Club News and Information
10th May 2019 - Communications Update Following on from the introduction of the Active system, you may have noticed a difference in how you hear about gala's and club events. Active allows us to send emails with all the information included to book your swimmers onto upcoming gala's. Dependoing on your email client, some emails may go into your junk folder. If you have missed an email check the junk folder and right click it and change it to non junk etc and then you will not miss anymore. This is something we can't control as its down to how your client (outlook, gmail etc) handles the first email from us.
1st Quarter 2019 Update Following on from some input from parents and looking into how to streamline a few things within the club, we have introduced a new method for booking most of our gala's - Active. This system will reduce the time spent behind the scenes by our club Volunteers chasing payments and bookings for entry to gala's. Active has a few other changes that we will be looking at over the next few months.
4th December 2018 - Great End to 2018 Wow what an end to the 2018 season, not only have our swimmers competed in 6 events in 8 weeks, we have performed to the highest level. New club swimmers entering their 1st gala, to seasoned swimmers racing down at the recent Swim Wales Winter Championships held in Swansea and I've not mentioned the Club Championships.... Wow. What a turn out and some amazing swims across the board. The 2018 season has been another great year in the Clubs history, I for one can't wait for the 2019 season.... ok lets have Christmas first ;) Well done all and the blue army looks strong.
5th September 2018 - Welsh Squads Connah's Quay are very proud to announce that 3 of our swimmers have been selected for the Welsh National Swim Squads. All that hardwork and determination has paid off, well done to Bruce, Thomas and Elena.
30th July - 5th August 2018 - Swim Wales Summer Nationals Update Great swimming from all involved down at the Welsh Summer Nationals and the Swim Walers Summer Development Meet. It was a fantastic end to what has been another strong season, Nearly every swimmer set a new personal best in their events and some coming home with medals. Well done to Bruce, Callum, Ethan, Nathan, Thomas, Kaitlin, Lara, Leah and Mia.
21st June 2018 - Summer Holidays Start packing your suncream and flip-flops, the club will be closing on the 3rd - 19th August for the summer. Its been a fantastic season with the club going from strength to strength. Thank you supporters for running the swimmers to all the meets and training sessions, your hard work has been amazing. Enjoy the 2 weeks holiday, you deserve it.
21st April 2018 - Our Junior Swimmers Rock Just wanted to say well done to all our junior swimmers who competed in the junior ECL. It was a fantastic perfomance to finish just behind Wrexham, amd for many this was there first taste of a gala. Needless to say every swimmer PB'd and the support for the parents and senior squad was amazing.
4th April 2018 - Swim Wales Easter Nationals Update Just wanted to say well done to all our swimmers that took part down in swansea, also a big thank you to the parents that took them down. Pleased to report that we had lots of PB's and great performances from all of the team. Also it was good to see so many of our North Wales clubs racing down at swansea. #SwimmingIsStrongInTheNorth
13th March 2018 - Swim Wales Easter Nationals Good luck to all our swimmers competing at the Swim Wales Easter Nationals Long Course Championships. We have a total of 12 swimmers competing over the weekend #comeonthequay
13th March 2018 - WASA & Club Membership Fees 2018 Many thanks for supporting the club during your current and previous membership terms. We are again at the time of year when you must renew your membership with Swim Wales and the Swimming Club. This is to ensure you are insured to swim at, and for the club. The renewal for WASA (Welsh Amateur Swimming Association) and Connah’s Quay Amateur Swimming Club are due for renewal on 31st March 2018. To ensure insurance coverage and access to the club, I would ask you to renew your membership before the date stated by handing it to a member of the club committee, or posting in the post box poolside. The cost for renewing for the year is £50
4th March 2018 - Club AGM The committee held a meeting on the 4th March and it was agreed that the Club AGM will take place on the 14th April. It will be held in the "Back Room" at the pool. If anybody has any suggestions for changes to the club constitution please inform a committee member by 24th March
20th February 2018 - M&D Round 3... WOW. [Head Coach] Would like to say a big thank you to you all for your support on Sunday what a fantastic performance by everyone swimmers and supporters we dominated from start to finish. The next M&D is the 11th Match and is the final one and we are now only 11 points behind Crosby who are in pole position. With this in mind and our performance on Sunday I would like to stick with the same team. Please check the noticeboard for arrangements for travel and times etc. Once again fantastic performance.
30th January 2018 - Leagues have started. The M&D and ECL leagues are underway, with CQASC coming second to Crosby in the M&D by only 4 points!!!! Home advantage next for round 3. First ECL has been completed for the senior team, and another fantastic performance coming second to Wrexham. I think its official but we have the loudest supporters in the leagues :)
8th January 2018 - Summer is here. British Swimming have released full details of the qualifying window for the home nations Summer Meets. Swim Wales have confirmed that the qualifying window will run from 1st March – 28th May 2018.
