Shrewsbury ASC is to become the new Para-Swimming Hub for Shropshire and we’re looking for disability swimmers to fill our first “Taster Session”. Full details on the poster. Please share and spread the word. (pdf version available here to download)
Apologies for any disappointment but the Open Meet is now full and entries are closed.
Shrewsbury ASC is pleased to announce their forthcoming Level 3 Spring Sprint Meet to be held at Central Baths, Wolverhampton on 30th March 2019.
The Meet Pack is available here: Shrewsbury Spring Sprint Meet Pack 2019
The Electronic Entry File is now available here: Spring Open Meet Electronic Entry File
Entries accepted from 1st February 2019 on a first come first served basis.
Entries to close on 1st March, or sooner if the gala is full.
Shrewsbury Amateur Swimming Club Annual Club Championships event will be held over 22nd, 23rd and 24th September 2018. The Club Champs Entry Form can be downloaded below and returned to the coaching staff by 14th September. If you have any queries regarding this event, please speak to your child’s coach. Please remember to enter your swimmer’s name and squad onto the entry form along with any entry times they already have. If they do not have an entry time but would like to swim in an event, please mark it accordingly and discuss with your swimmer’s coach.
22nd September 2017: 5.30pm – 8.30pm Quarry Pool
23rd September 2017: 5.30pm – 8.30pm Quarry Pool
24th September 2017: 6pm – 8pm Shrewsbury School
Please return all trophies from last year’s championships to a member of the coaching team or committee before or on the weekend of Club Champs so they can be prepared for the presentation evening on 24th November.
*** The Meet is now FULL. Apologies to any club planning to enter ***
Shrewsbury ASC is pleased to announce their forthcoming Level 3 Open Meet to be held at Central Baths, Wolverhampton on 6th and 7th October 2018
Accepted Entries can be found here:
Shrewsbury ASC Open Meet Accepted Entries
Session times for both days are:
Morning 8:30am Warm up and 9:30am Start
Afternoon 1:30pm Warm up and 2:15pm Start
The afternoon times will be confirmed during the morning session but will not be earlier than those stated above.
The meet pack is available here: Meet Pack Shrewsbury Open Meet October 2018
A club entry form for Shrewsbury swimmers is available here: ENTRY FORM FOR SASC SWIMMERS ONLY Oct 2018
The electronic entry file is available here: Autumn Open Meet Electronic Entry File
Entries will open on 25th August and close on 15th September, or sooner if the gala is full.
Sam grew up in Shropshire and attended Ellesmere College where he joined Titans when the club started in 2009, having previously been a member of Whitchurch Wasps Swimming Club since the age of eight.
After his GCSEs Sam moved out to the BEST Centre in Mallorca where he was able to train in the outdoor 50m pool every day alongside studying for his A Levels.
Upon completion of his A Levels Sam was offered coaching work at the BEST Centre which was mainly with the Family Swim Holidays and the Masters Clinics.
It was during this time that Sam became fluent in Spanish and took an active role in the organisation of the annual Mallorca Olympic Triathlon followed soon afterwards by becoming one of the main organisers of the famous BEST FEST Open Water Swim Festival, a role he continues in to this day.
During his time at the BEST Centre Sam worked alongside coaches from all over the world including Olympic coaches on training camps with their national teams, including, amongst many others, GB’s David McNulty, Head Coach at Bath University who coached Olympic medallists, Michael Jamieson and Jo Jackson.
Upon moving back to the UK in November 2016, Sam set up his own very successful business, Wavelength, which predominantly focuses on stroke correction using underwater video analysis. He also provides frequent 50m pool training at Liverpool which is open to all for a small charge.
Sam was one of the Skills Coaches for the 2017 Shropshire County Development Pathway for 11 year olds and has been selected for the 2018 England Talent Coach Advisor/Mentor Support with Alan Bircher as part of the Swim England Development Programme.
Sam is an ASA Level 2 qualified Swimming Teacher, Level 2 Swimming Coach, Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coach and hopes to achieve Level 3 Swimming Coach in the not too distant future.
Annually, the Ponds Forge International Centre plays host to the National Team Championships where all the County Teams from England, along with the 4 Area teams from Scotland and 2 from Wales compete Short-course (25m) in 2 divisions against each other for the title of National County Team Champions.
Shropshire are in Division 2 and this year were competing against 15 other teams, with all the teams hoping to gain one of the 4 promotion places to Division 1. Shrewsbury had 7 representatives in the team, with 4 of them making their Shropshire debuts. Despite the high and tough level of competition, they all performed to their best on the day and helped earn points for the team, so well done to all.
The Shrewsbury swimmers in the Shropshire team were:
Michael Doyle: 16/17yrs 100m breast and Medley Team
Daniel Grindley: 14/15yrs 100m Breast and Medley team
Woody Goodall: 14/15yrs 100m Back and Medley team
Megan Potts: 16/17rs 100m Back and Medley team
Sophie Scott: 16/17yrs 100m Free and Medley Team
Grace Shorrock: 16/17yrs 100m Fly and Medley Team
Gemma Hughes: 14/15yrs 100m Back and Medley Team
Round 1 of this year’s Arena League saw us make the long journey across to the East Midland venue of Hucknall Leisure Centre. The majority of the team had swum this league before, but there were team debuts for Christopher Novelli-Cain, Ollie Hughes, Keira Jones, Sonny Goodall, Mitch Boyes, Jude Crofts and Eloise Sneddon. Having spent many of the previous year’s in this league yo-yoing between Division 2 and the Premier Division, hopes were high for a strong team performance, and this is definitely what the team delivered.
The night started excellently with wins in the opening IM races from Lucy and Rob and ended with 2 outstanding team swims in the Women’s and Men’s 6×50 Free Cannon Teams. In the middle of these were a further 11 race victories from Lucy in the Open Back and Free, Rob in the Open Breast and Free, Woody in the 15/u Back, Wil in the Open Fly, Boys 15/u Free team of Woody, Dan, Robert and Joe, Boys Open Medley Team of Tom R, Michael, Wil and Ed and also Eloise in both the 13/u and Open Girls Fly along with the 13/u Free. All these were backed up by an additional 14 top 3 finishes across the age groups, with many pleasing swims coming in relays in all of the age groups.
This really was a strong team showing, as demonstrated by our incredible support throughout and especially in the last set of relays. We placed 3rd on the night, merely 1 point behind Leicester Sharks ‘B’ in 2nd and eventual winners Arnold.
Bring on round 2 in November!!!