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Timetable from Wednesday 1st September

After a great deal of work with SSV and TL, we are at last returning towards a consistent timetable.  Having published this to members in our newsletter w/e 27 August, the Club online Diary is now updated with the session times for swimming and water polo.  Let’s hope that soon, other events will be populating the agenda, both competition and social.

Thanks to Lee, Fran, Tom and Committee members for constantly striving to have pool time as close to normal throughout the last 18 months.

Diary – TRAINING times

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New Training Timetable

With the Government announcement today that the lockdown release continues on schedule, attached is our new training timetable from next Monday 17th May.  Senior Water Polo can at last return to the pool on Monday and Masters will join Thursday evening session for swimming.  Both those sessions are for an hour and start at 8:15 pm.

Tonight’s newsletter for Members includes protocol summary for accessing and exiting SSV.

Thanks all for your patience whilst we get back to the next “normal”.


SASC Timetable from 17 May 2021

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Pool Arrival and Centre Protocol video

Here’s a video reminder of our process

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Training Sessions w/c 12 April & Club Code of Conduct

1st April 2021

It’s nearly time to get back in the water.

A new Health Questionnaire will be posted out to all members and must be completed before anybody is allowed to return to the water.

Covid safe protocol procedures will be resent and be in line with our previous rules – remembering also the need to have a mask on, when entering the building and all communal areas.

The proposed swimming timetable is also provided here, so you can start to plan your kit bag (though suspect it’s been ready to go for a while).  For junior water polo, sessions will again be on a Saturday evening, starting 17 April between 7 and 9:15.

For senior Water Polo and Swimmers, sadly, the Government rules mean a return to Club training is still a little while off, scheduled for [not before] w/c 17 May.

SASC Covid Code of Conduct

Timetable_start 12 April

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Code of Conduct Covid-19

Below is the new Code is Conduct for our return to aquatic sports.  All participants must have agreed to this code by returning the approved acceptance form (and the completion of the SE Health questionny) before being able to participate.


Code of Conduct Covid-19

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Club Risk Assessment – Covid 19

Attached for all members is a copy of the Covid Risk Assessment for Swimming and Water Polo.

Stretford ASC COVID 19 Risk Assesment July 2020 Final

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Latest Water Polo update

The U12 and U14 Water Polo teams restarted their matches after the summer break with games against Warrington on  15 September.

The U14s enjoyed a comprehensive 33-1 win in their league match. The U12s travelled to play a friendly against a more experienced Warrington team and suffered a 16-1 defeat.

A reminder that anyone interested in finding out more about junior Water Polo please contact us at:

In other Water Polo news, former Stretford water polo player Annie Clapperton has been in Madeira captaining Great Britain in the European U19 Womens Water Polo Championship. The GB team beat Slovakia, drew with Israel and lost to Hungary and Greece in the group stages. They then went on to beat the Czech Republic and Germany to secure 9th place overall.

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Water Polo Success

An awesome few days of International junior water polo, saw England U17s pick up the EU Nations Cup this weekend.  Our very own Annie C was top scorer in the tournament (27), with the team beating South Africa 12 – 7 in the final.

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Diary Update

Diary Update
Please note, the club diary on the website has been updated to include:
Corrected training timetable for all swimming groups
Water polo training timetable
Inter Club Competition Events
Individual Galas (until end April)
Point Score

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Water Polo Under 15 National Age Group Championship October 2016

Stretford ASC Water Polo team contributed 7 players last weekend to the Under 15 City of Manchester Water Polo A team, ultimately winning last weekend’s National Age Group Championships.  Congratulations to:
Callum Fookes (GK)
Thomas Yates
Chris Rhodes
Tom Roche
Luke Roche
Daniel Bentham
Ciaron Byrne


Thanks too to Judy for sending over this report:

The team won the early round matches by a good margin. The semi-final against Ealing was a rough and tough match although eventually the boys disciplined team play and grit enabled them to pull away to win again by a good margin. The final against Caledonia was tense with each team going a goal up at times to end the game play at 6-6. The match was then decided in a penalty shoot out. Stretford was again well represented at this point with Callum Fookes in goal saving Caledonia’s first shot giving Manchester the lead. Chris Rhodes, Thomas Yates, Tom Roche all successfully shot their penalties, leaving the final penalty for Luke Roche – a very stressful moment for all – and then big celebrations for the team as it sailed in.
City of Manchester A win the boys' u15 title at the 2016 NAG Water Polo Champs
Stretford was also represented in the City of Mancheter B team by Jerome Walker Sherriff and Harry Bentham. The B team had some tough matches and battled on in good spirits despite some disappointments. However, playing with the B team in the competition provided an opportunity for the younger players to experience the standard of play and atmosphere of a big competition event.

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