Diary Dates!

Please note the following:

  • Sponsored Walk Saturday 16th February  meet 12.00 Boat Club car park.
  • Usual swim sessions over Half Term week
  • Spin Fundraiser  Wednesday 20th February at 8.00 pm Cascades.
  • PTL Gala Saturday 23rd February Portadown V Lisburn at Cascades

Due to the PTL gala on Saturday 23rd there is NO SWIMMING on Saturday morning!


Sponsored Walk!

All members are asked to keep Saturday 16th February free for our sponsored walk from Tesco to Moneypenny’s Lock – and back! Sponsorship forms are available at the desk from Wednesday 23rd January. If each family could raise £10 it would help to ease the pressure on Club funds. What could be better than a good walk with great company on a Saturday afternoon? hiking-clipart

PTL Gala Saturday 26th January 2013

The PTL squad host Strule Dolphins from Omagh on Saturday. This will be our first home PTL fixture of the season and expectations are high following the win against Templemore. Warm-up is scheduled for 4.15pm. The usual catering requests will apply: girls to bring sandwiches and boys traybakes! It will be nice to welcome Strule Dolphins to Cascades and we look forward to an exciting gala.


AquaSprint Gala Saturday 12th January

In the end just 14 points separated Portadown from hosts Lurgan in the opening AquaSprint gala of the new season. This is further proof of the improvement made over the last year and everyone involved should feel proud of their efforts. To lose away from home against a team such as Lurgan by a mere 14 points is quite an achievement. No doubt there will be several ‘little brown envelopes’ at the Club desk on Wednesday night. The next AquaSprint gala is against Templemore (Belfast) away on Saturday 23rd March so there is plenty of time to polish up on strokes. Thanks to all the officials and travelling support for their help.

Important Date Changes!

  • Club sessions will now resume on WEDNESDAY 9th JANUARY 2013 and NOT on MONDAY 7th!

  • The first AquaSprint Gala will now take place on SATURDAY 12th January and not FRIDAY 11th. Warm up will be at 5.00pm in Lurgan.

Arthur Macdonald Novice Gala 2013

Please note the following arrangements for the Arthur Macdonald Gala to be held in Newry on Saturday 5th January 2013.
Warm-up will begin at 08.45 am and the gala is due to commence at 09.30 am.

Session 1 Medley relays, individual stroke heats, Freestyle relays and relay medal presentations.

Session 2 Warm-up 1.00 pm (estimated) start time 1.30 pm (estimated) all individual stroke finals.

All swimmers are advised to bring indoor pool shoes, spare t-shirt, shorts and towel. Suitable drinks and light snacks should also be included. The day will finish with medal and trophy presentations. Good luck to everyone, enjoy the day!

AquaSprint Gala Dates 2013

PrintSaturday 5th January – Arthur McDonald Novice Gala Newry

Friday 11th January Lurgan V Portadown
Saturday 23rd March Templemore V Portadown
Saturday 13th April Portadown V Cookstown
Saturday 20th April Coleraine V Portadown
Saturday 18th May Portadown V Ballymena
Friday 4th June AquaSprint ‘Swim-Off’ Gala