Club Championships 2014

Details are now available for the Shrewsbury Club Championships being held on 26th, 27th and 28th September.

Programme

Entry Form

Forms are to be returned to Danny, Judith, or Neil by Thursday 11th September. Entry forms cannot be accepted after this date.

Please ensure all trophies won at last year’s club championships have been engraved and are returned to Lawson Goodall as soon as possible and at the latest, at the Club Championships. This is to ensure that they are ready to be handed out to the new recipients at the club presentation evening later in the year.

BRITISH PARA-SWIMMING INTERNATIONAL MEET, GLASGOW – APRIL 2014

SASC members Reilly Shanahan, Ffion Butler and Tom Piggott all qualified and travelled up to Glasgow to compete in the biggest domestic Disability event of this season. Alongside the cream of British Para-swimming talent, there were also teams from The Netherlands, Spain, USA and various others competing over the 4 day meet. Day 1 saw all 3 of our swimmers race in the 100m Free with Tom and Reilly setting strong new PB times in their heat swims, while Ffion’s time was just outside her best but qualified her for the GB final in the evening session, where she went more than 1 second faster than her heat swim and was also a new best time. Also on the first day, Ffion raced in the 100m Breast posting a time slightly outside her PB. Events on day 2 for Ffion and Tom were the 50 Free and 200 IM. Both swimmers set new best times in the 50m Free with Ffion qualifying for the Youth(16/under) final in the evening and they both then backed that up by posting new best times in the 200m IM. First event of day 3 was the 100m Back in which all 3 were racing.  Both Reilly and Tom set new long course best times, with Ffion being just outside hers. Second event of the day for Ffion and Tom was the 100m Fly where they both performed solid races, with Ffion qualifying for the Youth final in the evening. In the final she went over 2 seconds faster to record a new best time. The 4th and final day of the meet had the distance 400m Free event for both Tom and Ffion. Ffion finished her 7 event programme for the meet with a respectable and even pace race, just outside her PB. Tom finished his meet with another solid swim and another long course PB. Across the 4 day meet they all had some great swims in a very high calibre meet against several top international para-swimmers.

Well done to all 3 of them!

MIDLAND YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS, CORBY INTERNATIONAL POOL – MAY 2014

9 Individual swimmers plus 4 boys relay teams spent the first bank holiday weekend in May racing at the Regional Youth Champs. First up on day 1 were the ‘A’ and ‘B’ boys 4×100 Free Relay teams. The ‘B’ team of Robbie C, Aron, Charlie and Tom S put in a very strong performance with the last 3 leg swimmers all posting solid swims and Robbie in the lead off leg posting an excellent split. The ‘A’ team of Will S, Ed, Tom H and Max also raced well and posted a time faster than those of a few bigger city teams on the day. The first 3 legs were all strong swims with Max on anchor posting an excellent 54.4 to bring the team home. The boys 4×100 Medley team of Tom H, Tom S, Ed and Max raced well in their heat swim on day 1, while the 4×200 Free team of Max, Aron, Will C and Tom H all posted strong legs in their heat swim in the finals session of day 2 to record a respectable overall team time.
Individual swims on day 1 were kicked off by Lucy F. Despite being ill in the week leading up to the meet, she posted a new 11sec 400m Free PB in her first race. She later backed this up with long course PB times in her 200IM and 100m Back, before sadly having to withdraw from the rest of the meet. Next up was Tom Sykes in the 100 Breast, who despite being outside of his recently-set PB, he qualified for the 15/16yrs final in the evening. He also raced in the 50m Free in the afternoon, before placing 4th in the breast final in a faster time than his heat swim. Issy’s first event was the 200m IM were she posted a 2 sec PB to qualify for the 17/over final in the evening. She then swam just off her 100m Free best in the afternoon before winning Bronze in the IM final in another best time. On day 2, Issy went on to record new best times in the 200m Free and 200M Back, making the finals in both events where she went faster again in the Free and winning another Bronze in the back. Will Carter was up next in the 200m Free where he swam another excellently paced race to finish strong in a 2 sec long course best in his first Midlands Champs. Sprint specialist Ed qualified in the 50m Back and 50m Fly in which both he had strong swims against some big guys and gained new Long Course bests. Tom H qualified in 4 events over the weekend and raced in 3 of these. Firstly, he set a new best time in the 400m IM to qualify for the final later in the day. He backed this up by a solid even paced race in the 1500m Free and new best time in the 50m Breast. The remaining 3 swimmers were the captains Max, Kate and Claire. Max had great races in both his 50m and 100m Free, setting new long and short course best times in both races, while he won his 100m Heat by a clear 6m. Kate equalled her long course best in her 100m Breast race where she was first reserve for the final and Claire equalled her long course best in the 50m Free, despite both girls having injuries. This is the largest team taken to the Youth Champs in several years and is a great testament to the swimmers hard work.

Well done to all who competed!!

AGM 27th June 2014

Shrewsbury Swimming Club is holding its AGM on Friday 27th June 2014.  All parents are welcome, and encouraged to attend.  This is an opportunity to join the other members of the committee and have your say on how the club is run.

