Congratulations again to all our 2017 award, trophy and medal winners, to our Arena team stars, our Arena Junior team stars, to all our finalists, and well done on all those PB and qualifying times. In particular, well done to all swimmers that have been working hard this year with their coaches to improve technique and performance to enable them to work towards their goals. It’s not easy what our swimmers do, takes many hours of concentration, dedication and hard work and we should be extremely proud of each and every one of them!
Massive thanks to Mandy and her coaching team for the time and effort they invest to get these performances and improvements across all of our squads, and all our swimmers. As a club, we’re extremely privileged with the coaching standard and talent across the pathway.
Massive thanks also to the committee, all our Officials, volunteers, helpers and supporters that run the events and keep our club running efficiently – the skills, talent and enthusiasm amongst our mums, dads, family and friends never fails to amaze me.
2017 has clearly been another great year in our history of swim performance, and the fact that we’re also smiling, laughing, and having fun is no coincidence!
To this end, for me it’s all about working hard on our swimming, making some good friends and creating great memories, so let’s do it bigger and better in 2018!
Chairman – City of Derby Swimming Club