Hi everyone please find the link below to the up coming Spenborough Bonfire Bash in November, Closing date is the 12th October. It was a great turnout last year and hope more will come and get on the wagon this year!! the good thing about this gala is that it is an A, B and C graded gala so plenty of opportunity to get medals. If you would like to do the gala please click on the link below, it’ll take you through to the openmeets login where you’ll have to register. For note our club code is MARN, once registered enter the races in the correct age bracket. it is a first come first serve basis, therefore please enter ASAP. Once entered please can you inform me so we can look into doing the Cannon races. I have also linked the information pack to it to so please take a read and if any queries come and ask me.

Spenborough meet 2017 Registration

Spenborough 2017 meet pack





RMSC latest.

Reminder mini meets applications close on Friday 15th September

Application Forms available poolside and

On our closed facebook page and on our website please hand all entries to  Tracy Evans or any poolside helper.

Spenborough bonfire gala applications are now open : very busy gala and filling up fast when it’s full it’s full !! Apply soon

Again see the website and Facebook and recent email for links to apply direct.

Closing date midnight 12th October.

Reminder can all club champs trophy winners from last year please get your trophies engraved and handed back in to us ASAP. No trophy returned will result in you being unable to enter this years event,

Codes of conduct forms are due back can you all please return them this week. If you have not been given the forms please see Alli  or Glynis or Vikki,



Child Safeguarding Policy Statement

Child Safeguarding Policy Statement


Romiley Marina Swimming Club is committed to providing an environment in which all children and young people participating in its activities have a safe and positive experience.

In order to achieve this, RMSC agrees to:

  1. Adopt and implement the policies and procedures in Wavepower.
  2. Recognise that all children participating in RMSC (regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability or disability) have a right to enjoy their involvement in aquatics in a safe environment and be protected from harm.
  3. Ensure that all individuals who work with children in RMSC, whether paid or voluntary, provide a positive, safe and enjoyable experience for children.
  4. Appoint a welfare officer with the necessary skills and training as outlined by Swim England who will take the lead in dealing with all child safeguarding matters raised within the organisation.
  5. Ensure that the welfare officer’s name and contact details are known to all staff, members and parents of members.
  6. Ensure the welfare officer is available to discuss issues of concern on matters of safeguarding and deal with such concerns appropriately and in line with Wavepower.
  7. Ensure that all individuals who work with children in RMSC have undertaken the appropriate training, have had the relevant DBS checks, and adhere to the required practices for safeguarding as outlined in Wavepower.
  8. Ensure that all individuals who will be working or will work with children in RMSC have been recruited in accordance with the Swim England Safe Recruitment Policy.
  9. Ensure that all individuals who work with children in RMSC have the appropriate training, code of conduct and good practice to follow in line with the guidance in Wavepower.
  10. Provide all members of the organisation and parents of members with the opportunity to raise concerns in a safe and confidential manner if they have a concerns about a child’s welfare.
  11. Ensure that all child safeguarding matters, whether they be concerns about child welfare or protection, are dealt with appropriately in accordance with the guidance for reporting and action in Wavepower.
  12. Ensure that confidentiality is maintained appropriately and in line with the best interests of the child.
  13. Ensure all papers relating to child safeguarding matters are held in a safe and secure manner.

Open Water swimming.

Dear swimmers. If you fancy trying your hand at some open water swimming over the summer and don’t want to travel into Salford there is a great resource just 5 miles away, Todbrook Reservoir  in Whaley Bridge.
The session is run by Glossop Triathlon Club on Thursday evenings from 5.30 until 7.30 and most Saturdays mornings from 8.30 until 10.30.

There will always be a kayak out for your safety and a volunteer on the bank checking swimmers in and out. The loop distance is usually 400/450 metres.
You will need to register for a fee of £10 as insurance cover and pay £5 per swim unless you are a member of a Tri Club or British Triathlon in which case you do not need to pay the £10 and each swim will be £2.50.  We ask that you wear a wet suit or a tow float if you swim in trunks

For the last few weeks the water temperature has been in the high teens and I would add that these are really well run sessions with great attention to safety. You are left to swim round on your own and there is a nice cup of tea or coffee at the end of it. Do give it a go if you can.

2017 AGM – Minutes, Chairs and Treasurers report.




Details Date:  21.06.2017
Time:  8 pm
Place: Duke of York
Attendees and apologies Attendees: Dave Cartwright,  Paul Adkins, Pam Etherington-Smith, Glynis Baglin, Allison Roberts, Ian White, Dave Crabtree, Joanne Horsey, Charlie Hughes, Chris Ward, Victoria Dipnall, Liz Crabtree, John Lucas, Kelly Parker-Marshall, Raymond Evans, Tracey Evans, Rachel Turner, Carol Ebrell, Rebecca Earl, Neil Ryan

Apologies: Gordon Cooper


Item No Topic Decision
1 Minutes from last AGM discussed. Agreed as correct. Proposed by :- Joane Horsey

2nd by: Allison Roberts

Agreed as correct by: All present at last AGM

2 President’s Welcome & Report Electronically Attached. Also presentation of Gift and Flowers to Dave Cartwright who has stepped down as Chairperson. Many thanks to David for his sterling work as chairperson.
3 Chairpersons Report Electronically attached. Also grateful thanks to David from Glynis for his support during illness, typing Committee minutes and other secretary duties.
4 Treasurers Report Attached. Many thanks to Paul for his sterling work as Treasurer.
5 Coaches Report Juniors won the Intertown League, Seniors 3rd – RMSC 2nd overall.

