THE SHARKS SWIMMING CLUB
Training And Competition For People With Disabilities
Trials take place on a Thursday at Eltham Leisure Centre.
Please e mail Membership Secretary for further details:
Mondays at Eric Liddell Centre
Thursdays at Eltham Leisure Centre
For further details see Where We Train
Sheffield August 2017
15 members of Sharks Swimming Club competed at the Special Olympics in Sheffield in August 17. They returned
with an impressive array of medals. Check out their achievements under Results.
Please use the following email addresses to contact the appropriate person who can help you:
A great time was had by all. Many thanks from all the members to Joyce and family for all their hard work organising the event. Also huge thanks to Eileen for organising the medals, cups and certificates.
Sponsored Swim – Monday 16th April 2018
The Club is organising a sponsored swim in aid of St Christopher’s Hospice. Sponsorship forms will be available shortly.
We hope to take a group photo of all the swimmers for the website so make sure you are there!
Summer Outing – Sunday 1st July 2018
A Club outing to Greenwich Park on Sunday 1 July is proposed. Picnic and games! Save the date.
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Amateur Swimming Association (ASA)
The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) is now known as Swim England.
Membership is open to swimmers who have a classifiable disability. This may be a physical, visual or learning disability or a combination of these and membership will be offered following an assessment by one of our coaches. Membership of the club is offered on a provisional basis.
All swimmers are encouraged to compete and our experienced staff will help to find the right kind of gala to suit ability and progression.
Membership of the Special Olympics GB is available through the club for people with a learning disability.
Well Done to Billy!
Billy holds multiple Long Course and Short Course Down Syndrome International Swimming Organisation (DSISO)Records and is currently the overall World Champion.
He has had a hectic couple of months in the pool and has achieved 4 further DSISO LC records:
A warm welcome to Mike Griffin who joins Steve on the coaching team. His first session was on Mon 18 Sep 17. He also coaches at Saxon Crown.
A huge thank you to Becky who you may have noticed in the lifeguard chair. She completed her lifeguard level 1 course and will now be our regular lifeguard. Congratulations.
Congratulations also to Nadine who completed her level 1 course.
For Sharks to run efficiently we need enthusiastic parents/carers to be on board with us. We always need help. If you think you might like to volunteer please contact the
DSISO European Championships Paris 28th Oct – 3rd Nov 2017
Billy Birchmore represented Great Britain last week at the DSISO European Championships in Paris. He won 8 individual Gold Medals after competing in the heats in the morning and then going into the finals in the evening.
As part of the GB relay team he won a further 3 Gold and 3 Silver Medals!
At the end of the Championships, Billy was crowned Top Male Athlete and the overall European Champion. A fantastic achievement and a great week of swimming by Billy and Team GB!
Not much time to rest as Billy is off to Mexico to represent Great Britain at the INAS World Championships in a few weeks time. He will be swimming in a new category for Down Syndrome swimmers which will hopefully allow DS swimmers to be represented in a fair category in the Paralympics. In July next year he will be travelling to Canada for the DSISO World Championships. A very busy time ahead!
This was Jack Lyons first championship swim for Team GB. Jack was one of four juniors in the competition. He set four PBs and came first, two seconds and fourth in his heats for which he received certificates.
Please take a look at our website: dss-gb.org where there is also a link to our facebook page.
Royal Blackheath Golf Club for their generous donation which has helped fund this website.
Eltham Leisure Centre for the use of their swimming pool on Thursdays.
Eltham College for their help and generosity in allowing the Club to use the swimming pool at ELSC for weekly training.