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Head Coach vacancy at Salisbury

April 27, 2017   By

Salisbury StingraysSalisbury Stingrays Swimming Club is recruiting for a part-time head coach with a performance coaching background. The club is a thriving Swim 21 accredited club with one Masters and five Junior competitive squads, with some swimmers competing at national level. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a proven track record of coaching at all levels up to and including national level and be either qualified to UKCC/ASA Level 3, or an experienced UKCC/ASA Level 2 coach making significant progress towards the Level 3 qualification. For further information and a full job description, please email mrchannell@gmail.com


England Juniors win water polo gold in Prague

April 26, 2017   By

Water polo hatAbbi Smith

England Women’s U17s Water Polo team has won the EU Nations Cup after beating South Africa 12-7 in a thrilling final in Prague on St George’s Day.

Helping the team to victory was Abbi Smith (pictured in action right) who started her journey to international success in the south-west with the Dorset Club of Blandford and now trains with Otter WPC in London and also Salisbury Stingray’s Katy Cutler who, dual registered with Bournemouth SC, has previously competed on behalf of  Dorset County in the ASA SouthWest Water Polo Championships.

England raced into an early 4-0 lead and it was an advantage the team never looked like giving up. Defensively sound and superb on the counter, England was too strong for South Africa as they controlled the rest of the match to finish up worthy winners. The champions England played five games, won five (having beaten Switzerland 32-4, Czech Republic 20-1, Germany 23-1 and Denmark 18-1) while dominating the tournament from day one, firing in an incredible 105 goals and conceding only 14. 

Photo: Courtesy Richard Clapperton

British Swimming Championships 2017

April 26, 2017   By

This year’s British Swimming Championships in Sheffield has resulted in three long-standing Dorset County long-course records being broken, together with a host of new records set and two Junior medals won.

Poole’s Jasmine McCrea was on record-breaking form. Having erased the record for 100m Butterfly held since 2002 by Alex Savage (Ferndown) with a time of 1:02.46 in the heats, Jasmine went on to smash it again in the Junior Final with a time of 1:01.74, finishing in fifth place. In the 50m Butterfly, Jasmine’s heat time of 27.93 set a new Dorset Junior Record only to be surpassed in the Junior Final with a time of 27.55, and which also broke the Senior Record held by Alex Savage (Ferndown) since 2005. Jasmine’s 50m Butterfly time was also enough to earn her a silver medal in that event.

The Dorset Junior 50m Freestyle record held by Amelia Maughan (BDSC) since 2009 was also taken with Jasmine finishing fourth in the Junior Final with a time of 26.52 and, finally, a heat time of 2:22.31 in the heats of the 200m Individual Medley gave her a new Junior Record in that event.

Jacob Peters also set new Dorset Senior Records in every Butterfly event with times of 24.76 (50m heats), 55.05 (100m heats) and 2:00.65 in the 200m Junior Final which also earned him a gold medal to bring home.

2017 Dorset Masters Championships

April 15, 2017   By

Entry information for the 2017 Dorset County Masters and Senior Age Groups Championships has been published. The competition is scheduled for Sunday 9 July at Rossmore Leisure Centre and will, for the first time, include a 16/17 years age group. Details can be found on our Masters web page and County calendar.

Development courses for Open Water

April 15, 2017   By

OW picAn Open Water Development Course organised by the ASA SouthWest for swimmers age 12 to 17 years is to be held over two weekends in May and June. Land Training and Pool Exercises Workshops will be held on Saturday 27 May at Wells Pool, while Open Water Swimming Skills and Practice will take place at Preston Beach in Weymouth on Saturday 3 June. Course fee is £65 per swimmer – for further details contact ASA SWR Open Water Coach Kat Percival  kat.percival@outlook.com

ASA SouthWest is also holding development courses for new officials during the 2017 season with classroom workshops on 27 May at Wells Leisure Centre and practical sessions on beach and boat at Weymouth on 3 June. Anyone interested in training as an OW official should contact the ASA SWR Open Water Officials’ Coordinator Alan Withers arwithers@aol.com