Swimmers Aid Surviving Cancer

At 9:30 am on Saturday 13th July 2013 swimmers from SASC will be starting a 24 hour swim at the Quarry Swimming Centre in Shrewsbury.

The event is being held, primarily to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

Please click here to read the letter that has been given out to all swimmers detailing the swim and how you can be involved in raising funds and making sure the event runs smoothly.

Many thanks to Shrewsbury Community Leisure Trust for donating the pool time free of charge.

Please get involved with this worthy cause – chaperoning, making cakes, counting laps etc.  The more help offered, the better the event will be!

Midland Youth Championships – Corby – May 2013 – Coach’s Report

6 SASC swimmers competed in this year’s regional Youth Champs in the new venue of the East Midlands International Pool in Corby.  The entry level for the champs was the highest it has been in recent years making the meet highly competitive.

For Will S and Tom S it was their first year in the youth champs racing in the 15/16yr age group. Will raced well across his 6 events, with his times being on par with his recently set PB times across the board.  His best race came in the 200 IM where he narrowly missed the final by a couple of places.  Despite being ill, Tom S managed to race on the Sunday morning in the 100 Breast setting a new long course PB, while again being close to final qualification.  Both lads teamed up with Max and Tom H on the Sunday morning for the 4×100 Freestyle Relay.  The lads raced tough against some very well established teams and set some excellent split times, with Max’s lead off leg being a sizeable PB time, and the quartet beating a few teams from bigger city based teams.  Tom H, at his first Midland champs, set long course PBs in all 3 races, with his best performance coming in the 1500 Free where he lead his heat from the start with a commanding and dominant swim.

Representing the girls were Issy Lester and Claire Beddow.  Issy swam 5 races in the extremely competitive 15/16yrs age group.  She improved her ranking in all events, while setting PBs in the 50 and 100 Back and being close in her 100 and 200 Free.  Claire set a new long course PB in her 50m Free and had it not been for the large contingent of Loughborough Swimmers, would have made the final!!!  

A BIG well done to all 6 for a weekend of hard racing!!

British International Disability Swimming Championships – Ponds Forge, Sheffield – April 2013 – Coach’s Report

This year’s British International Championships doubled up as the trials for the IPC World Championships in August, meaning that all of the country’s top Paralympians and disability swimmers were in attendance. Representing Shrewsbury was Ffion Butler competing in 5 events across 3 days of the meet.

Day 1 saw her in the heats of the 100 Free and 100 Back. A massive 4 second PB in the 100 Free was an excellent and positive start to the meet, while another PB in the 100 Back saw her through to the youth final in the evening where she swam a strong race, although slightly slower than the heat time.  Day 2 was the 200 IM, again with another sizeable best time set and also through to the youth final in the evening. The last day of the championships saw Ffion have her best event.  With a small PB time in the morning, she then went nearly a full second faster in the youth final, dipping under the 35s barrier for the first time.  Well done to Ffion for a successful meet!

AGM 14th June 2013

Shrewsbury Swimming Club is holding its AGM on Friday 14th June 2013.  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.