Sharks' recruitment drive pays off

PUBLISHED: 15:29 31 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:29 05 October 2010

BETHNAL Green Sharks Swimming Club launched a recruitment drive at the recent Tower Hamlets Primary Schools gala, in which they invited competitors to free lessons for four weeks. The Sharks invited all finalists to enjoy a month s free tuition plus an en

BETHNAL Green Sharks Swimming Club launched a recruitment drive at the recent Tower Hamlets Primary Schools gala, in which they invited competitors to free lessons for four weeks.

The Sharks invited all finalists to enjoy a month's free tuition plus an end-of-course gala with a view to joining the club if the experience had been enjoyable. As a result, Sharks have enlisted four new members and another three whose membership is pending. With the help of Canary Wharf PLC, Sharks also put on a gala and supplied medals to the winners, thanks to their sponsors.

The club liaison officer offered the same invitation to Old Ford Primary School, with 30 children turning up at Mile End Leisure Centre for a small pool lesson. All participants received a certificate.

Any other schools interested in the Sharks scheme are invited to get in touch with the Sharks, who can be contacted on 07931-782172 or by e-mail at

l RESULTS from Bethnal Green Sharks School Links Gala:

Boys under 10: (One length): Zack Campbell Martin four golds, Stanley Ramsey, three silver, Stanley Regan two bronze, James Martin bronze.

Girls under 10: (One length): Debbie Riscado four golds, Rachel Winfield, four silvers, Taylor Jackson three bronze.

Boys under 12: (One length): Freddie Lawrence four golds, Leo Sapiano three silver, Samuel Crampton silver, Sunny Mammone three bronze, Reggie Regan, bronze.

Girls under 12: (One length): Hannah Hinde two gold, two silver, Charlotte Finn, two gold, one silver, Natalia Khassine silver, three bronze, Esme Cudmore, bronze.

Boys under 14: (One length): Julian Lloyd, two gold, one silver, Ben Marquis two gold, one silver, Fola Awe, one silver, two bronze, Jack Gross, bronze, Joe Cronin, bronze.

Girls under 14: (One length): Sophie Kussan one gold, three silvers, Paige James, two golds, one silver, one bronze, Sian O'Loughlin two bronze, Brid Cudmore bronze.

Boys over 14: (One length): Simon Gates three gold, Ziewen Cai one gold, one silver, one bronze, Charlie Bayliss, two silver, George Martin, one silver, one bronze, Kieran George-Conneely, bronze.

Girls over 14: (One length): India Kelly, two golds, one silver, Jessica Sapiano, one gold, one silver, two bronze, Tania Riscado, one gold, two silver, one bronze, Emily Regnier, two bronze.

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