About Salisbury Stingrays
Salisbury Stingrays ASC is the leading competitive swimming club in South Wiltshire. We compete at County (Wiltshire), Regional (South West) and National levels, including various open meets and leagues throughout the year. Competitively we are among the top clubs in Wiltshire and are constantly trying to improve our District and National status. The club structure reflects our various competitive ambitions with squads run by our dedicated team of coaches.
The Masters are the adult competition section of Salisbury Stingrays ASC and cater for all abilities over 19 years of age. They participate in masters competitions locally, nationally and internationally with great success.
Our Water Polo squad has both Junior and Senior teams who each train once a week and play in the Dorset league. They also play various friendly matches for various age groups and compete in tournaments locally.
The Stingrays Swim School section caters for all stages of the National Plan for Teaching Swimming by Swim England. This is delivered by our qualified teachers and led by our Section heads for the various nights that we offer teaching. In addition we also hold regular Swim School Galas, which gives our swimmers a chance to compete in various events in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Salisbury Stingrays ASC is committed to helping all swimmers to achieve their maximum potential and to enjoy participating in aquatic sports. This will be achieved with the aid of high-quality coaching, teaching and support staff, working in partnership with the club officials, parents and most importantly, the swimmers.
How are we are funded and supported?
The Club is a self-financing structure. The revenue to run our Coaching and Teaching Scheme is generated by:
1. Swimming fees and membership subscriptions from club members
2. The promotion of Open Meet competitions
3. Fund raising by members and families.
4. Local and national sponsorship schemes and grants
Salisbury Stingrays ASC is a SwimMark accredited club. This is Swim England's quality standard for clubs. SwimMark accreditation is about creating the best possible swimming experience for all, raising the quality of aquatics provision across all areas and Sport England Clubmark recognition for great quality clubs. SwimMark helps us to achieve good governance, grow membership, develop volunteers and ensures our activity is sustainable and in line with our club objectives. It recognises our club for achieving high standards of governance, sustainability and effectiveness. More information about the accreditation can be found here: https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/swimmark-accreditation-for-clubs/