NEW VENUE/DAY STARTING OCTOBER 22nd
We are pleased to announce that new pool time has been secured at Wallace High School Stirling on Tuesdays from 1800-1930.
This can be an additional session or in lieu of session already attending.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details!
NEW SWIM SEASON STARTS!
The Phoenix swimming squads have now started at Dollar Academy! Get to see everyone back keen to go! The Mondays and Thursdays are well attended but we do have spaces for more children. Saturdays at Tulliallan Police College are open to top two squads from Dollar. The Tulliallan times are: 9am to 10:30am.
At Glenalmond the programme starts on Tuesday 3rd Sept. There has been a change on the Thursdays. We are spread a bit thin with coaches so the Thursday has had to switch to Fridays; 5pm to 6:30pm. Synchro will continue at 6:30pm on Fridays.
Last training day before the holidays is Thursday June 20th! Training resumes Aug 26th. Have a great summer!!
Club Awarded Coach Education Grant By Clackmannanshire Council
Phoenix Aquatics has been awarded the Clackmannanshire Council Coach Education Grant valued at £250. Up to five Phoenix Aquatics coaches are invited to apply for support up to £50. Phoenix Aquatics will then support five coaches towards furthing their eduction. A course approved by the Club Head Coach and is an accreditited course is permitted. The specific criteria are:
- The course must lead to an award from an accredited organisation or governing body of sport.
- For applications the club secretary must apply on behalf of the
individual attending the course.
- The grant moneys will only be paid upon receipt of evidence that the
course was attended.
- The applicant must indicate to what use they will put their new qualification.
Phoenix Aquatics would like to thank Anne Kerr for putting the application and forms into Clackmannanshire Council.
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE HELD AT TULLIALLAN ON JUNE 1st BETWEEN 1300-1500.
8yrs and under
(age on the day)
To run this event we require a starter, referee, 10 timekeepers and a marshall, parent volunteers needed!!
Raffle and baking donations also needed.
Please let your coach or Alison (secretary) know by MAY 25th at the latest!!!
We had a great Wooly Hat and Gloves Day during the February break at Dollar Academy. Please have a look on the Special Events page for more photos.
THANK YOU FOR RENEWING YOUR SCOTTISH SWIMMING MEMBERSHIP BY MARCH 1st!!!
PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO PHOENIX AQUATICS.
If you still have to make this payment it is very important that you do so. Your child will not be permitted to swim without being properly insured. Thank
FUN NIGHT for all who attend Phoenix Aquatics
Come along to Dollar Academy swimming Pool, between 5-6.30pm on Thursday 21st February 2013 for a night of Fun and Games. Any queries please speak to your Coach.
NOTICE OF AGM
VOLUNTEERS STILL REQUIRED!!!!! COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED!!!!!
Our first AGM will be held at Stirling University at the National Swimming Academy on 20th February 2013 at 7:30pm. All members are welcome to attend. The room is the Conference room which can be accessed via the pool front doors (and then hallway to your right).
As a member of Scottish Swimming, we endorse the role description as outlined on their web site. You can find the descriptions on the scottishswimming.com web page under 'volunteering' and 'role descriptor':
Water Polo 'Taster Day'
Glenalmond College will host a waterpolo taster day for all children aged 9 to 15 who are interested in trying water polo. The date of the Taster Day is on Friday 14th December from 6pm to 7pm. The post code for Glenalmond is: PH1 3RY. You can find the pool on 'Back Avenue' after the third speed hump.
Have a look as some pictures from the Taster day: http://www.sconescouts.co.uk/scouts/what-we-do/
Back in the water...
The Dollar pool is open once again (after our closure last week due to the gas main break in Fishcross), so we will resume our swimming as normal. There is a small problem with the heat for showers this evening (3 Dec) so there will not be hot water for the showers. The final swim for December will be on 13th Dec.
Our monthly fun night was a great success! On 27th of September the training session at Dollar Academy was a little different from normal...we had a pool party! The theme was 'Beach Party' and everyone was invited to bring an inflatable toy. We had games and a lot of fun! Our next fun event at Dollar will be on 29th of October. We will have Halloween Party! (please do not bring costumes that can have pieces fall off in the pool). Looking foward to it! Check out the pictures on the Special Events page.
Glenalmond Beach Party will be on 16th Oct. Get your beach gear ready!
New season starting up now!
Phoenix is back! Our swimming programmes are now starting back. The following are available:
Dollar Academy Mondays & Thursdays beginning 27th Aug
Glenalmond College Tuesdays & Thursdays beginning 11 Sept
Glenalmond College SATURDAYS: 1 Sept
Tulliallan Police College: 1 Sept
NEW: Synchronised Swimming, Fridays @ Glenalmond College @6:30pm beginning 7th Sept. Girls aged 11 - 15yrs.
OCTOBER BREAK DAYS OFF:
DOLLAR: Mondays 15 & 22 Oct
DOLLAR: Thursdays 11 & 18 Oct
TULLIALLAN: 13 & 20 Oct
GLENALMOND: Tuesday 23 Oct
GLENALMOND: Thursdays 18 & 25 Oct
GLENALMOND: Saturdays 20 & 27 Oct
News:Please note that we have had to cancel training at Glenalmond College on Saturday 30th June due to a conflicting event at the College. Sorry for any
Phoenix Swimmers Dollar Academy. On Thursday 14th June we are having a 'bring a friend' day. Then on Monday 18th June we will be having a Pyjama party at the pool! Make sure to bring tight fitting pyjamas to wear in the pool. Notes will be handed out on Monday at Training with details. Start thinking about a friend who might like to come to 'Bring a Friend' day. Any queries please get in touch.
23 June Competition: we will not be going to Oban until the Autumn. June is too busy for everyone so we will postpone until we can get a date that works for everyone. We very much appreciate the offer from Oban swim team and hope to continue our relationship with them!
Phoenix Aquatics - Swim, Synchro and Polo
Swimming has become an ever more popular sport with so many role models and mentors out there. The upbeat coaching style and benefit of cardiovascular fitness has also caught the imagination of people ranging from leisure swimmers, triathletes, and competitive swimmers.
At Phoenix we major on both learning and fitness, through fun and stroke development.
In due course we will be including water polo, synchronised swimming and fin swimming in our programme - a wide range of aquatic activities.
Phoenix is proud to be a member of Scottish Swimming
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1st Club Championships @ Glenalmond College on Sunday May 6th.
The first annual Club Championships were held @ Glenalmond College pool, where Phoenix club members battled it out for medals and awards. There were some impressive swims, and particularly from those taking part in their first competitive races.
The Club also welcomed guests from Glenalmond College swim team who participated in a number of "Open' Events and demonstrated some great swimming.
Our thanks to the event organisers and coaches for getting us through a great programme in time for lunch.
Each attendee received a Team Phoenix 2012 Championship sew on badge to start their collections.
A number of members were resplendent in Club Colours - the t-shirts and caps are available at most Club sessions.
Thank you to all of you who made the journey to Glenalmond, and we know it was worth it. As the event happened over a Bank Holiday we know a number of team members couldn't make it , but we hope to have some competitive races again soon.
Finally, a thank you to Glenalmond College for hosting us and to our sponsors at FES and McCall & Partners.
NEWS NEWS NEWS
Phoenix Aquatics has taken steps towards its ultimate goal of involving all aquatic sports within its umbrella team. The Synchronized swimming group will begin its training on Friday 11th May at Glenlamond College at 6:30pm. This will be the first Synchro team in Tayside. This group will learn all of the basic aspects of Synchro; sculling, eggbeater kick, lifts, points and of course how to do this to music. We are looking for a sponsor specifically for this part of our team so if you have a passion for getting girls involved in sport this is a great opportunity to be involved with something that is unique and new.
We have invited the Fife synchronised swimming coach, Kirkcaldy swimming club teacher and Scottish synchronised swimming academy co-ordinator Irene Glen to our first sesson. She will help us to get started by letting us know all of the things we need to progress. Thank you Irene!
WATER POLO NEWS
The Scottish National Water Polo Development Officer Neal Rayner arrived at Glenalmond College this past Tuesday 1st May to have a look at the suitability of the pool. He was very pleased to see we have a deep pool with some goals (from days gone by) which he felt could be easily brought up to standard. Neal left us some waterpolo balls to use in our new programme and gave us some 'loaner' water polo hats which we can purchase back after 6 months at 50% reduction. We hope to have a group of at least 8-10 boys and girls to start this programme on Friday's at Glenalmond College at 5:30pm.
Parent Forum and News
As a Club we rely upon Members paying fees on time - Monthly fees are due now.
We prefer Standing Order payments at the beginning of the month they are due. In exceptional circumstances we can accept cheques and cash, but prefer to keep our banking and security of carrying such items to an absolute minimum. Our volunteers do all of these tasks with a good heart, so please make their lives easier.
Scottish Swimming (SASA) - Annual Fees are required along with Individual Registration Forms. It is a standard requirement for all swimmers to be registered this way. This is £33 per annum and goes straight through our Club to SASA.
Parents - Post Session Snack Hints