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Amy Wyatt to swim the Channel

We would like to share news about one of our Leisure assistants/Lifeguards. Amy has been with us for over 12 months. Pool and weekend clients will probably already know, Amy is a keen swimmer for Alsager Bridgestone and participates in open water swimming. This month within a team of swimmers ,Amy is swimming the channel to raise money for Teenager Cancer Trust. Amy is raising funds by using a just giving page if you would like to donate please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ doversoulsecho. The Following information was given to us by Amy herslef as she prepares to take on the challenge.

The Channel is 21 miles but the distance I could swim is all dependent on the current and weather. We are hoping to beat the team that has just swam the Channel with a time of 14hrs. The fastest ever recorded team swim is 7hr 17mins. The Team will be setting off either 2nd or 3rd Sept anytime to suit weather and tide. We  will use either Shakespeare’s beach or Abbots cliff to depart from and swim towards Cap Gris Nes.

We wish Amy every success in the adventure and hope the weather is kind to them. Our thoughts shall be with Amy’s family as they wait patiently for word that they have done it and are on their way back .Oh and I forgot to mention this crazy young lady is only 17yrs old. Watch out for passing ships and things that bite Amy.

 

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Family Swimming

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Our popular family swims are back for the summer. These sessions will have a qualified lifeguard on duty, all non swimmers and children under the age of 8 yrs must have a responsible adult in the pool at all times (18 yrs or over). Only two children aged 4 – 7 yrs to be supervised by one adult, children under 4 yrs to be supervised on a one to one basis.

Family Swim Dates 10:00 – 11:30am
Tuesday 2nd August
Thursday 4th August
Tuesday 9th August
Thursday 11th  August
Tuesday 16th August
Thursday 18th August

 

 

 

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Mayor of Sandbach visits Aquarius

The Mayor of Sandbach, Councillor Gillian Merry, recently visited the Aquarius Disability Swim Club at the school.

The club meets on Monday evenings, 7:00pm to 8:00pm, and has recently celebrated its 45th anniversary. The club has decided to try and raise its profile and increase awareness of its existence around the Sandbach areas, and it has recently joined the Sandbach Partnership. Club chairman Alan Welch met The Mayor at the Sandbach Partnership AGM and invited The Mayor and her Consort (Mr. Keith Merry) to visit the club.

Although Councillor Merry is a school governor, on this occasion she was visiting in her civic role. Councillor Merry found the visit very interesting and discussed ideas with the club officials. The club has met at the school ever since it was formed on Monday 5th October 1970. In its heyday, it has had over 50 members, plus carers, friends, helpers and parents, and has participated in various competitions and had a social element of Summer and Christmas parties and a gala. Over the past decade, numbers and social activities had decreased and the focus was on recreational and non-competitive swimming. However, due to a change in club officials, the creation of a website, new publicity materials, marketing and partnership working, numbers have now increased and there is very much a feel of togetherness in the ‘Aquarius family’. The club are also planning to enter a team in the 2016 Swimathon. Although the club initially focussed on swimming for those with a disability, nowadays swimmers of all ages and abilities are welcome, and ages range from 11 years to retirees. The club also welcomes those who prefer to swim in a quieter and informal setting, as well as those who may be recovering from surgery (e.g. hip replacement, cardio procedures) where swimming may be beneficial to aid post-operative recovery.

For further information, please visit the website www.aquarius-swimming-sandbach.org; or call 07746 425 434.