Head Coach Update

The club committee are getting on with the task of recruiting a new head coach and this is an update of our progress so far. An advert has been placed with Swimming Times – respected journal – both on line and in the printed publication for a new head coach with a closing date of 30th November. We will then choose a number of candidates for interview during December with a decision hopefully being made before Christmas. Depending on notice period we anticipate a new coach being in place by end of January 2013, but this is very much dependant on the existing commitments of the chosen individual. Until a new head coach is in place we will be using experienced level 3 coaches to cover ALL sessions currently taken by Eric and assure all affected swimmers and parents, of the club’s commitment to provide the highest level of coaching and support. Any temporary coaches will continue with Eric’s programme to ensure the swimmers continue to progress towards upcoming competitions.

We would like to assure all C, B and B1 squad swimmers, as well as those in learn to swim, that, during this interim period, Dave Currie will continue to offer the same level of coaching and teaching and will only take on additional coaching duties if they do not interfere with his current commitments.

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Learn to Swim Dates Autumn 2012

Learn to Swim Dates Autumn 2012

  • Mondays:  November 5, 12, 19, 26.  December 3,10
  • Thursdays: November 8, 15, 22, 29. December 6, 13
  • Sundays: November 11, 18, 25. December 2, 9, 16
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The first meet of the 2012/13 season kicked off with some great performances from 24 Stingrays Swimmers. With a condensed programme due to few than expected initial entrants, Stingrays swimmers were up against it, with little time between each race to prepare, where pre-season fitness became absolute in infamously challenging long course pool conditions. Notably, competing in their first open meet and all taking home personal best times; Harry Brown took home a gold, silver and bronze, Max Balshaw two silvers, India Rogers narrowly missing out on a medal and Lily Battersby clutching a number of Bronze medals. Solid performances from Matilda Bryant, Oni Taiwo and Emma Jackson secured further medals as well as, Jason Tang, Charlie Balshaw and James Stocks-Reid ensured the boys were not forgotten.

Overall Medal Haul was; 31 Gold, 20 Silver and 18 Bronze.

Overall it was a convincing performance from the Stingrays Squad and sets a solid benchmark for all against expectations for the season to

Boys: Luke Demetri, James Chapman, James Stocks Reid, Rob Langan, Phil Rogers, Jason Tang, Harry Brown, Charlie Balshaw, Max Balshaw, Sam Greenslade.

Girls: Ginnie Baker, Georgia Sainsbury, Natalie Sainsbury, Matilda Bryant, Alex Brown, India Rogers, Emma Jackson, Lily Battersby, Oni Taiwo, Freya Croager, Jessie Cusack, Elena Demetri, Lucie White.

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Committee Meeting 10/09/12

Minutes of the committee meeting on 10/09/12 are available in the club office at Five Rivers Leisure centre

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Stingrays Players are Dorset Champions

Last Sunday 9th September saw Dorset U12 Water Polo Team play in the SW Regional Championships with 2 Salisbury Stingrays players as part of that team.

Izzy Davies and Katy Cutler were key players in what proved to be the first win by a Dorset Team in the regional championships for 50 years.  They were competing against Devon and Gloucester.  The full tournament report is attached.


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