We had two swimmers representing Bolton & Manchester Swimming Association at the recent Inter Association team gala. We should be rightly proud of both swimmers, particularly when we receive the comment below from one of the officials of the association:
“Chiara and Reuben did a wonderful job of representing Bolton and Manchester at today’s IA Meet and thereby also representing Stretford.
Please thank them both for getting a bucket load of points between the two of them.”
The team finished second behind Liverpool & District and full results are on the M&D website:
An excellent finish to the Point Score season sees promotions for nine of our swimmers. Congratulations to:
Bronze –> Silver: Lucy Butt; Kaitlyn Crosby; Bethan Roberts; Lewis Crosby; Jerome Walker-Sherriff
Silver –> Gold: Lyanne Chung; Ainara Echeverria; Aurora Fogato; Leo Bushby
Swimmer times are found below.
Hoping most of you will be able to make our Presentations Evening on 1st July, where the Point Score winners for 2016/17 will be announced.
Whilst the overall result was a disappointment, finishing fourth, we were up against all three of our excellent Trafford Borough opponents for the first time in M&D this season.
We’ve beaten them before earlier this season in this gala and racing is so close between all the four teams, it could quite easily be a different result if we raced next week. Nevertheless, excellent times again from both established and new members of the team, the details of which are found in the link below.
Another belated post, this time from the Trafford Mets gala in May. The swimmer times are now published in the club format and are below:
Some awesome swims during the day, almost two thirds of which were PBs (Conner knocking 27 secs off one of his times) and a really good return on medals (16) from a total of 77 swims. Congratulations to those taking part in their first open gala and also to our medalists:
Ana (2 G); Grace (1G, 3B); Vanessa (1G); Alex (4G, 1S, 1B); Jae-den (1G, 1S, 1B)
Well, it’s been a couple of weeks since the invite lists were published so whilst we are overdue to say so, we are pleased to be able to congratulate four of our swimmers who have qualified for National Championships 2017 at the end of July:
Alana: 800m freestyle
Chiara: 200m freestyle; 100m backstroke; 100m butterfly; 200m I.M.
Alfie M: 50m freestyle; 50m butterfly
Jared: 100m and 200m freestyle.
On top of that, we are overjoyed that Chiara also qualified for the British Summer Champs taking place at the start of August:
50m and 100m freestyle; 50m backstroke; 50m butterfly
Have a great time at each event, #swimfast and enjoy. #WeAreStretford and proud of you all.
We traveled once again during May along Chester Road to Sale Leisure, this time to complete in the Manchester & District Program A semi finals against Trafford Metro; Glossop; Warrington.
The team stepped up, a number of whom had not competed at this level before, to finish second in the event. Unofficial score on the night:
Trafford Metro 117
Swimmer times are below.
An exciting night of swimming at our pool on Friday, in the second Trafford Development Gala of the year. The lead changed hands throughout the event; we lead early on, picked back the lead mid-way from Trafford Metro, but were ultimately overhauled after a couple of DQ’s and Speeding Tickets by Flixton Swim Team. A fantastic effort by all our swimmers and feedback from the other clubs suggests it is the best gala of the year so far. Well done. Swimmer times are below and the result was:
Flixton Swim Team 76; Trafford Metro 67; Stretford 64; Altrincham 60.
An exciting gala on Thursday night at Leigh Sports Village. Whilst we were short of younger boy swimmers, so could not pick up points in the relays and the odd individual race, the team performed superbly well, just being beaten by 11 points: 165 v 154
Times from the event are below: