Stretford Amateur Swimming Club has stormed to a divisional title in the regional section of the National Arena Swimming League.
The club, which celebrates its 130th anniversary in 2018, secured the North West Division Two title with a dominant display in the final at Lower Broughton Leisure Centre on Saturday (9 December).
Having won the first two rounds of this year’s divisional galas, Stretford went into the final as firm favourites against teams from Lancaster, Chorley, Oswestry, Kendal and Northwich.
And they didn’t disappoint, securing the first divisional title in the club’s history by a winning margin of 60 points.
Stretford Head Coach Tom Pope said: “It was a huge result for the club. Although we’ve achieved promotion in the National Arena League before, the club has never won a divisional title. I’m so proud of this group of swimmers. The fantastic efforts they’ve been making in training are really paying off and they’ve bonded into such a strong team. It really bodes well for the future of the club and we’re really looking forward to competing in Division One next year.”
For individual swimmers’ times click here – Event Results 091217
We had three fantastic nights of racing in the 2017 Club Championships with records broken, PBs smashed and County qualifying times achieved.
The 2017 roll of honour and full results from each night can be found below:
Who else is excited about the first night of the 2017 Club Championships?
The action begins at 7pm tonight (warm-up from 6.40pm). We’ve then got a weekend of great racing to look forward to.
For those swimmers looking for some added motivation why not take a look at the Club Championship records – All time club champs records updated
Will we see any records broken this weekend? Good luck everyone!
Another fantastic performance by the swimming team saw them win Rd 2 of the National Arena Swim League Division Two North West – and secure top seeding in the promotion final in December.
Competing against their top of the table rivals in Leigh on Saturday everyone put in a fantastic effort to secure victory by more than 30 points.
The confirmed result can be found here
The League Table after Round 2 makes especially nice reading – it can be found here
The final will take place on Saturday 9 December at Lower Broughton Leisure Centre, Salford – get the date in the diary and come and cheer the team on!
The Trafford Borough Network (Stretford, Altrincham, Flixton and Trafford Met) is holding a Level 3 Open Meet (short course) at Sale Leisure Centre on Sunday 17 December.
This could be a great final chance to achieve those Lancashire County qualifying times!
The event details can be found here – Christmas Cracker Open meet entry pack
Anyone requiring a Sportsystems entry pack should email firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to all the swimmers who took part in the first round of this season’s Points Score competition on Sunday evening.
Particular congratulations to those swimmers who have achieved promotions – PointsScorePromotions15Oct17
As a reminder of what Points Score is all about, the rules can be found here
Stretford Swimming Team stormed to a fantastic result in the first round of the National Arena Swimming League in Darwen on Saturday.
The team all swam brilliantly to win the Division 2 tie by almost 50 points.
The final result was:
Lancaster City 175
Chorley Marlins 165
Blackpool B 148
Head Coach Tom Pope was delighted with the result saying on Twitter (@TommyP_Coach): “So proud of how well everyone did! The ‘best performance in the last 13 years from SASC’ was the quote of the night!”
The league table – which makes nice reading! – can be found here
The Round 2 draw can be found here