Our Club Captain talks below about our recent annual gala and what makes the Selby Tiger Sharks swimming club so special.

The best thing about our club Selby Tiger Sharks is the members and it was superb to come together on the 3rd June 2016 for our annual Club Gala which was held at Selby Leisure Centre. The annual gala always provides a fantastic opportunity for all the members of all ages to come together for an afternoon of competition to show off all of our amazing talent that all us swimmers have to offer and a great amount of fun was had. A big well done to all the younger swimmers who were competing at their first ever gala. From watching you all did tremendously and as club captain I am very proud of every single one of you. All members young and old put in loads of hard work and effort with lots of members smashing their PB’s so congratulations to them all. It just shows how much our training pays off. Now we have to keep up the hard work.

“They never said it was easy. They said it would be worth it”.

I have to give a special well done to the relay teams. I would also like to give an even bigger thank you to all the parents who gave up their Sunday afternoon to help organise and run the day along with the staff from Selby Leisure. The pool and the facilities are superb and we do appreciate the support the club gets from everyone.

As always “Coach” Vicki was on hand to offer advice and encouragement. Thank you Vicki. As well as Janet who was amazing at giving us lots of tips on the day and making sure that we stretched!! Thank you very much we all truly appreciate it. As members we all need both your help to achieve our goals, whether that is a PB, a Yorkshire Time, Nationals or getting us to the Olympics! With our hard work, your guidance and a boat load of determination, who knows what we can achieve. Let’s go for it. Tokyo 2020 here we come!! Because as Michael Phelps said:

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you go!”

Well done to everyone for such a great Club Gala. I hope that you all can carry on the hard work over the summer and get ready for the next competition. I am sure it will be as amazing as this one.

(Minor edits made 24/07)