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Sharks Summer Shut Down Dates 2019
Team Sharks,

Please see the dates for when the club is shut down for summer 2019.
Monday 5th August - Sunday 18th August.
Sessions will be back on Monday 19th August.
British Masters Success
Well done to our Masters swimmer, Ali Skirvin who represented Team Sharks at the British Masters Long Course Championships in Wales this weekend! Ali gained Silver in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke! Ali also swam in the 50m events in each stroke /200 IM and the 100 backstroke, with 3 fifth places, a sixth, a ninth and a tenth.

WELL DONE to our National Qualifiers 2019

Junior Captains 2019

The Junior Captains and Vice Captains are chosen by the Assistant Head Coach,  their dedication, approach to the squad training programme, attitude to their peers and to the coaches are all considered when making this difficult choice. Also most importantly that they are good role models for our younger swimmers. 

Our Junior Captains and Vice Captains for 2019 are....

Captains: Holly Larkin & Lewis Morrison

Vice Captains: Cassie Lea & Alistair Ristov


2019 West Midlands Champs Medallists
Congratulations and Well done to the following swimmers who gained medals.

Caydo 3 Pieces Gold Silver Bronze Award Medals - Olympic Style Winner Medals Gold Silver Bronze with Ribbon
Dan Cox 2nd in 16 yo 100m Breaststroke
Isabelle Callaghan 2nd in 17 yo/over 200m Breaststroke
Charlotte Harding 1st, West Midlands Champion, 13 yo 200m Backstroke
Ellie Harsant 2nd in 15 yo 100m Breaststroke
Leah Bowen 2nd in 13 yo 200m Freestyle
Charlotte Harding 2nd in 13 yo 800m Freestyle
Dan Cox 3rd 16 yo 50m Breaststroke
Leah Bowen 2nd in 13 yo 50m Backstroke
Charlotte Harding 3rd in 13 yo 50m Backstroke
Isabelle Callaghan 1st , West Midlands Champion, 17 yo/over 50m Breaststroke

Leah Bowen 3rd in 13 yo 50m Freestyle

Charlotte Harding 1st, West Midlands Champion, 13 yo 100m Backstroke
Charlotte Harding, 3rd in 13 yo 1500m Freestyle
Leah Bowen, 1st, West Midlands Champion, 13 yo 100m Freestyle

And Well done to all who made the FINALS!

Many thanks too to those parents who helped on Poolside!

2019 West Midlands Regional Champs Qualifiers

Good luck to all swimmers who have qualified and are competing in the West Midlands Champs on 4, 5, 6, 11 and 12 of May. 

This year's competitors are:

Abi Dudfield, Alistair Ristov, Cassie Lea, Charlotte Harding, Connor Silvester, Dan Cox, Ellie Harsant, Hannah Penny, Harvey Flint, Holly Larkin, Isabelle Callaghan, Jake Deaner, Josh Mitchell, Lauren Maher, Leah Bowen, Lewis Morrison, Owen Lawton, Rebecca Morrison

Scottish National Age Group Championships 2019

Good Luck to Becca swimming in the Scottish Nationals Age Group Championships this weekend.
All results can be found on https://www.swimscotland.co.uk/meets19/SNAGsi/index.htm

Congratulations - County Pathway Selection 2019

Congratulations to William Payton and Serena Newell following their success at the County Championships been invited to attend the 2019 County Pathway.

Well done both!

Short Course Midlands Qualifiers

Congratulations to Jake, Izzy, Ellie, Michael & Ella on qualifying for the 2018 Short Course Midlands Championships

Club Captains and Vice Captains 2018 Season
Team Sharks,

Club Captains and Vice Captains are chosen by the Head Coach and key factors taken into account when selecting is their dedication/ attitude to the squad training programme / to their peers/ coaches/ or their commitment to volunteering within the club. Also most importantly that they are good role models for our younger swimmers.

Club Captain/Vice Captain also represent Team Sharks in the important National Arena League/ Mercian League and other Open Meets throughout the season and are a point of call for other swimmers for advice / help/ support on poolside.

You may see these swimmers helping with the warm up’s and are experienced within the competitive environment.

