Haringey Aquatics members across all disciplines have been very busy competing (and winning medals!) over the past few weeks – read all about it in our June Newsletter news june final. We would like to thank Sarah Samworth for putting together this extra newsletter,
From Head Coach, Paul Doyle:
Dear Parents, carers and Members of Haringey Aquatics
I am writing this to tell you all about a new and I think exciting new initiative the club is about to embark on. We are about to enter into a new ground-breaking arrangement with the swimming equipment company Finis. This is a company I believe is at the very cutting edge of swimming technology and innovation, who I believe they will be a very valuable partner in our club’s desire to move forwards.
I am often asked by parents about what equipment they should buy for their child. I always try to point them in the right direction but in the market place there are often so many options and alternatives it is easy to be overwhelmed by the choice. So in order to make this a much simpler process, I have created an equipment wish list for the different squads, based on equipment supplied by the Finis company. This is not to say that I want you to just get rid of the equipment that you already have, this is evolution rather than revolution. When new equipment is required, I would encourage you to buy the equipment recommended for your child’s squad.
The benefits of this arrangement are: You the parents will get the equipment at a discounted rate.
We the coaches will have swimmers with the correct equipment to work with, which will provide real continuity across the club.
Finis will arrange a workshop run by an Olympic swimmer once we have reach a pre agreed total spend.
We are building a unique relationship with a large scale equipment company, but also because this will work through our existing kit supplier helping us to forge stronger links with them also.
To kick off this new initiative we have arranged for Ross Davenport (a member of the GB 2012 Olympic Swim Team) and a Finis representative to come to Park Road this coming Friday from 6 o’clock which is the first day of our Summer Club Championships to show and talk about the equipment and the relationship. This is a wonderful opportunity, so I would really appreciate it if you would just take 10 minutes on the night to talk to the team that are there. To me this is a deal where we all benefit, so I am very keen on making the most of this opportunity.
Thank you for your continued support!
When it comes to the crunch, Haringey Aquatics swimmers always pull together……..
We had to make a decision, should we go or should we cancel?
With a final rally of the troops we were able to field a team of 15 (1 swimmer short of the full team) made up from all squads – Learn2Swim, Development, Club and Comp Squad we still managed to beat the odds with a 3rd place finish.
We would like to express a massive thanks to all those who made it to the gala, especially those that only had 5 minutes notice!
WELL DONE TO YOU ALL
The qualifying times for the 2017 Middlesex ASA county championships have been published Middx17 Qualifying Standards2
Times must have been achieved at licensed meets and age is as of the end of 2017.
The galas will be take place in January (28/29) and February (4/5) (for ages 10-13, venue TBC) and 25-26 March (for ages 14-17+, London Aquatics Centre). Further information about entries will be given in due course.
There is two articles in the local papers about Haringey Aquatics diving and water polo successes:
Tottenham Independent (9th June 2016) Diving success at European Masters for Haringey Aquatics coaches
Ham & High Broadway print version (9th June 2016) – grab a print copy to see the article.
Diving news including the forthcoming Club Championships and Rick’s impressive medal haul! newsletterjunejuly16