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

September 2021

Date Event
25th Club Trip to Outdoor Elements

The Club trip to Outdoor Elements was attended by 9 boys and 12 girls, with 3 parents having a go at some of the activities.
The activites ranged from Archery, Climbing Trees, Jacob's Ladder, Leap of Faith, Zip Line, Shelter Building and Fire Lighting.
All who attended had a full day of fun.
23rd Venue of the AGM has been changed to the Crown Hotel on 20th October. Meeting will start at 7:30pm
16th A further six new members attended the re-arranged small pool trials.
9th We had 7 potential new members attending the large pool trials.
8th Minutes of a Zoom Committee Meeting
Present: A.Croxall, P.Croxall, J.Croxall, M.Ennis, J.Higginbottom
Apologies: C.Taylor, M.Turner

1. Welcome for joining us.
2. We still had a healthy bank balance. Thanks given to John
3. The Club Trip to Outdoor Elements had been booked for Saturday, 25th September. It would be free for members of the swimming club, but we will require a 5 refunable deposit to book a place. We would produce leaflets both on the website and to hand out.
4. The sponsored swim would take place on Monday and Thursday 11th & 14th October. It would be in memory of Steve Craig with 50% going to Pendleside Hospice, his chosen charity. Forms were available on the website. And it was displayed on our Notice Board.
5. Our Swim Mark accreditation would be due for submission by the 10th September. The only thing that was missing was Daryn's safeguarding certificate. I was having trouble locating her and nobody had heard from her. I would explain to ASA and we would have to find a new Welfare Officer.
6. Philip would be publishing the News Letter this weekend.
7. A.G.M. would be held at Pendle Leisure Centre on Wednesday October 20th at 7:30pm. We were running very short of helpers and teachers, so it was hoped that having a face to face meeting we would be able to recruit more people, otherwise the Club would fold.
8. We had been invited to take part in a 'No Frills Meet' at Darwen in October, but as there were no spectators being allowed, and we didn't have many swimmers we would not be attending.
9. The next meeting would be the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 20th October.
The meeting finished at 8:40pm.
8th Small pool at Pendle Leisure is closed, therefore the trials and classes have been cancelled. The trials will now take place the following Thursday on 16th September.
2nd We return to six lanes in the large pool.

July 2021

Date Event
14th The Committee agrees that both the Club trip on 25th September and the sponsored swim in October will go aehead as planned. Also the Club Championship Galas in November will return
3rd Entry forms for the Club Championship Gala and Betty Petty Style Competition in November have been published to the website.
1st Swimming Club Trials held, but unfortunately due to potential new members having to isolate, we only had one swimmers in the small pool and one in the large pool.
1st Sponsor forms for the sponsored swim in October have been published to the website. Forms have also been placed on our Notice Board.

June 2021

Date Event
21st June newsletter published
17th Between the Club Chairman Philip Croxall, the teachers on the pool side and Pendle Leisure Centre manager, a structure was agreed on how we could hold trials for entry to the swimming club on Thursday, 1st July that did not contravene the Covid protocols.
14th Social Distancing rules and current restrictions will remain in place until at least Monday, 19th July
9th The Committee agree to close for the entire month of August to give everyone a break. Enjoy your summer.

May 2021

Date Event
17th Lanes restrutured to allow for a fourth lane.
10th Swimmers aged 18 and over can return to the Club to train from Monday, 17th May.
5th The committee agree to put dates forward for activities to occur later this year. Dependant upon Covid restrictions.
18s and over return on 17th May
Social distancing relaxed from 21st June
Club trip to Outdoor Elements in September
Sponsored Swim in memory of Steve Craig in October
Club Championship Galas return in November.

April 2021

Date Event
12th The Swimming Club returns to the pool after the national lockdown.
5th The Government confirms that indoor swimming pools can re-open on Monday, 12th April, therefore the Club will be resuming as planned.

March 2021

Date Event
31st At the Committee Meeting it was agreed that the Club will re-open on Monday, 12th April providing the Government allows indoor pools to re-open.
1st The Zoom Committee Meeting on Wednesday, 3rd March has been cancelled. There will now be a meeting on Wednesday, 31st March to discuss the restarting of the Club on Monday, 12th April.

February 2021

Date Event
22nd It was announced by Prime Minister that swimming pools could open on Monday, 12th April.

January 2021

Date Event
28th Cancelled the February Committee Meeting
28th Insurance for all members who returned after the first lockdown has been paid to Swim England. Annual subscriptions to the Club has been covered by last year's membership.

December 2020

Date Event
31st Lancashire moved into Tier 4 Covid restrictions which means that the Club will not resume in January.
17th Last Club session of 2020.
3rd The Swimming Club restarts after the November lockdown for England. There are no restrictions on swimmers under 18, but those swimmers 18 or over before 31st August cannot swim in Club sessions whilst the area is under Tier 3 restrictions.

November 2020

Date Event
30th We have been given the go ahead to resume Club activities from Thursday, 4th December.
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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