SA Masters Swimming Championships,
East London
15th – 18th March 2017

Thank you to all those who registered for the SAMS National Swimming Championships.  We had a wonderful response to the email encouraging folk to register.  The final count is now 62 swimmers, with six new CTMS members.

We welcome the following new club members competing in their first Nationals.
Thys Botha, Tersia Needham, David Nel, William Prentice, Robbie Taylor and Melanie van Wyk.  We trust that you will feel welcome at the galas and have a satisfying first Nationals.

CTMS Team Captains for the Nationals:
We are pleased that Oliver Gilbert and Leigh Gannon have accepted the roles of Team Captains for Cape Town Masters Swimming Club team at the SA Nationals.

Welcome Function and Send-off to Nationals Thursday 9th March:
To welcome the new members and arrange a send-off for the competitors going to Nationals, we have chartered the 60 seater Catamaran Tigressefor Thursday 9th March 2017.  A light meal will be provided and sponsored by the Club.  A cash bar will be available, please bring your own wine.

Boat trip from 18h00 to 20h00. Please start boarding at 17h30.  The Tigresse will be at Quay 5, V&A Water Front.  Bookings are on first come basis.

Cost = R250 per person. (The meal will be sponsored by the club)
To make a reservation please make an EFT to:

Bank:                      First National Bank
Account Name:      CT Masters Swimming Club
Account #:              50171115030
Branch:                   Plumstead
Branch Code:          201-109
Reference:              “SURNAME + TIGRESS”
(e.g.: Winfiled Tigress”)
And e-mail proof of payment to: CTMastersswim@gmail.com or 
We will soon send you a link to book and pay online. 

Fund Raising:
In order to raise funds for the club we have secured 20 prizes to the value of R35, 000.  There will only be 312 tickets available at R200 per ticket.  So it represents a high probability of winning a prize.  Obviously the more tickets purchased, the greater the chance of winning.  You can purchase as many tickets as you would like.  The public draw for the raffle will be on the Tigresse on Thursday 9th March 2017.  We will soon send you a link to order the raffle tickets and pay online. 

Nationals Kit:
Part of the fund raising is for team T-shirts participating in the Nationals and at the Worlds. A website based system is being set up where you can order and pay on line for the various items for the Nationals, like Hoodie, towels and extra T Shirts.  We will soon send you a link shortly to order the kit and pay online.

Hotels:
50 Standard rooms have been secured at Southern Sun Hemingways Hotel.  Booking Code: 400208

Rates:
Standard Queen Room Single:          R 1521.00 (B&B) + R13.61 Tourism Levy
Double Sharing Room:                       R 1781.00 (B&B) + R14.61 Tourism levy
Reservationist (Lauren Beard):          lauren.beard@tsogosun.co.za or
hemingwayshotel.reservations@tsogosun.com
Contact number:                                043 707 8000

Flights:
Lenchen Zündorf is not going to Nationals but has booked a one way flight to East London on the 14th March. If anyone would like to purchase it from her at R1280 please contact her at: lenchen@saol.com
I trust your training over the next six weeks until Nationals goes well.

Yours,
Mike