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Summer Newsletter - July 2017



Over the next couple of weeks, we will continue to assess the swimmers (all groups) for this terms awards and then any certificates and badges will be ready for collection and purchase from next week at the front desk. Whilst at the desk it is important for us to know if you will be continuing onto the next course, so please tell the desk staff asap. Once we know this, we will then be able to be open the waiting list during the holiday. Before that however, the new schedule of existing swimmers must be in place. To enable us to plan the appropriate groups we would ask you to let us know asap if you have a preferred swim time for next term. As always, we will do our best to accommodate you and this is not usually a problem unless you delay! 'Last minute dot com' requests are rarely successful!

Diary dates

Christmas Course Starts September 9th

Half Term no swimming Oct 28th (amended)

Last swim before Christmas December 9th

The Christmas course will run for 12 weeks at a cost of £84.00. For the one hour CLUB SWIMMERS the fee is £111.00. Remember there is no cost now for awards, the awards for the Club will be included and presented as and when achieved.

Fees are payable at the desk from this week onwards or if you prefer, you can send a cheque to the address below. If choosing the latter, please could we have your cheque by August 20th to be sure of your place on the next course. Cheques should be made payable to the Olympus School of Swimming. If you prefer to directly transfer fees please ask at the desk for banking details.


Some very exciting news that I am allowed to pass on is that we have a first Olympus baby en route! Caroline is 'with child' and promises to stay on for as long as possible with us until baby is born (and out grows her wetsuit!) she will be back! She has promised to return once she feels ready so this is fabulous news. We are taking on some cover teachers to help out whilst Caroline is away, hopefully you'll see someone new on poolside soon.


We look forward to some fun, games and races on our Fun Swim Final Day so please arrive on time with plenty of energy! And in case you missed the posters our Sponsored Swim last term raised £1788.50 for Cancer Research! Many thanks to you all, all certificates of charity donations are at the front desk should you wish to take a look.


Changing rooms: Swimmers should use their designated changing room from the age of 8 unaided. Parents, if you need to assist your child who is younger than 8 please take your little one into the changing room which you would use yourself.

Also, please remember the following: -


In addition, please note the following usual reminders.

Parents, could you ensure that children do not sit on the wall whilst watching siblings swim. Please tie longer hair back or wear a swimming hat. Use the loo and blow noses prior to swimming. Absolutely no running in the changing room areas please. Parents please be aware that you are fully responsible for your children when they are not in lessons. PLEASE arrive on time for lessons. It's important not to miss the first 5 to 10 minutes of the 'warm up' section of a lesson!

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WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY & SAFE SUMMER X Your Team Olympus! Julie, Lisa, Caroline, Paul, Perry, Karen, Olivia, Maisie, Charlie, Florence & Dominic


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