New training timetables are coming into operation from 3rd April 2017 for A,B1,B2 and C squads and from 24th April for Development Squad.
The details have been sent out via email. They are also available on the Training Page of this website and the Development squad page.
The details can also be found here:
Squad Timetable in Operation from 3rd April 2017
Development Squad Timetable from 24th April 2017
Please see below for upcoming galas. These have also been added to the calendar on the Events page. More details will be added as they are made available.
||A B C
||End of cycle meet for all non-regional qualifiers
|Sheffield Para-Swimming Gala
||Para swimmers only
|West Midland LC Regional Champs
||29/30 April & 1 May
||End of cycle meet
|Derventio Excel L1
||Only for potential National qualifiers
|Northgate Spring Open L3 at Wolverhampton
||A B C
||Age 14 and under only
|Ickle people – we are unable to confirm if this event is taking place this year.
||June – TBC
|County Development Meet
||1 & 2 July
||Swimmers can’t enter an event for which they hold a Mid time
|Graham Sykes Wolverhampton L3
||A B C
||End of cycle meet for non-national qualifiers A squad
||End of July – Dates to be confirmed.
The Weekend 1 County Championships programme and Weekend 2 County Championships programme have now been released. Please click on the links to download your copy. These are free downloads for printing and/or accessing on tablets and other portible devices. No printed programmes will be available on the day.
The organisers are hoping to have access for the coaches/swimmers/spectators by 8am on each day. Swimmers should be on poolside at 8.10 am with warm up starting at 8.30. Warm up for the afternoon session is currently 1pm.
There is a seating plan in the programme and there will also be signs
indicating the seating areas on the day.
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
The 2nd annual SASC Open Meet at Wolverhampton proved to be extremely popular once again, with the Meet being full weeks in advance, with teams from across the region and beyond. The Meet was a huge success, both in the pool and out due to the incredible job done by the organising team and the volunteers assisting on the day.
In the pool, the club had a huge number of swimmers entering multiple events over the 4 sessions, with a pleasing number of younger entrants.
Being early in the season, the swimmers focus was not on best times, but this didn’t stop them delivering some awesome performances, with many of them actually recording new PB’s with some strong and mature racing. There were simply too many strong swims to name them all, but all of the team were able to take several positives away from the Meet to set them up well for the rest of the season. Between the swimmers there were a number of medals won and also Jack Males, Eloise Sneddon and Lucy Fairbanks all won top swimmers awards in their respective age groups.
Great job by the swimmers and the event team. Well done all!!
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!!!
Tom Piggott was selected to represent the Wales team at this year’s UK School games. This annual multi-sport event is designed to give athletes a taste of how a major event works, that involves multiple sports concurrently and has teams competing from the 4 areas of England, 2 Scottish area teams and then teams from Wales and Ireland.
The swimming races were actually held in Sheffield at Ponds Forge over 2 sessions in one day. Session 1 saw Tom race the MC 100 Breast recording a new 3 second best time and then in the afternoon in session 2 here swam a seasons best 200 IM and then a new 100 Fly PB too. He placed 4th in all of these races and gained valuable points for the Welsh team.
The Programme, Qualifying Times and Entry Form for 2017’s Shropshire County Championships have now been released. Please click on the links to download your copy.
Dates are 18th/19th February and 25th/26th February. Please ensure entries are handed in to Nikki by Monday 16th January 2017
If you are a newer swimmer or unsure about entering, please speak to a coach or committee member. Thanks.