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Club Champs 2018

You are cordially invited to enter the

Shirley Pool Annual Club Championships

The Quays, Saturday June 9th 6pm to 9pm

Every year for over 40 years, the best swimmers in the Shirley Pool compete in our Club Championships. It has revealed great swimmers that have gone on to win National Titles and, mostly, provided huge enjoyment for thousands of children.

The best swimmers are those in the groups from Butterfly upwards. There may even be a few wild cards from the Breaststroke level who are nearly ready to move up.

It is always a very exciting evening for swimmers and parents. Please consider entering your child. It maybe that they are future Olympians, but more likely it would be the only major swimming event that they are invited to enjoy. There are only winners – everyone that enters gets an award and special souvenir, usually presented by the Mayor.

Dolphins swim in 50m and 100m events from the deep section against each other in what we call “timed heats”.

Dolphins are automatically entered for the event unless you tell the Head Coach (hcshirleypool@gmail.com) otherwise. No need to make fill out an entry form, fees will be added to the June direct debit.

The Turtles and Swim School swim one length from the shallow end, starting in the water. The swimmers from the swim school get the chance to show off their skills to the Head Coach who can offer fast tracking to Dolphins Swim Squads.

A month later there is a special presentation evening when the fastest swimmers are honoured.

Swim school members can find an entry form here.

All proceeds from the evening are used to fund other galas and specialist training for Dolphin Swimmers.

More information about the evening can be found here

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Club Championships June 9th 2018

Entries are now open for the Annual Club Championships to be held at the Quays Swimming Pool on Saturday June 9th 2018. The gala is open to all swimming members in the groups from Butterfly upwards.

Existing Dolphin swimmers will be automatically entered for all relevant  events, just let us know if you are NOT swimming.

All other swimmers can enter by using the ENTRY FORM and handing in at reception before May 19th.

Dolphins swim 50m or 100m races from one end using the diving blocks, all other children race one length (25m) from the shallow end, starting in the water.

There are awards for everyone and a special presentation evening for medal winners.

The gala is a wonderful evening for the children and parents alike, don’t miss it.

 

More information can be found here

 

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Roadworks

The main road from Shirley Road to the pool is closed today. You will need to find your way via Foundry Lane and Grove Road to our car park. The resurfacing will go on for some time so we will keep you informed of progress.

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Shirley’s top swimmers racing in Portsmouth

Emily Lowther

Jodie Yates

Nathan Lewis

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Titans V Warriors

Tians V Warriors
Swimmers painted their faces and swum their hearts out at the “in house” gala last week for the first visit from Coach. Warriors won the day, but the free fresh pizza slices were the real winners.

 
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Star Six Year old Swimmers from the Easter Crash Course.

 

Kayleigh Holt (6)

Otterley Henderson (5)

Eliza (6), Isabel (6), Alfie (6) and Anika (6)

Kayleigh Holt (6) had never had a swimming lesson, could not kick with a straight leg and had no idea how to breathe and swim. Luckily Kayleigh had Luke for four days and swam 600m using backstroke and basic front crawl. Five year old Otterley Henderson smiled her way to 32 lengths, having transferred to Shirley from another local pool where she was struggling to progress.
In Jack’s class, Eliza (6), Isabel (6), Alfie (6) and Anika (6) all swam a mile on the last day of the course. Star Swimmers!

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Bank Holiday Closure

Just a quick reminder that we are now closed for the weekend!

We are carrying out some maintenance on the pool and our teachers are taking a well earned break.

We will return to normal business on Tuesday the 3rd with crash courses running for the next two weeks.

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Easter Timetable

The pools will be closed on Easter  Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. As well as giving the teachers a break, we are replacing the filters for both pools, repairing the ice holes in the car park and having a deep clean. Oh yes, and painting the steel pillars again!

We will be open again on Tuesday at 5.30am for Dolphins training and then 7.30am  for the rest of us. Crash Courses are running both weeks of the children’s holidays and there are still one or two spaces

Have a very Happy Easter!

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Pool Open

Another snowy day and yes we are open.

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WE ARE OPEN

The swimming pool is back open for lessons, lane & public swims, Aqua and training.

Please let your friends swimming know.

The timetable is here: https://www.shirleyswimmingpool.co.uk/timetable

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