Since the formation of Leicester Sharks Competitive Swimming Club in August 2011 the club has developed swimmers to achieve great results at county, regional and national level.
The club has also made a name for itself in local and National League galas. Our gala results have improved every season since our inception, becoming the successful development programme that we have today.
After the Junior League semi-finals in 2015 and 2016, we made the grand final in 2017 and 2018, reinforcing our strength and depth in development swimming.
2019 saw our largest medal haul at County, Regional and National levels. We also had an athlete achieve selection for various British swimming teams, including the World Junior Championships in Kazan, achieving a world bronze medal in the 400 I.M, coached within our own club programme.
Leicester Sharks currently has around 260 athletes from all ages and abilities including a fully comprehensive Learn to Swim programme.
With a winning combination of dedicated coaches, assistants, volunteers, motivated swimmers and an active, experienced committee, the club strives to maintain swimming excellence in the region for years to come.
If you would like to become part of the Sharks Family, go to our website, click the join tab and book a free trial www.leicestersharks.co.uk
As a club we took the decision to continually employ the services of our coaches to ensure that they were retained until our return to the water. This ensured that the fabric of the club was kept alive by delivering land based training in our living rooms and keeping in touch via Zoom meetings.
We held cake decorating competitions, scavenger hunts, Zoom general knowledge quizzes, colouring pages…it was all great fun!
By the time we returned to swimming in late August early September, we reluctantly will have cancelled our Open meets which are a needed and significant source of income, relied upon each year to support the growth and development of the club….this is where we need your HELP!
Like many other Sports Clubs around the country, we have launched this Crowd funding campaign to raise funds and ensure the club remains financially stable, so that it can continue to serve the athletes currently in the programme and long into the future.
With a great range of prizes/rewards we hope to bridge that gap as much as we can and If we achieve our target Sport England will additionally donate up to 50% of our target.