125 Year Celebration Trip to London Olympic Pool

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Shrewsbury ASC is 125 years old. Our major celebration of this event was a trip to the London Aquatics Centre. On the hottest day of the year, 32 degrees in London, we took 60 swimmers with 57 parents/committee/coaches on three buses.  Swimmers were coached for two hours in the 50m Competition Pool by former Olympic swimmers Nick Gillingham and Jazz Carlin who brought along their precious medals for everyone to see.

SASC Group photo with Jazz Carlin & Nick Gillingham

Shrewsbury October Sprint Meet 2019

Shrewsbury ASC is pleased to announce their forthcoming Level 3 October One-Day Sprint Meet to be held at Central Baths, Wolverhampton on 19th October 2019.

The Meet Pack is available here: Meet Pack for October one-day Sprint Meet 2019

SASC swimmers: Please do not use the attached Entry Form. The Club Entry Form will be emailed to you directly.

The Electronic Entry File is now available:
SASC Autumn Meet 2019 Entry File

Entries accepted from 1st September 2019 on a first come first served basis.

Note for visiting Clubs and Swimmers: Please do not submit entries or payments prior to 1st September as they will not be processed and, due to holidays and other club business, may get lost in the interim.

Entries to close on 27th September, or sooner, if the gala is full.

Shrewsbury ASC Spring Open Meet 30th March 2019 – Results

Many thanks to all the volunteers, officials, parents and swimmers that contributed to today’s open meet. The results have been submitted to rankings and can be seen at:

https://www.swimmingresults.org/12months/ or

https://www.swimmingresults.org/showmeetsbyevent/?targetyear=2019&masters=0&pgm=1&meetcode=41463

The results of the meet can also be found by clicking on the links below:

Shrewsbury ASC Spring Sprint Open Meet Results 30th March 2019
Top Boy Results
Top Girl Results

Energize Awards 2013 – Winners

The Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin Energize Awards evening was held on Thursday 7th November 2013 at Shrewsbury Town Football club. Following Judith Lester’s excellent work in nominating Shrewsbury Swimming Club, Danny Malcolm and Amy Carter for Community Club of the Year, Coach of the Year and Young Volunteer of the year respectivley, we came away with two winners: Community Club and Young Volunteer

Shrewsbury Swimming Club’s nomination read:

Shrewsbury Amateur Swimming Club has Swim 21 status and delivers swimming coaching to young people and adults.  Over the last 5 years under the guidance of a new Head Coach and committee a clear, long-term development plan has been produced and the Club has gone from strength to strength.

The club caters for competitive of swimmers and those that just want to swim for fitness. There are special sessions for young people encouraging them to stay in the sport through the difficult teenage years.  They are also offered the chance to gain recognised qualifications and volunteer with the club, gaining skills for employment.

In 2012 one of their swimmers, Gemma Almond, represented Great Britain at the Paralympics. As she came up through the ranks, SASC and the Head Coach were noticed by Swim Wales and the GB disability Coaches. Consequently SASC is a signpost club for disability swimmers from Mid Wales.

And Amy’s nomination was:

18 year old Amy has been volunteering for Shrewsbury Amateur Swimming Club for four years and in that time she has given over 500 hours of her time. She helps to coach the younger squad members and gives up weekends to team manage at junior galas.

For the last 2 years Amy has been the Club Captain.  She has helped to organise fun nights for the swimmers, a 24 hour swim for charity and she is also the link between the swimmers, the committee and the Coach.

Amy has taken various courses to improve her ability to help other swimmers – both novices and those wanting to compete.  Alongside her volunteering Amy has completed GCSEs and A levels, and works part time as a lifeguard.

Well done to both winners and commiserations to Danny who was up against some tough competition. Photos of the winners appeared in the shropshire Star and can be seen at:  http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2013/11/08/shropshires-sporting-stars-honoured-at-energize-awards/.

A full list of all the nominees can be seen on Energize’s website at http://www.energizeawards.co.uk/

Many thanks to Judith as, without her nominations, we would not have had any winners!