by listening to the experiences of those who have achieved such a lot in swimming. Finally there will be time to have a photo taken and maybe get an autograph or two!
This is a very worthwhile clinic for our young influential swimmers. It's a day of inspiration that they will remember for a long time.
North Cornwall Dragons Annual General Meeting
Friday 19th May 2017 - Wadebridge Pool - 7.45pm
The AGM takes place immediately after our in house gala at Wadebridge next Friday 19th May.
All our current officers are carrying on in their current posts apart from Jackie Sharland who is stepping down as Assistant Membership Secretary, Publicity Officer and Swim21 Coordinator. Nominations already received have been entered onto the list which has been emailed out to all club members, but if you would like to make a nomination or be considered for any of these positions please let us know no later than Thursday 18th May
On behalf of everyone on the committee I would like to say a big thank you to Jackie for all her help and support.
The only post that remains open is that of Publicity Officer. The post requires someone able to liaise with local media with reports and photos of NCD events and success stories and to promote the club wherever possible. Needs to be proactive.
We will also be running a presentation on how to enter galas, from filling out entry forms to which sort of galas are suitable for my child.
So come along and have some of your questions answered.
Hope to see you there.
Thursday 30th March 2017:
North Cornwall Dragons Beach Boot Camp on Monday 7thth August 2017
Come and have some beach fun at the North Cornwall Dragons Beach Boot Camp on Monday 10th August 2017: 8.30am to 2.30pm £12 per swimmer
Activities include: Paddle Board Teams, Bay Swim, Treasure Hunt, Sand Circuits, Beach Run, Water Bomb Battle and includes Breakfast and Lunch!
Fri 10th March 2017:
All club members have a special discount code to use on the Swimpath website: www.swimpath.co.uk
To obtain your 10% discount - please use the code NCD
Sat 4th Feb 2017:
Monday 13th February Noon to 3pm
Join us at the Atlantic Lanes Bowling for a game and lunch!! Game, shoe hire and lunch for £7.00 - make your payment here...
Tuesday 17th January 2017:
CCASA Junior Interclub Gala 2017
On Saturday 14th January we took our team of swimmers to the Junior Interclub Gala in Penzance, where we secured a very respectable 3rd place! Well done to all the swimmers who took part :-)
Friday 9th September 2016:
Friday 30th DECEMBER 2016
2-6pm Dragon Leisure Centre ~ Bodmin
This clinic is open to all swimmers from all clubs!
Join us for this Championships Clinic and prepare yourself like a pro for the County Championships in February
Land training focus on core
Mentoring on race planning and goal setting
Pool focusing on technique and skills
Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke & Backstroke Drills
Nutrition on Competition Days
Group Q&A session
Clinic coaches include international GB swimmers, Double Olympians, Commonwealth and World Championship medallists!!
Steve Beckerleg • Anthony James • Jemma Lowe • Calum Jarvis • Charlie Atwood
Remember your swim kit plus land training clothes and trainers.
Monday 28th November 2016:
North Cornwall Dragons Presentation Evening 2016
Friday 9th December 2016
6.30pm at Bodmin Town Football Club
Club Championship Medals
Club Trophies and Sheilds
New Club Captain Awards
Please bring a plate of food!
Refreshments available for swimmers
Bar available (adults only)
Disco & Dancing (mandatory)
Monday 12th September 2016:
AquaElite Swim Clinic on Sat 24th September 2016
By Steve Beckerleg and Anthony James.
Both these ex Plymouth Leander swimmers have competed at the highest level for Great Britain and have kindly agreed to run a swim clinic including land training and a chat!
Limited places so please book your place via email.
Please assume that your swimmers have a place on the clinic unless you are notified otherwise.
Free if you swim for NCD, otherwise £5.00 per swimmer!
Tuesday 19th July 2016:
********Date changed to Wednesday 24th August due to weather***********
North Cornwall Dragons Beach Boot Camp on Monday 22nd August 2016
Come and have some beach fun at the North Cornwall Dragons Beach Boot Camp on Monday 22nd August 2016: 8.30am to 2.30pm £10 per swimmer
Activities include: Paddle Board Teams, Bay Swim, Treasure Hunt, Sand Circuits, Beach Run, Water Bom Battle and includes Breakfast and Lunch!
Please Email Donna Copping or Jo Bluett on firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place
Please either Bacs payment or cash to JO BLUETT and DONNA COPPING ONLY
Tuesday 19th July 2016:
There is another Aqua Park fun hour booked at Retallack.....
