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Swim Camp 2018

Date Change 28th October to 3rd November to be inline with NYCC school holidays


I am pleased to announce that NASC will once again be venturing abroad in the Autumn of October 2018. This is on the backing of the committee and recent successes both in Calella, Spain and Winmarleigh for previous visits. Information on previous visits is available to view on our website https://nasc.co.uk/main/nasc/social-events/

In October 2018 we will be venturing back to Calella due to a positive past experience and it being the best value available for our members and coaching team. We are currently planning on going away from Sunday 21st October 2018 and return on Saturday 27th October 2018 (pending flight prices might be a day earlier or later).  I will be holding two parents information sessions to go through finances and swimmer requirements on

Sunday 12th February 5.45pm – 6.15pm

Monday 13th February 7.15pm – 7.45pm

The camp will be open to any swimmer in Y7 or above at the time of travel (currently Y5). Swimmers also have to have shown good conduct at training, competitions and other away trips. There is a training commitment whilst abroad which will be bridged by offering additional opportunities of training in 50m pools and also skills workshops alongside the additional training set up.

To reduce the cost of the trip parents will be responsible for organising fundraising and sponsorship to benefit the swimmers, the committee and coaching team are not responsible for organising this. To make the camp more manageable to fund by parents there are deposits timetabled and a regular monthly payment option to spread the cost.

The camp information will all be posted online in due course, in the mean time please refer to previous years information which will allow you to find out more about the process.

I look forward to seeing you at one of the talks. Bring on the sunshine!!

Kind Regards,

Greg


Camp Information

The town of Calella is situated just 45 minutes from Barcelona and has become one of the prime beach destinations in Europe. Located at the southern tip of the resort lies the Crol Training Facility, a purpose built private training centre for visiting swim teams.

The Crol Centre is one of the best training facilities in Europe and boasts a 10 lane heated  outdoor 50m pool, along with a fully equipped weights gym and spa.

Calella’s beach is just 100 metres from the pool where there is plenty of room for any physical training. Calella is extremely popular with visiting swim teams and has attracted some of the finest swimmers in the World. We have organised camps for numerous national teams in Calella.

The package itself includes;

  • 6 nights FULL BOARD
  • Airport Transfers
  • 10 x 2hr swim sessions using 2 or 3 lanes
  • 5 x 1hr Gym Hire
  • Spa Day
  • Trip to Barcelona
  • Insurance
  • Flights
  • Hoodie and T-Shirt

Initial Meeting

Sunday 12th February 5.45pm – 6.15pm

Monday 13th February 7.15pm – 7.45pm

Swim Camp 2018 – Meeting Notes

Swim Camp Initial Meeting Handout


Follow Up Email – 29th April 2017

Thank you to those who have already started bringing deposits into the club. If you could please email me if you are coming on the trip so I can start to get organised with lane listings and training schedules that would be great. Letting me know if you are going will help me support those who are undecided based on friendship groups etc.. allowing us to have an even more successful venture.

I have been in contact with the company we use for the trip and the following revised timeline has been agreed.

  1. Deposits of £250 and Application Forms to Greg Ient by 31st May 9.30pm (All cheques made payable to Northallerton ASC)
  2. NASC to confirm booking by the middle of June with Sports Abroad
  3. Confirmation of Lanes/Chaperones required and NASC payment of deposit due by end of June with Sports Abroad
  4. Flights will be arranged following the summer holidays with NST

Upon receiving deposits swimmer and parents will be asked to sign a behaviour and training agreement to ensure that swimmers are adequately prepared and suitable for the trip which will become active from 1st June through to departure. It is worth noting as in the initial briefings that the coaching team taking swimmers abroad have the final say in suitability of any swimmer (Chaperones will also be consulted). Deposits are not refundable, after June 2018 there will be no refunds available apart from on medical grounds or exceptional circumstances of which insurance covers us.

