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Christmas Newsletter

Christmas Newsletter here !

Merry Christmas 


Saturday's Sprint Night
This Saturday is the Club Sprint Night at Newbold Comyn an explanation of the evenings timings can be viewed here.
Arena League Rd 3

A massive congratulations to all the swimmers, coaches and supporters who combined tonight in Leamington to produce a great win in the last round of the National League at Mike's last Team gala.

A sad night for the club at least ended on a real high with our first win in Division 1 for many years, great racing and a cracking atmosphere.

Stratford Sharks ASC 211
Leamington Spa 189
Gloucester City Swimming Club 185
City of Derby B Team 148
Boldmere B 133
Halesowen 181


Bag Packing - Monday 22nd December

We have relocated our annual bag pack to Tesco Stratford upon Avon as Waitrose have changed their policy regarding collecting money at the till points which they no longer allow.

We will be bag packing between 10 and 2 to raise funds for the club and would like to invite as many swimmers as possible to take part. The available slots will be sent out via Event Selection on the website . There will be chaperones on site at Tesco but all parental support would be very welcome . 

Please wear Sharks shirts / hoodies - collection buckets will be provided - any queries please either email fundraising@ssasc or phone/txt Philippa Sherlock 07867 524249 - many thanks 

Club Sprint Night 20th December

We now have a draft of the club sprint night entries which you can view here. We are very tight for time so please if you are not swimming you must withdraw by 12.00pm on the day by emailing juniorperformance@stratfordsharksasc.co.uk with the swimmer's name and event.

All entries have been seeded according to rankings times wherever possible, however the 100IM has been seeded using a combination of 100/200IM times as a large number of older swimmers do not compete in this event regularly, the fastest time for a swimmer has been used in either case.

Club Christmas Raffle

We will be holding a raffle on the Sprint Night which will be drawn durning the Club Disco on Sunday 21st December. If you have any prizes you would like to donate could you please bring them to the Club Desk at SLVC on the 5th, 12th or 19th December.

The raffle is a real opportunity to raise funds for our club so your support is much appreciate.

Swimmer of the Year Awards!
This is your chance to vote for the swimmer who you consider to have brought something extra to the club this year, either through galas, training or just their general attitude and helpfulness.

Voting slips and the ballot box will now be available at various sessions with Julie Lawton and of course at the club desk on Friday nights.

The winner will be announced at the Club Disco & Awards Evening on Sunday 21st December at Stratford Race Course, tickets also available from the club desk, so book early to avoid disappointment!
Christmas Party

Sunday 21st December, 6.30pm at Stratford Racecourse, CV37 9SE
£3 adult £2 child £7 family
Always a really fun evening for the whole family!
Tickets for this year’s Christmas Party & Annual Awards will be on sale at the Club Desk at SLVC.
We will keep to our traditional format of everyone bringing a contribution to the buffet table, more details will follow at a later date.

We look forward to seeing you there!
National League Rd 2

Another good team performance in Nuneaton last night gave Sharks fourth place in another highly competitive gala.  City of Derby were again much too strong for the other teams but there were some strong performances last night with 5 first places and 7 second places securing a decent result.

Results are on the competition planner and will be in the rankings this morning.

City Of Derby 231, City Of Coventry 188, City Of Hereford 179, Stratford Sharks 160, Halesowen 152, Bilston 140  

Club Sprint Night

We are pleased to announce that details of a new Club Sprint Night are now on the web site Competition Calendar.  This is a new club event and one designed to take place just before Christmas with a real fun party atmosphere.

There will be the four 50m sprints plus a 100m Individual Medley and we hope to have a Level 4 Licence (now confirmed) so that the results enter into the British Swimming Rankings allowing the times to be used in other licenced meets, specifically the County Champs in March.  We would hope that swimmers from all the Squads enter the Event and make it a great night.  As a licenced meet we have limited time on the night so have some limitations on entry numbers (as any Open Meet does) so entries will be accepted on a ‘first Come’ basis.

As with the Club Champs we will need lots of help on the night, so as we get closer we will be looking for a good number of officials and other help please.

National Arena League

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

New ASA Competition Structure

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.
Fantastic Junior League Final

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

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 !!!

100 Club Draw November

The results for the 100 Club draw in November:

1st - 74

2nd - 53

3rd - 38

Open Meets Update
We will now not be attending the UEA Norwich Groundhog meet as it clashes with the Cov and District relays.

A gentle reminder: When entering open meets, please ensure that cheques are made out to STRATFORD SHARKS ASC, and NOT the club hosting the open meet. Please ignore any instructions on the hosting clubs entry form about who to make the cheque out to.

We collate all the entries and enter the Open meet electronically, and pay by BACS transfer.

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)