News From 20th March 2020

All swimmers completed a long swim for their last session before the pool is closed indefinitely. Josh, Daniel and Aidan swam for the whole hour.
The following managed to claim a certificate along the way
Emily Robbins passed 400m during her swim for a badge and certificate
Chloe Lawrence completed 40 lengths for a 1000m certificate
Daniel Hodge swam 1,150m in the one hour session for a certificate.
All gyms and leisure centres will be closed from tomorrow. All our members are encouraged to keep fit by walking or jogging until the centre reopens.

COVID-19 Coronovirus

COVID-19 (Coronovirus)
Following advice from several sources it is considered safe to use public pools. However, it is very important to follow the guidelines regarding social contact and contact with surfaces. This is particularly relevant for those who do not go in the water. It is advisable to use a gel after passing through changing rooms and after leaving the building.
Unless there is a further update there will be a session on Friday 20th as usual.

News From 13th March 2020

Congratulations to Oliver Ingram on completion of his Bronze Challenge.

News From 6th March 2020

Congratulations to Alex Peckover who was awarded a Good Work certificate on 6th March 2020. Josh Bailey and Matthew Sloan completed their Bronze Challenge – well done!

 

Bedworth Lions Club presented us with a cheque for £200 to help with training for our volunteers. We are very grateful for this as we have an expensive schedule for teacher training. The Lions Club have promised continued support with this.

 

The Rotary Games at Rugby take place on 3rd May.Entry forms should appear on Rugby Sports Association for the Disabled website in due course.  Note that May Day is on Friday 8th this year. The gala is normally in the afternoon.

 

Reading the attached newspaper cutting, our club was definitely running in 1976. Alan Hall took over from Dr Singh and so its beginning was earlier. I have searched for information on this previously but can’t find anything more. I think we should plan for a 50th anniverary in 2025 if nothing else comes to light.

 

Warwickshire Parent Carer Forum

Please see poster below for details.

Birmingham Marlins Para Swimming Club

Birmingham Marlins Para Swimming Club officially launched on 1st March 2020. The Orion (Orange) Squad no longer functions and members have transferred to the new club. Their website is   birmingham-marlins.co.uk if anyone is interested.

 

News From 28th February 2020

The following swimmers completed their Bronze Challenge Awards on 28th February:
Seth Naylor
Chloe Lawrence
Elliot Morrison
Gurvinder Garcha
Congratulations to all.
A member of Bedworth Lions Club will be visiting next week, following our request for help with training for volunteers.

News From 21st February 2020

Congratulations to Josh Bailey who has won the Nuneaton and Bedworth Sports Forum Disabled Sports Personality of the Year Award. He was presented with his trophy at Weston Hall Hotel on 21st February.
At the pool on 21st February,  Riley Wincote gained an “I Can Swim” certificate and Emily Robbins reached 10 Miles in her Adult Swimming Challenge.

News From 14th February 2020

Many of the swimmers completed a 10 minute Stamina Test on 14th February. The flooowing were successful in gaining a certificate for a new best distance

Daniel Hodge            254m

Emily Robbins           140m

Seth Naylor               298m

Gurvinder Garcha   335m

Aidan Tully                 258m

There will be swimming next week. There is no closure for half term.

There is a Kidz to Adultz free exhibition organised by the Disabled Living Foundation at The Ricoh Arena on Wednesday 4th March 9.30 – 4.30pm.

Further  info and download tickets from www.kidzexhibitions.co.uk/kidz-middle/

One of our members, Marie Clarke, is currently crowdfunding for an expensive repair to her electric wheelchair. Please see below for the fundraising link. Any help would be much appreciated.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/margaret-davies-hale?utm_id=107&utm_term=d34ZRz5D

Be-Nu Consultation

As a valued partner of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, I am writing to you to ask for your assistance in promoting our newly launched public consultation – Be Nu.

We have been carefully developing plans for over two years which include some exciting changes for the towns, parks and leisure facilities in both Nuneaton and Bedworth.

As these proposals outline important innovations which will affect residents and businesses across the Borough, we are keen to let people know about the consultation and encourage participation and feedback, which is why we are asking for your help.

What are we asking you to do?

It would be wonderful if you could either share the posts on our Facebook page, or check out @wecanbenu and share messages from there.

Please encourage your club members, gym members, parents, customers, patients and community groups to fill in the survey; don’t miss out on a chance to have your say!

Visit www.be-nu.co.uk for more information, take a look at the proposed plans and tell us what you think.

This is your chance to have a say on what YOU actually want so don’t miss out!

#WeCanBeNu #consultation #TellUsWhatYouWant