A reminder of all details of the trip is on the below link a couple of pointers are listed below

  • 21st October – 27th October 2018 is the planned dates – if flights or the trip will be cheaper to travel a day earlier/later this will be considered
  • Airport that we depart from is yet to be decided, we will be travelling by coach from NSSFC on the morning of travel.
  • Swimmers must be in Year 7 as a minimum age by the time of travel (current Y5)
  • Additional training and support will be available leading up to the trip
    • Sunderland LC Training
    • Additional 2 hour sessions where possible (space and ability dependant)
    • Links into hub training developments
    • Meetings for parents and swimmers before travel.
  • A copy of the presentation gone through with parents is available on https://nasc.co.uk/main/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/swimcamp2018.pdf
  • Chaperones have been primarily agreed based on coaching requirements, if any more chaperones are needed then the committee will be consulted to the increase. We will take a minimum of 4 adults with a 1:8+1 ratio being maintained for the duration of the camp.
  • An additional ‘drop in’ hour will be available on Wednesday 10th and 17th may from 8.30-9.30pm at HLC on the viewing area for any additional questions that may need answering

Full Information

https://nasc.co.uk/main/nasc/social-events/swim-camp-2018/

More information about Training

As detailed in the itinerary training will be incremental throughout the week with an active balance between training different energy systems. This is short means that sessions at the start of the week will be slightly shorter in main set duration allowing for more skill development and utilisation of starting block facilities. Swimmers will be grouped in the pool according to ability and the coaching team will provide differentiated sets where required throughout sessions.

Dryside training will be split into two groups, an ‘older’ group will access the gym facilities on site to introduce them to strength and power building appropriate with their stage of physical maturation. The ‘younger’ swimmers will spend time working on general strength and conditioning activities to enable support and stability to be obtained for optimal transferring into the pool.


Frequently asked questions

A page has now been set up to collate any questions sent in


Application Forms

Calella Complete Pack

****2018 Spain Concent**** NEW Form

Calella – Google Maps

Code of Conduct


Important Dates

Initial Meetings – Sunday 12th February 5.45pm and Monday 13th February 7.15pm

Drop in Sessions – Wednesday 10th and 17th may from 8.30-9.30pm

NASC Confirmations – 31st May 2017 (Including Deposits)

Deposits Due to Sports Abroad – 30th June 2017

Complete Payment  – 1st July 2018

Set off – 21st October 2018

Return – 27th October 2018


Finance

Payment is broken down to make more manageable

  • £250 deposit
  • 12 x £50 monthly payments

Any fundraising/sponsorship will be distributed based on attendance and refunded before travel. Dropping out at any stage will result in loosing the deposit paid. Dropping out after June 2018 will result in no refund


Fundraising Events

To be organised by parents and supporters. The events will not be organised by the NASC committee or coaching team


Itinery

The below list is subject to change. We will utilize the best travel deal available and timings of training and activities may also change dependent on training center availability.

Date Day   Information
21 OCT SUN All Day Train from Northallerton to Manchester Airport
Flight from Manchester to Barcelona El PratBus from Barcelone El Prat to Crol Centre (Calella, Spain)Subject to change in timings and airport after pricing quote from travel company.
22 OCT MON AM ·      2 hour swim training session 0900-1100

Focus on technique, starts and turns

·      ‘Downtime’ for swimmers

·      1 Hour strength and conditioning before lunch

PM ·      2 hour swim training session 1630-1830

Focus on fitness and energy systems

23 OCT TUE AM ·      2 hour swim training session 0900-1100

Focus on technique, starts and turns

·      Barcelona trip

PM ·      2 hour swim training session 1630-1830

Focus on fitness and energy systems

24 OCT WED AM ·      2 hour swim training session 0900-1100

Focus on technique, starts and turns

·      ‘Downtime’ for swimmers

·      1 Hour strength and conditioning before lunch

PM ·      Sports Evening

·      2 hour swim training session 1630-1830

Focus on fitness and energy systems

25 OCT THU AM ·      2 hour swim training session 0900-1100

Focus on technique, starts and turns

·      ‘Downtime’ for swimmers

·      1 Hour strength and conditioning before lunch

PM ·      Spa Day

·      2 hour swim training session 1630-1830

Focus on fitness and energy systems

26 OCT FRI AM ·      2 hour swim training session 0900-1100

Focus on technique, starts and turns

·      ‘Downtime’ for swimmers

·      1 Hour strength and conditioning before lunch

PM ·      2 hour swim training session 1630-1830

Focus on fitness and energy systems

·      Evening Quiz/Social

27 OCT SAT All Day Bus from Crol Centre to Barcelone El Prat (Calella, Spain)

Flight from Barcelona El Prat to Manchester

Train from Manchester Airport to Northallerton


Travel Arrangements

Maudes Coaches between HLC/NSSFC to XXX Airport

NST Booked Flights between XXX to Barcelona Airport

Outward Journey –

Homebound Journey – 

Sports Abroad Arranged travel in Spain between Barcelona Airport and Crol Centre.


Meeting Notes

Swim Camp Initial Meeting Handout