Season 2020-21 -Sunday 1st NOVEMBER
1. 2020 WAVEMAKER WINE RAFFLE FUNDRAISER – PLEASE CONTACT STEPH DOCHERTY
Donations for our annual wavemaker XMAS wine raffle are now being taken.
Thank you to Elderton Wines (Ashmead family) for their magnificent contribution which has set the ball rolling – we need many more donations, so please dig dep to contribute what you can to this important fundraising activity for our club.
Coordinator Stephanie Docherty (cc’d) has asked for pledges of wine to be emailed to her and/or for the wine to be delivered to her home by (date TBC) at the latest.
Tickets (to be sold for $2 each or 3 for $5) will go on sale from (date TBC)
All wavemaker families will be issued with a raffle book of 20 tickets (additional books will be available) that we will ask you to sell by (date TBC) when the raffle will be drawn at our Annual Xmas Party.
This is a fantastic opportunity for our membership to give back to the club, and we thank you all (especially those who are able to donate wine) for your anticipated support of what we believe is a terrific fundraising idea.
2. PRESENTATION EVENING – NEXT SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7TH
DATE: Saturday November 7th .
VENUE: Function room of the Vine Inn, Nuriootpa
ENTERTAINMENT: Vocalists Isabella Shannon, Lauren Langford
4.15 pre-presentation drinks for 4.45pm start
4.45pm: Presentations commence
7.00pm: Presentations re-commence
8.15pm: Presentations conclude
Wavemaker medal presentation
Wavemaker of the Year
Wavemaker of the Year Club Top 10
Club Person of the Year
Commitment, Effort, Pursuit of Excellence Training Trophies
Rising Star Trophies
Superfish of the Year
State Champion Recognition
Best-Performed Swimmer at Country Championships
Announcement of Season 2020-21 Club Captains
Assistance with set-up: Our wonderful presentation evening organisers Jacqui Shannon and Bec Coulter would welcome any assistance that can be provided to them with the setup of our venue on Saturday afternoon. Please let me know if you are available to assist.
3. NORWOOD CARNIVAL REPORT
An intrepid group of 9 wavemakers braved cool temperatures at the Norwood Swimming carnival held out of the Payneham pool yesterday. Seemingly unfazed by the inclement conditions, our swimmers performed admirably, touching the wall first in a high proportion of swims.
Winners included Annabel Ashmead (9U 50 BK, 50 BR), Charlotte Ashmead (13-15yrs 50 BR), Keian Curthoys-Davies (Open 200 BR), Reuben Lehmann (15 and over 100 FLY, 100 FR), Leni Newham (12-14 100 BR, 100 FR), and Meg Wood (13-15 50 BK).
Best swims of the day came from Leni Newham in the 100 BREAST and in the 100 FREE in which she went within a whisker of the SA Country Record, Meg Wood in the 50 BACK and 50 FREE, Reuben Lehmann in the 100 FREE, Jasmine Carroll in the 400 FREE, Charlotte Ashmead in the 50 BREAST and 100 FREE, Sophie Ashmead in the 50 FREE, Annabel Ashmead in the 50 FLY and the 100 FREE in which she suffered an unfortunate DQ,
Many thanks to wavemaker Charlotte Shannon for her friendly and helpful assistance to coaches and teammates across the day.
4. CLUB SPONSORS – THANK YOU
Thank you so much to our wonderful club sponsors who have stood by us across what has been a challenging past 12 months. Please support those business that support us (list of sponsors given below)
Yield Business Advisory GOLD SPONSOR
Leisure Pools Barossa GOLD SPONSOR
Total Eden Barossa SILVER SPONSOR
Grapeworks BRONZE SPONSOR
Hunter Bros. Earthmovers BRONZE SPONSOR
Homburg Real Estate BRONZE SPONSOR
Clear Image Labels BRONZE SPONSOR
The Vine Inn BRONZE SPONSOR
Tanunda Physiotherapy BRONZE SPONSOR
5. PLEASE ATTEND OUR STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING ZOOM SESSIONS (TUE 4.15pm to 5.15pm AND THU 6.30am to 7.15am)
Strength and conditioning is an important component of our program, and we are pleased to be able to now offer 2x zoom sessions per week.
TUE 4.15pm: SWIMNASTICS” - instructional strength-flexibility video session designed specifically for swimmers which, through the generosity of Meagan Carroll who has a subscription to the program, has been offered to our membership to use.
THU 6.30am to 7.00am: TABATA etc. - High-intensity strength and conditioning session will
Do you follow our Facebook page? We use Facebook to convey and report on important happenings/events related to our club, and encourage all our membership to like and follow our FB page. Invite family members to follow our page, too.
We also have a buy/swap/sell/giveaway page on Facebook – members can use this page to sell, swap or giveaway items of swimming equipment and apparel that they no longer need.
7. MURRAY BRIDGE CARNIVAL – SUNDAY DECEMBER 13th
The closing date for the Jan 7th to Jan 10th country championships is Wednesday December 16th.
As such, swimmers seeking a final opportunity to achieve a country championship qualifying time are encouraged to attend this carnival. This has historically proven an enjoyable carnival for our junior swimmers to attend, so our non-championship age swimmers are also encouraged to attend.
Coach Scott will be in attendance.
Entries for the Murray Bridge Carnival close on Monday DEC 7th.
8. COACH-ATHLETE INTERVIEWS
The Head Coach has commenced athlete interviews, with productive and beneficial meetings having already been held with two of our swimmers.
Interviews of this nature serve as an important forum for communication and clarification of a swimmer’s goals, and the collaborative formulation of plan that gives the swimmer the best opportunity to achieve their goals.
At this stage, the Head Coach is available for interviews in 6x15 min timeslots from 4.00pm to 5.30pm each Thursday (i.e. 4.00pm, 4.15pm, 4.30pm, 4.45pm, 5.00pm, 5.15pm). Please book your interview as soon as you are able.
The interview is regarded as particularly important for our championship-level swimmers, but is open to all swimmers and their parents seeking an opportunity for a conversation with the Head Coach about the season ahead.
9. CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS – SEE BELOW
PLEASE ENTER THE GAWLER MEET NOW: A reminder again that the Gawler meet on November 29th is a targeted meet for all Barossa swimmers of all levels. New swimmers to the club are encouraged to look to this event as their first racing opportunity.
DIVISION 1/DEVELOPMENT MEET: Entries close this Wednesday 4th November
Other opportunities, such as the Murray Bridge Carnival of Sunday 13th December, are recommended for newer/junior swimmers. Please see the Swimming SA website for other available carnivals.
A new event on the Swimming SA calendar, the Christmas Cracker carnival to be held from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th December, will provide wonderful race practise ahead of the country championships that follow in January. Swimmers are encouraged to enter this meet.
All eligible Barossa swimmers must enter the SA country championships which will commence this year on Friday 8th January and which will be held out of SAALC. Please note that qualifying times apply for entry into championship events – we will provide a copy of these QTs as soon as they become available.
BAROSSA SWIMMING CLUB SEASON CALENDAR 2020/21
The SA 2020-21 Swimming Season extends from 1st Oct 2020 to 20th Sep 2021