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British Gas Swim Wales Summer Nationals

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 !!!

















Joe at Nationals

Good luck to Joe Evans who is swimming in the National Youth Championships at Sheffield on Sunday 10th August.

Joe will be back to cover some of Murray's sessions soon.

Mercian League Final Success!

Congratulations to all swimmers for achieving a fantastic third place in this year's Mercian League final. Great swims all round! A special thanks to Kim for managing this year's team and to Lisa, Chloe and Nell, and also to all the other poolside helpers, officials & parents for their support along the way. 

Well done all!

First LIDO Session

First session of the summer at the LIDO in Banbury and the heavens opened, swimmers were happy as they were wet anyway, the coaches were even wetter.

The nice warm water made creating a tropical feel, if you were sat inside anyway.

Junior Development Coach - Bulls Squad

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dirk Cox as Junior Development coach for the Bulls squad.

Dirk is an experienced coach and has held a number of coaching roles both in Hampshire where he lived until 2008, and previous positions in the Midlands as Junior Development Coach at City of Birmingham and Boldmere Head Coach.

Dirk swam with the City of Birmingham and attended various National Championships between 1984 to 1991. He moved to City of Coventry swimming under Nick Selwood until 1994  and attended Olympic trials in 1992. After this he continued competing with the GB Triathlon team, winning a number of high profile Triathlons and attending four Triathlon World Championships. Dirk recently completed Ironman events in Switzerland & Lanzarote and still competes as a masters swimmer at a high level..

Dirk will be coaching alongside Mike at UOW Junior session tomorrow morning and we are looking forward to him starting his regular Bulls sessions next week!

JP

SLVC User Engagement Results
The results of the SLVC User Engagement have been published. The brief highlights are that the village-style changing remains, the storage area at the deep end of the pool has been removed, and balcony seating will be a mix of seats and benches. Further detail is available here.
100 Club Draw July
Draw results.

1st - 51

2nd - 20

3rd - 12

Congratulations - Competitive Start Award

Congratulations.

The following swimmers passed their competitive start diving award on Saturday 12th July.  
 
 Stanley B-Crowder
 Gracie Lloyd
 Lucy Sainsbury 
 Adam Nash 
 Noah Folkes 
 Georgia Ireland 
 Rebecca Davis 
 Thomas Francioni
 Caitlain Jones 

Thanks to all parents for your support over the last couple of months and well done to the swimmers!

Kim


Club Shop Online Order

The club shop is open most Friday evenings between 6.30 and 7.30 pm at SLVC.  Visit the club shop page to view items.  Orders can be placed online (just place items in the basket and checkout – the clubshop will be sent an email and will contact you to arrange payment and delivery)