Coaches

Head Coach - Kim Mortimer

Kim Mortimer Head Coach

Kim is a level 3 coach and is the lead coach for P1 and P3 squads as well as being the club Head Coach

Head of Academy - Jane Wilkinson

Coach Jane Wilkinson

Jane is a level 2 coach and is the lead coach for the academy groups

Coach - Sophie Warden
 Coach Sophie Warden

Sophie is a level 2 coach and is the lead coach for the juniors squad and P2.

Coach - Suzanne Verralls 

Coach Suzanne Verralls

Suzanne is a level 2 coach and is the lead coach for the pre-academy squad.

Assistant Coach - Jake Ashfield

Coach Jake Ashfield

Jake is a level 1 coach and is the contact for development squad.

Assistant Coach - Vanessa Holland

Coach Vanessa Holland
Vanessa is a level 1 coach and assists in coaching the development squad.

Bank and Volunteer Coaches:

  • Yasmin Boff (Level 2 coach)
  • Rob James (Level 1 coach)
  • Jenny Chapman (Level 2 coach)
  • Ben Jones (Level 2 swim teacher)
  • Robin Hughes (Level 2 swim teacher)
  • Caroline Long (Level 2 swim teacher)
  • Jack Wood (Level 2 swim teacher)
  • Katie Wilcox (Level 2 swim teacher)
  • Molly Bullock (Level 2 swim teacher)
  • Becca Mitchell (Level 2 swim teacher)
  • Cassie Lea (Level 1 Swim Teacher)
  • Ben Robotham (Level 1 Swim Teacher)
  • Hannah Wood (Level 1 Swim Teacher)

Club Management

The club is a charity and registered with the charities commission (1165857).

The trustees manage the administration of the club and the head coach (Kim Mortimer) manages the swimming group.  The club has an annual general meeting, to which all members/ parents are invited.

There are various fundraising activities undertaken by the club including fun tag active sessions for the swimmers and the 100 club. 

Stratford Sharks Trustees

Des Skinner (Chair)

Andrew Partington (Treasurer)

Penny Robotham (Secretary)

Rob James (Membership/ Acting Fixtures)

Helen Evans

Welfare

The club's welfare officer is Nicky Hazleton, who can be contacted on [email protected]

The club follows Wavepower, Swim England's Child Safeguarding policy and procedures manual.

Training pools

Stratford Leisure Centre (CV37 6YY)

Stratford Swimming Pool

This is Shark’s main base and where the majority of sessions are held, including morning and evening sessions.

It is a 33-metre 6-lane swimming pool, Sharks keep a full set of high-quality competition blocks at the pool. 

Google map link.

Shipston Leisure Centre (CV36 4DY)

Shipston Leisure Centre Pool

Most squads have one swimming session per week at Shipston Leisure centre.  All sessions at Shipston are evening sessions.

Shipston is a 5-lane 25 metre pool and swimming here is particularly useful for the younger swimmers as it is the same size as short course competition pools.

Sharks have a second set of blocks at Shipston.
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Banbury Lido (OX16 0HS)

Banbudy Lido

Banbury is a 50-metre outdoor pool. The performance and masters squads have one session here per week during the summer months (June - beginning of September).
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Fees

Squad fees are paid monthly in advance, fees are calculated spread over the year and include the 2 week summer break, reduced xmas timetable and some session cancellations due to bank holidays/competitive commitments. If due to injury of more than a month the members parent can contact membership to have fees paused, the charity membership donation is still required to retain your place in the squad.

Charity Membership Squad Fee Total
Pre-Academy and Academy Bronze £13 £27.00 £40
Academy Silver £13 £33 £46
Academy Gold and Club  £13 £35 £48
Juniors £13 £43 £56
Development £13 £48 £61
Performance 3 £13 £54 £67
Performance 2 £13 £55.50 £68.50
Performance 1 £13 £63.50 £76.50
Masters 2 (twice weekly) £13 £29.50 £42.50
Masters Unlimited £13 £39 £52
Students £13 £7 £20

Swim England Fees

As a swim england club, members also require swim england membership as of 2023 (paid in Feb):-

Club Train £23.60 (just training)
Club Compete £45.95 (training and galas)

Joining Free

There is a one off joining fee of £20.

Squad Times

These are all the available sessions, no swimmer is expected to goto every session on offer.
Pre Academy
Weds 6:00-7:00pm Shipston 
Academy Bronze Shipston
Monday 7:00-8:00pm Shipston
Academy Bronze Stratford
Friday 6:30-7:30pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Academy Silver
Weds 6:00-7:00pm Shipston 
Friday 6:30-7:30pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Academy Gold
Weds 6:00-7:00pm Shipston 
Friday 6:30-7:30pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Saturday 1pm-2pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Juniors
Monday 7:00-8:00pm Shipston 
Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm Shipston 
Friday 5:55-6:55am Stratford Leisure Centre
Friday 7:30-8:30pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Saturday 1pm-2pm Stratford Leisure Centre

Development
Sunday 6:30-7:30pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Tuesday 5:55-6:55am Stratford Leisure Centre
Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm Shipston 
Thursday 6:00-8:00pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Friday 7:30-8:30pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Saturday 1:00-2:00pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Club
Sunday 5:30-6:30pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Tuesday 5:55-6:55am Stratford Leisure Centre
Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Thursday 6:00-7:00pm Stratord Leisure Centre

Performance 3
Sunday 5:30-6:30pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Monday 7:00-8:00pm Shipston 
Tuesday 5:55-6:55am Stratford Leisure Centre
Tuesday 5:30-6:15pm Land Train Stratford Leisure Centre
Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Thursday 6:00-8:00pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Friday 7:30-8:30pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Saturday 6:20-7:50am Stratford Leisure Centre
Performance 2
Sunday 5:30-7:30pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Monday 6:30-8:30pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Tuesday 5:55-6:55am Stratford Leisure Centre
Tuesday 5:30-6:15pm Land Train Stratford Leisure Centre
Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Thursday 6:00-7:30pm Shipston Leisure Centre
Friday 5:55-6:55am Stratford Leisure Centre
Saturday 6:20-7:50am Stratford Leisure Centre

Performance 1
Sunday 5:30-7:30pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Monday 6:30-8:30pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Tuesday 5:55-6:55am Stratford Leisure Centre
Tuesday 5:30-6:15pm Land Train Stratford Leisure Centre
Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Wednesday 6:00-7:30pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Thursday 6:00-7:30pm Shipston Leisure Centre
Friday 5:55-6:55am Stratford Leisure Centre
Saturday 6:20-7:50am Stratford Leisure Centre
Masters
Sunday 6:30-7:30pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Tuesday 5:55-6:55am Stratford Leisure Centre
Wednesday 7:30-8:30pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Thursday 7-8:00pm Stratford Leisure Centre
Thursday 6:30-7:30pm Shipston Leisure Centre
Friday 5:55-6:55am Stratford Leisure Centre
Saturday 6:20-7:50am Stratford Leisure Centre


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