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Moira Kinnear retires from teaching

Moira Kinnear, who has been teaching at the Dolphin Ladies Swimming Club since 1999, has reached ‘’swimming teacher retirement age’’ and hangs up her goggles! At this year’s AGM the club showed their gratitude for her commitment and presented Moira with a bouquet of flowers and a Life Membership in recognition of her long service to the club. It all began for Moira back in 1990 when she joined Dolphin Ladies, thinking that she’d enjoy a swim and that it would be a bit of fitness and fun. As with most ladies who join the club, Moira soon realised that she still had a thing or two to learn and said that it was fun being taught how to swim properly and master lots of other water skills, to say nothing of the challenge of life...

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Our Chairman branches out!

Our Chairman, Pam Edwards, was commissioned as an Authorised Lay Minister (ALM) for Community work, by the Bishop of Chichester, at a special service in Chichester Cathedral, at the beginning of February. Pam is a Lay Reader at the Ascencion Church in Haywards Heath. Part of her responsibility is to encourage members of the church to use their skills and abilities as part of the church's outreach, as well as helping in Sunday services. A very special day for Pam. ...

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Ardingly Ladies face a new challenge!

News from Ardingly – Andrea keeps us updated “Monday ladies were greeted by a shiny new flood barrier surrounding the Ardingly pool this month. After two recent floods from the nearby stream contaminated the pool, the college put in an emergency flood procedure and brought in equipment to help. Stepping over was more of a challenge for our shorter legged ladies, but we are happy to say everyone managed without incident.” ...

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Jackie Cooper receives a British Citizen Award

Jackie Cooper, our Treasurer, has received this award for her volunteering and charity work. We all know that she is a Trustee of Harambee for Kenya and articles about her work with them have been included in newsletters. She is a Director of Sussex Clubs for Young People and also works for Katy Bourne (Police & Crime Commissioner) as an Independent Custody Visitor (ICV). She has been an ICV for 25 years and is now lead co-ordinator in Brighton, which is the busiest custody suite in Sussex. She visits the custody suite, any time, unannounced 24/7, to check on the welfare of detainees and ensures they been given their rights and entitlements and are being treated with respect and dignity in accordance with the Human...

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Swimming instructor Sheri McCurdy passes her Level 2

Congratulations to Sheri McCurdy who passed her level 2 swim teacher’s certificate earlier this year, here’s her story… Growing up in the Southern U.S. Sheri has always been a water baby, she could probably swim before she could walk! Once at university she started taking part in competitions with front crawl being her best stroke. After moving to California, she did triathlons and enjoyed long distance swimming in open water.  Sheri was clearly destined to be a swim teacher… However, Sheri’s swimming changed when the children came along and it became more splashing around, making sure the children weren’t afraid of the water. She was also no longer living in the California sunshine and had moved to Hong Kong where it was all a little different. In February...

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Swimming can help your work life balance

Striking that perfect balance between career and family has always been a challenge for ladies. Our schedules are getting busier than ever before, which often causes our work or our personal lives to suffer. Work-life balance involves juggling workplace stress with the daily pressures of family & friends. The search for work-life balance is a process in which people seek to change things in accordance with their own priorities, and this can be triggered by factors such as: age, changes in working conditions, health and family circumstances. Beware heavy workloads, family stressors, decreased free time and unhealthy personal habits really are dangerous for our health. Making time for yourself is really important, quality ‘me’ time recharges the batteries. Just an hour a week pays dividends. One of the...

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A Dolphin Ladies holiday tale…

  Claire Coghlin who is one of our lovely Dolphin Ladies regularly holidays in Florida in search of some winter sun, this year instead of being the swimmer she was one of the teachers, handing out very useful hints and tips to an American gentleman, here’s her story…. “ My husband and I have been going to Florida in January for some years, and we love watching the dolphins leaping in the creek below our bedroom balcony.  Last January, however, I had a rather different experience - this time I was the dolphin (or rather, the Dolphin Lady). We were staying at a hotel at St Pete Beach, and I had been happily swimming up and down a large, beautiful and well heated outside pool. When I returned to...

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Ladies: Christmas is coming, it’s time to eat drink and be merry and in January we can swim!

Ladies are you making any New Year resolutions this year? A New Year's resolution is a tradition in which someone sets out to accomplish a personal goal…. Ladies, let yours be ‘To get swimming, get fit and have fun!’ Swimming provides an all over body workout as nearly all muscles are used and it’s great for your general wellbeing. Burns those calories! A gentle swim can burn over 200 calories in just half an hour. Swimming 30 minutes a week can help to guard against heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Swimming de-stresses and relaxes. Whether it’s work stressing you out, the kids or grandkids being a nightmare, or just life in general……make swimming your therapy. Water supports up to 90 per cent of...

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From Class Member To Teacher

Many congratulations to Debbie Sheridan who joined the Dolphin Ladies to improve her swimming and now joins the team of volunteer teachers, here’s her story…. Debbie’s sons are keen swimmers and she found herself spending more time poolside watching them improve and become competent young swimmers. She says, ‘They inspired me to stop watching and get swimming and to get swimming properly!’ Like many of us Debbie had lessons as a child and could manage breaststroke with her head up but, like many of us, she found front crawl a challenge… In September 2016 Debbie signed up with the Dolphin Ladies and waited nervously in the changing room gearing herself up for her first lesson. In her own words, she says ‘I really enjoyed the atmosphere,...

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Congratulations!

The club is delighted to welcome Sheri McCurdy to the teaching team. She originally joined the club as a swimming member, but has now passed the Level 1 teaching certificate and is helping our ladies with their swimming. Congratulations also go to the following ladies for their impressive swims outside the club: Margaret Carter: 2.5K around St Michael’s Mount Katie Archibald: one mile in the Serpentine Debbie Sheridan: half a mile in the Serpentine Ngaire Simmonds: her first Brighton Triathlon Congratulations also to: Christine Moles: who always wanted to do a somersault Susan Taylor: swam a length of front crawl for the first time...

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