There are a number of vacancies on the committee this year with some long-serving members standing down.  To nominate yourself or someone else, with their permission, please send your details, the post you are interested in and the names of the proposer and seconder (must be current committee members) to sasc.events@hotmail.co.uk.  If you do not know 2 committee members, please indicate your interest anyway, as all help is welcomed.

The full AGM notice is attached here with all the details.

Even if you don’t want to take on a role, please come to the AGM and show your support.  The club relies on people regularly giving some of their time to keep it successful and also to keep fees down as much as possible.

Action required – Code Of Conduct

Dear Members, parents, committee members, coaches and teachers,

As we have all just completed/renewed our membership it seems a good time to refresh our code of conduct policy.  Shrewsbury Amateur Swimming Club adopts the ASA codes of conduct.  This is because SASC is a recognised Swim21 club and therefore follows the ASA Wavepower document.
The link below will take you to the documents.  Would you please read, print and sign the relevant code of conduct.
I would be grateful if parents/guardians would take time to go through this document with their child so as to ensure they fully understand what is expected from them and their fellow members.
Please would you return signed forms to either myself or squad representatives.
Kerry Preece C Squad
Cheryl Rowley B Squad
Eleri Fairbanks A Squad

Codes of Conduct.

If you have a problem completing this then please contact either myself or the above squad representatives.

Julie Grindley Welfare officer

Captains show how it’s done in Leicester!

17 Shrewsbury swimmers took part in the City of Leicester Age Group meet at Braunstone Leisure Centre.  Across the 3 day meet they recorded over 50 PB times, most of which were only set 5 weeks previously at Counties!  Leading the way were the club captains.  Max D set PBs in 7 out of his 8 events and gained his first Midland Youth QTs in the 50m and 100m Free and made the final of both events, gaining silver in the 50m Free.  Claire B, despite being hampered by an injury, set PBs in her favoured 50m and 100m Free, making the final in both and narrowly missed her 2nd MDQT in the 100.  Kate G set sizeable new best times in 5 out of her 6 events, made the final in the 100 Breast and gained her first ever MDQT in the same event.

Other stand-out performances amongst the awesome weekend meet for the team came from Lucy Fairbanks, who got 3 new MDQT’s from 3 events while making the 100 back final and having an amazing race in the 400m Free.  Sophia Motala-Evans, who narrowly missed her first ever Midland time in both the 100 Free and 200 Back on Saturday, smashed her 100m Back time on Sunday to gain her 1st MDQT.  Finally, Will Carter paced his 200m Free race to perfection to drop another 4sec PB and gain his first MDQT and Lucy A made the 100 Free and 100 Fly finals.  Others racing and setting best times were Aron, Jodie, Tasha, Grace S, Megan, Sophie, Michael, Ed, Lolly and Woody.

Awesome performance guys, great job!!!

City of Bristol Level 1 Open Meet – Hengrove Park, 5th-6th April

9 of SASC’s older members made the journey down to Bristol to race long course against some of the best swimmers from the South West.  While the meet was being used for some as a warm up for Midland champs, it was an excellent chance for all for more tough long course racing.  Highlights from the meet for the swimmers including new MDQT’s for Michael in the 400 IM, Lucy F and Issy in the 100m Free and Tom S in the 50m Free.  Tom S was also a mere .3 of a second away from his first NQT in the 100m Breast.  Strong PBs were gained by Aron in all 3 of his races, Tom H in his 200 and 400 Free, Issy in the 200 IM and Lucy F in her 400 IM.

All in all a good strong showing from all 9 of the swimmers and potential for some great results at regionals.  Well done!

Nuneaton Junior League 2014 – Round 1 – Saturday 5th April, Worcester

Round 1 of this year’s Junior League saw the team travel to Worcester Swimming Pool to compete against teams from Kingsbury, Worcester, Cheadle and local teams Northgate and Oswestry.  With 2 of these opposing teams coming down a division last year, they proved to be tough opposition.  Despite this, the team rose to the team occasion as ever and produced some great individual and team results.  Leading by example was the Junior Girls Captain Gemma H, who won the 11/u 50 Fly and Free and placed 2nd in the 12/u Back and then teamed up with Jess M, Anya P and Sophia M-E to win the 11/u Medley Relay and place 2nd in the Free relay.  Other female victories came from Lucy A in the 12/u Fly and Free and Sophia in the 11/u Back, while other runner up spots were earned by Tasha in the 10/u Free, Sophia in the 11/u Breast plus the 12/u Medley Team of Lucy A, Dani G, Jess M and Lily O.  Leading the way for the boys was their captain Woody who won the 12/u 50 Back and then was joined by Zac, Joe R and Ben T to place 2nd in both of their relays.  Ben also came runner up in the 12/u 50 Breast, while the new 9/u boys free team of Archie D, Ben A, Jonny U and Callum P earned a great 2nd place too. All 4 of these 9yr old boys were making their SASC debut on the night, as were Henry S, Matthew H, Sean W, Jess M and Dani G. Well done to the whole team for an encouraging overall performance. Round 2 is on 10th May. Overall round 1 results were as follows:

Kingsbury Aquarius: 216

Northgate:               201

Cheadle:                 172

Oswestry Otter:      171

SHREWSBURY:    132

Worcester ‘B’:        122