Another fantastic weekend at the Greater Manchester Age Group Meet at the Wigan Life Centre with a host of medals, top 10 finishes and 91% of the swims being personal bests.
Stretford swimmers won five gold, four silver and six bronze medals. That makes a total for the two weekends of the gala of 15 gold, 6 silver and 11 bronze.
Medal winners this weekend were: Jaeden Lim (silver – 200 butterfly); Lily Duke (bronze – 50 butterfly); Lewis Crosby (3 golds – 200 breaststroke, 50 breaststroke, 50 butterfly; silver – 100 breaststroke; 2 bronzes – 100 backstroke; 400IM); Jake Christon (2 golds – 50 freestyle, 200 freestyle; 2 silvers – 100 freestyle; 200 backstroke; 3 bronzes – 200IM, 400IM, 200 butterfly)
Well done to everyone!
Swimmers individual results from 17/18 March can be found here – GtrManAgeGrp180318
The results from 3/4 March can be found here – GtrManAgeGrpSO040318
Stretford’s boys’ team stormed to gold and the girls’ team secured third place in the Manchester and District Programme B Final at Sale Leisure Centre tonight (Saturday 10 March).
Competing against Trafford Metro, Glossop, Horwich and Flixton in the event for competitors aged 13 and over, Stretford swimmers put in fantastic performances in both individual and relay events victory.
Their efforts weren’t quite enough to take the overall team title, though. That went to our neighbours Trafford Metro, with Horwich second and Stretford third.
Well done everyone!
Swimmers’ times can be found here MandDBFinalSO100318
There was excellent swimming at the weekend from all our swimmers – high proportion of PBs; N.W. Regional Qualifying times from not just squad swimmers but also club swimmers (superb reward for exemplary training and commitment); 17 medals – 10 Champions (Gold), 2 Silver and 5 Bronze.
Well done to all those competing and we’re looking forward to the second weekend of the event, 17th and 18th March. A reminder to those competing on 18th March, there is the Wigan half marathon on the day… you can still enter if you fancy (deadline Thursday) via the LINK , which also contains, probably more usefully, a map of the route.
Swimmer results from the first weekend are in the link below:
Stretford swimmers were competing this weekend at the Manchester Snowpen at the Manchester Aquatics Centre and the Trafford Christmas Sprint Meet at Sale Leisure Centre. The swimmers achieved medals and PBs galore. Well done to everyone involved.
The individual results can be found here:
The Trafford Christmas Cracker meet is this Sunday (17 December) at Sale Leisure Centre.
The morning session has an 8am warm-up with racing starting at 9am, with the afternoon warm-up beginning at 12 noon and racing at 1pm.
A full list of confirmed entries can be found here – Accepted entries
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!