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Mark McKenna

How good is it to be back!?! Almost two years since our last league gala and Leicester Sharks were back with a bang with all of that stored up energy released and in full flow at Abbey Stadium, Redditch. Athletes, supporters and coaches were all in full voice from the moment the teams were read out in lane order to that final touch in the Mixed 16/over 4x50m Freestyle relay. It was electric! All Arena League galas consist of 42 events including Male/Female 100m events of each stroke for 12/13yrs,...

A long awaited weekend, and our first two days of the Club Championships certainly did not disappoint! With over 100 smiling and excited athletes in attendance, there were some fantastic close races with spectators in the stands on their feet more than once to cheer on all of the swimmers to a superb finish. We kicked off our racing with the Mixed 200 IM, and the very first heat got the crowd on their feet as 9 year olds Connie and Ellie fought tooth and nail to the finish. In...

Leicester Sharks are excited to announce that we have appointed Michael Hire as our new full time Lead Performance Coach. Coach Mikey is a Level 3 qualified swim coach, that has vast experience in coaching both squads, and running swim programmes. A bit of background into Mikey’s coaching career is listed below: - City of Hereford Head Coach for several years Coached several Athletes achieving County, Regional and National medals Grown the programme at Hereford year on year, not only in size but also results City of Oxford Head Age...

With the end of the academic year approaching, many of our fantastic assistants on our Learn to Swim programme will be moving on to pastures new. We would like to use this opportunity to restructure our coaches to ensure we have our best and most qualified coaching staff working with the learn to swim athletes to ensure that they gain the best opportunities to progress quickly after a sustained period out of the water. This will lead to a few members changing their swimming times, and a few members successfully...

Mark McKenna

On 29th January, the team at Leicester Sharks C.S.C. embarked on a challenge to walk around the world in 80 days. The completion of this challenge would coincide with the final racing day of the British Swimming Championships, which this year would have once again encompassed the Olympic Trials for the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games, which is due to be held in Japan in the summer. This mammoth challenge will begin at the Prime Meridian on the equator and continue East around the circumference of the Earth, 24,901.5 miles, through...

The remaining three teams for our Leicester Sharks Swimming League are annnounced! With the first round ready to kick off on Friday evening, the teams and captains are surely very excited for the racings to begin!

With the Leicester Sharks Swimming League first round just around the corner, the Leicester Sharks coaching staff have announced the Team Rosters for 3 of the teams. The Enderby Eagles, Wigston Warriors and Pingles Piranhas team rosters are all released and announced! Coming soon are the team rosters for the remaining three teams: Lutterworth Lions, Grammar School Giants and New Parks Panthers Stay tuned!

This morning, Leicester Sharks Coaches were delighted to release the information for the brand new Leicester Sharks Swimming League. This will replace the Club Championships for this year and will be run as a 3 stage gala as athletes race for improvement and as part of a team! Athletes from each squad in the programme will be separated into one of six teams and will race in 3 separate galas over the next 3 months. The teams are Enderby Eagles, Lutterworth Lions, Grammar School Giants, New Parks Panthers, Pingles Piranhas...

Another National event, another stunning block of performances from the young athletes from Leicester Sharks. Michaella Glenister was once again a star of the show, finishing with no less than SEVEN medals, TWO county records, FIVE final swims and FIVE personal best times from six races, with her 200m Breaststroke only 0.04seconds outside the lifetime best she set last month. The highlights for all of Michaella's supporters back home was certainly the 800m Freestyle final heat, where she and the eventual winner, Leah Crisp from City of Leeds, were locked...

Well, What a week it was for Michaella Glenister as she absolutely demolished her previous personal best times while taking on the best under 18 athletes in the world. Facing athletes from across the globe, and having one of the busiest programmes on the British Swimming team, Michaella Glenister showed improvement on every race and in every event which she competed in, and brought home a bronze medal from her main event in the process, but let's walk through the week shall we... Day 1 - 400m Individual Medley Heats...