Gráinne Phelan, a swim teacher and water safety instructor with Seal Swimming Club for the last 10 years and a Secondary school teacher is off to Uganda with Lámha Suas in July, to live and teach in the small, rural village of Madudu. Lámha Suas is a small education based charity that was set up in 2010, by a teacher from Dublin called Deborah Sheeran. Lámha Suas have no paid employees in Ireland and their office is a corner of Deborah’s sitting room. Their administration costs are therefore kept to a minimum. They work in Uganda to support the education of young women and girls. This is done through a number of programmes including a Building Programme for primary schools, a Scholarship Programme to enable girls to finish their A-Levels and to attend university or Teacher Training College and a Safe Motherhood Programme. They also have a Volunteer Programme whereby they bring volunteers to Uganda, every summer, for a 5 week placement which Grainne will be a part of this in July.
The Building Programme for July 2016 will involve the construction a new classroom for Kawuula Primary School. Their 5th class pupils are taught under a mango tree at the front of the school. According to their teacher, Joseph, it’s dreadful in the rainy season but it’s worse in the sunshine.
So far, Grainne has completed an Olympic distance triathlon in order to raise funds for the work she will be doing with the organisation this summer. We at Seal are proud to sponsor Grainne as she heads to Uganda in July.
Please note that Registration for existing members for the September 2016 Term will take place in UL Arena on Tuesday 17th May from 6pm to 7pm; Saturday 21st May 9am to 11am; Tuesday 24th May from 6pm to 7pm and Saturday 28th of May from 9am to 11am. All fees must be paid by Tuesday 31st of May as otherwise places will be allocated to children on the waiting list.
Please see closures for the February to May term on the Closures page.
Please note that UL is closed to Seal on Saturday 23rd January as the Gerry Ryan Gala is on.
Seal Swimming Club wishes all our members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are now on holidays till Wednesday 6th of January when all classes recommence. Please note that the current term does not finish until the end of January and all membership must be paid for the second semester on or before the 30th of January 2016. Renewal forms are available on the “membership” page.
Welcome back everyone – Unfortunately Summer is now over and we are back to a bit of routine. The closures for the September 2015 to January 2016 Term are now up on the closures page so you might please take note of same.
REMINDER -All swimming lessons, lanes and Lifesaving
commence week beginning MONDAY 7TH OF SEPTEMBER 2015.
ANY QUERIES PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO SWIMMING LESSONS/LANE SWIMMING IN UL NEXT TUESDAY 19TH OF MAY AS THE “SWIM FOR A MILE CHALLENGE” WILL BE TAKING PLACE THERE FROM 6-9PM.
PLEASE NOTE THAT AS PER CLOSURES PAGE – UL CLOSED SATURDAY 25TH APRIL – IRISH JUNIOR WATERPOLO CUP –
ALL SWIMMING LESSONS/LANE SWIMMING/LIFESAVING RECOMMENCE TODAY MONDAY 13TH OF APRIL