Thursday, 12 June 2014

Half-time Report

Half way through the year already!  Many of us are looking forward to the Summer Holidays, however, the swim will be carrying on as normal and we have plenty to offer.  28 June is the second of our "First Timers Night".  Now of course you do not have to be a first timer in order to attend, but for those who have not tried naturism before and are wanting to give it a try, it is a softer way in.  Costumes are optional for the first hour so it gives the raw beginner a chance to settle the nerves before taking that first step.

12 July is the time of our second BBQ.  There are many who don't believe that we hold a naturist BBQ.  OK the proof is in the eating, literally.  Our gallant cooks will be bashing up the sausages, chicken pieces and burgers with their usual flair and there are always masses of salads and other accompaniments to go with the meats.

And so through the rest of the year.  11 October is another "First Timers Night"  November is the jewel in the crown, we all meet in a suitable pub for the annual Christmas Party.  This year we are going back to the Finch Hatton Arms.  We will be taking names soon so make sure you are on the list.  Last, but by no means least, 13 December is our famous 'Poolside Party'  We are trying something a little different this year; it is costume optional all evening, a chance to bring your non-naturist friends and relatives along.

Footnote:  We frequently get enquiries asking what ID we require from people attending our event for the first time.  We have never demanded ID and do not intend to do so in the future.  We do ask visitors to fill in a simple form and we trust them to do so honestly.  We cannot see the point in demanding ID, as many other clubs do, because it tells us nothing about the person what-so-ever.  So if you want to attend one of our functions, you will be most welcome; put your details on our form, bring a towel and pay the £7 visitor's fee but most of all ENJOY THE EVENING.

Monday, 10 March 2014

AGM Price Increases

At the agm on 9th March 2014.  The Treasurer announced that the fees for hiring the Leisure Centre had been increased.  The effect of the increases was that hire costs had increased by 25%.  For the 6 months since October 2013 the Club had borne the cost but now some adjustments had to be made.

The Treasurer was encouraged by the fact that attendance had risen since returning to the Leisure Centre and was now in line with the figures up to October 2012, when the Centre closed.  With this in mind and anticipating that the numbers would be maintained or even bettered, he was able to keep the increases to a low and hopefully acceptable level.

From 22nd March 2014 the prices will be:




Old Price
New Price
Increase
Annual Subscription (club members)
£10
£15
£5
Admittance (club members)
£4
£4.50
50p
Admittance (visitors)
£7
£7
No change


The members were happy with the proposal and the new prices were passed unanimously.

Friday, 17 January 2014

2014 Starts Well

2014 has started well.  Over 50 attended the first swim on 11th January.  The next event is on 25th January and then it's into February.

What problems have been experienced at the revamped centre?  Well none really the committee were aware that the new front of the complex was all glass as was the screen between wet side and the foyer.  In simple terms, it is possible to see into the pool from the path running alongside the river.  Obviously this couldn't be left like this.  Whilst we have a relaxed attitude towards nudity, not everybody shares our view and we would not want to cause upset to people passing by on their legitimate business.  A large roll of agricultural black plastic, a length of clothes line and a number of sucker hooks solved the problem.  It's a bit like entering the kasbah but it does the trick.

We have been getting a number of enquiries since our return.  Actually, there is no need to ask first, or make an appointment, we are happy for people to just turn up on the night; but if you want to contact us before hand then we are very happy with that too:

  • Email:  sleafordnude@gmail.com when emailing it is helpful if you include your 'phone number
  • Phone:  01522 871096.  Note, if you withhold your number you will not be connected.
Don't forget, if you bring your children they are admitted free.  They will love the kiddy corner and there is no school the next day so bring children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Hope to see you all there.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

SO WHAT IS IT LIKE THEN?



On 26 October Sleaford Swim returned to its spiritual home following a £2.8m refit.  Boy what a result!  The revamped centre is amazing.  The pool has been stripped out and remodelled and re-tiled.  It actually now looks bigger.  The sauna and steam room are fantastic as for the children's corner, my grandchildren thought they had gone to heaven, it is unbelievable.  

Under 4's splash zone at Sleaford Leisure Centre


If you are within striking distance of Sleaford, you absolutely must visit.  The facility is truly fantastic and of course we still offer a friendly and welcoming face to all visitors.  Bring the children, they get in free and they will love it.  We meet every 2nd and 4th Saturday at 7.30 until 9.30pm.  No need to book, just turn up.

See you there.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

DATES FOR 2014




SLEAFORD NATURIST SWIM DATES 2014 


Enquiries 01522 871096, email: sleafordnude@gmail.com


January

11
Swim Night
25
Swim Night
February
08
Swim Night
22
Swim + Guest Night (co2)
March
08
Swim + AGM
22
Swim + Suntreckers
April
12
Swim + Spring BBQ
26
Swim Night
May
10
Swim +First timers (co1)
24
Swim Night
June
14
Swim Night
28
Swim +First timers (co1)
July
12
Swim + Summer BBQ
26
Swim Night
August

09
Swim Night
23
Swim Night
September

13
Swim Night
27
Swim Night
October
11
Swim +First timers (co1)
25
Swim Night
November

08
Swim Night
22
Swim Night
December

13
Christmas Poolside Party (co2)

Notes: co1=costume optional for first hour
            co2=costume optional all evening

Location:
Sleaford Leisure Centre, Eastbanks, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 7ET