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GB FISEC Swim Team - Italy 2017
Well done Izzy Callaghan competing in GB FISEC in Lignano Pineata. Izzy got bronze in the 50m Breast and 200m Freestyle and silver in the 4x 100m free relay and bronze in the Team competition. Izzy also gained new Long Course PB's in 200m free & 100m back!

Well done Izzy!

Anyone for Cake!!??!!

An amazing cake made by one of our parents Catherine Silvester! Catherine is going to set up her own business and #TeamSharks will def recommend her, thank you Catherine!

Thanks to Nell, Sandy, Lisa and Chloë for sorting out the pressies.

Good Luck and all the best to Dirk, Sally and Martha in your next adventure in Malaysia!

Mercian League Final 2017

Great swimming tonight @sharksasc and congratulations to @swimcoventry for 1st place in the Mercian League final tonight at Pingles, Nuneaton.

City of Coventry: 217
Leamington: 211
Worcester: 175
Stratford Sharks: 159
Blythe Barracudas: 156
Nuneaton: 120

Great respect to all @sharksasc swimmers, gaining a credible 4th place despite being seeded 6th!

Well done all, and a special mention to Mike Ireland who brought the team home in first place, on the last leg of the last relay tonight. Not bad for an old one Mike, not bad at all!

Thanks to Mark, Dave & Helen for officiating and thanks too to our fab coaches Kim & Yvonne.

Scottish National Championships 2017
A massive well done to Kathryn Lythgo on gaining 2nd place in the 17/18 age group for the 800m freestyle at Scottish Nationals! 

Midland Open Water Swimming Championships 2017
Midland Open Water Swimming Championships held at Bosworth water, Bosworth.

Sharks had an impressive five entries. In the 5km event, Robin Hughes and Seb Hopper competed in the 17-18 yrs boys event with 5laps to complete it was a test of pacing and endurance! With an exciting last lap, Robin surged to the front of his group and with it took the 17/18yrs title followed by Seb a very pleasing 5th in the age group. The girls 5km Sharks entrants were Seren Mahon and Izzy Caswell, Seren paced her race well and in finishing 7th was delighted to complete the event despite her limited training due to A levels. For Izzy, it was a new challenge and her inexperience showed as her first lap she lost contact with the group in front; however, she settled into a good rhythm and made her way through the field to achieve 11th place. In the 15/16 yr age group, Felix Gallagher was the sole Sharks representative. He started in fine style and his sighting skills and experience showed as he achieved an impressive 3rd place.

Final results with the following swimmers qualifying for National Open Water Event being held on Monday 31st July.

Robin Hughes 1st and Seb Hopper 2nd in the 17/18 age group for the West Midlands Category for the 5k Open Water Championships.

Seren Mahon 3rd in the 17/18 age group for the West Midlands Category for the 5k Open Water Championships.

Felix Gallagher 1st In the 16 age group for the West Midlands Category for the 3k Open Water Championships

Well done to all!! #TeamSharks

GB FISEC Swim Team - Italy 2017
Good luck to Izzy Callaghan, swimming with the Great Britain FISEC Squad in Lignano Pineta, Italy this week.

Go Izzy!

Congratulations to Tom Beamer and Daniel Cox who have been selected to represent the county in the Inter-County competition held in Sheffield in October. The boys will be part of the 14/15 year old Medley Relay Team. Well done boys!
Mercian League Rd 2
Great swimming from Team Sharks in Solihull tonight, some fab swims and a great result!

Well done all!

1st Blythe Barracudas 235
2nd Stratford Sharks 212
3rd Warley Wasp 173
4th Wombourne 147
5th Hadden Hill 135
6th Cannock Phoenix 132

Ian Armiger - Technical & Programme Advisor
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Armiger as Technical & Programme Advisor from September. Ian, who has enjoyed a successful coaching career spanning 40 years, was Director of Swimming at Loughborough University and a GB Olympic Coach, placing swimmers at six Olympics with swimmers making Olympic Finals at three of these. Ian was awarded the prestigious Mussabini Medal for services to Coaching in 2007, a Loughborough University Medal for outstanding service in 2012, and was inducted into the British Swimming Coaches Hall of Fame in 2013. Ian has held numerous positions both Internationally and within the UK. Ian remains an active Coach and is a Mentor/Advisor to various organisations including the West Midlands Talent Coach Development Scheme.

