Ayrshire Foodbank Donations

In the run up to Xmas the club has decided to help out the Ayrshire food bank located in Kilmarnock, this charity helps people of all ages who are struggling due to finding themselves homeless, vulnerable families or even people working in low income jobs. This year will be particularly difficult as there were lots of people who lost their job or were/are still furloughed on 67% pay, resulting in them having to cut back this year or get into debt. So every little helps and as a club doing something like this for the community would be immense.

Currently they are very short on tinned products:
Meat
Fish
Fruit
Tomatoes
Potatoes

Although stored cupboard staples also most welcome, a treat or two would be nice to look forward to at this time of year.

Lets give people a healthy happy Xmas meal and a full tummy! Thanks for those who have handed in already. I will be collecting until Sunday evening as we wish to donate on Monday or Tuesday at the latest.

Thanks again for making a difference to a person’s life.

Head Coach Sharon

Introducing Our New President

Maybe introducing isn’t the correct word, as we doubt there are many in the club who don’t already know our new President, Alexis Kavanagh, as she is without a doubt one of the most friendly, approachable people you could ever wish to meet.

Alexis has served on the committee for over 6 years in various roles and has been involved with the club as a volunteer in some form or another ever since her elder daughter Emma joined the club in January 2013.

As well as volunteering as a committee member Alexis is also one of our busiest technical officials. Since her girls Emma and Nicole started swimming with the club Alexis has always been keen to help out at poolside firstly as a timekeeper, then a level 1 judge before gaining her qualification as a level 2 judge less than a year ago. Even though she is now our President there would be nobody surprised if Alexis decided to keep furthering her swimming knowledge and go for the Starters qualification or ultimately become a Referee!!

Alexis would like to say a huge thanks to our outgoing President, Gill Darbyshire, who stepped in last year at very short notice and performed above and beyond all expectations during what has probably been the most stressful year a President of a swimming club could ever have imagined, “I have big shoes to fill and hope I can continue to develop the club with the same enthusiasm and determination that Gill demonstrated over the last year which resulted in the club getting back in the pool before her tenure ended”.

Kilmarnock Aquatic Swimming Lessons

Message from our affiliated swimming lesson program:

Following the announcement made by the Scottish Swimming Association, we wish to advise that the Kilmarnock Aquatic Swimming Lesson Programme will be suspended with immediate effect.

We are currently at week 5 of the block, all fees will be honoured and places secured. Our lessons will resume from week 6 when we are advised it is safe to do so.

We thank you all for your continued support and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as possible.

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Stay safe, Ron Robertson, head teacher.