Welshpool Sharks Swimming Club’s Alan Webster is handing over the lanes to a new head coach.

Before Covid struck Alan was offered employment overseas, but because of the pandemic it was put on hold.

It did mean that the search for a new coach to take over the Sharks club could be done in slow time.

Alan has been with Sharks for five years and was instrumental in implementing a Masters training session within the club which was just picking up momentum as the pandemic struck.

During his time he has also coached helped the club achieve the Insport Bronze Standard for being an all inclusive club.

Alan has built the club up to its current standing and has implemented a development group which has been identified for the incoming coach.

As Alan heads off on a new venture in Asua he is pleased to leave Sharks in the hands of level three coach Steve Parker who is relishing the new role and looks forward to a return to action after 12 months of lockdown and sporting restrictions

Steve is joining the club from Chirk Dragons were he has been the head coach for 15 years and has achieved amazing results.

Steve felt it was time that he should coach closer to home, and Sharks were looking for a new coach so the appointment fell into place.

Steve is now officially the head coach as Alan has left the country.

Prior to the pools opening the Sharks will be going open water swimming.

There are lots of plans ahead for the club, increasing sessions, introducing development squads, Tri squad and growing our Masters Squad.

A club spokesman said: “Welshpool Sharks would like to wish Alan, bon voyage and please visit when you are home. We would also like to welcome Steve Parker and hope he is looking forward to being part of our family friendly all inclusive club.”