I was privileged to work under Ian’s tutelage on the Loughborough Fast Swimming programme, and have seen first-hand the immediate performance benefits swimmers enjoy from Ian’s programme and coaching techniques. He is an outstanding coach & mentor and his experiences as an Olympic GB and International Coach will be invaluable to the club and coaching team as we look to build the framework which will allow our swimmers to push on to greater achievements.

Kim Mortimer
Head Coach
Summer Nationals Qualifiers 2017

Congratulations to the following Sharks swimmers who have qualified for this year's British and Home Nations Summer Nationals:-

Tom Beamer - British Nationals (200 back, 200 fly, 200 free, 400 free, 400 IM); English Nationals (200 IM)

Felix Gallagher - English Nationals (1500 free)

Kathryn Lythgo - Scottish Nationals (400 free, 800 free)

Elinor Bird - Welsh Nationals (50 breast, 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM, 400 IM)

Seren Mahon - Welsh Nationals (200 fly)

Regional Qualifiers!

Congratulations to all our Sharks swimmers who have achieved qualifying times for the West Midlands Regional Championships! - Becca Morrison, Harvey Flint, Georgina Ireland, Joel Watson, Ellie Harsant, Hannah Penny, Daniel Cox, Tom Beamer, Ella Vickers, Abbie Wootton, Michael Allen, Felix Gallagher, Izzy Callaghan, Georgina Mitchell, Seren Mahon, Robin Hughes, Kathryn Lythgo, Chris Clements, Elinor Bird, Sophie Warden, Sandy Forysiak

Junior League Rnd 1
Introducing our Junior Captains for 2017 Harvey Flint and Becca Morrison.

Both Becca and Harvey are very dedicated to their swimming and in sessions always give of their best. They are keen to improve and this year has seen both swimmers achieve numerous pb’s and MQT (Midland Qualifying times). This is testament to their hard work and attitude. We know they will lead the team with enthusiasm this evening at Round 1 of the Junior League.

Good Luck !


International Women's Day
On International Women's Day - congratulations to our lovely Kim Mortimer on her graduation from Loughborough University - MSc Sport Coaching.

We're all done and on our way home!

8 hours in the pool, 20k swam, 2 hours in the gym and we're all done! Thanks KIm and Dirk for a fantastic weekend!

More photos from Mount Kelly


Inspired by Adam Peaty.........?

Could you be the next Adam Peaty?  Come for a trial with Sharks!

We are looking for new swimmers to join the Competitive Section of our club.  Swimmers need to be aged 7 to 10 years of age and have reached the minimum standard of Level 7 of the ASA Learn to Swim Programme.  Email membership to arrange a trial.

Masters....... were you a Competitive Swimmer in your youth?  Would you like to get back involved?  Sharks has an active Masters section with a dedicated Masters coach.  Email masters enquiry

Sharks - Masters
NBSC: Open Meet - Nov 2017
100 Club - July

1st 11 - Stevie Lloyd
2nd 96 - unallocated
3rd 87 - Jayne Gillet

Boldmere Water Carnival
SLC Sunday: 9.00 - 10.30 am
9th July - JD1/JD2
16th July - JDS
23rd July - JD1/JD2
30th July - JDS
Club Shop Online!

Visit the club shop page to view items.  You can place your order for items online, select the items you want, then click on the basket within checkout, and if we have stock, you can collect your items from the club desk on Friday nights.  Payment will be taken by GoCardless.

Any queries please email the clubshop team: clubshop@stratfordsharksasc.co.uk

Cognito Forms

Change to Security Access Codes for Cognito Forms - Revised access codes have been issued by email on 17th October 2016