Tuesday 26th July 5-6pm
Cost will be £12.00 per person
Limited to 60 spaces please book asap
Please either Bacs payment or cash to JO BLUETT and DONNA COPPING ONLY
Friday 17th June 2016:
NCD Charity Fashion Show ***** FRIDAY 1st JULY 2016 *****
Charity Fashion Show in aid of North Cornwall Dragons Swimming Club. Lots of fashion for men, women, teens and children including a chance to see our new kit designs on the models. Join us for a fun night and help us raise funds! Tickets £5.00 each, are available In-Store or from Jo Bluett at NCD
Wednesday 15th June 2016:
Fancy helping your club by becoming an Official?
In order to run our own licensed meets, which will allow the times to be ranked with the ASA and used in the future, we need a full compliment of officials and we just don't have enough.
You might have seen several requests for your help and we have 8 parents who have passed or are studying for their qualifications. But we need more!!
If anyone would like to sign up to become an official, please let us know and we can set things in motion. It can be studied at your leisure, once you have attended two classroom meetings at Bodmin which can be during your swimmers session to make things easier. If you are unsure about it and want to know more, please let us know and we can show you exactly what is involved before you commit.
Tuesday 7th June 2016:
JON RUDD STARTS AND TURNS CLINIC (LIMITED TO 36 PLACES!)
SATURDAY 2nd JULY
BODMIN DRAGON LEISURE CENTRE
I'm pleased to invite you to take part in a skills clinic held by Plymouth Leander Head Coach, Jon Rudd.
Jon Rudd is an Olympic Gold Medal winning coach, leading Ruta Meilutyte to the Olympic 100m Breaststroke title and World record in London in 2012.
Home grown talent, Ben Proud is one of the fastest sprinters in the world and British record holder.
Jon had four athletes compete for four different nations at the 2012 Games.
He is an internationally renouned swimming coach who has served as the Head Coach of the Senior Great Britain team. His coaching services at international meets have been sought by various federations around the world and he has coached swimmers to success at Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European levels.
If you would like to take part please email by return and BACs £10 into the fundraising account:
REF swimmers name
If you would rather pay by cash, please place it in an envelope stating the swimmers name and post in one of the letter boxes at either pool by the club noticeboard.
Wednesday 20th April 2016:
Swim 21 Status
It has been excellent start to the year for the North Cornwall Dragons Swimming Club, having recently been awarded the swim 21 accreditation from the ASA.
Swim 21 is the Amateur Swimming Association's club development program aimed at providing appropriate opportunities for swimmers, to enable them to attain the full potential and is all about the needs of swimmers.
The program is structured around five levels of development: foundation, teaching, skill development, competitive development and performance. Each level contains criteria that a club is required to meet in order to be accredited.
NCD completed the action plan of 21 points, covering a full year development plan for training, welfare, financial projection and marketing strategies..
Wednesday 20th April 2016:
The 2016 Intermediate Gala took place in Penzance and it was another successful medal haul for North Cornwall Dragons.
Well done to the team for some great personal bests, and to the Medal winners: Amelia Hambley, Tristan Bowen, Jayden Bluett, Rory Thomasson, Phoebe Murphy, Sophie Pearl Sturman, Hannah Northcott, Liam Miller, Noah Stormont, Adam Copping, Elliot Stormont, Connor Miller, Bryn Burgess, Harrison Stormont, Isabelle Hobson, Gracie Tooley and Cain Thompson.
THURSDAY 28TH JANUARY 2016:
New Swim Kit available to order...
The new swim kit is now available to order - please either fill out the order form (available as a download here) and return to the club, or email the order to swimkitatnorthcornwalldragonsdotcom
We have samples of the kit if you need to try on sizes, which we will have at Bodmin on Thursdays and Sundays, and Wadebridge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays over the next two weeks. If you can't manage those times, the sizing chart is very accurate.
The order process takes approx 3 weeks from ordering to receiving the kit, and we need to order all together - so please ensure you get your order in as soon as possible.
THURSDAY 28TH JANUARY 2016:
Swimmers & Parents Meeting.
At the Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin.
All welcome to swim 5.30-6,30pm and bring a packed lunch or snack to replenish during the meeting.
We will be supplying smoothies to sample and you can place orders for the new Kneeskins, Jammers, Swimsuits, Towels etc.
We appreciate that this may not be your regular session but you are invited in any case!!
