HAGUE INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX NETHERLANDS, FEBRUARY 2016

Huge congratulations to Ffion Butler on her first International competition abroad.

She was selected as part of a small group of developmental Welsh Para-swimmers to compete abroad in the Hague Grand Prix in Holland. This meet was being used to expose the swimmers to an International event, for them to gain invaluable experience of a different competition environment, and also a warm-up meet for April’s GB Rio para-trials in Glasgow. Competing across the 3 day meet, Ffion had some promising swims and recorded some very strong times, making 2 finals. A solid overall performance for her first International competition and also one completed whilst in hard training!!

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

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!

Shortlisted for the Energize awards 2013

The Energize Awards recognise people that take part, work and volunteer in sport and physical activity across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin.

The awards celebrate achievement in the field of sport and physical activity across the county. They recognise those people, organisations and groups who have gone out of their way to contribute to the promotion of sport and physical activity.

This year, Shrewsbury has had three nominations shortlisted for awards. They are:

·         Coach of the Year – Danny Malcolm

·         Young Volunteer of the Year – Amy Carter

·         Community Club of the Year

The awards evening will take place on the 7th of November 2013 when we will find out the results.

Good luck to all the nominees and many thanks to Judith for her work in putting them forward for the awards.

 

Swimmers Aid Surviving Cancer

At 9:30 am on Saturday 13th July 2013 swimmers from SASC will be starting a 24 hour swim at the Quarry Swimming Centre in Shrewsbury.

The event is being held, primarily to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

Please click here to read the letter that has been given out to all swimmers detailing the swim and how you can be involved in raising funds and making sure the event runs smoothly.

Many thanks to Shrewsbury Community Leisure Trust for donating the pool time free of charge.

Please get involved with this worthy cause – chaperoning, making cakes, counting laps etc.  The more help offered, the better the event will be!

Shrewsbury ASC 24 hour swimathon – 13th July 2013

At 9.30am on Saturday 13th July 2013 swimmers from SASC will be starting a 24 hour swim at The Quarry Swimming Centre, Shrewsbury.

Swimming will take place downstairs in the Priory Pool.  Shrewsbury Community Leisure Trust  (SCLT) have kindly donated the pool time free of charge.

The event is being held primarily to raise funds for Cancer Research.  There will also be some funds raised for the club.

There will be designated pool time for all swimmers; development squad, competitive squads, masters and parents.

Obviously such an event will need a lot of help from chaperones, publicity, fundraising, to lap counters!

A fundraising page has been registered and can be found at https://www.justgiving.com/SASC24hrswim/

All offers of assistance will be gratefully received no matter how small. Please contact Dawn Horswood at sascmembership@btinternet.com or speak to her directly at the swimming baths and find out how you will play your part.