Qualifying Times 
County
All Ages:573 
Regional
Age Group:65 
Youth:
Short Course:
National
Age Group:
Youth:
Stratford Sports Awards 2019
Congratulations to Joshua Mitchell from Performance 3 who is one of the finalist for Junior Sports Person Award at the Stratford Sports Awards recognising his achievements in Pentathlon.
Stratford-on-Avon District Sports Awards 2019

CONGRATULATIONS and Well Done, Kim!!!

For being selected as one of the finalists for Coach of the Year award!

We all wish you luck at the awards evening on the 18th January.


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
Good Luck to the following swimmers who have qualified and will be representing Team Sharks at the Midlands Championships at the weekend. Remember #SwimFast

Daniel Cox -
100m Breaststroke / 200m Breaststroke / 50m Breaststroke

Eleanor Vickers
50m Breaststroke / 50m Butterfly / 50m Backstroke / 100m IM / 200m Breaststroke

Ellie Harsant
50m Breaststroke

Isabelle Callaghan
50m Breaststroke / 100m Breaststroke / 100m IM / 200m Breaststroke

Jake Ashfield
50m Butterfly

Michael Allen
100m Butterfly / 100m Freestyle / 50m Butterfly

All results can be found here
http://www.midlandchampionships.org.uk/results/sc18/

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

Sharks seal promotion!
Sharks’ junior swimmers earned promotion to Nuneaton Junior League Division One after finishing a close second to Redditch in the Finals Gala held at Wolverhampton on Saturday evening.

The Junior League Squad, aged between 9 & 12, scored 219 point, finishing 8 points behind Redditch, but well ahead of 3rd placed Bromsgrove on 180 points.


The 54-team Nuneaton Junior League, which is split into 3 divisions, is spread around the Midlands area, and gives many of the younger swimmers the first opportunity of competitive swimming. In the final there were some excellent swims in a highly-charged atmosphere.

Club Communication Reminders!
Keep updated!

Here is a reminder that as well as emailing out to the club and placing information on the Team Sharks website, we also use other social media platforms and here they are.

https://www.facebook.com/sharkscompetitive/

https://www.facebook.com/StratfordSharksMasters/

https://www.facebook.com/sharksacademygroup/

@TeamSharksASC
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.

#TeamSharks

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!!!
British Championships 2018
Well done to Isabelle Callaghan who came 20th in the 17 year old age group for 200m breast stroke at British Summer Championships.
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


Scottish Nationals 2018
Well done Becca for representing Team Sharks at the Scottish Nationals 2018 in the 1500m Freestyle. Becca has a new PB 19.51.94 and came 5th in the 12/13 age group.
Midlands Open Water 2018! Team Sharks!!
Well done to Felix ( 1st) and Robin (2nd) in the 5k Male 17/18 year old (West Midlands Region) Midlands Open Water! Good luck for National Open Water later on in the month!

Well done to Keana for also representing Sharks in the 3k 14 years and gaining 9th Place for the West Midlands Region at Midlands Open Water!

Officials

Congratulations to our growing Band of Officials!

  • Judge Level 2: Joanne Callaghan
  • Judge Level 1: Dave Bartlett, Steve Goldsbrough, Veronica Ristov & Craig Morrison.
  • Time Keepers: Carol Taylor, Lara Forbes, Monica Orenes, Nil Lukic, Claire Prescott, Louise Greenall, Alison Ireland & Susie Wood

A big thanks to Julie Brear for all her support!!



Congratulations!
Well done to Leah and Charlotte for being selected to represent Warwickshire in the Bedfordshire Inter-County gala being held on Sunday 16th September 2018!

The girls have also been selected to attend the Regional Camps in September, October and November! Well done girls #TeamSharks


Great North Swim 10k

Well done to Sarah Jane and Chris for representing Team Sharks at the Great North Swim 10k!

All results can be found here.


#TeamSharks #Masters #openwater

Team Sharks Communication
Keep updated!

Here is a reminder that as well as emailing out to the club and placing information on the Team Sharks website, we also use other social media platforms and here they are.

https://www.facebook.com/sharkscompetitive/

https://www.facebook.com/StratfordSharksMasters/

https://www.facebook.com/sharksacademygroup/

@TeamSharksASC
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.

National Qualifiers for Team Sharks
Team Sharks,

We have some fantastic news to share.

Officially today we have the following swimmers qualify to compete at National Level and represent Team Sharks.

This year's following swimmers are: -

Isabelle Callaghan - British Championships - 200m Breaststroke (Senior Performance)

Daniel Cox - English Nationals - 200m Breaststroke (Senior Performance)
Ellie Harsant - English Nationals - 50m Breaststroke ( Junior Performance)
Felix Gallagher - English Nationals - 1500m Freestyle ( Senior Performance)
Isabelle Callaghan - English Nationals - 50m Breaststroke ( Senior Performance)
Robin Hughes - English Nationals - 800m Freestyle ( Senior Performance)

Elinôr Bird - Welsh Nationals - 50m, 100m, 200m Breaststroke, 200m IM, 400m IM (Senior Performance)

Rebecca Morrison - Scottish Nationals - 1500m Freestyle (Junior Performance)

Well done for to all the hard work it really has paid off!! We are so proud!!

Thank you for all the continued support for the Team Sharks programme this year and we will keep everyone up to date on the performances throughout the National events!

Kind Regards
Kim Mortimer
Head Coach

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
Sharks - Masters
C and D Relay 2nd Feb 2019
Team Sharks, Selection for C and D Relay on the 2nd Feb have been emailed out to those selected please tick availability by Wednesday 23 rd January 2019.
Saturday 19th Jan AM.
Due to Coach availability, there is no morning session running this Saturday 19th January 2019 for the pool or Land Training.

We are offering 8-9pm at Stratford Leisure Centre for those swimmers who normally swim on Saturday morning.

Emails have been sent out and details on our social media pages.
URGENT Plea for Volunteers
Another URGENT plea!

Help is desperately needed from parents of those swimming at Warwickshire Counties on 26/27 Jan and 9/10 February. There aren't enough volunteers for the meet to go ahead.

They are in need for marshals at all sessions (male and female) to help organise swimmers into the correct heats, an announcer and someone who is able to provide refreshments to all poolside volunteers (refreshments provided) who can be available for as many sessions as they can. Marshals do need to be DBS checked, however, if they are a member of swim England you should be able to have one completed by the first weekend.

Please email Veronica on fixtures@stratfordsharksasc.co.uk if you are able to lend a hand on which dates.
AGM Notice
The AGM date has been re-scheduled to Friday, 1st Feb 7-8 pm in the meeting room at SLC. Details on the AGM will be circulated in due course. We hope to see you there!

From the Club Trustees.


Warwickshire County Entries
Provisional entries to counties can be found on the Warwickshire Championship website.

Any problems please contact Veronica as soon as possible, please don't wait until the day of the meet.


LC Training at Coventry

List of those attending LC Training at Coventry pool as of 10/01/2019 can be found here. Please check the time you are training.

100 Club - January 2019
Congratulations to the following winners

1st 45 - Steven Hanson
2nd 1- Jen Morrison
3rd 16 - Vacant

We have quite a few vacant numbers available.
If you would like to join our 100club contact 100club@stratfordsharksasc.co.uk
Bristol Meet Results

Bristol Meet results can be found here.

Timetable Changes Sept 2018

As communicated earlier:

Timetable effective 1st Sept 2018

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 collect your items from the club desk on a Friday night, payment will be taken by GoCardless DD.

Any queries please email us