By David Verlinde
The month of March was a super busy swim month full of tournaments and other activities.
Dutch Dolphins in-house competition
We have completed the first two rounds of the inhouse competition. The aim is for the Dutch Dolphins to try to swim their best times during the time trials at the Club. The faster they swim, the more points they can collect per event. The swimmer with the most points in June will be the age group’s champion.
On Sunday, March 4, we held the Club Championship. About 170 Members took part to try to get the gold medal in their age categories or beat club records. Many almost succeeded. In a couple of instances, the swimmers only came 0.2 seconds short. Great job everyone!
On March 23, we competed in the Neptune League at Tanglin Club. The pool there is 33m long, so instead of 25m and 50m, the races became 33m and 66m. A lot of kids moved up in their age group, and when combined with the extra length of the pool, it was tough going, but the Dolphins did fantastic work and we got a lot of first places. Great job, Dolphins!
ABC Swimming Awards
On March 25, we held the ABC swimming awards. (a national swimming programme from the Netherlands) Almost 50 kids came along to the pool and showed their best swimming skills to get their awards. Great job, everyone!
Our adults’ group for triathlon training is doing well. Swim captain Sophie March is doing a great job for our club members.
Training times are:
Morning: Monday 8am, Tuesday and Thursday 9am
Evening: Monday and Wednesday 8pm
Parent and child/baby lesson
Babies are no strangers to water as they’ve spent nine months submerged in the womb. Our infant classes are a great way to reintroduce your little one to an aquatic environment. This is a parent accompanied programme that also fosters parent and child bonding. Children have lots of fun building their water confidence through songs and games in this programme. Submersion and personal survival skills are also practised when your child displays his or her readiness. The main aim of this programme is for infants to be happy, “free” and safe in the water.
Special promotion: Parent and child sessions on weekday mornings for $10 a class.
Water polo for teenagers
Come join the water polo on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm, where we are training for waterloo games. Water polo is the perfect ball sport to play in this climate and to meet other teens at the Club. Come join the fun.