Category Archives: Club News

EPSV car park

Dear Club,
It is that time of year again where everyone is fitness crazy, due to this we are experiencing high volumes of traffic in the car park during peak times. We are looking at ways we can improve the situation which is to add more staff to help manage the direction of traffic and prevent customers parking in unsafe locations that also causes access/egress issues. We would also like to ask the clubs, members and all  other customers for their assistance helping alleviate some pressure, way in which you can help:
·         Do you need to drive to the facility, can you walk, cycle or use public transport
·         If you need to drive can you car share with anyone else form the club to reduce the number of cars
·         If you are a parent and your dropping a child off, please make sure you are doing it in a safe location which is not causing congestion for traffic.
·         Please only park in designated parking spaces and not at the end of bays or in areas which are have are coned off. Please do not park on zebra crossing!
·         The car park has many spaces extends all the way over towards David Lloyd and around the ‘old school’ building so please utilise the whole car park
If you could cascade this information down to parents and members of your clubs that would be really useful. Things will get back to normal once the sudden influx calms down but if you could help in the meantime it would be appreciated.
Many Thanks
Kerry Goryl
Facility Manager

Swim21 Co-ordinator vacancy

Ellesmere Swimming Club have a vacancy for a Swim21 Co-ordinator, see blow for the job description:



JOB TITLE: Swim21 Liaison Officer

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Executive Committee


1. To liaise with the appropriate Regional Development Officer, Local Authority Sports Development Officer, Swim 21 Club Committee, Club Finance committee and Club members with regard to preparations for audit and audit updates.

2. To organise and oversee the audit and action planning stages of the Swim 21 process within the club.

3. To liaise with the Treasurer and Management Committee with regard to funding the implementation of the Club’s Swim 21 Action Plan.

4. To liaise with the Club Welfare Officer regarding DBS records and to ensure the Club follows and promotes the ASA Child Protection policy.

5. To keep the Club updated on their progress through the Swim 21 process.

6. To ensure that Club members are informed of Swim 21 courses and seminars.


If anyone is interested in the above role please contact the club secretary using the ‘contact us’ form, or speak to a club officer on any training evening.


BLDSA 1 hour postal swim – 26th February – information


The BLDSA one-hour swim will take place on Sunday February 26th, the last day for sign-up is Friday February 17th.
The arrangements will be as follows:
From 6.00pm to 6.45pm:
All first session swimmers (except any who are in the one-hour swim) and any second session swimmers, including Masters, who are NOT in the one-hour swim.
At 6.30pm prompt:
All who have signed up to take part in the one hour swim to report in on the poolside
The swim will start at 6.45pm.


AGM 2017 notification


(affiliated to ASA Northwest Region)




The Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday March 29th at 7.30pm

at the Little Sutton Community Centre  (see below)


All senior swimmers, master swimmers and non-swimming members who have paid their annual subscription are entitled to attend and to vote.


Any other club member or interested party is entitled to attend, but without power to vote and may only take part in any discussion at the invitation of the Chairman.



  1. Members present and apologies
  2. The President’s address
  3. Minutes of the AGM of 2016
  4. Matters arising
  5. Secretary’s report
  6. Chief Coach’s report
  7. Treasurer’s report
  8. Chairman’s remarks
  9. Election of Officers

Election of Committee members

Election of Honorary Members

  1. Alterations to bye-laws
  2. Any other competent business




The Little Sutton Community Centre is immediately adjacent to the Library and bowling green.

It is on the A41, approximately 200 yards north of the traffic lights by the Red Lion..


There about 16 places in front of the Community Centre, with a further 20 places behind the building, all parking is free.



Information for Christmas and the New Year

Annual fees

Junior – £70 and £3 per session,

Senior – £50 and £3 per session,

Masters – £40 and £4.90 per session,


Disco and Presentation Evening

22nd December at The Groves Social Club

£3 entry.

Presentation of medals to the 1/2/3 in each age group from the Annual Gala.

EPNAVCO request

Hello all,
I have a request to make, we are supporting a number of asylum seeker and refugee families who are living locally. None of these families have televisions although they all have children. What I would like to ask is that you speak to your contacts or congregations and ask if anyone is getting a new television for Christmas that they consider donating their old television to us. Alternatively, if they would like to make a cash donation towards the cost of a TV licence it would be really appreciated.
I realise that this is a really expensive time of year but any contribution you can make will make a real difference to these children.
All televisions will of course be PAT tested before being d
onated to a family.
Elaine Dunn
Chief Officer
108-112 Whitby Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 0AB

ASA Open Water Swimming Courses

If you are interested in Open Water swimming the ASA have various courses of interest:


Upcoming Courses

1) South West
Day 1:- 25th March 2017
Trowbridge Sports Centre, BA14 0DN
Day 2:- 11th June 2017
Vobster Quay, Radstock, BA3 5SD

2) East Midlands
Day 1:- 03rd June 2017
Loughborough University Pool, LE11 3TU
Day 2:- 05th August 2017
National Water Sports Centre, NG12 2LU

3) South East
Day 1:- 09th April 2017
Mountbatten Centre, PO2 9QA
Day 2:- 24th June 2017
Chichester Watersports, PO18 0NX

4) North East
Day 1:- 18th March 2017
Blyth Sports Centre,
NE24 5BT
Day 2:- 20th May 2017
Druridge Bay, NE61 5BX

There will be a simulated pool environment day and an open water date per course. To book your space on a course, please visit
Bookings close 2 weeks prior to the start date of each course.

EPNAVCO Toy Appeal

I am writing to you to ask if you are able to support our Christmas Toy Appeal this year.
EPNAVCO is a support organisation based in Ellesmere Port, we have done a small toy appeal for the past three years to provide toys for the children who will spend Christmas in the Women’s Refuge. This year however we are increasing the number of children we want to support as we are working with people who have nothing and whose children will not experience Christmas without our help.
Many of our clients are refugees who have fled wars and persecution and are in the process of building new lives in this country and do not have the basic necessities let alone money for toys.
We have been working with local churches to access clothing and bedding and other household goods but we really want to do something for the children.
The children benefiting from our appeal are the most in need, either spending Christmas in the refuge or spending their first Christmas in a brand new country.
Please do anything you can to support this very worthy cause.
You can drop off toys at the Community Hub, 108-112 Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port between now and 9th December.
Alternatively you can ring 0151 370 2960 and we will arrange for any donations to be collected.