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Congratulations Cerys !!!
Posted by Sally on 12 December
South Axholme Sharks would like to congratulate Cerys Addlessee on becoming a Swim England Level 1 Judge.
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Cerys has been a valued member of sharks for a long time now, swimming her way from Reef to Great Whites, training and competing regularly and representing the club in both Lincs Junior league and the Pocklington League.
Cerys has gone on to become a Lifeguard at the pool and then a Swimming Teacher.
During this time she has given her own time towards training to become a judge, this takes time and dedication.

Cerys is now an even more vital part of the club as without officials we are unable to run licensed events such as Club Championships or The Halloween Meet.

Congratulations Cerys !!

Sprint ladder update
Posted by lisa on 10 December
Due to an error in the system, some swimmers have incorrect totals for the sprint ladder, we are aware of the issue and will adjust them accordingly. The changes may not be shown on the website.
If you have any queries please speak to Lisa
Louise strikes again !!!
Posted by Sally on 02 October
We would like to congratulate Louise Maloigne on becoming a Swim England qualified Starter on Sunday at Beverley. Louise thought she was going to be assessed at our own Halloween Meet in October, but unbeknown to her they did it on Sunday.
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Louise was a swimmer in her younger days and when Leo joined the club threw herself in whole heartedly, firstly joining the Masters section of the club, competing at club champs and master's galas. She then joined the committee and became the clubs welfare officer. During this time Louise, taking inspiration from her Dad, became a timekeeper, then judge 1, judge 2 and now Starter. We now wish her well on becoming a Referee !!!!

Swimming Gala's can not take place without these officials giving up so much of their time voluntarily, our own club champs is the same and in order for them to continue being licensed needs qualified officials, so if you are willing to help us out either speak to Louise or another committee member who can point you in the right direction.
Posted by lisa on 28 September
We now have the raffle tickets for our Annual Halloween Meet
The list of prizes include :

A signed Leeds Rhinos Shirt
Sheffield United Football Tickets
Doncaster Rovers Football Tickets
Scunthorpe United Football Tickets
Family Ticket to Ice Sheffield
Family Ticket To Ponds Forge
Plus many more
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If you are able to help and sell some tickets through work, family or friends please speak to a member of the committee.
The draw will take place at the Gala on the 28th October 2018.

Tickets will be available to buy during the run up to the gala.

All proceeds will be donated to Weston Park Cancer Charity.
Posted by lisa on 25 September
So far the money raised by the sponsored swim has topped the £2000 mark.
This is amazing - well done everyone.
Please can any outstanding sponsor money be handed in asap, so we can generate a grand total figure.
SMALL CLUB BIG HEART Sponsored Swim Proves A Big Success
Posted by lisa on 14 September
Saturday 1st of September saw South Axholme Sharks swimmers, family and friends take to the water in a 10 hour sponsored swim in memory of Jonathan Exton.
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When the idea to do an event in memory of Jonathan was first suggested Head coach Stuart Livingstone wanted to really challenge the swimmers and push them to the extreme. A Dover to Calais swim would be too easy, so the challenge of swimming as far round Britain as possible was set. The shortest route was a massive 1,995 miles. How far could we go?

Not only did the swimmers get involved but parents, family members and friends, some coming on the day to watch their children, but feeling inspired returned to swim themselves. The positivity of everyone who supported the swimmers and those who entered the water alike spoke so much of what the club is about. The event exampled the best of what the club can collectively achieve and was the embodiment of our "small club, big heart" values.

Over the 10 hr event, starting a 2 pm on the Saturday, at Epworth Swimming Pool, 76 swimmers took to the water, with many setting their own personal challenges. Some faced the challenge of just getting in the water, others setting themselves the challenge of completing a distance. It was a truly inspirational day, with a real positive vibe about it.
As midnight approached and the aches and pains started to set in, the final push for the last few lengths with tired arms and legs, it was revealed that a massive 209 miles had been completed. What a fantastic effort by all involved.
The same distance if you drove from Manchester to London, or crossed the Channel 21 times.
The swimmers managed an average of 20.9 MPH that really is some going.

