Sharks came a hard fought fourth place last night in a pretty tough opening round to this years competition. There was some great swims and 10 first places. Highlight of the evening for all the swimmers was surely Adam Peaty in the 100m breaststroke, lots of autographs were sought!
City Of Derby 249
Braunstone A 194
City Of Coventry 193
Stratford Sharks 168
Leicester Penguins A 157
Boldmere B 84
The ASA have just released this document which provides information relating to the new Swimming Competition Structure applicable from 2015. Counties & Regions need to fully apply this by 2016 at the latest, but preferably from 2015.
The Warwickshire Counties will be in March as in previous years but it is not yet known what the conditions will be.
The document is quite detailed so a quick summary of the main points.
- Counties, Regionals, Nationals will revert to Age at 31st December in year of competition.
- There will British Nationals taken from the rankings, those not in the top 24 for an event will be eligible to compete in Home Nation nationals if they have the QT's.
- Regular Open Meet age dates will be down to the promoter who can have them as 'Age on Day' or end of year.
- Minimum age band for Regionals will be 11/12 and for Counties 10/11, QT's will be on these joint age bands.
- This means those still 9 at the 31st December of that year will no longer compete at the Counties in Jan/Feb.
- The new ASA Winter National SC competition can only be qualified for through L2 SC times, no LC conversions.
Congratulations to Lucy Castle and Madeleine Hoare on
being selected to represent Warwickshire in the First
Division of this year's National County Team Championships in
Sheffield on the 19th
New Autumn Newsletter here!
All entries were accepted for the meet and a list can be viewed here. Timings for the meet are shown below. You should be on poolside at least 15 minutes before the warm-up starts.
Sat 4th Session 1 1.30pm Warm-up for 2.15pm Session Start
Sat 4th Session 2 5.00pm Warm-up for 5.45pm Session Start
Sun 5th Session 3 8.30am Warm-up for 9.15am Session Start
Sun 5th Session 4 12.15pm Warm-up for 1.00pm Session Start
Sun 12th Session 5 9.30am Warm-up for 10.15am Session Start
As usual pool side space will be tight, please do not bring monster kit bags on poolside and expect them to go on the seating, most bags will have to go onto the floor (and probably will get wet) so it’s best to leave big bags in the lockers and bring a small pump bag on poolside. As with all meets with Finals all swimmers who make a final should swim them, please make sure you check the results and the draw for any finals before leaving poolside. Please can I remind everyone that if you are not swimming an event you must withdraw an hour before the start of the session, the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Car Parking. Remember that you will need to pay for the car park on Saturday but not Sundays.
The times have changed (again) for the first round of the Arena League, Warm-up is now 6.00pm and the coach will leave SLVC at 4.15pm.
A massive well done to all the swimmers who swam in the Nuneaton Junior League Final last night at Wolverhampton. We came 5th overall due to some fantastic swimming and support. Special thanks to all the parents and supporters who cheered every Shark and to all those poolside for all their hard work.
This was the result of a long seasons hard work and the results were there for all to see, now the hard part is to do it again every year! Individual race results (about 50% PB’s on the night!) are on the web site and full results will be up later when the splits are sorted.
Final results were: Northampton A 221, Boldmere A 218, City of Coventry 191, Leicester Sharks A 165, Stratford Sharks 144 Leamington Spa 131
For the second year running a
group of Stratford Sharks swimmers travelled to Swansea, Wales to compete in
the summer nationals. During the week-long event they set 21 personal bests
(PB), 3 club records were broken and 5 medals were achieved.
Elinôr, Ysabelle, Kuomi, Ailsa, Chloe, Seren & Isabelle all had great swims, full report here.
Well done all !!!