Mini Meets – Excellent performances all-round. Jessica Davie in 8yr old category won 2 gold & 3 Silver. Riley Worsell in 7yr old category  – medalled in a number of races.  Overall RMSC team were in the top 8.

Trafford Meet – Best visiting Team.

Mavis Wallace – 2nd overall

Friday teaching section incl Sunday session – going well overall.

6 Election of Independent examiner of accounts David Cartwright will ask previous Examiner if he is willing to do this for 2017/8
7 Election of Officers and other Committee members  

List of Nominees electronically attached. All agreed as the list as the numbers were as the Constitution so no voting required. New Chairperson – Ian White, Vice Chair – Dave Crabtree.

  No Resolutions for this AGM  


Actions needed The following actions are required:


Item No. Topic Person(s) Responsible Deadline
1 To contact Independent Scrutineer Dave Cartwright ASAP



Presidents Welcome, Chairs Report, Treasurers report, Committee nominations.

Next AGM:


Meeting Roles:


Date: June 2018

Place: TBA

Time: 7:30 pm


Chairman: David Cartwright

Minute secretary: Glynis Baglin



Meeting Closed:           8’45pm

                                 Thanks to all attendees.





President: Pam Etherington-Smith

Chairperson: Ian White

Vice Chair: Dave Crabtree

Treasurer: Paul Adkins

Secretary, Glynis Baglin (+ASA Registration sec,

Allison Roberts

Vikki Dipnall

Chris Ward

Joanne Horsey

Charlie Hughes

Gordon Cooper

John Lucas

Kelly Parker-Marshall

Tracey Evans

Rachel Turner

Carol Ebrell

Coach – Neil Ryan

Welfare Officer – Rebecca Earl



Chairs statement – 2017 AGM


In my last statement I would first like to thank all of the committee for their support over the last few years. In particular Glynis, Alison and Paul who continue to be pillars of the club.

The last year has seen the club continue in good health with excellent numbers for both Friday nights and competitive. This is very much down to the efforts of the Friday team and the extension of the offered teaching sessions that has been introduced. 

Competitive remains strong with good coaching and leadership from our head coach Neil who has been aided by James Goddard. This appointment has been a big success and I hope that the club continues to raise enough revenue to maintain payment for both positions. 

As the older group of swimmers naturally dwindles the club seems to have embraced the Masters swimmers and I hope that this is an area that can continue without negative impact on the rest of the competitive section. 

Dave Crabtree has supplied me with the latest medal tally which is on the website and which is a testament to the hard work of all at Romiley. 

We do at last seem to be making progress on Swim 21 thanks in no small part to Joanne who is driving this. My apologies to her that I have not had time to contribute. I hope the momentum continues and that the club does achieve the Mark.

Child welfare seems to be more of an issue now and we are lucky to have Becky managing this for us and taking a lead in all welfare matters. This should be reassuring to the committee and to parents and children involved with the club. I would like to thank Becky for her efforts in what is never an easy role. 

Finally I wish our new Chairman all the best in the role and am sure he will do his best for the club. I have already told Ian that I will help in any way I can and I hope I can maintain links with the club but feel it is best for someone who is more actively involved to take on the roll.


Thank you.

Treasurers Report 10th May 2017


Draft Accounts 2016/17 and Forecast 2017/18






  • Draft Accounts 2016/17



The draft accounts for 2016/17 is showing an operating surplus of  £605. This is much better than recent forecasts and can be primarily attributed to the very high levels of membership and subscription collection over the past few months. Of particular note is the higher cost of the annual ASA charges. Note, the club pays the new members’ ASA fees when they join and again each March. The double hit on ASA fees is covered by the Admin Fee levied of £25/member.


  1. Forecast for 2017/18


The pool hire cost has now been obtained for 2017-18 based on the diary dates previously circulated to the committee. In total, pool hire will amount to £34,051. (Note small refunds are also expected. Apparently, there are no opportunities for additional pool time for the main pool preceeding our existing sessions. Membership subscription levels are high, particularly the Friday night section (now in excess of 140). There doesn’t appear to be any immediate need to increase subscriptions for 2017/18 and there should be sufficient funding to retain James Goddard on his current 4.75 hours/week. The forecast doesn’t include any provision yet for the purchase of new lane ropes and storage equipment.