Friday 14th June 2013
The AGM will be held at 7.00pm in the seminar room at Stratford Leisure Centre, all club members are welcome.
Full details here
Stratford Sharks ASC welcomed the Chairman of Stratford District Council, Councillor Rev. Neville Beamer and his wife in a celebration of 40 years of Learn to Swim by the swimming club in Stratford-upon-Avon.
The last 40 years have seen in excess of 1200 swimmers participate and graduate through the Stratford Sharks Learn to Swim programme, with many progressing on to competitive swimming and lifesaving. Mike Wardle who has been a volunteer swim teacher on the programme for nearly 30 years said “Once the children get confidence in the water, without getting technical too early, it’s just about having fun and teaching them to propel themselves through the water as fast as they can!”
To celebrate this 40 year milestone Councillor & Mrs Beamer watched the swimmers take part in a sponsored swim at the SLVC to raise funds for our preferred charity The Shakespeare Hospice. Ali Gray Corporate & Events Fundraiser for The Shakespeare Hospice said “Stratford Sharks have supported our fund raising through sponsored swims for a number of years, but to see such young swimmers dedicating their time for our cause is most heart-warming”.
Jonathan Penny, Chairman of Stratford Sharks said “59 Learn to Swim members aged from 4 to 12 years swam over 39,000 metres and raised £1,000 for The Shakespeare Hospice. Our Learn to Swim section fulfils the clubs holistic approach to our swimmers needs and there is a clear cycle within the club. Learn to swim, Junior Reception, Junior Development, Junior Performance, and Seniors, Lifesaving, Triathlon and teaching/coaching. This cycle is clearly demonstrated by the number of our senior swimmers volunteering to teach the younger ones on poolside every Friday night".
We will be running Junior Time Trials on Sunday 2nd June at Warwick School, 1.00-3.00pm. These are open to all Junior Reception & Development Squad members. We will run 200m & some 50m events but the priority will be on 200m swims.
This session will tie into the short Club Timekeeper course we’re running soon so we’ll need the help of any existing officials to help mentor the new ones during the session, thank you. The session will start at 1.00pm prompt with a short warm-up, please be there and ready to start on time.
interested in becoming a swimming official, helping the club and becoming more
involved in your swimmer’s sport?
always needs more officials, especially for Junior events and the first step in
becoming an official is Club Timekeeper.
arranging a Club Timekeeper Theory Seminar ( date TBC) and then there will be a
Timekeeper Practical Assessment at the upcoming Time Trials on the 2nd
June at Warwick (1.00-3.00pm).
seminar introduces the Timekeeper role and the rules governing the taking and
recording of official times, followed by a poolside session to put the theory
into practice. On qualification you will be able to help the club at friendly
galas and the club championships.
then move on to Judge level one training and you will find you have already
covered a large section of the course!
interested should contact Karen Walker; e-mail:
or phone: (01789) 551781
A big thank you to Kim, Lisa, Julie, Malcolm and all the volunteer teachers and poolside helpers who made last nights "Sponsored Learn to Swim" so successful. With your help 59 Children from 4 to 12 years raised £1,000.00 for The Shakespeare Hospice.
Without doubt our Learn to Swim section fulfils the clubs holistic approach to our swimmers needs and there is a clear cycle within the club. Learn to swim, Junior Reception, Junior Development, Junior Performance, and Seniors, Lifesaving, Triathlon and teaching/coaching. This cycle is clearly demonstrated by the number of our senior swimmers we see helping teach the younger ones on poolside every Friday night.
Training for Junior Performance & Senior Squads will swap from 5.30-7.00am at SLVC to the Banbury LIDO from the 25th May until the end of August.
first training session will be on the morning of 25th May, from 07:00 to 09:00,
there will be no land training.
Land Training will continue Tuesday and Thursday at SLVC before the main session at 6.00pm, please be there at 5.00pm to stretch beforehand.
We are currently seeking to
recruit a new Junior Development Squad Coach.
The full advert can be seen here JP
Following the communication sent out by Mike Cole earlier
this year, outlining the minimum standards for our Senior Development Squad, we
felt it was both important and necessary for this squad to have its own
dedicated coach. This will allow the squad to successfully fulfil its
part in our integrated structure allowing a genuine effective swimmer pathway
from LTS through to our top Senior Competitive squad. Kim will continue
to lead the Junior Reception and as such will have a dual role within the club.
As Senior Development Coach, Kim is very much looking forward to working hard with
our older swimmers providing a strong focus and direction for all Senior
Development squad members.
Phoenix Cards will be at SLVC this
FRIDAY 19th APRIL 2013 6-8pm (upstairs by viewing gallery), 10% of sales will go to Stratford
You can pick up your FREE Phoenix
2013 Brochure from Julie at the club desk on any Friday evening at SLVC
Alternatively if you can't make SLVC
this Friday to view the Phoenix cards then Barbara can bring a "Fab
Bag" along with a great selection of cards & giftwrap any Friday for you to
browse through at your leisure...
Just email her with your
preferences: Adult/Kids/special occasions etc @ firstname.lastname@example.org 😄
Following the success of last years Grand Raffle, Stratford
Sharks are pleased to announce the launch of the 2013 Raffle. Many thanks
must go to all the generous parties who have kindly donated prizes to enable
the club to raise much needed funds.
Manchester United Football Club, Manager and Players for
gifting a 2013 Team Autographed Football Shirt
Best Western Grosvenor Hotel, Stratford on Avon for donating
a two night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast
The Lazy Cow, Stratford on Avon for a Three course Sunday
Meal for Two
The Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel for A Full Afternoon Tea
Land Rover for donating an All Terrain Half Day Adventure
Tickets will be on sale by the beginning of next week at the
latest at just £2.00 each or £10.00 for a book. Good Luck!