Sandbach Sharks
Swimming Club
Membership

Join our swimming club. We offer competitive rates catering for different levels and needs.

Learn to Swim

Our Sharkies lessons offer primary school children the opportunity to learn to swim with confidence.

Galas

Competing in swimming galas encourages personal development and promotes a healthy team spirit.

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About Us
Sandbach Sharks is an all-inclusive club, welcoming competitive swimmers and swim for fitness members.

We offer swim training as part of a swimming club at competitive prices.

Training sessions run all year round with a break for Christmas week, Easter week and reduced sessions during the Summer school holidays.

Equipment can be bought through the Club shop - personal training equipment is needed for all squads.

Guidelines on the squad requirements are shown below and on the squads page.

If you have children of school age who are wanting to learn to swim, or you are looking to start a competitive swimming career, Sandbach Sharks is the club for you.

 

Success at the Cheshire County Championships

At the recent Cheshire County Championships Sandbach Sharks took 9 swimmers in all, representing the club at age ranges from 9 to 17.

At the event, 8 club records were broken, some of which had stood for more than 10 years!

Additionally 23 personal bests were achieved and we qualified for 4 finals and 1 reserve final – winning 1 silver medal with 2 fourth places, 3 fifth places and 1 sixth place finishes!

 

Swim England SwimMark

Sandbach Sharks are a Swim England SwimMark Accredited Club. Click here to read about SwimMark and how it recognises high standards of governance, sustainability and effectiveness.

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Reviews
Parent

My girls have been members of Sandbach Sharks since October. They love it and the coaches are fab. Very friendly club - would definitely recommend you join even if you don't want to compete!

Parent

Thoroughly recommend both the Sandbach Sharkies lessons and the Sandbach Sharks training sessions. My son has come on so much and actually enjoys missing the Xbox for it.

Parent

My daughter has now progressed to the Gold squad, and competes in the various galas held over the year. The club isn't all about winning but being the best you can be, and acheiving personal goals. Can't recommend the club highly enough.

Swimmer

I have been at sharks now for just over 3 years and it has been an amazing experience for me. Sharks has not only helped me to become a competitive swimmer, it has also helped me make new friends who enjoy the same things I do. Even if you don’t want to compete I recommend joining for fitness and to have fun with the new friends that you meet.

 

 

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Our Squads

Sandbach Sharks runs four different squads designed to meet the needs of individual swimmers (Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze), ensuring that each members reaches their maximum potential. Swimmers are assessed when joining the club to see which squad they are the best fit for, with regular reviews to ensure members are moved between squads at the appropriate time.

The Sandbach Sharkies is our Learn to Swim programme, aimed at school age children (minimum of 4 years old and upwards) and is based on the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS).

We also run a Fitness squad, aimed at those who do not want to compete in galas and cannot commit to the minimum training sessions required for competition squads.

See below for more details on the squads with links to a more comprehensive squad page.

Platinum

Committed to training an average of 5 sessions per week and a minimum of 50% of the available sessions per month.

Willing and able to attend open galas and represent the club at team galas when selected.

Willing and able to train to the best of their ability at all times.

Annual Membership, Category 2 ASA insurance and squad fees apply.

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Gold

Committed to training an average of 4 sessions per week.

Willing and able to attend open galas and represent the club at team galas when selected.

Willing and able to train to the best of their ability at all times.

Annual Membership, Category 2 ASA insurance and squad fees apply.

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Silver

Approximate age range: 10-14 years.

Committed to 3 or more sessions per week.

Introduction to competitive swimming and moving onto improving skills and fitness.

Willing and able to train to the best of their ability at all times.

Annual Membership, minimum Category 1 ASA insurance and squad fees apply.

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Bronze

Approximate age range: 8-10 years.

Link squad between learn to swim and training squads.

Average at least 2 sessions per week.

Skills training including starts, turns, dives and stamina.

Can start competing in team and individual galas.

Annual Membership, minimum Category 1 ASA insurance and squad fees apply.

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Sharkies

We teach school age children (minimum of 4 years old and upwards) on our Learn to Swim programme.

The half-hour lessons start from the non-swimmer up to Level 5.

Based on the National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) produced by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA).

This is a national syllabus for delivering aquatics and provides stages for your child to progress and become competent, confident and safe in water.

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Fitness

For swimmers who do not want to compete in galas and cannot commit to the minimum training sessions required for competition squads.

For swimmers that are recovering from a medium-long term health issue or injury.

Older swimmers who cannot commit to regular training sessions due to educational commitments.

Note that swimmers can only be members of this squad by prior agreement with the Head Coach.

Annual Membership, Category 1 ASA insurance and squad fees apply.

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Information Pages

Below are links to the various pages detailing the Sandbach Sharks timetable (and addresses for the swimming pools), the details on the competitions and galas, the committee, the club records and the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Timetable

Information regarding the current swimming timetable can be found here.

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Competitions & Galas

Read about the competitions and galas Sandbach Sharks participate in.

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The Committee

Find the latest Sandbach Sharks committee member details here.

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Club Records

Find the details of the club records and awards here.

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Club Documents

Find the Sandbach Sharks club documents and policies here.

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FAQ

Find the list of the Frequently Asked Questions here.

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