2nd January 2018 - Happy New Year. After a fantastic end to 2017, and a much needed Christmas break we are back tonight. The first quarter of 2018 is always a little hectic, between Galas, ECL, M&D and the Regional Championships, so keep your eye on the website and notice board for upcoming meets and any changes to training, but lets carry on from last year. Train Hard - Train with a Smile
5th December - Christmas Holidays. It's that time of the year, CHRISTMAS is here and as a Christmas present from the coaches we are giving you some time off hoho. The last training session of the year will be on Saturday 23rd and the first training session of the new year is Tuesday the 2nd. Land training is also cancelled between these dates. Wow what a year 2017 has been, bring on the same and more for 2018. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us. Well done and enjoy the break.
16th November - Christmas Party and Awards Night. Please speak to one of the committee if you want tickets for the Christmas Party. Its at the Desside Naval Club on the 9th December and starts at 7pm, Tickets are £6.00 per Adult, £4.00 for under 14’s or any swimmer, free for under 6. The evening will include a Disco and Buffet and, most importantly, the presentation to the swimmers of the trophies from the Club Championships
10th October - TYR UK Affiliated Swim Club. Its with great pleasure we can now confirm Connah's Quay Swimming Club are now a TYR affiliated Swim Club. We will be holding another try / test session with all the latest TYR products on Sunday 22nd October 10am - 2pm.
25th September - Easy Fundraising. An easy way to raise funs for the club is via the 'easyfundraising' site. Simply join easyfundraising and you can collect free donations for us every time you buy something online. It won't cost you a penny extra so please help us to raise funds. A link for this in on the left of this page under Information Portal. Thank you for your support.
15th September - CQ in the Movies. The club has just purchased some filming equipment, this will be used to record the swimmers and show them areas of their technique, especially underwater pulls, kicks and turns, that can be focussed on for improvement that are otherwise very hard to highlight. This equipment has come from our fund-raising activities - well done all.
6th September - M&D League Gala Info. 2017 M&D Division 3 Champions The M&D League season is starting again on the 29/10/2017. After winning our division last season, we are now in division 2 this year. Information is on the noticeboard, regarding times and transport.
5th September - New Web Site. Following on from our last parents meeting, we have been working on ways to help the club communicate information to our members. As you can see the web site has had a complete overhaul over the summer. All gala information packs can be downloaded from the site which should make it easier for all, as well as results and various other useful links and downloads. We have also started a club twitter feed @ConnahsQuaySC To follow us, you will just need to send us a request to follow message to see our feed.
14th August - Autumn / Winter Training Starts. Hope you all enjoyed the summer break, just a quick reminder to say full training starts again on Monday the 14th. Our first Winter gala is the 1st October up at Wrexham Waterworld. See notice board for more information.
22nd May - New Squad Structure. Attention all, our new structure starts this week. Comp and Dev squads now start training at 6:15 and finish at 8:15, this so the new Pre and Post stretches can be completed. All other groups will still start at 6:30 and end at 8:00, another change is to Red Squads. We have changed the formation of the Red squads into the new Junior Skills Squads. For further information please see the New Squad Structure link, the Hard Copy on the club noticeboard or the copy each swimmer will be given this week after training. If you or your child has any questions please speak to your coach.
13th May - Junior Development Meet at Llandudno. Attention all Junior Swimmers. This is an excellent meet for all of our younger swimmers, it is only open to those aged between 9 & 12 on 31st December 2017. Whilst it is usually quite busy there are lots of swimmers competing for the first time so for those in the squad still to attend a gala this is a good one to pick. Pricing for the meet is also a little different, it has a 'flat' fee of £15 for the whole meet regardless of the individual events the swimmers compete in.
10th May - Parents Meeting. The meeting was to show the new squad structure and direction the club will be going in the next 12 months. The clubs results speak for themselves over the last 12 months we have had several swimmers winning best boy/girl at gala's, swimmers at the Easter Nationals as well as every swimmer setting new PB's nearly everytime they are getting in the water. The presentation slides and the new squad structure can be found in the links on the left, under the Information Portal section.
March 2017 - Land Training Changes. The training time table has been tweeked a little (Comp and Development Squads), lane coaches would have mentioned any changes affecting the swimmers, but just in case it was missed, the refreshed timetable can be seen under the training timetable section. Main change is that Land Training 'Gym' is now going to take place on a Sunday morning, and not mid week. This will result in the swimmers being back in the water on either the Tuesday or Wednesday depending on squad.