Shropshire ASA Pre County Training Camp

You are invited to attend this camp if you are entering the 2016 County Championships and are born in 2004 or earlier.

Date: Saturday 2nd January 2016
Venue: Wrekin College (TF1 3BH)
Registration: 12.00 to 12.15 in the sports hall
Finish time: 5 o’clock

To include:
Land training session with Oliver Freeman
Pool session on starts/turns with Carl Grosvenor (Head Coach of City of Birmingham)
Nutrition talks by Rachael Hares

Swimmers will need appropriate clothing for land training and to bring their own drinks and snacks.

Swimmers will be split into three groups by age and then will rotate between the land training session/pool session and the class room Nutrition talk.

Session times will be 12.30 to 1.45, 2.00 to 3.15 and 3.30 to 4.45

Parents are welcome to watch and subject to space can join in with the class room Nutrition talk.

24 Hour Swim – Rosie’s Relay

Shrewsbury Amateur Swimming Club are holding a ‘Rosie’s Relay’ 24 hour swim to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation. The swim will be held in the Priory Pool at the Quarry, commence at 10.00am on Saturday 2nd January and finish at 10.00am on Sunday 3rd January.The pool time has been very kindly donated by The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre

We need everyone’s help to make this event successful. As well as the club swimmers, from Development through to A squad, Masters swimmers and parents are welcome to have a turn at swimming. If you would like to help in other ways, we need Chaperones, Length Counters, Marshalls, Qualified Lifeguards, Cake makers etc.

Please see below for the consent forms for the swimmers, the sponsor forms and the ‘offer to help’ form. Please download, complete and return to the Coaches, Squad Reps or committee members as soon as possible so swimming slots and roles can be allocated in the next couple of weeks.

Rosie’s Relay permission slip 2015

Rosie’s Relay letter and offer to help 2015

Rosie’s Relay Sponsor Form 2015

Thank You

Shrewsbury ASC Open Meet, Wolverhampton, 17th/18th October 2015

Latest Information: Open Meet Warm-up Schedule

Saturday Morning: Session 1

8.00 – 8.20am: Girls and Boys aged 9-11

8.20 – 8.40am: All remaining girls

8.40 – 9.00am: All Remaining Boys

Saturday Afternoon: Session 2

1.30 – 1.45pm: Girls and Boys aged 9-11

1.45 – 2.00pm: All Remaining girls

2.00 – 2.15pm: All remaining boys

Sunday Morning: Session 3

8.00 – 8.20am: Girls and Boys aged 9-11

8.20 – 8.40am: All remaining boys

8.40 – 9.00am: All remaining girls

Sunday Afternoon: Session 4

1.30 – 1.45pm: Girls and boys aged 9-11

1.45 – 2.00pm: All remaining boys

2.00 – 2.15pm: All remaining girls

MEET NOW FULL – apologies if you were planning to enter.

Shrewsbury ASC is pleased to announce their forthcoming Level 3 Autumn Open Meet to be held at Central Baths, Wolverhampton on 17/18 October 2015. The Meet Pack and Electronic Entry Files are now available. Entries accepted from Monday 22nd June 2015.

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Meet Pack for Wolverhampton Pool Final PDF 080615

Help Sheet for Electronic Entries SASC Open Meet 2015


A team of over 20 SASC swimmers took to the waters in the fast Braunstone Leisure Centre pool for the annual CO Leicester meet. The team ranged in experience from ‘C’ squad members Jonny and Archie in their first real Open meet, through to Midland Qualifiers from ‘A’ squad.
Across the 3 day meet, the swimmers gained more than 110 PB times, 6 new MDQT’s plus 9 Bronze and 4 Silver Medals along with 1 Gold from Lucy Fairbanks.

Well done to the whole team!!


A small team of 6 swimmers travelled to Bristol for the club’s first Open meet in the new National Qualifying window, while the meet was also a Youth Midland Champs warm up.
The youth swimmers there were Max, Tom H, Ed, Izzy and Ellie who set numerous season’s best time amongst them boding well for the Youth Midland Champs at the start of May. Ellie also won Bronze in the 15y/over 100 Breast. Also competing was Lucy Armitage who set several PB’s across her 7 events, whilst also winning 4 Gold and 3 Silver medals in the 12yrs age group. Well done guys!!!


Porsha Jones, Reilly Shanahan and Tom Piggott were the 3 SASC representatives at the largest domestic Disability Meet of this season in Glasgow back in March. This meet attracted large teams from several nations across the globe and also doubled up as the trials for the GB team for the IPC World Champs later in the season. This all meant that the start lists for all events included a large number of international medallists and Paralympian’s.
Not to be fazed by the occasion, our 3 swimmers stood up and were counted ready to gain the results of their hard work.
Day 1 started with all 3 of them setting sizeable new best times in the 100m Free, followed up by Tom swimming to a new PB in the 100m Breast. Day 2 saw all 3 of them race the 50m Free and 200m IM with all but one of these swims again being strong swims and new PBs. Days 3 was the 100m Back for all 3 plus the 100 Fly for Porsha and Tom. This was the first 100 Fly long course for Porsha while all the other swims were once again new PBs and this continued on day 4 in the 400m Free for Tom and Reilly.
To post such a high PB rate in a high pressured and highly competitive environment shows just how well the 3 swimmers did and represented the club extremely well. Massive congrats to all 3!!!!!


For many of the clubs swimmers, the 2nd target competition of the season was the annual Shropshire County Age Group Champs held over 2 weekends in Wolverhampton. With over 40 swimmers qualified, Shrewsbury has excellent representation across the board and the swimmer’s rose to the challenge that the rest of the county had to offer.
Over the 4 days of racing, the swimmers achieved a PB rate of 69%, whilst also notching up 109 final appearances between them. With a medal count of 35 Gold, 16 Silver and 21 Bronze and also 67 Midland Qualifying times, it was a successful meet all round.
Multiple County Champions were Lucy Armitage, Porsha Jones, Reilly Shanahan, Ffion Butler, Tom Piggott and Ellie Sykes and Melissa Pugh also won Gold too. Furthermore, Aron Preece and Henry Sewell finished 2nd in the 16yrs and 10yrs age groups respectively, while Lucy Armitage set a new 100m IM County Record and won 14 out of 17 Golds in her age group along with top 13yr Girl award. An awesome performance by the whole team, big congratulations!!!!