WHO ARE WE
Watford Swimming Club is one of the top competitive swimming clubs in Hertfordshire. Our aim is to therefore maximise every swimmer’s potential in the pool, whilst ensuring they make friendships in a fun and enjoyable environment.
Over the past few years the club has gone from strength to strength. The swimmers in our club compete at their own level of ability and can go as far as possible. This may be from Club, County, Regional, National standards and beyond.
The club will be celebrating its 120th anniversary this year!
WHY ARE WE CROWDFUNDING?
Watford Swimming Club has been hit hard by Covid. Without the popular open meets that we normally run, we have lost up to £40,000 revenue.
Membership fees do not cover the total costs of running the club and the gala revenue subsidises this. Without it we are losing money.
In addition when we have been open in between lockdowns, we have had to comply with Covid regulations such as reduced swimmer load in the pool therefore reducing the number of hours for each swimmer and increasing pool costs.
This Crowdfunder will help us to to maximise on pool time to give our swimmers the best opportunity to catch up on lost time and prepare them for the next season.
Our target is £5,000. If we reach this target, we may be eligible for an extra grant from Sport England and Crowdfunder. So please dig deep, share wide and let's do this!!
HOW CAN YOU HELP:
- By offering a Prize or Reward that members can purchase
- By purchasing a reward or making a donation
- By supporting one of our swimmers, Amelie or Luke, who are taking on their own fundraising challenge
The club has a big focus on team swimming events, successfully competing in the National Arena League as well as the Hertfordshire Peanuts League.
Two of our senior swimmers Lewis and Ollie qualified to compete at the Olympic Games Trials. Unfortunately with Covid, the delay in trials and the lack of time in the pool, they took the difficult decision not to enter. However this is a massive achievement especially as Lewis is only 16. Our funding will help us secure them extra pool time so that they can work towards 2022 events.
During the three lockdowns the coaches have worked hard to keep the swimmers engaged and their activity levels up. These include zoom hit workouts, running and cycling challenges, cooking classes and even an escape room. The swimmers did a great job keeping fit and motivated but are so ready to be back training hard!
REWARDS AND OUR SUPPORTERS
A brand new Ninja Warrior Adventure is opening in June at Woodside Leisure Park Watford. Tickets cannot be bought yet but we have secured 4 x Off Peak tickets as well as some official Ninja Warrior merchandise!
Zaza restaurants have kindly gifted us a £50 voucher to spend at one of their authentically Italian Restaurants. Locations include Bushey and Rickmansworth.
QT's Dog Grooming
QT's Dog Grooming is a home based grooming parlour in Abbots Langley that offers a nurturing environment for your dog. They are offering a wash and blowdry for your dog which is a great introduction to a new groomer.
The Aveda Hair & Body Collection includes: Cherry Almond Shampoo and Conditioner travel size, Shampure Hand & Body Wash and Body Lotion travel size, Blow dry accelerator Spray 200ml, Daily Hair Repair 100ml, Thickening Tonic, Hand Relief, Foot Relief, Lip Saver, Gel Cleanser and Hydrating Lotion. Value £79.
Nails by Ann
Nails by Ann is a beautiful brand new salon based in Chorleywood. They specialise in manicures, pedicures and waxing. They have donated two vouchers, one for a manicure and pedicure and one for a Shellac manicure.
.JCB offers a range Men’s and Kids fashion footwear inspired from it’s engineering heritage. The collection has been designed for an everyday lifestyle look, feel and comfort, which will make you stand out from the rest. They have gifted one pair of these Men's honey Chukka boots in a UK size 8.
Mallika is an ICF certified coach and a seasoned management consultant with an international career spanning the US, Europe and Asia. Her experience spans a diverse set of clients across industries including financial organisations, professional services firms, technology and educational businesses. Over the past 20 years, she has advised a large number of companies on business strategy, operational performance and sales transformation. She coaches businesses, teams and individuals on areas such as career transitions, management development and women in leadership. She is donating one hour of business coaching.
The Mindset Clinic
The Mindset Clinic, located in Leavesden is offering a 90 minute transformational life coaching session with experienced Master NLP Practitioner Rebecca Sanderson. Utilising rapid change techniques you can rediscover the real you, become more confident and find your life purpose. The session will be bespoke and tailored to what you want to achieve.