Cath Ankers Gala – Entry Form

WrexhamEntries now being accepted for the popular annual Cath Ankers Gala at Wrexham on Sunday 10th June 2018.

Age groups are 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15&over.

Events include 50’s & 100IM for 9-10yrs; 100’s & 100IM for 11-12yrs and 100’s & 200IM for 13yrs & over.

Cost is £5 per event and all details are on the attached form.

Deadline to return form by hand or by email is Friday 11th May.

Entry Form – Cath Ankers 2018

Wolverhampton Summer Open Meet – Entry Form

thEntry form is attached below for the Wolverhampton Summer Open Meet that takes place on the 14 & 15 July 2018.

It’s suitable for all our swimmers from 9yrs upwards with events across 50, 100 & 200 on all strokes plus 100 & 200 IM.

All details can be found in the attached.

Deadline to return your entry form & payment is Wednesday 9th May 2018.

Entries by hand or by email.

Entry Form – Wolverhampton Open Meet 2018

Gold for Elain at Tiger Bay

Elain - Tiger Bay 2018Elain Owen, a long standing member of Sharks, achieved some impressive results when competing in Cardiff last weekend returning home with two Gold medals.

The sole entrant from Sharks at the annual Tiger Bay Open Meet at the Cardiff International Pool, Elain was up against swimmers from across Wales in what is always a very popular and competitive gala in the swimming calendar.

On the Saturday, Elain, competing in her first event the 200m Breaststroke, swam a personal best time to win the Gold medal. Later that evening she again set another personal best wiping 5seconds off her previous best for the 200m Individual Medley.

The following day, Elain again delivered another impressive swim with a third personal best, this time in the 100m Breaststroke, which was good enough to win her a second Gold medal of the gala.

Sharks Head Coach Alan Webster said: “It’s really tough competing at this level and Elain coped brilliantly with the added pressure that comes with swimming in the international sized 50m pool in Cardiff. She certainly swam to her full potential and achieving personal best times in all three events is all you can ask. She can be very proud indeed of her performance and winning two Gold medals at this gala is a really impressive achievement.”

Awards Galore at Presentation Evening!

Sharks Presentation Evening 2017Welshpool Sharks Swimming Club honoured one of its long-serving volunteers Alison Wilding at its Presentation Evening last night.

Alison was awarded the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ in recognition of her unstinting support to the Club.

Alison’s commitment to the Club extends over 15years or so and she continues to help at weekly coaching sessions.

Club Chair Bronwen Poole said: “The time and effort that Alison continues to give to our Club and the development of our swimmers is remarkable. Without the dedication and commitment of individuals like Alison, we simply couldn’t continue to run as many training sessions as we do and her continued enthusiasm is an inspiration to us all.”

“The work of volunteers often goes unnoticed and taken for granted. This Award seeks to recognize individuals such as Alison who give up a large part of their lives, voluntarily to make things happen. Without Alison and a few others, the Club simply wouldn’t exist and our youngsters wouldn’t have the opportunity to swim competitively.”

During the evening, other awards were presented and amongst the swimmers trophy winners for 2017 was 15yr old James Edwards (Best Performance) for some great all round swims at the Club Gala but notably the 100m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly and 100m Individual Medley.

The Best Newcomer Award went to Summer Wygold whilst Grace Jones who’s developed a great deal whilst with the Club received the Most Improved Award.

The Club also recognized the commitment of its swimmers and this year’s Most Dedicated trophy went to a very well deserved Jamie Marsden-Jones for his dedication at training and commitment to competition showing determination and a positive attitude at all galas.

The Swimmers Swimmer Awards, voted on by the swimmers themselves went to Medi Lewis & Teilo Gittins-Turner.

The age group winners from the Club Gala contested last autumn were Jessica Livermore & Henry Murton-Jones (9yrs); Tanis Davies & Freddie Murton-Jones jointly with Teilo Gittins-Turner (10/11); Medi Lewis & Finlay Jones (12/13); Rebecca Edwards & Mitchel Hunt (14/15) and Ellen Jones & Billy Hunt (16yrs+).

The evening finished with a buffet and disco. The Club extends its appreciation in particular to its Secretary Ann Jones for compering the evening and to Shirley Owen for arranging the presentations and awards.

Sharks Presentation Evening

The Annual Presentation Evening will take place on the 13th January at 7pm at the Scout Hut, Welshpool.

Swimmers and parents can enjoy the awards and presentations followed by food and a disco!

Please bring food (see the FaceBook page), drink (there is no bar) and donations of raffle prizes.

See you there to celebrate the swimmers success in 2017!!Medals

ECL – East Clwyd League

Senior League – 10 – 16+ years

27th January, 3rd March and 10th March

Junior League – 8-12 years

21st April, 19th May and 16th June

Each gala will be at Connah’s Quay and will run from 5pm until approximately 7pm.

There will be a team bus leaving from The Flash at about 3.30pm.

Parents will be required to help in various roles.

The Head Coach will choose swimmers to compete on behalf of the club in each race.


Update Fees Now!


Please now update your child’s fees in preparation for December.

Current Swim Card system to end and swimmers are limited at all times to their designated night linked to their Standing Order payment.

  • Training fees per swimmer will now be £14 a month for 1 session a week (currently £12) or £22 a month for 2 sessions a week (no change) or £30 a month for 3 sessions a week (currently £32).
  • The Trial Swim Card will remain for new joiners at £10 for first 4 sessions.
  • A new Swim Card will be available for those aged 18yrs+ at £20 for 5 sessions.
  • There’ll be a 4-week break in the summer holidays to allow coaches a rest.