Quarry Fun Day

We had a display stand at the recent Quarry fun day to promote the club.

Many thanks to Maureen, Kerry Jenny, Eleri and swimmers Will C, Aron, Anya, Lucy and Will S for their help to increase interest in the club.

Club Championships 2014

Details are now available for the Shrewsbury Club Championships being held on 26th, 27th and 28th September.

Programme

Entry Form

Forms are to be returned to Danny, Judith, or Neil by Thursday 11th September. Entry forms cannot be accepted after this date.

Please ensure all trophies won at last year’s club championships have been engraved and are returned to Lawson Goodall as soon as possible and at the latest, at the Club Championships. This is to ensure that they are ready to be handed out to the new recipients at the club presentation evening later in the year.

AGM 27th June 2014

Shrewsbury Swimming Club is holding its AGM on Friday 27th June 2014.  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.

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!

A VERY special raffle – Club Championships

This weekend of Club Championships will be the launch of the final fundraising for Cancer Research UK.

There will be three separate draws:

Four GB 2012 shirts – two Paralympic and two Olympic.  These are signed by various well known athletes including; Becky Adlington, Hannah Miley, Liam Tancock, Lizzie Simmonds, Daniel  Fogg, Claire Cashmore, Gemma Almond, Ellie Simmonds, Ellie Faulkner, Dan Evans, James Godard, Caitlin McClatchey, and more…….

The draw for the GB shirts will be £2 per entry.  No limit on number of entries.

Four GB Paralympic swim suits (female).  Three Adizero gld advanced suits – size 28″.  One Speedo reversible drag suit – size 32″.

The draw for the swim suits will be £5 per entry.  No limit on number of entries

One Shrewsbury Town FC football shirt.  This is in a presentation box and is to celebrate 125 years of the club.  It is a limited edition and is numbered 104 out of 125.

The draw for the football shirt will be £2 per entry.  No limit on number of entries.

We do have pictures which will hopefully be added later once a technical issue has been resolved and should be available on the Facebook page shortly.