Newsletter Christmas 2017

This news letter includes adjusted training times during the christmas holiday and the planning for 2018

Dear swimmers and parents,

Hopefully you've had a good start of the swimming season. Now there is a time to take it a bit easy and enjoy holidays. Halfway during this season we would like to bring you up to speed of the latest developments.

Training times during christmas holidays

During the christmas holidays the training times will be adjusted. Please read this carefully to prevent standing for a closed door.

Adjusted times
Friday December 22:              17:00 - 18:00

No training
Tuesday December 26:            18:00 - 19:00
Tuesday December 26:            20:00 - 21:00
Saturday December 30:              8:00 -  9:00
Tuesday January 2:                    18:00 - 19:00
Tuesday January 2:                    20:00 - 21:00
Saturday January 6:                    8:00 - 9:00

Volunteers needed - still!

The number of volunteers for our swimclub is still limited. Many tasks are performed by the same people and when they are not available activity will need to be cancelled (including for instance swim training). We are still urgently looking for volunteers who want to staff the competition secretariat!!!. This crucial activity is required to continue Torpedo's participation to competitions.


- Competition secretariat (urgent 4 people!)
- Time keepers (dutch language required)
- Activity committee


When you would like to get more information on these vacancy's please contact the Secretary:

Cancelled contests for juniors / youth

At the beginning of the season we tried to put together a competitive program for everyone. This depends on the cooperation with several swim clubs, in this case also outside our region. For example, this year we have tried to compile competitions with a number of clubs outside the region but unfortunately they have chosen to swim at the very last moment with / against clubs from their own region. This means that we unfortunately can not participate in these races. This is unfortunately beyond our control and we are doing everything we can to make it attractive and competitive for you all. If the club emphasizes commitment from its members, it is logical that the club also delivers. We have seen in recent months that there has been a change in how training is being done and how the new culture of Torpedo is developing and this is exactly what we have in mind. Therefore we will come back to you in the short term for a suitable replacement for these missed competitions.

Stand Competition

WIth only 1 competion completed (and still 4 to go) there is little to say about course of the competition. Currently we are on the only good place we should be and we would like to stay on that course!

Competition planning 2017 - 2018

For 2018 the following activities are planned. January 14th is an important date as we will have another competition. As mentioned above, junior/youth competitions will be cancelled for Torpedo(and a number of other clubs in our region) unfortunately.



25 Dec/5 Jan

Christmas holiday

13 Jan

New Year “high tea” (register!)

14 Jan

Competition #2

21 Jan

Junioren-Jeugd #3

4 Feb

Competition #3

11 Feb

Minioren-Junioren #3

18 Feb

Brevet #2 & ALV

26 Feb/2 Mar


18 Mar

Competition #4

25 Mar

Junioren-Jeugd #4

29 Mar/ 2 Apr

Easter holiday

22 Apr

Competition #5

23 Apr/ 4 May

May Holiday

19/20/21 May


26/27 May

Region Championships

2/3 Jun

Regio Championships

9/10 Jun

Minioren finale

15/17 Jun

Swim camp


Brevet #3 & BBQ

19 Jul

Begin summer holiday

And now to 2018

We would like to wish all swimmers, parents and volunteers a Merry Christmas ad Happy New Year!