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What is Club night?
Abbotsleigh Swim Club plans to run club nights generally at least 3-5 times per term. Club night is:
- For swimmers to have fun with your friends and team!
- To provide swimmers an opportunity to experience friendly competition in an relaxed environment
- To provide parents with an opportunity to socialise with other parents in an informal and fun atmosphere.
- To provide race practice for swimmers wanting to progress to competition meets, as well as opportunities to qualify for higher level external meets, if desired.
All club nights are generally timed to reflect a swimmer’s progress against their personal bests, but with some nights also qualifying as official timed meets to allow swimmers to use these times for other competition meets.
For the younger swimmers, Club night will also include 25m races where appropriate to ensure that less experienced swimmers can also participate and enable progression against their swimming goals.
How can you help with Club night?
In order for Club nights to be successful to achieve the above objectives, we need volunteers from swimmers’ parents so that we can help support the swimmers to progress.
Generally we need help in timekeeping, marshalling, as well as general administrative help.
For official timed meets, the Swim Club will source appropriate Technical Officials (Referee, Starter etc.) to ensure that these can support swimmers to have competition qualifying times.
Please see your Coach, or Club committee member, or other parents if you are able to assist or just step up and volunteer on the night. If all parents are prepared to help, we will have an efficient and great Club night.
Swimmers and parents may be rostered for duty so that we can efficiently run Club Night activities and races, so that we can ensure the best opportunities for our swimmers.
When is Club night?
Club nights are held during NSW public schools term time. Upcoming dates appear in the club website calendar.
For Term 2, 2017, we are planning to run the following club nights:
May – Thursday, 18th May
June – Thursday, 8th June (Official), 22nd June (Official)
For Term 3, 2017, we are planning to run the following club nights:
July – Thursday, 27th July (Official)
August – Thursday, 17th August (Official), Thursday, 31st August
On the 6th of August 2017, we also plan to hold the Abbotsleigh Swimming Carnival (SC). This is a competitive meet organized by the Abbotsleigh Swim Club and invited clubs from the Sydney metropolitan area, and provides an opportunity for junior swimmers (up to 12 yrs) to swim in a competitive environment.
When to arrive
Most swimmers should have a warm up with the first race starting around 5:30pm. The races will normally last between 60 – 90 minutes.
On most club nights, we also plan to have barbecues for parents, swimmers and other family members, so come along and have fun with Abbotsleigh!