Questions submitted to the governing body over the past 7 days.
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The committee understand that these coming weeks/months are going to be hard for our parents.
Due to the current pool and club closure the committee has made the decision to suspend all monthly club fees from 1st April until club returns to training.
Unfortunately we are unable to do this and you will need to contact your bank to cancel the standing order from the 1st April.
However, the standing order will need to be reinstated when club restarts.
WASA FEES – Will need to be paid by all swimmers when we return to training as normal. This is your club insurance and our members will need this to be able to enter the pool.
WASA FEES are unchanged from last year and will be £40 for the coming year.
All parents who have already paid I will leave this up to you if you would like a refund now or you would like me to keep this to register with Swim Wales for 20/21.
If you would like a to talk about this further then please message me personally (all in confidence).
Stay safe and updates will be posted as and when we are informed.
The Committee meet last night and had a contingency plan to allow limited swimming to limited squads. As of this afternoon, the government have made a decision to close all leisure centres to the public. This has made our decision to close club completely out of our hands. Club will be CANCELLED until further notice after tonight’s training session.
We will continue to monitor the situation WEEKLY but believe this is in the best interests of ALL our members.
Further updates will be posted on our social media outlets ie Team APP, Facebook and website.
Please note there will be a post going out later regarding swim fees and WASA fees while pool is cancelled.
Most importantly, please ALL be safe and follow the governments advice during this challenging time.
Phillip Jehu – Chair
Based on Government guidelines and Swim Wales guidance, the following will be enforced immediately by the club:-
Signs and Symptoms
The following symptoms (mild or severe) may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection:
What you can do – Precautions to prevent spread of infection
There are 2 main routes by which people can spread COVID-19:
We are in constant talks with the leisure centre and the governing body on any updates to this advice. Any future update will be posted in the clubs Website, Facebook page and Team App.
The club advises to drop off and pick up children and not enter the leisure centre. Please ensure your child has access to a mobile phone.
On Behalf of the Committee
Heads of the Valleys Swimming Club
The new Team App for the Heads of the Valleys Swimming Club is now up and running. The app can be found by using the following link or going to the App Store and down load the App.
This web site and the Team App will only be the formal communication for the club.
The fees payable to the Governing Body and the Club for 2020-21.
There will be no increase in fees for this year and the fee will remain at £40
These fees need to be paid by 31st March for every swimmer.
These fees are a prerequisite of our governing body to allow any swimmer to train or compete under the Swim Wales Affiliation.
As a club we are bound by the rules of the governing body and insist that all fees are paid in a timely manner. If fees are not paid by the 31st March, then the club cannot allow any swimmer to train or compete under the Heads of the Valley name.
This year AGM will be held at Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre at 4:00 pm on the 28th April 2019.
Also we are looking for volunteers to make themselves known if they would like to become part of the swimming club committee.
If you are interested in one of the positions on the committee please let Phillip Jehu know and your name will be added to the nomination sheet.
Nomination close on 26th April at 4:00pm
Contact details if interested – Phillipjehu@aol.com
Heads of the Valley Swimming club travelled to Swansea for the Swim Wales summer open meet – 31st July to the 6th August. There were 1111 competitors and 160 clubs taking part. Heads of the Valley sent 11 seniors swimmers where they gained a total of 20 medals and 33 final places.
Ben Merriman with very fierce competition gained 3 silvers in 200 back and 400 I.M ,2 Bronze medals in 200 f/c, 400 f/c, 100 back and 12 final places.
Rhiannon Rowe swam superbly coming back after a broken wrist to achieve silver in 100 and 200 Butterfly, 3rd in 400 I.M and 4 final places, In the same age group.
Madison Lovell swam amazing after a severe stomach bu to gain gold in 400 and 800 f/c, 3rd in 50 f/c and 2 final places,
Tom savage Taylor achieved 2 Bronze medals 3 final places.
Freya Watson in the 16 year age group did really well to achieved gold in 100 f/c and 100 fly, 3rd 50 fly, 2nd in 200 Butterfly and 3rd in 200I.M.
Niamh Thomas achieved 1 silver and two final places.
Sioned Collingbourne achieved 1 final place.
Other senior swimmers who competed and did loads of personal best times were:- Niamh Price, Maisy Palin, Dylan Havard and Carys Havard.
Also in the first 3 days there was also a Swim Wales open development meet where our younger swimmers did not disappoint and all swam personal best times.
Bailey Briggs showed she is going to be a force to be reckoned with.
Archie Mclain is working very hard and I am sure he will be there again next yearwith the senior team as he has some fantastic swims.
Ellie Jones also showed she can compete with the best.
Ella Rae Woods after a nervous start out swam the competition and did really well.
Chloe Hale did the club proud and at this meet we say goodbye and good luck to Chloe as she is moving to Fishguard, so the club wishes her all the best in her new home and club.