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!

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.

Shrewsbury ASC 24 hour swimathon – 13th July 2013

At 9.30am on Saturday 13th July 2013 swimmers from SASC will be starting a 24 hour swim at The Quarry Swimming Centre, Shrewsbury.

Swimming will take place downstairs in the Priory Pool.  Shrewsbury Community Leisure Trust  (SCLT) have kindly donated the pool time free of charge.

The event is being held primarily to raise funds for Cancer Research.  There will also be some funds raised for the club.

There will be designated pool time for all swimmers; development squad, competitive squads, masters and parents.

Obviously such an event will need a lot of help from chaperones, publicity, fundraising, to lap counters!

A fundraising page has been registered and can be found at https://www.justgiving.com/SASC24hrswim/

All offers of assistance will be gratefully received no matter how small. Please contact Dawn Horswood at sascmembership@btinternet.com or speak to her directly at the swimming baths and find out how you will play your part.

Land Training Thursday 7:15 to 8:00PM

A reminder to all A squad and B squad swimmers that your land training session is on a Thursday after your hour in the pool.

It is a great opportunity to improve your strength, flexibility and overall fitness to make you an even better swimmer.

Now that the clocks have changed we are able to go outside and use the Quarry for shuttle runs, circuits, team work and games.

Please ensure you wear appropriate footwear (running shoes) and that you are dressed for the weather (it is quite chilly out there at the moment even in the sun).

If you have any questions then please speak to Danny or Ian Latham.

Consent to Videoing

Videoing swimmers during training and competition is a useful aid in assisting swimmers to improve their stroke and techique.

Many club members have already completed and returned a consent form. If you think you might not have filled in a form or would like to update your consent, please download a form from the “Joining” tab of the website and return to Judith, Danny or Catherine.

Consent Form

Paralympic success for Shrewsbury swimmer

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.