To ALL parents. Please try AND look at the Notice Board regularly. Be informed.

November 2020

Date Event
4th Second National Lockdown for England starts. All pools have to close
2nd The Pendle Leisure Centre confirms that they will close in response to the second National lockdown imposed by the government. The last Club session will be tonight.

This means that the Club Championship Galas and the Christmas Sprint Gala are officially cancelled.

October 2020

Date Event
31st The government announce a second national lockdown which will affect the Club accessing the Pendle Leisure Centre.
7th Annual General Meeting 2020

This years meeting was held online using Zoom. The meeting was chaired by Philip Croxall, with the Secretary Joan Croxall. In attendance at the meeting was John Higginbottom, Andrew Croxall, Mark Ennis, Mark Turner, Cara Taylor and June Foulkes.

Mark Ennis agreed to join the committee as the meetings going forward will be held online.

September 2020

Date Event
28th Steve Craig (1954-2020) lost his fight with his terminal illness aged 65.

He had been associated with the Club since the 1970's, first as a swimmer and then a single parent to Rosanna and Oliver as they joined the Club.
For a brief period, Steve became Club Secretary, and lately he has been running the Club shop, was last seen at the Club just before lockdown, even as he fought this disease. He even made a swimming comeback in 2008 as a Masters swimmer for a couple a years.
Always had an answer whether you had a question or not, and was always approachable in his cheeky way. Was liked by all who knew him. Was passionate about his football team Liverpool, and got to witness them claim another league title after a long wait.

He will be missed by all. Rest in Peace Steve.
26th Annual AGM will be held online via Zoom on Wednesday, 7th October at 8:00pm
20th Advertising for the position of Club Treasurer, as John Higgingbottom will be stepping down towards the end of the year, as he approaches his 80th birthday.
20th Lanes restructured for both Monday and Thursday evenings, highlighting those that have returned or intend to return, and those that have not contacted us.
14th Club restarted after the lockdown caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
There were more swimmers in the later session than the early one, but both were less than capacity.
9th On-line Committee Meeting discussed the restart of the Club and agreed to resume Club activities from Monday, 14th September. The session times have been changed to comply with Pendle Leisure Covid protocols.

Large Pool (Monday and Thursday)
1st Session: 7:30pm - 8:15pm
2nd Session: 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Small Pool (Thursday only)
6:15pm - 7:15pm
8th Philip Croxall, Joan Croxall and Andrew Croxall meet with Samantha Lamb and Alison of Pendle Leisure to discuss the re-starting of the swimming club.
1st Pendle Leisure Centre reopens after the leak was repaired.

July 2020

Date Event
25th Clubs can return to the pool from today, but unfortunately the Pendle Leisure Centre pools will remain closed due to a major water leak. It will take the contractors a few weeks to resolve the issue.
20th Sisters Rachel and Charlotte Leigh have been taking on-line courses to improve their skills and as a result Charlotte is now an ASA Level 1 qualified teacher, whilst Rachel is now an ASA Level 2 quualified teacher.

June 2020

Date Event
22nd Friendly League

The 2020 Season of the North East Lancs Friendly League has now been cancelled.

Due to the Government not making a decision when swimming pools are going to be re-allowed to open, it has been decided to cancel the remaining fixtures of the 2020 season.
21st Survey created for our return to the water.

May 2020

Date Event
16th Isabel Redfearn completed her ASA Level 1 Teacher qualification online during lockdown. She also completed an online Safeguarding Course.

April 2020

Date Event
4th Wavepower 2020-2023

The necessary Wavepower 2020-2023 documents had been added to the Club website.

March 2020

Date Event
20th All Club Activities had Ceased due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
19th The Small Pool classes were cancelled due to the lack of teaching cover
16th Friendly League

In the third gala of the season, Colne were hosts to Accrington in the North East Lancs Friendly League at the Pendle Leisure Centre.

It was an evenly matched contest between the two teams, as they traded wins throughout the contest, with neither team dominating. Yet in the end it was Accrington who prevailed to win the contest by 59 points to 54.

During the gala there were 19 new personal bests amongst the boys and 15 amongst the girls.

Colne's next fixture against Todmorden on Monday, 23rd March has been postponed and will take place in September.
16th The schools galas were cancelled due to the coronavirus COVID-19.
10th Pendle Schools Gala

Chairman Philip Croxall and swimmers Mia Dodman, Caitlin Harper, Isobel Redfern, Kian Noon and Ben Middleton help out with the officiating at the first of three school galas.
4th Committee Meeting

The Club trip will be returning to Lightwater Valley on Saturday, 27th June.
The Club will be closed over the two weeks either side of Easter.
We will no longer holding land training sessions on a Friday, once the current 10 week block has expired.
2nd Friendly League

The young swimmers of Colne ASC travelled down the M65 to the Mercer Hall Leisure Centre in Great Harwood for their next fixture in this seasons North East Lancs Friendly League.

Great Harwood proved to be too strong for the Colne swimmers as they won the contest by 62 points to 50.

Colne's next fixture will be at home to Accrington on Monday, 16th March.

February 2020

Date Event
27th Most Improved Swimmer

Isaac Critchley received his award for the Most Improved Swimmer from Club Secretary Joan Croxall. From June 2019 until January 2020, Isaac made a 10.12% improvement across all four strokes.
6th Most Improved Swimmer

Maisie Dawson received her award for the Most Improved Swimmer from Club Coach Andrew Croxall. From June 2019 until January 2020, Maisie made a 10.88% improvement across all four strokes.
5th Committee Meeting

It was decided that the Club newsletter would become a member benefit.
3rd Friendly League

It was an early start in the year for the 2020 season of the Friendly League when Colne were hosts to Burnley Bobcats at the Pendle Leisure Centre.

Burnley started the gala strongly as they won most of the initial races, and this trend continued throughout the gala. Yet quite a lot of the races were very close, but it was Burnley who had the better finishes.

The overall score was quite convincing as Burnley won by 71 points to 44. Despite this the Colne swimmers put in a valiant performance and managed an impressive 23 personal bests amongst the boys and 29 amongst the girls.

Colne's next fixture will be away at Great Harwood on Monday, 2nd March when they take on the 2019 champions.
2nd Most Improved Swimmer

The Most Improved Swimmers for January are Isaac Critchley and Maisie Dawson. Both swimmers made a 10% improvement since June.

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January 2020

Date Event
23rd January Age Group Gala

There were a total of 23 boys and 23 girls who participated in the Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Gala for January, of which, only 9 boys and 5 girls qualified for the Most Imporved Swimmer for January.

The presentation will be made poolside from week beginning Monday, 3rd February
1st Presentation photos uploaded to the Club website

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