Witham Dolphins Swimming Club
Come and swim with the Dolphins
Q. Can I pay for
ASA and Club Membership and first month's fees in one cheque?
A. Yes, please make cheques out payable to: Witham Dolphins Swimming Club (or WDSC).
Q. Who do I make my
cheque out to?
A. Please make any payments by cheque to Witham Dolphins Swimming Club (or WDSC). However, regular subscriptions are actively encouraged by way of Standing Order / Bill Payment. This helps in the efficient administration of the club subscription activity.
Q. From whom can I
get a "standing order" form and once completed, do I give it to my
A. Standing Order forms are available from the Club Treasurer or the Memberships Secretary. Once completed please send directly to your bank.
Q. When do swimmers
move between squads and what & when are the time trials?
A. The coaches decide the movement of swimmers between squads and lanes within squads based on performance, approach and commitment during training and time trials held during the year.
Q. What is an
A. An "Open" is a Open Invitation Meeting. A competition in which you can enter, as an individual through the club. Entry is not limited to members of any one club. Some "Opens" have a time entry criteria, others do not. If entered, our Open Secretary provides the Personal Best (PB) information to the event organisers who will grade the heats based on entry time submitted - It's good fun and invaluable experience!
Q. How do I
register my child's (or my own) interest to compete in an open
A. Information and entry forms for Club selected competitions are put on the WDSC Club Notice Board at Bramston Swimming Pool. It is the child/parents responsibility to look for these forms and indicate on them their intention to swim to the organiser (name and event number usually on form) by the appropriate submission date. If you are not sure then either talk to Chris Hartshorn or email her at galas.
Q. What is the
difference between "Designated and Non-Designated Opens"?
A. A Designated Open Meet is one that is designated by the District so that times achieved may be used to qualify for the National Age Group Championships held in August, at the end of the season.
Q. What is HDW?
"Heat Declared Winners"
A. This means that awards are made to the fastest swimmers without them having to swim in a final.
Q. When I get to an
Open Meet, whom do I give my entry card to?
A. Boxes to post your card(s) will be provided by the event organisers on your arrival. Please ensure that the cards are posted in the boxes before the meet starts, as late posting may prevent participation in the event. If you are not sure then please talk to one of the other Dolphins parents who will be more than happy to help.
Q. I hear other
swimmers refer to "PB's", what is this?
A. Personal Bests (PB's) are the swimmers' best times personally achieved at different strokes and distance.
Q. Where can I find
the Club Records?
A. A copy of the current records by stroke and by distance are found on this web site.
The club shop is open most Sundays between 5 an 6pm and stocks a
large selection of swim gear and accessories.
We offer a wide range products, the common equipment we keep in stock, but for those odd items or differing sizes we will be able to order in from our suppliers directly.
It is our intention to be able to offer the ability to reserve club shop items from this web site. Items can be collected and paid for on poolside or by post. We are also able to send purchases via mail for those who are not members or have an association with the club of which there is an additional charge for carriage.
Until the reservation area is up and running, please email our club shop directly shop from where we will be able to handle your enquiries......AND you don't have to be a club member to benefit from our competitive prices.