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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!

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.
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
18th/19th May Training Sessions
Training sessions this weekend.

Due to the C & D Secondaries there will be no session on Saturday 12-1pm. On Sunday there is a Stratford Triathlon event at SLC so there will be no Sunday 9-10.30am session. Please use all other sessions that are running as normal which are available to you this week
C&D Secondary Gala
Accepted entries can be downloaded here. Any issues with entries, email Veronica ASAP.

Warm up times are as follows

Saturday, 18 May

Session One - Warm up 1.00 pm for 2.00 pm Start
Session Two - Warm up 5.15 pm for 6.00 pm Start

Sunday, 19 May

Session Three - Warm up 8.00 am for 9.00 am Start
Session Four - Warm up 1.00 pm for 1.45pm Start
(The Association reserve the right to alter these times if necessary)

Approximate finish on Saturday is 8.00 - 8.15 pm and Sunday 5.15 pm

As usual this is a busy meet with a lot of competitors so space on poolside will be tight and warm up a little crowded , we ask clubs to bear with us this year as it should be better next year when we are moving to the new Coventry pool with more space and more lanes for warm up.
100 Club - May 2019
Congratulations to the following winners

1st 9– Vacant - £25.00
2nd 59– Vacant - £10.00
3rd 75– Alan Robertson- £5.00

We have quite a few vacant numbers available.
If you would like to join our 100club contact 100club@stratfordsharksasc.co.uk
2019 Club Champs
Plans are ongoing to hold our Club Champs over the weekend of 7/8th September 2019. 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!

We will provide further details as and when we have them (and once the licence is confirmed)
Club Shop Online!

You can visit our club shop page to see all our fast kit, just select what you need, then click on the basket icon within checkout, and arrange a time to collect your items, payment will be taken by GoCardless DD.

Any queries please email us