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Stratford Sharks Swimming Club
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Q: What is the Stratford Sharks Academy?

A: The Academy is a Swim England Accredited Swim School for children aged between 8 and 10, focusing purely on the SE Aquatic Skills Pathway – Competitive which sits above the SE Learn to Swim Framework.

Q: What is the structure of the Academy?

A: The academy runs alongside the remainder of the Learn to Swim lessons, there are three Academy groups - Academy Bronze, Silver and Gold 1 & 2, with a maximum of 20 swimmers in each group. The Bronze Group swims for one hour per week, the Silver Group two hours per week and the Gold Group up to three hours per week.

Q: When do the Academy Groups swim and how much does it cost per month?

A: All Academy Group sessions last for one hour:

Day Pool Duration
 Time Bronze   Silver    Gold   
                                                                                                                       £28.50 £32.50   £34.50 
 Tuesday Shipston Leisure Centre 1 hour  18:00 - 19:00     
 Friday Stratford Leisure Centre 1 hour  18:00 - 19:00
 Sunday Stratford Leisure Centre 1 hour  17:30 - 18:30      

Q: Will there be a place for my child who is currently in the Learn to Swim Section?

A: The change to Academy has been incremental and has not happened overnight, and those swimmers at the top of the Learn to Swim section who were strong enough have already been offered places in the Academy. We are hopeful that all those currently in the Learn to Swim Section will progress through into the Academy, with support along the way from our partner LTS programme delivered by SLM.

Q: Who is involved?

A: The Academy Group is led by Annette Statham STA Level 3 Teacher. Annette is the lead Teacher/Coach for the Gold Group, and works with Seb Hopper- Bronze Group and Josh Newman - Silver Group. The Academy Crew volunteers, all of them competitive swimmers, assist on a Friday night working between the Learn to Swim Programme and the Academy Groups.

Q: Who do I speak to get more information about the Academy?

A: If you want to talk to us further about the Academy, come and speak the club desk on a Friday night or email Annette Statham:  headofacademy@stratfordsharksasc.co.uk