HEAD COACH, SAM HOLLAND

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.

 

Club Champs 2017 Results.

CLUB CHAMPS 2017 Results

Congratulations to all swimmers taking part in this year’s Club Championships. It was particularly nice to see so many D squad swimmers and parents at the event especially as the swimmers are still learning their racing skills.

The results are posted below:

Club Champs Results – Saturday and Sunday
Club Champs Results – Monday

New Training Timetables

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

NATIONAL INTER-COUNTY TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS – SUNDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2016 – PONDS FORGE, SHEFFIELD

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