Easter Swim Gala (March 2012)
Saturday 31st March saw a double celebration.... a first Gala for Streamline and Holsworthy Leisure Centre. Streamline was set up in September 2010 by Kim & Jackie.
At the end of each term, swimmers have come together for their Presentation Swim, receiving certificate and Most Improved Boy and Girl trophy. Interest and improvement has been so great that we saw the birth of our Easter Annual Gala. The event was amazingly well supported, as always by parents and swimmers. Our Gala enabled swimmers to achieve their very first PB with Streamline. Times ranged from Bobby achieving 100mtr 1.12.59 front crawl. Nyah & Ella gaining their first 50m swim with times of 1.03.59 and 55.65 front crawl, respectively. We witnessed some gutsy swims within the Individual Medley, concluding with a 50 metre relay, which included every attending swimmer, amazing fun, good use of any spare energy and voice!
As always we recognise our Most Improved Boy and Girl. This term it gave us great pleasure to acknowledge: Tjay Acres, who has consistently improved with confidence, helped along the way with he’s 100% attendance, benefitting in greater self belief and Chloe Hall, who is developing into a competitive, mature swimmer, having struggled with diving and tumble turns for ages, has cracked it all. Well done to you both.
Jackie & Kim would like to thank our parent helpers: Time keepers: Simon & Nicola Hammond, Rob Moores & Sue Roper. Collecting the swimmers: Bruce Paton.
Time recorder: Ann Crowther. Receptionist: Liz Pike and Helen Wright for producing beautifully written certificates. It goes without saying a Big Thank You to Bob and his team at Holsworthy.... their help is invaluable.
Our summer term commences: Thurs April 26th Elite, Saturday 28th Club, Monday 30th Elite and Tuesday 1st May Club.
We wish all our members a very Happy Easter break.
Kim & Jackie.
Awards and Celebration Swim (July 2011)
Streamline members gathered for their 3rd Presentation swim on Saturday 23rd July, also celebrating the end of a very successful 1st year. Streamline has gone from strength to strength this past year, we remain grateful to all those parents and swimmers for joining in those early days back in September 2010 – along with the new members we are now in excess of 80 swimmers – many of them progressing into our Development and Advanced training sessions.
This Presentation was of particular importance, as we not only welcome back Jackie from being poorly, we extend massive thanks to Anne Crowther – who will now not need to get up with the milk float, enjoy your lazy Saturdays and long Tuesday evenings again Anne.
Over 40 members arrived for this Presentation swim. We commenced with the Advanced swimmers demonstrating their I/M, through to a special display of confidence from Lucy Burnard, Callum Foote, Felicity Owen & Megan May over their 25 mtr swim.
This term we have spent a lot of time in our training sessions enhancing diving skills and the transition into strokes – absolutely amazing achievements from all swimmers participating, well done to you all.
Our Most Improved Boy and Girl swimmers went to: Ioan Hughes, for he’s continued improvement across all four strokes... well done, you have tried and benefitted from your efforts. Kitty May – who has gradually turned up each session with more confidence, now producing a lovely relaxed stroke, congratulations to you. This bought us to our Special Recognition award, which can be for someone who has shone out in a way we feel needs acknowledging. It was with great pleasure to present this to Jack Healy for maturing into a strong competitive swimmer, showing dedication to he’s swimming and support to all other swimmers including ‘teacher assistance’ – with a happy positive personality. Jack also embarks upon life at Exeter College, to which we all wish him the very best - Good luck Jack!
Congratulations to every swimmer for their achievements this term, we wish you and your families a very happy and safe summer break.
September terms starts Saturday 17th and Tuesday 13th. We are pleased to announce that Bude RATS will be training with us on Monday evenings, starting 12th. Also, we are opening up an additional training on Thursdays to Advanced Swimmers and Adults (welcome to our Waitrose Partners) this starts 15th.
We would like to thank, Michelle Ward (Torridge Sports Manager) & Bob Dermot for our Pool time, Rodney Parrish our resident photographer, Stuart Moores for our website and HPT Sports for our club Discount.
Streamline end of term report (Jan to April 2011)
Bright and early on 2nd April, enthusiastic swimmers attended our second Presentation and Celebration swim. Since we started last September, our membership is now in excess of 60 whereby 44 swimmers were able to attend this event.
Opening with Felicity, Lucy and Grace’s first attempt and success at 25 mtrs – applause all round, a fantastic way to start, leading onto our Training group with an I/M – well done Tom, Kieran and Marley, but you couldn’t catch Cyril ! All gaining their Bronze 100mtr Breastroke speed time. We continued with friendly races, a real opportunity to shine and show off their developing strokes.
At these events we present our Most Improved Boy & Girl swimmers – who this term were Sophie, for giving 100% every week and being a very happy positive swimmer. Oliver, for quite literally being the Most Improved - he has undertaken every instruction to the best of he’s ability and constantly improved throughout the term. We also choose another swimmer who we feel requires recognition – Lauren Hughes for her persistence and attitude, achieving her 100 mtr Bronze Breastroke speed time. In addition, we decided this term there were a special group who have been outstanding from the beginning of this term.... Lucy, Felicity, Grace, Jude, Callum and Megan achieving their Preliminary Safety Award and Nyah for a wonderful 50 mtr swim not long ago tackling 25mtrs. George was also acknowledged for he’s enthusiasm and commitment to swimming and club life. Well done to all of you. Certificates were given to swimmers who had achieved their goals for this term, not omitting anyone, as everyone has improved, in stamina, stroke and technique. In the training sessions, all improving on their times. Well done to you all.
We continue to thank, Bob Dermott and he’s team for their help. HPT Sport, Holsworthy for our members discount and Rodney Parrish our photographer, Mike Howard & Wayne from Sign-O-Times, Bude. Also, we are truly grateful for the support and loyalty from all the parents of our swimmers – it is a pleasure to have you apart of Streamline. You all bring a very positive and happy feel to your club.
Streamline end of term report (Sept to Dec 2010)
Streamline saw the end of their first swimming term on 11th December. Members and parents come together for their presentations and celebration swim. Our membership is now over 50, with new swimming entries for the coming year. It has been an amazing 1st term, fully supported by parents who encouraged us to start up here at Holsworthy.
Due to seasonal illness some swimmers were unable to make the celebration and presentation swim, along with some taking an early Christmas break.
Swimmers achieving a range of awards from Matthews first 25 mtrs, Stages 6 through to Stage 10 and 100 mtr Silver time swims from 1.25.10. Not forgetting Chloe’s achievement of a f/c tumble turn! The presentation concluded with Jackie & Kim presenting their Most Improved swimmer for this term, being Ursula Owen and Ned Oliver. Our special award was also given to Tom Martin.
Once again our thanks go to Bob Dermott and he’s team for their continued support. To HPT sport and Rodney Parrish, our ‘resident photographer’
Merry Christmas everyone, we look forward to seeing you in the New Year.
Term commencing Saturday 8th January.
Kim and Jackie