Training over the Christmas period

There will be no Club sessions between in Christmas week or New Year week except the Thursday swim at Abbots Bromley which will be running uninterrupted throughout. So, if you feel a need to get out of the house and do some exercise after the Christmas festivities, join us at Abbots Bromley pool on Thursday 28th December (and Thursday 4th Jan) 7.30pm. If there is any change to this I will email our members and post on our Facebook page as soon as I know.

Happy Christmas!


Club Christmas meal – Friday 1st December

Our Club Christmas meal and annual prizegiving is rapidly approaching!

Date: Friday 1st December 8pm (meet in the Duke of York for drinks from 7pm)

Venue: Once more we will be returning to Lee Garden in Lichfield who always do us a fantastic meal – you will not go home hungry!
Cost: The cost this year will be £25 per person to include the food and some wine. 
Friends/family all welcome. This is less than a month away so please let Ann know if you’d like to come asap – I need to know the number of people coming and any dietary requirements. 
Payment will be in advance – you can pay cash at swimming (please put in an envelope marked with your name and ‘Xmas meal’) or, if you’d rather pay BACS or post a cheque, please contact Ann for details.

Club track session at Derby Velodrome – 21st October

We have a 2 hour track session booked at Derby Velodrome on Saturday 21st October 7-9pm.

There will be a coach present throughout the session to help those who need it with track skills and etiquette and plenty of time to practice. There will be no need to cycle for the full 2 hours if you don’t want to.

The session is open to all members over 12 years old. No previous experience necessary! Numbers are strictly limited and places will be alotted on a first come first served basis. Non-members are welcome but Club members will take priority. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult (riding or non riding).

Only specific track bikes are allowed so, unless you have one of these, you will need to hire. Shoes need to be Look Keo compatible. If you don’t have these you can hire or, if you’d prefer, you can cycle in toe clips and trainers.

Cost: Members – £15; non-members – £25

          Bike hire – £12.80 for 2 hours

          Shoe hire – £5.90

To book a place please contact Rob

Club summer social and BBQ – Mon 28th August

Our Club summer social and BBQ will take place on Monday 28th August (Bank Holiday) at Curborough Hall Farm, Watery Lane, Lichfield – 4.30pm start.

This is a great chance to get to meet your fellow members outside of the swimming pool and (hopefully) with their clothes on! There will be plenty of food – just bring your own drinks – and games for the children plus plenty of space for them to run around.

Everyone welcome – bring your friends and family. Free to members and under 16s, £5 for all others.

To help with catering please let Yvonne know if you’re coming.


Annual General Meeting

Our Club AGM will be held on Tuesday 21st March 7.30pm at Friary Grange Leisure Centre, Lichfield.

The agenda will be as follows:


 Tuesday 21st March 2017, 7.30pm

The Hawthorn Room, Friary Grange Leisure Centre


  1. Apologies for absence.
  2. Review of minutes of previous AGM
  3. Chairman’s report (Dave)
  4. Financial Report (Neil Martin)
  5. Race report (Dave)
  6. League report (Paul Butler)
  7. Training report (Amanda)
  8. Juniors at swim sessions – item for discussion
  9. Any Other Business
  10. Election of Officers

A copy of the agenda can be downloaded here.

All members are invited to attend. This is your chance to have a say in how the Club is run so please come along!

Club Christmas meal and presentation evening – Fri 2nd December

Once again our Club Christmas meal will be held at Lea Garden in Lichfield (Chinese). They have put up with us for several years now and always provide a huge spread of food.

Date: Fri 2nd December

Time: 8pm with drinks from 7pm at the Duke of York

Cost: £20 per person for the meal and some drinks (payable in advance). Family/friends welcome.

If you’d like to come please contact Ann with numbers and any special dietary requirements. You can pay in cash at the Monday or Thursday swim sessions (please put your money in an envelope marked with your name) or, if you’d rather pay online, ask me for our bank details.