Gemma Almond, a club member until University at Swansea called, represented her country at the 2012 Paralympic Games.
Gemma trained with SASC for many years, showing a dedication to swimming not matched by many in the club. Gemma was talent spotted at the age of 14. She worked hard, and was rewarded by her success this summer. She competed in the S10 category in the 200m IM, 400m free, 100m fly and 100m free.
Many congratulations to Gemma from the club and we wish her continued success.
Another tough draw sees the team up against Leicester Penguins ‘B’, Calverton & Bingham ‘A’, Team Luton, Wolverhampton and Wyre Forest ‘A’. A long trip also awaits with the gala being hosted at Hucknall Leisure Centre, Notts.
The event will take place at 18:30 on Saturday 10th November with a 18:00 warm up. Full details on travel arrangements have been added to the club calendar. Please remember to confirm your availability on the noticeboard.
Huge congratulations from everyone to the 2012 Welsh Junior Disability Swimmer of the Year, Ffion Butler.
Her dedication and progress has been recognised with this award, which was presented in Swansea on 12th October.
Well done Ffion!!!
Please note that the dates and venue have changed due to work being carried out at the Market Drayton pool.
The event will now be held on the 16th-17th February and 23rd-24th February at Central Baths, Wolverhampton. This is either side of half term.
The victorious team
The team has been promoted to Division 2 of the Nuneaton and District Junior League after winning the Division 3 season ending gala. The club took a team of swimmers aged 9 to 12 to Wolverhampton Central Baths for the final, in which they won 13 of the 51 races on the day. The club also came away with a further 21 top-three finishes and came top of the league overall to earn promotion.
Among the highlights, Gemma Hughes broke the league record for the nine year old girls fly and also won the backstroke. She was also part of the team that won the girls 4X1 freestyle and medley relays. Ben Taylor, 10, won the breaststroke and was on the winning boys 4X1 medley relay side. Grace Shorrock, 11, won the butterfly, while Callum Mitchelmore took individual and medley freestyle gold. Megan Potts’ backstroke win, Lloyd Davies’ freestyle triumph and Tom Rowley’s wins in the backstroke and boys 4X1 medley relay were also among the highlights.
Finally, a special mention for the supporters. Numerous parents and senior team members gave up their day to support the team. Team colours were displayed by all and we were without question the best supported team.
Well done to everyone!!!
Well done to all the swimmers that participated in this year’s club championship event.
A full list of all the results is available here