Christmas & Beyond

AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the club will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 10th January at 11 Parkway ST4 8AJ.

All welcome.

Christmas Opening

Sunday 24th Coached Swimming 9am – 10am – possibly followed by brunch somewhere

Tuesday 26th – Closed

Thursday 28th – Open 6 – 7.30pm No Junior Water Polo

Saturday 30th – Coached swimming 8.30 am – 9.30 am, general swimming until 10 am only

Sunday 31st – closed

Tuesday 2nd – open as normal.

Lessons – last one Sunday 17th December, starting back on Sunday 7th.

All other days we are open as normal.

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Old Boys Polo & Club Social

On Sunday 14th January we have the annual Old boys Water Polo followed by a social event at a venue TBC. We have the pool from 2 until 5 and then the social after. We would like as many people as possible to attend, past players for the game and club members to be at the game or join us for the social as we would like to use this evening to also thank and make a presentation to Jill in recognition of her service to the club.

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Can you please sign up for the event here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/parogon-winter-social-2018-tickets-40905368057 so that we can confirm numbers for the food. We will almost certainly ask for a contribution to the food costs that will be confirmed once we know numbers and the venue is confirmed. For now put it in your diary’s……

Updated Events Calendar

The latest Events Calendar is linked below by clicking on the logo, with the revised dates for the AGM & Polo amended, a number of the external events have now got fixed dates also.

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Events Calendar

The file linked below, under the club logo is version 1 of the events calendar for the rest of this year and up to July 2018. This will be regularly updated as dates are confirmed or added.

This contains, internal club events and external events that we will or are planning to have club representation at. Check it out to see:

  • Social events
  • Water Polo
  • Open Water Swims
  • Triathlon
  • Runs
  • Cycle Rides

Let us know what you are entering / attending and we can really build the club and promote what we are all doing.

Let’s make 2018 the year of Parogon!

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Autumn News

Christmas Curry & Social

Saturday 9th December in and around Newcastle. Can numbers please be confirmed ASAP so that I can get a table booked. Also if you have any suggestions as to a venue, good yet reasonable they would be much appreciated. This is a lovely evening, all are welcome and it’s a great way to finish off the year.

Christmas Opening

We will confirm our opening times as soon as possible once the lifeguards have had a conflab!

Bike Ride 2

Further to the success of bike ride 1, where we had 11 people out the second ride is planned for Sunday 19th November, 1pm starting at the Poachers Cottage on the A34.

Two routes to choose from, 35 mile with hills at around 15 – 16 mph average,

https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4629746

or 15 miles with two lumps at around 10 – 12 mph average speed.

https://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_4629747

I know we are a swimming club but this is all great PR, build the club brand and will hopefully lead to a member or two. It also helps with the event planned next year:…..

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Parogon Take Over of UK Triathlon

On the weekend of 2nd & 3rd of June we are looking to get as many people from the club as possible either competing or supporting at the UK triathlon event in Whitchurch. Kids, beginners, wanabees & professionals (Ed). So far I know of 5 or 6 who have entered the half ironman, one interested in the Olympic and 2 or 3 for the Sprint. That is alongside 10 ish kids interested in the event on the Saturday. So already we are looking up to around 20 competitors.

It’s about having a go and it is completely non-intimidating, the only pressure is what you put on yourself. The sprint is 500m swim, 20km bike and  5km run – eminently attainable with distances increasing as you go up.

Plan is to race in club kit, put on a show, club gazebo at the event, pre event pasta party, a weekend for the whole family…….

Again let us know & click the logo below for more information…..

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