IMPORTANT SWIM CHANGES FOR JULY / AUGUST: Wednesday's temporarily 7:00 - 8:00pm. Monday changes.

To confirm the message below, here are the new swim times for July and August:

Wed 20/07....7:00 - 8:00pm Mini-Series 7:30pm.Fri 22/07....7:30 - 8:30pm.
Mon 25/07....7:00 - 8:30pm.
Wed 27/07....7:00 - 8:00pm.
Fri 29/07....7:30 - 8:30pm.
Mon 01/08....7:00 - 8:30pm.
Wed 03/08....7:00 - 8:00pm.
Fri 05/08....7:30 - 8:30pm.
Mon 08/08....7:00 - 8:00pm.
Wed 10/08....7:00 - 8:00pm.
Fri 12/08....7:30 - 8:30pm.
Mon 15/08....7:00 - 8:00pm.
Wed 17/08....7:30 - 8:30pm.
Fri 19/08....7:30 - 8:30pm.
Mon 22/08....7:00 - 8:00pm.
Wed 24/08....7:30 - 8:30pm.
Fri 26/08....7:30 - 8:30pm.
Wed 31/08....7:30 - 8:30pm.
Fri 02/09....7:30 - 8:30pm.
Mon 05/09....7:00 - 8:30pm.

Apologies for the misunderstanding re swim times at the pool on Monday 18th July. Oundle Pool changed the time without informing anybody. It appears that the change occurred for no apparent reason!

We can keep our 7:00 to 8.30pm on Monday going forward, (although we will only have an hour whilst NVSC swimmers are on their August break).

We will return to normal on Monday's from next week (7:00 - 8:30pm) - apart from one hour sessions only on 8th,15th,22nd August. The pool will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday, so we will be back to 1.5 hours from 5th Sept.

Whilst we will have sessions on the board in August, at present there are no coaches to deliver them.

Wednesday night's will currently continue without a coach.

Please be aware that in the absence of a coach, juniors can only attend if they have a responsible adult present with them.

We are currently looking for a Wednesday night coach going forward, if anybody can recommend one.

Wednesday's swim sessions will be half-an-hour earlier for 6-weeks from 6th July. The last 3 Mini-Series events (6th, 13th and 20th July) will be unaffected, except to note that anybody turning up for a swim-only will have a shorter time from 7:00 - 7:25pm and maybe again from 7:45 - 8:00 (if their is only one triathlon wave).

The normal Wednesday swim will then be from 7:00 - 8:00pm on Wednesday's 27th July, 3rd and 10th August.

We will then go back to our normal swim time, 7.30 - 8.30pm from Wednesday 17th August.

Due to the Bank Holiday, their will be no swimming at Oundle on Monday 30th May.
Due to unforeseen circumstances the pool will be closed on Friday 20th May 2016.

Back to normal from Monday.


Some of you will know that a significant amount of the club funds go to subsidising the swimming at Oundle. Without 24 swimmers in the pool we run at a loss which at times can amount to over £100 per week across the three sessions. We view the facility to have a coached swim session three times per week as an important asset for the club and a hub for its activities. However, the committee recognises that it must do its best to minimise the subsidy the club makes to ensure the sessions continue.

Some will know that in an attempt to reduce our costs we trialled reducing the Monday session from 90 minutes to 60 minutes but the feedback from the members swimming this session was that they very much wanted it reinstating. This will be done FROM NEXT MONDAY 11th APRIL.

We believe that at £4 per coached session, the swimming offers excellent value but we must attempt to streamline administration to help mitigate our costs. To this end we would like to keep the session cost at £4 but this will now only be for those buying tokens. In addition, we would like the tokens to be bought in multiples of x5 in order to reduce the administration.

For members unable to commit to regular swimming, but who would still like to turn up and pay on the night, we will be increasing the ‘cash on the night’ fee to £5. This again will hopefully reduce administration and the amount of change required to make this facility function smoothly.

Finally, in an effort to bring the Standing Order costs more in line with the above fees we would like to increase the x3 weekly sessions to £32.50 per month, x2 sessions £23 per month and one session per week to £13 per month. Paying by Standing Order is by far the least cost option from an administration perspective and from a swimming perspective.

The coached swim sessions are both excellent quality and excellent value and we would encourage all members to take advantage of the opportunity the club is offering.

The above changes will take effect from May 1st; with Monday's 90-minute swim resuming from next week, 11th April.

Also please note that Bristows will no longer be selling Tokens from their shop in Orton Waterville, Peterborough. These will now only be available from poolside sellers.

If members have any specific feedback on the above and additional suggestions to improve on what we offer and the costs then please by all means get in touch with the committee. It’s your club and your swimming sessions.

Thank you.

Your Committee.