Our Club Captains and Vice Captains for this season 2018-2019 are…

Club Captains: Jake Ashfield & Isabelle Callaghan
Vice Captains: Owen Lawton & Lauren Penny

Swim England National Champs 2018 50m Breast Final
Well done Izzy 10th place in the 17 and over age group for the 50m breaststroke you did us proud! #nationalfinalist #EnglishNationals

Swim England National Champs 2018 50m Breast
Well done Ellie for gaining 15th place in the 14-year-old age group for the 50m Breaststroke in her first English Nationals!!!!

Swim England National Champs 2018 800m Free
Well done Robin came 9th in the 18 year old 800m free with a new PB at English Nationals.

Swim England National Champs 2018 200m Breast

Well done to Daniel for gaining 12th place in the 15-year-old age group for the 200m breast in his first at English Nationals.


Swim England National Masters Open Water 2018
Well done to Chris Proud who competed in the 1.5k Open Water Nationals in the Masters Category and came 15th!!!
Channel Swim!

A huge well done to our Master's swimmer Sarah Jane who completed a two-person relay swim from Dover to France with her friend Janine.

Sarah Jane & Janine started at 03:46 and landed exactly 12 hours later. Both having completed three x two hour swims! Sarah Jane is now enjoying a well earned holiday!

Well done Ladies we are so proud! #TeamSharks

Warwickshire County Pathway Programme 2018

Congratulations to Cassie Lea and Alistair Ristov who were successful at being selected for the 2018 Warwickshire County Pathway Programme. Warwickshire is one of only two counties in the West Midlands to be piloting the England Programmes County Pathway. The County Pathway is aimed at developing the best 11-year-old swimmers from the County Championships and is the start of the journey on the British Swimming, Elite Swimmer Development Programme.

Squad Coach Vacancy
Stratford Sharks Swimming Club, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, has a part time vacancy for a senior squad coach to join our team, working between 5 and 7 hours per week. We are a forward thinking, ambitious, competitive club with SwimMark status.

Your main responsibility will be to act as senior competitive and masters squad coach and deliver high quality coaching in line with the club development plan and macro training cycle.

The ideal applicant will:

  • Deliver regular weekly training sessions, including weekends.
  • Take a situational approach to swimmers, adopting different coaching styles where necessary.
  • Build a two way relationship with swimmers
  • Attend competitions where squad members are competing
  • Hold a coaching qualification - Level 1 working towards Level 2.
  • Most importantly be enthusiastic, self-motivated and be an excellent communicator.

Please send applications with CV to: headcoach@stratfordsharksasc.co.uk
100 Club - July 2019

Congratulations to the following winners

1st  39– Vacant - £25.00
2nd  93– Vacant - £10.00
3rd  55– Emma Vickers - £5.00

We have quite a few vacant numbers available.
If you would like to join our 100club contact dataofficer@teamsharks.com

2019 Club Champs
Our Club Champs over the weekend of 7/8th September 2019 is now confirmed and will be held at the Sports and Wellness Hub at the University of Warwick.

The Club Champs will be a full weekend of racing which is something we have been working hard to achieve for a number of years so please hold the date in your diary and help to make this our best Club Champs ever!

The full details is on the Competition Planner and entries are now open.
Tuesday Shipston - Dev Squad
Please note changes to Tuesday evening Shipston session, effective until the end of the season. Development squad will have a little more space on a Tuesday evenings by moving to the time slot of 7:00-8:00 pm.

A reminder that Development and Juniors can attend Banbury Lido sessions at the time slot of 8:00-9:00 am on the dates below. These will replace the lunch time 12-1pm slot normally at Stratford Leisure Centre.

27th July
3rd August
24th August
31st August

Banbury Lido Sessions

Banbury starts next Saturday 1st June - Saturday 31st August (excluding the Club shut Down on 10th / 17th August 2019).

This session will be at the open air pool at Banbury Woodgreen Leisure Centre Woodgreen Ave, Banbury OX16 0HS 7.30-9am (only for Saturday AM).

We would recommend swimmers swimming in mirrored goggles and wearing sun tan cream!