News and Announcements
Well Done Grace Moran*
The first ever Orion Big Night In turned out to be a resounding success, with families from across the Orion Membership taking part.
We had live DJ taking and playing requests to entertain everyone, a fabulous quiz, hosted by Josh, and won by Grace Moran and Mum, so great work you two, and to top it off we have 3 amazing live performances from Orion swimmers, with Saketh playing his guitar, Emily Ashton singing and Bobbie Chen wowing us with her violin playing.
With such a great time had by all we are now planning the Orion Bigger Night In for either Friday 29th or Saturday 30th May at 7pm – Pleas let us know your preferred date and we will go with the majority
Finally for now – If you know of Orion swimmers who are not yet taking advantage of the live land train sessions then please encourage them to take part – you can share the invites you get within Orion or get them to email Robin@orionswimmingclub.co.uk and I will add them to the invite list
Just a reminder – plans are going well for our Orion Big Night In – Play list being created, family quiz finalised, chat box available to talk to your friends, Remember if you want to join us then please email Robin@orionswimmingclub.co.uk so I can add you to the invitation list.
Any questions, or anyone wanting to bring something else to the fun then please email me
Orion Big Night In
Next Saturday, 9th May at 7pm till whenever, will be the first ever Orion Big Night In
Whether we are celebrating another week of lockdown or championing some element of easing of isolation, Orion will be hosting its own Big Night In
There will be music, chat, at least one quiz, videos from members, and if interested and brave enough some live performances, or stand up from any Orion members brave enough to ride the big screen of a Zoom Party
If you just want to come to the party by staying at home, or you would like to contribute to the contents of the party in some way then please get in touch with Robin@orionswimmingclub.co.uk
We are trying to create a bit of fun – have your party supplies ready and let’s make an evening of it
Any specific requests for music need to be made by Wednesday 11pm
The Zoom Land Work sessions continue to increase in popularity, and we now have 50+ swimmers signed up to take part – Join up and join in with your friends – let me know to add you to the Zoom Invite list by email Robin@orionswimminglub.co.uk
WOW It is great to see so many swimmers from across all of the squads joining us for the Zoom Land Work – Anyone concerned that it will be too easy for you, don’t worry, as needed we are differentiating the sets – However where they are cardio based it is all about the effort that you put in.
That brings me to today’s (30th April) session – This will be our third Swimulation session, and is Front Crawl Sprint focussed
Also remember that we are doing our Marathon inspired 26 exercise based programme this coming Saturday (2nd May) morning at 11am
If you want to be included in the Zoom invite list please send me an email to Robin@orionswimmingclub.co.uk
I am also still hoping to do some kind of social next Saturday evening with music, chat, and possibly a swimming based quiz – anyone willing to perform, send me some tune choices, or create some quiz questions then please let me know at the above email
Just a reminder that anyone can join the Member’s Portal for all the additional home training info, swimming technique and training technical stuff, fun stuff, video hilarity and so on
You do not have to pay to join the web site – however Orion are trying to ensure that they can pay us coaches something for the work we are continuing to do during lockdown, as we cannot be furloughed, therefore for this who are in a position to do so, donations to the coach fund can be made to Orion via the following details.
Also please let me or carl know if you would like a 1;1 These can now be organised with myself through Zoom or with Carl through Skype so please just email us
Here is a quote from Loz
_Please remember to donate as R& C are obviously not getting any pay during this time so all money sent via BACs , ref Personal training or PT will fund their work only. _
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Account number: 41357093
(We are aware that some of you cannot pay so please do not be embarassed to let me know as I know Carl and Robin don’t want anyone to miss out)
The Land-Work sessions continue to increase in their popularity and Monday 27th April saw I highest total so far – It is so great to see al the swimmers, from across the squads, working together and being inspired by each other’s efforts.
We now have 4 sessions per week, Mon TUes and THurs at 6:30pm and Saturday at 11am
However this Saturday, in recognition of the cancelled London Marathon, we will be running a session which has 26 elements in it to represent each of the miles in the Marathon – Don’t Panic!!! There will be repetitions in the exercises and we will talk through anything that people aren’t sure of.
This will be a challenging session in recognition of the effort that a marathon would normally entail
Many participants in the London Marathon will be raising funds for a charity or club – I realise that this is short notice but if anyone wishes to use this Challenge as a sponsored fund raising opportunity then please do so, and if required we can verify your participation after you have completed the event.
Swimming Skills & Knowledge. There is now a new element in the coaching tips section entitles ‘Principles of Training’. This is equally valid to understanding how you need to train both when you are in the pool and perhaps even more so at the moment in maintaining your fitness.
Have a read – We are always open to comments and all that is being posted and hosted on the web site – so if you haven’t joined yet then please do so and let us have your thoughts too. Remember we are only asking the those to pay who feel that they can – taking part is much more important