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Mark McKenna

On Saturday 11th December 2021, Leicester Sharks C.S.C. made history by becoming the first ever Leicester based swimming club to qualify for the National Swimming League A Final!!! Winning by a margin of 6 points from the brilliant Leamington Spa, this nail biting evening really demonstrated the unity within the squad as we finished with a phenomenal 188 points. Well done to everyone involved, it is fitting that we have achieved this feat just following our 10 year anniversary since Leicester Sharks was formed in 2011, and huge congratulations to...

Mark McKenna

TWO years after the last National event was held in December 2019, it was fantastic for our coaches and athletes to get back on poolside and go head to head with the best swimmers from around the country. With 8 swimmers qualifying to race in 33 events across the 3 day meet, there was plenty of interest on the Swim England Live stream and in the spectator gallery from our #SharksFamily. Day 1 Our first day started well with 14 yr old Jacob Mills swimming excellent races in the 50m...

Mark McKenna

On Sunday 21st November, Leicester Sharks hosted their first Open Morning at Wigston Pool and Fitness Centre, alongside EveryoneActive's Learn to Swim sessions. With three coaches in attendance, it was fantastic to meet the parents and swimmers who came along for the day and discuss the options and possibilities which can be available to all children who are interested in getting involved in Club Swimming. The coaches are already looking forward to their next Open Morning in Wigston on Saturday 18th December, and talking to more teachers, parents and swimmers...

Mark McKenna

On to the Area Final... Another fantastic Round from the #SharksFamily as they once again took the points victory on Saturday evening in Worcester. In a highly competitive gala, Leicester Sharks took the lead from the first few races, with Alex and Yasmine putting us in a very strong position following the 200m I.M. events and then some exceptional relay performances. We continued to be competitive in every 50m and 100m event which followed and going into the final few relays were looking in a very strong position but were...

Mark McKenna

Over the weekend, Leicester Sharks had 21 swimmmers qualify to race in 77 events at the East Midlands Regional Short Course Championships at Harvey Hadden Centre for Sport in Nottingham! After a tough weekend of racing, our fantastic Sharks came away with 4 Gold, 14 Silver & 5 Bronze medals! Luke Stevens was also awarded the Top Male Junior Best Swim (FINA Points) following his impressive victory in the 15 & under 1500m freestyle event! Our medalists were: Laurie Devine 3 Silver (50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke), 1 Bronze...

Mark McKenna

Over Halloween weekend, we were delighted to host our annual "Trick or Treat" Level 3 meet, once again welcoming clubs from around the country to race against our #SharksFamily. It was a HUGE weekend for our Sharks family as members from seven different squads were involved in the meet alongside clubs from around England and Wales. It was fantastic to see so many smiling faces as kids came away with medals galore, alongside some of our Spot Prizes for the winners of random heats within each event... The highlight of...

Mark McKenna

Over the weekend of 23rd/24th October, City of Leicester held their inaugural Distance Meet, for athletes wishing to race in the 400m, 800m and 1500m events. On Saturday, with only two boys entering the 1500m Freestyle, we had two huge best times from Tom (16:47.31) & William (17:28.52) with Tom gaining a qualification time for the National Winter Championships in December as they finished 2nd & 4th respectively. In the evening, 15 year old Luke swam the 400m Individual Medley, winning the event in a 10 second personal best time...

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...