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Any correspondence or enquiries with the club should be directed to Jennifer at secretary@bradford-dolphin.co.uk. Anyone interested in trying out for the club please contact our Head Coach Natalie on 07958 391390.

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Bradford Dolphin S.C. is run by volunteers who give up huge amounts of their spare time to help coach, plan and organise training sessions, competitions, social events to name a few from the long list of tasks. Without the support from these individuals the club would not exist.

To that end, we are always keen to have more involvement and support from Parents (whether coaching/helping or also supporting a multitude of other Club related tasks).

If there any parents who would be willing to help out with admin tasks, communications, gala organisation, coaching, then please step forward (contact any of the coaches or committee members at training).

We currently have a vacancy for a Championship Secretary which we’d like to fill ASAP – the job description is available on the Facebook & here.

The success of the club is built on utilising many, many empowered and energised individuals and the more people we get to contribute; the better the club will be!

We are all committed to making Bradford Dolphin S.C. one of the best Amateur Swimming clubs in the country and we welcome your involvement going forward.

Thanks

Jamie

24th July 2017
Bradford Dolphin are going to host a sponsored swim event on Monday 18th September at Tong Pool. The proceeds of this will go to Marie-Curie which is a cause close to many of our hearts. 

We are inviting all of our swimmers to take part for this great cause and attach a sponsor form for you to collect sponsors. The aim will be for all swimmers to swim as many lengths as possible and you can choose to do this In an hour or if you are feeling adventurous you can go for 2 hours! There will even be an opportunity for parents to take part if they would like to. 

We will run the sponsored swim during our regular slot at Tong Pool so the sponsored swims for one hour will start at 6pm or 7pm.  Anyone wanting to go for two hours will need to start at 6pm.  All of the sponsorship money will go to Charity and so regular session fees will apply to cover the pool costs.

To support the event we will be looking for volunteers to count lengths so if any parents would like to offer their support can you please advise Catherine Barnes or any of the committee members. 

We will be collating details of participants as soon as we are back in September so you`ll need to confirm if you want to join in and your preferred slot. 

Thanks for supporting us with this great cause and we hope as many of you as possible will be able to take part.

24th July 2017
Would you like to help poolside at galas?

At each gala we attend, we have both coaches and team managers. The role of the team manager is to make sure everything runs smoothly, allowing the coaches’ time to watch the swimmers race and help with their swimming development. The team managers role typically involves; ensuring swimmers are drinking and eating appropriately; they know what races they are doing; they are sent for their races at the appropriate time; swimmers are well behaved and enjoying themselves.

We are looking for new team managers to qualify to help poolside. This requires you to attend a training session – the next one is on Saturday 16th September and pass a DBS check – which the club will arrange.

Being a team manager is rewarding and certainly makes galas a lot more enjoyable. Poolside help is co-ordinated by a rota and you would only be asked to help when your child is swimming at the gala.

If you would like to qualify to help poolside, please let any member of the committee know or email secretary@bradford-dolphin.co.uk

Remember, we can only continue to attend galas if we have enough team managers to help poolside.

20th July 2017
As always the committee are looking at ways to take the club forward and allow our swimmers to meet their full potential.

With this in mind, from September 2017 until December 2017 we are trialling extending our pool time at Bradford Grammar School on a Friday.  From September the session will be 7.15-8.30pm, giving an extra 15 minutes of training time.  To cover the additional cost of pool hire, the fee for the Friday session will increase to £4.

We will review the feedback at the end of the year, to determine if we continue with this extension into 2018.  Please provide your feedback to any committee member.

Also, there are 2 new galas on the calendar for you to enter, The Rising Stars final gala of the year on 26th November and the BoBSC Xmas Meet at Ponds Forge on 2nd December. Both are open for entry now on our Online Entry System.