Zoe and Emily had this to say about the day;
“No one knew the significance of the date of the swimathon to us as it would have been our 31st wedding anniversary, but also the day Jonathan and I met and got engaged. It seemed that Jonathan had somehow influenced the diary and was still determined for the 1st of September to be significant in his memory, and it certainly was. Jonathan himself was a doer rather than a talker and in that way, the day shouted loud and clear to Emily and myself of just how well remembered Jonathan is by the members and supporters of the club. It seems his memory can still motivate us all in our joint effort to "MOVEeeeeeee" the water and, much like Jonathan in life, the water was never still. For this Emily and I offer our personal thank you in massively helping us to get through what otherwise would have been a difficult milestone to pass.”

A massive THANK YOU from South Axholme Sharks to all who swam, came along to support, or fed the troops during the event.
Well done also to the Life Style Group who held a bake sale during the event, the proceeds of which are being split between Lindsey Lodge Hospice and Weston Park Cancer Charity.

Club Championship Gala 3 and Gala 4 – Gala 3 – Saturday 17th November 2018 Gala 4 – Saturday 24th November 2018 Gainsborough, West Leisure Centre
Posted by lisa on 14 September
South Axholme Sharks hold Club Championships throughout the year. These Galas are held purely for Sharks members to enter and we like to encourage as many swimmers as possible to compete in these. Club Championships allow all our swimmers to gain swim times in a 25m pool. These are popular events and are a good introduction to competitive swimming.
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The entry forms for the last two club championship galas of 2018, have recently been emailed to all swim members.

Swimmers are required to submit the entry form and the entry fee of £2.50 per race, before the closing date, 24th October 2018. If you have any queries as to which races to enter please speak to the Head Coach. (Some events are at the Head Coaches discretion).
Medals are awarded to the top 3 swimmers in each event on the poolside on the evening.

Spectators are charged a small entry fee, they will receive a programme of the race events with all swimmers listed. This raffle at these Galas are to support Weston Park Cancer Charity.

What is the Blind Date Relay?

The Blind Date Relay is an event held twice a year, and all swimmers at the Gala are encouraged to join in. It’s a fun relay at the end of the Gala, with swimmers, swimming in mixed squad relay team, with the winning team receiving an award at the end (usually chocolate). The teams are worked out and announced just before the start of the relay.

Please ask if you require any further information.

Interested in joining our team of timekeepers
Posted by lisa on 04 August
The next opportunity to learn more about the rules of swimming through our introductory timekeeper course is TUESDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER 2018 at the Red Lion Epworth. There are limited spaces and this is an opportunity specifically for parents of our junior swimmers, and any of our older swimmers (14yrs +).
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It is an ideal way to learn the basics of the ASA rules and to help out the club at our galas through the year.

The introductory talk should last about one and a half hours and then you will need to complete a practical session at a gala to be arranged, with Julie Hirst, who will be running the course.

There are no tests, and no pass/fail. This is an interesting no pressure information session. You might even enjoy yourself.

Still interested, please check the noticeboard at the pool, to sign up.
First Round of The Pocklington League
Posted by Sally on 18 July
What a fantastic HOT night!!!! yet again Sharks swimmers showed fantastic team spirit and great swims.
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Unfortunately we were reduced to three teams as Knottingley and Rossington pulled out due to insufficient swimmers, but in true Sharks spirit our swimmers rallied round, some coming back from a gala in Sheffield early so they could take part, some missing the World cup in order to swim and some at Sheffield next morning and should have probably been in bed early. We were up against it from the start as Armthorpe and Adwick were main stays in League 1 before all the teams were amalgamated.
Some of our swimmers were swimming up age groups as well as those taking part for the first time.
Our swimmers continue to make us proud with great team spirit in and out of the pool, and our parents for their support.

Final points after round 1
Armthorpe 164
Adwick 146
SAS 118
Can we help?
Posted by lisa on 24 May
Do you have any questions about Sharks?
Want to know more about competing?
Which galas/meets to choose?

Monday, 4th June 6:30 -7:30pm
Wednesday, 6th June 5:30 – 6:30pm
Thursday, 7th June 6:30 – 7:30pm
Friday, 8th June 6:30 – 7:30pm

Members of the committee/coaching team will be in the foyer at the time above to help you with any queries you may have. Alternatively, you can email us at

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