WeyPort Masters

Masters swimming in Weymouth & Portland

AGM

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AGM

On behalf of the Weyport committee I would like to invite you to our AGM at

Osprey Leisure Centre on Sunday 12th November at 7.30pm.

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Weyport is run by volunteers for the benefit of members and your opinion really DOES matter. We want to make the best decisions to ensure that the club is able to survive and progress – we cannot take this for granted. There are 2 important issues that we would like to work through with you:

New Image for the Club

The nature of Weyport has changed dramatically – 30 years ago the club was about pool competition , now it is much more about triathlon and fitness. The term ‘Masters’ can be off-putting in the sense that some people may feel you have to be really good to swim with us – which is clearly not the case. We want to discuss the best way to brand and also share club activity to reflect that our members do a lot of interesting swimming related activities. We have some good ideas but your input will help.

Proposed Change the Fee Structure

Swimming pool costs rise every year , we have tried to maintain best value and have held a swim at £4 for several years. We will need to increase fees. Collecting money every session is a nuisance and the money then has to be counted and taken to the bank.

We would like to propose a monthly fee to be paid by standing order which will work out as better value

Bear in mind – the club is not out to make a profit. You have a coach on the poolside for many sessions and swimmers are always welcome to ask for advice about their swimming. You are swimming with friendly people on the same session , hence can work together and Weyport is cheaper than a public swim.

The Committee

Weyport aims to be an open club , we welcome members getting involved and new committee members are gratefully received. The commitment is small , usually three meetings per year at times that are mutually convenient.

Don’t be afraid to put your hand up

Please come and join us to get involved in YOUR club

Best wishes

Paul Mason

Weyport Chairman

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See the flyer here for details of a unique training opportunity with ex-world champion Zoe Baker.

All but two Wednesday swims will be available over the Xmas and New Year:

There will be the opportunity to do a 1500m time trial on Tuesday 23rd at Osprey as we know quite a few of you are thinking of entering the Dorset Masters 800/1500m event at Osprey on 21st March.

  Tuesday Wednesday Saturday
23rd Dec Swim 7.30pm Osprey
24th Dec No Swim
27th Dec Swim 7.55am Weymouth
30th Dec Swim 7.30pm Osprey
31st Dec No Swim
03rd Jan Swim 7.55am Weymouth

For those of you who have yet to pay the Annual Membership Fee (£35.00), remember it is due by 31st December and, we do charge £5.00 to ‘non’ members !!

The Event Calendar now has the entry forms for the 2015 Dorset County ASA Masters and Senior Age Group Championships.
The closing date  for both  is 16th January.
Sunday 15th February at Rossmsore Leisure Centre BH12 4HR (12:30 & 16:30 warm up)
 
50’s, 100’s, 200’s & a 400m
 
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Saturday 21st March Osprey Leisure Centre (12:00 warm up)
 
800m & 1500m (combined)
The 800/1500m event will only take place if there are enough takers.
We think that with all the triathletes and open water swimmers we have at Weyport we should be able to fill the event ourselves !!
Linda Ashmore
On behalf of the Weyport Committee

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Contact Kate Mason 07900604445

Can be pool or open water based. From beginners to Channel swimmers!

More details on www.katemasoncoaching.co.uk

 

 

 

 

WARM WEATHER TRAINING CAMP

MASTERS ONLY

(facilities available for Partners & children)

24TH 31ST MAY 2014

50M 10 LANE POOL IN MALLORCA

Used by Team GB as their holding camp pre 2012 Olympics

2 SESSIONS PER DAY

QUALITY COACHING 

SUB AQUA STROKE ANALYSIS

Further details Laurie Dormer ASA Coach

web site totalaquatics.co.uk

Phone 01425 475440                 E Mail Laurence.dormer@gmail.com

We’ve had confirmation that this won’t be run this year but they hope to return in 2015 with a revised swim course.

Entries are open for this year’s Seahorse swim which once again is being organised by East Dorset Open Water SC.

 

Distance is 3.8KM with both westsuit and traditional non-wetsuit categories.

 

You can enter here.