Wolverhampton Open Meet

Banner-Header1060Attached below is our entry form for the Wolverhampton Open Meet at the Central Baths, Wolverhampton on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July 2016.

Age groups are 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and open category.

Events are 50m, 100m, 200m all strokes plus 100m & 200m IM but 9yr olds can’t enter the 100m events other than the 100IM.

Entry fee is £5 per event.

thStart times are a morning warm-up from 8:30am for a 9:30am start and afternoon warm-up at 1:30pm for a 2:30pm start on both days.

As ever, all participating Clubs need to provide officials so those of you prepared to volunteer, please let me know.

Deadline: Form & payment back to me by Wednesday 11th May 2016 (8pm).

Entry Form – Wolverhampton – July 2016



**Training Update**

Attention!**TRAINING UPDATE** – Due to the Wrexham Gala & Shrewsbury Aquathlon there will be no training this coming Sunday 1st May 2016.

No training either on the Monday 2nd May 2016 due to it being a Bank Holiday.


Another reminder that a few other training sessions have already been cancelled due to clashes with up coming galas and these include Sundays 15th May & 12th June 2016.

Good luck to our swimmers who are competing at Wrexham this weekend and to those ‘intrepid’ few who are giving Sunday’s aquathlon event at Shrewsbury a go – hope the weather warms up for you!

Cath Ankers Meet 2016

WrexhamThis year’s Cath Ankers Meet at Wrexham’s Water World is on Sunday 12th June 2016.

It’s a popular meet and we need to get our entry submitted pretty quickly so it’s a short turnaround on this one please.

Deadline: Wednesday 4th May 2016 (8pm).

All relevant information is on the entry form attached below but in brief the age groups are 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15+ with age on day of swim.

Entry fee is £4.50 per event.

Events: Age groups 9 & 10 will do 50m all strokes + 100IM; ages 11 & 12 will do 100m all strokes + 100IM and everyone else will do 100m all strokes + 200IM.

wwStart times to be confirmed but as a rough guide, last year’s morning session started with warm-up from 8am; afternoon at 1pm with the evening session starting at 5:15pm.

As ever all participating Clubs need to provide officials to help run the gala so if anyone is prepared to volunteer, please let me know.

Please remember, all entry forms & payment to me by 8pm on Wednesday, 4th May 2016. The entry file will be sent later that same evening so no late entries will be possible on this occasion.


Warm Up and gala info letter

draft programme

Gala Entry Form – Cath Ankers 2016

CLUB ENTRY PACK Cath Ankers 2016

Sharks Shine at Bangor Diddy

Sharks were represented by a good mix of experienced and novice swimmers at the Bangor Annual Diddy Meet at Llandudno Swimming Centre on Saturday (9 April 2016) coming away with lots of personal bests, a nice haul of medals with our novices also putting on a fine display in their first gala.IMG_20160409_092855

All credit to the Bangor Club, it’s always a good meet and one which Sharks usually enjoy and this year was no different with 6 boys and 7 girls making the journey north and coming away with a series of great performances.

12974377_10156786942320504_4776575736291878680_nNovice swimmers Taiya Griffiths (9yrs) and Callum Morgan (10yrs) performed very confidently in their first gala as did Freddie Murton-Jones (10yrs) in his first competition back after a nasty accident. Taiya finished with two Top 10 swims in the 50 Breast & Free as did Callum in the 50 Back & Free.


Freddie swam brilliantly in the 50 Free and was rewarded for his efforts with a very well deserved Silver medal as well as a Top 10 finish in the 50 Fly.

IMG_20160409_180508Our more experienced swimmers were not to be outdone though and were led by Deiniol Owen whose two Silver (50 Fly & Back) and three Bronze (50 Free, Breast & 100IM) gave him enough points overall to take the Top Boy Award in the 12yrs age group. Jamie Marsden Jones (13yrs) put in some fine performances too with Top 10 finishes in the 50 Free, Fly, Back & 100IM whilst Rebecca Edwards (13yrs) did similarly in the 50 Fly & 100IM.

12439305_10209024092820360_6093532904996001807_nTop 10 finishes were also achieved by Robbie Marsden Jones (11yrs) in the 50 Fly; Maddie Griffiths (11yrs) in the 50 Back and Kim Vaughan (10yrs) in the 50 Breast, the latter being very unlucky to miss out on Bronze by just two tenths of a second.

Amelia Livermore, Elain Owen & Meg Smith along with Zac McCourt (11yrs) all delivered some fine personal bests knocking off up to 5seconds in some of their events and showing big improvement. 12986918_10156787459280504_517611514317403330_n

Thanks to our Head Coach Peter Swanton for being poolside to guide our swimmers and thank you to parents Alwyn Jones, Kevin Owen, Paula Edwards & Rachel Smith for helping to officiate throughout the day.

All in all, a great days swimming enjoyed by swimmers & parents alike.

Bangor Diddy Results 2016

Club Committee Meeting

th95KBRJ1IA Sharks Swimming Club Committee Meeting will take place this Tuesday 12th April 2016.

It’ll be held at The Flash Leisure Centre starting at 7.15pm.

An agenda will be circulated shortly.

Please come along and show your support to the Club – a very warm welcome to all.

Swim Wales Summer Open Meet 2016

thSwim Wales has published the meet pack for its Summer Open Meet which runs from the 1st to the 7th August 2016.

Age groups are 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 , 17+ (age as at 31/12/16).

Places are reserved for the Top 16 (or Top 8 in 400IM, 800 & 1500) and these places will be allocated based on times achieved between 11th March to the 30th May 2016.

Otherwise, the event is open to all who have ranked times achieved since the 1st August 2015 onwards that are faster than the Qualification Times – the QT’s are achievable by most if not all of our swimmers. However, please note that entry is on a first come basis.

If interested you’ll need to enter online yourselves and pay via pay-pal.

Entry for the Top 16/8 reserved places is from 9am on the 8th June.

Entry for those outside Top 16/8 is from 8am on the 15th June and you’ll need to act quickly as it’s a first come basis.

Both entry systems close midday on 1st July.

Now for the downside – entry fees are £10 per event!

There’s also a ‘Summer Development Meet’ set to run during the afternoons on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd August but the meet pack for this has not yet been published.

For the Summer Open Meet Pack and QT’s see the link below. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.