Merry Christmas…!

Xmas SwimWelshpool Sharks wish all its swimmers, volunteers and parents a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thank you to all our volunteers – committee members, coaches, poolside helpers, timekeepers & judges and in particular to Pete for his contribution as Head Coach, he gives a huge amount of time to our Club, all on a voluntary basis.

Remember, training opportunities over the festive period include Thursday 24th, Tuesday 29th & Thursday 31st December (all 9-10am) and Sunday 3rd January (4-5pm). We’re back to normal from Monday 4th January 2016.

Have a great Christmas everyone!

Xmas Holiday Training

thX8WSAAQJBank Holidays and shorter opening hours at the Flash mean that our usual training sessions will be restricted.

We have though arranged a few additional morning sessions so training opportunities over the festive period will be as follows:

Monday 21st December TRAINING (7-8pm)

Wednesday 23rd December – No Training

Thursday 24th December  TRAINING (9-10am)

Friday 25th December – No Training

Sunday 27th December – No Training

Monday 28th December – No Training

Tuesday 29th December – TRAINING (9-10am)

Wednesday 30th December – No Training

Thursday 31st December – TRAINING (9-10am)

Friday 1st January – No Training

Sunday 3rd January – TRAINING (4-5pm)

Please use your Swim Card to pay for the additional morning sessions or alternatively bring £2.50 cash with you to the poolside desk.

Our normal weekly training structure will resume from Monday 4th January onwards.

Swim Wales North Regional Championships 2016

swnAttached below are the entry form & details for the Swim Wales North Regional Championships.

This takes place across two weekends on Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st January and again on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th February 2016.

The age groups are 11yrs, 12yrs, 13yrs, 14yrs, 15&16yrs and 17yrs & over. Your age is as at 31 December 2016.

We hope to enter relay teams but it’ll depend on who’s competing on the final Sunday which is when all the relays take place. Tick the box on the entry form if you’re interested so that your swimmer can be considered for relay selection. Relay entry fee is £7.50 per team to be shared by swimmers selected (£1.88 each) and we’ll collect this separately once teams are confirmed. 

Entry Fees: £4.50 per individual event.

DEADLINE: Please return completed entry forms and full payment to Kevin Owen by 9pm on Wednesday 6th January 2015 (Now Closed to Entries)

Welshpool-Entries

BG SWN Regional Champs 2016 Meet Entry Pack

Warm Up – Regionals 2016

Psych Sheet

Regionals Timeline

Swimathon Sports Relief 2016

thO48WXV7QChallenge yourself and change lives, at a stroke…

Join the UK’s biggest swimming fundraising extravaganza at over 600 pools across the UK between the 18th and 20th March 2016.

Whether you take on the whole distance or make it a team effort, you’ll be floating on a feel-good bubble all day long.  

Sport Relief 2016 has teamed up with The Swimathon Foundation to offer more ways than ever to jump in and help raise money.

If swimming is your thing, this is the event for you.

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There are three event distances to chose from – 1500m, 2500m and the really challenging 5000m! You can do the challenge as an individual or as a team.

The Flash Leisure Centre is hosting an event on Saturday 19th March 2016.

 Sign up here – http://www.sportrelief.com/events/swimathon

Results – Swim Wales North Sub Regional Campionships

swnThe first day of the Swim Wales Sub Regional Championships last weekend didn’t start off too well with gale force winds having damaged the venue at Llandudno Friday night and a health & safety inspection delayed the start.

Once things did get started though, it turned out to be a great weekend for Sharks. A lot of really impressive performances and over the course of the weekend our 12 Sharks between them took a fine haul of medals and a huge number of personal best times.

llswim[1]Day 1 started with the 1500 where Deiniol & Carwyn Owen swam really consistent splits finishing in 23:50.99 & 20:59.23 respectively. This was a huge 2minute pb and Gold for Deiniol and a great first attempt at 1500 by Carwyn.

Then we witnessed in quick succession 6 pb’s in the boys 100 free with Carwyn down to 1:06.0; Iwan Ellis 1:08.0; Deiniol & Morgan Matthews (Bronze) smashing past the 1:20.0 mark and Dyfrig Jones (Silver) & Robbie Marsden-Jones taking chunks off their best times too.

Kate Pugh pb’d in the 100 fly with Megan Ellis swimming strongly too. Another set of big pb’s in the boys 200 breast for Carwyn (Silver), Deiniol (Bronze), Iwan (Bronze), Bryn Jones & Robbie with Kate following suite in her 100 breast. The 200 back saw Dyfrig win Bronze & Jamie Marsden-Jones lowering his best by some 30secs followed by another set of big pb’s in the 200 IM for Iwan (Silver), Deiniol, Morgan, Dyfrig & Robbie.

The girls were not to be outshone though as Kate put in a terrific effort to win the 400 free taking 25secs off her best with Elain Owen & Kira Jones swimming really strongly to smash their bests in the 200 breast. The day finished with the boys 100 breast with Silver for Carwyn whilst Iwan, Bryn Jones & Robbie lowered their best times.

Day 2 again saw our boys & girls putting in some great swims despite the late finish the night before and another early start.

Megan, Cari Jones, Elain & Kira shared a total of 16 personal best times on the Sunday alone! On the medal front we saw Dyfrig win Gold in the 100fly, Kate take Silver in the 800 and Deiniol a Bronze in the 400IM.

MedalsAcross both days, Sharks finished with 3 Golds, 5 Silvers & 5 Bronze with personal best times in 52 of their 69 events.

Our swimmers should all be really proud of their achievements and well done to Head Coach Peter Swanton, some great results this weekend for the Club.

Thank you to Bronwen Poole & Megan Robins who turned out on our behalf to officiate on both days and also to Alwyn Jones who officiated during the weekend too.

Full Results

Training Update

thOY4K4PHP** Training Update **

Please note there will be no training this coming Sunday 6th December 2015 as it clashes with the Swim Wales Sub-Regional Championship Gala at Llandudno.

Good luck to those competing.