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Cancellation of the Championships and Warburton Age Groups 2014

31 Mar, 2014

We’ve just received this letter from Central Lancashire Swimming & Water Polo Association: 

Dear All Swimmers, Parents, Club and Friends,

Cancellation of the Championships and Warburton Age Groups 2014

It is with regret we write to inform you this years’ Central Lancashire Warburton Age Groups and Championships has had to be cancelled.

We were very recently informed that Fit City Broughton Pool was to undergo emergency repairs that have impacted on the competition and we were also informed that the work would be completed by 14th April. Since then, we have received updated information that the pool will not re-open at the earliest 23rd April and then work could over run (it usually does).

Since we have received this additional information we have acted fast to try and source another venues in the area to host our event, but this has been without success.

Looking at the Licensing Calendar for the rest of the period up until the Summer (July 2014) there are many events being held in the North West Region and it is unlikely that we would be authorised a License to run the competition.

With all the above in mind, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2014 Competition.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support in attending our meets. We pride our Association upon its reputation in the swimming community and beyond and hope you recognise the amount of work that has gone on “behind the scenes” to try and keep this meet running.

We understand that this will affect your swimmers and we empathise with your position as we at Central Lancashire pride ourselves on offering quality competition and we feel that our reputation is at stake.

We hope you can work with us to continue to deliver our well attended and well praised competitions throughout 2014 and beyond.

Kind Regards & Best Wishes

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April 4th 2014 – Lessons & Squad News

25 Mar, 2014

This is an advance notice to advise you that lessons and the normal squad training session have been cancelled on Friday, April 4th due to the squad taking part in their next Junior League gala of the season. Any children who attend Friday lessons will be able to come on Thursday, April 3rd instead this week if they are able to do so. For those who are unable to change to the Thursday for that week, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

To the squad, please can you check the team sheet on the noticeboard if you haven’t already been able to do so and indicate if you can compete for us. Warm up on the 4th is 7:45pm for an 8pm start.

There appears to have been some confusion amongst some of our members regarding these galas and who can take part in them. The Junior Jubilee and Junior League galas are for our more experienced 9 year old and above swimmers and swimmers are chosen to represent the club, hence the team sheet on the noticeboard. When we have our special club galas during the year that will be open to other members of the club, we will publicise this amongst all members.

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REMINDER: Home Gala on Friday

13 Mar, 2014

This is a reminder that the club is hosting a home gala against Chadderton this coming Friday, March 14th and as a result, there will be no lessons running on Friday or normal squad training session. When we have a gala at home that causes the cancellation of Friday lessons, please note that if you CAN make the Thursday sessions, either at 6:30pm or 7:15pm, we will be able to accommodate you so that you don’t miss out. For those swimmers who are unable to swap to the Thursday on gala weeks, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

We return to normal on March 21st but as advance notice, there will be another home gala on Friday, April 4th against Ashton Central. Once again, Friday lessons will be cancelled but we are happy to accept anyone who attends a lesson on a Friday to come on the Thursday that week instead.

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