11th January 2016 2016:
OLIVER JARVIS COMPETES AT NATIONALS
Oliver Jarvis competed in the national winter short course championships at Sheffield last month. Following in older brother Calum's footsteps, Oliver qualified for freestyle and backstroke events. In the 200 back he swam a personal best time of 2.03.92 and in the 400 freestyle he was just outside his best, putting it down to nerves getting the better of him. 18 year old Oliver swam against the top swimmers in Great Britain including fellow North Cornwall Dragons member, brother Calum who trains at Bath University.
Calum won a world championship gold medal in the summer championships at Kazan and is British champion on 100 freestyle. His younger brother 'Oli ' was lucky enough to join team Bath for a weeks training, working alongside British record holders Lizzie Simmonds, Jazz Carlin and Jemma Lowe, and under the expertise of head coach Dave Mcnulty who has been pre selected as one of the coaching staff for the Rio Olympic Games.
11th January 2016:
NCD WIN KERNOW DIDDY LEAGUE
The North Cornwall Dragons swimming club acquired more awards to add to their collection recently by winning the Diddy League, a series of galas run over three weeks at clubs around the county. Swimmers aged 9 to 12 years competed against clubs from Truro City, Launceston, Carn Brea and St Austell to win two out of the three galas and take the shield for gaining the most points overall.
8th January 2016:
Exeter City Swimming Club Level 1 Open Meet on Friday 25th - Sunday 27th March 2016
Yet another meet for those trying to qualify for regionals. Its a brilliant meet and if we get enough swimmers maybe we could book a premier inn or accommodation. Lets make it a team effort!!
18th November 2015:
We are holding a Christmas bag pack at Tesco's in Wadebridge on Monday 21st December from 10.30am till 4pm, It would be GREAT to see as many of you there as possible, even if it's for an hour!
If anyone can play an instrument & is good with the carols we will need you on the door, plenty of silly Christmas hats, goggles and festive cheer please.
Please write your name on the club board if you can make it.
3rd November 2015:
NCD Presentation Evening and Disco: Friday 27th November 2015 7.00pm to 9pm at Wadebridge Rugby Club, Egloshayle Rd, Wadebridge PL27 6BJ
Please bring a plate of food to share, there will be a bar for parents too. There will also be a table selling goggles, flippers, kit etc....
Raffle prizes are needed (anything considered as we are making up hampers)
2nd November 2015:
The new training timetable which starts on Monday 9th November is now available Autumn Winter Training Timetable
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11th October 2015:
Congratulations to our 9 to 12 year olds who competed in the Kernow Diddy League this weekend at Carn Brea! We WON!!!! The next Kernow Diddy League meet will be held on Sunday 15th November 2015.
7th October 2015:
North Cornwall Dragons Open Meet is coming up on 8th November 2015 - please can all parents support our club and enter your children! Closing date 17th Oct 2015
5th October 2015:
A.G.M THIS MONDAY 5th October at 5.30pm at the Wadebridge Pool.
28th September 2015:
We are now validated as a 'Learning Destination' for the Children's University! If you already have a 'Learning Passport' we can now sign these for you. If you don't have one we will be able to offer these to you shortly.
The Children's University is a national project which recognizes the achievements of young people who choose to take part in high-quality out of hours learning activities. In Cornwall, the project age range is from five to fourteen years old and students get involved through participating schools and clubs. You earn certificates for the hours of extra learning you choose to do in your free time.
2nd September 2015:
We will operate a new timetable from 7th Sept - 9th Nov to assess swimmers' attendance and ability to ensure the best group allocation.
From November we will operate the following changes to try and best accommodate swimmers and help them reach their aquatic potential:
Intermediate to be split into two as county or junior county each with competition requirements. Swimmers who wish to train for fitness rather than competition, will be able to move into the fitness pathway
The entry pathway currently consists of Dragons at Bodmin and Novices at Wadebridge. From November all entry groups will be called Dragons and consist of lanes of a different colour denoted by swim caps.
Unfortunately, to save money we have had to postpone Friday pm sessions at Bodmin. There will now be a Wadebridge water and land session for the affected swimmers.
Water sessions may be slightly reduced in time in order to run a land training programme
ALL SWIMMERS MUST BRING A WATER BOTTLE TO TRAINING - PLEASE ENSURE IT IS A SPORTS CAP DRINKING BOTTLE
IT SHOULD HOLD AT LEAST 1 LITRE AND SWIMMERS MUST AIM TO DRINK AT LEAST THIS DURING A SESSION
Where possible, please arrive in time to perform pre pool mobilisation.
From November, this will be compulsory please, as it is a proven advantage to your water training session