With a small number of our swimmers attending the COMAST Manchester Open Meet last weekend setting new Long Course PB, we had a total of 26 swimmers attending the Trafford Metro Spring Gala at Sale Leisure Centre. It was a suberb gala for the team, everybody setting at least 1 PB at the event and a host of medals: G14, S 20 B15
Congratulations to the following medalists:
Adesua, Ainara, Chloe S, Eva, Grace, Kaitlyn, Lily D, Lucy B, Olivia B, Saioa, Jack, Jae Den, Juan, Luqa, Noah, Toby
Swimmer times can be found in the link: TraffordMetSO130518
Our swim teams have done well in two recent galas, staging late rallies to surge into the top two places.
On Friday night (4 May) our development squad won the first of this season’s Borough Development galas against our Trafford neighbours – Flixton, Altrincham and Trafford Metro. From sitting in fourth place at the halfway stage some great swims saw the team finish on top claiming the first trophy of the season.
And the week before we all but secured a place in the Manchester and District Programme A Final by finishing second to Glossop after another late rally. The final will be in September – look out for details.
Individual times from the M & D gala can be found here – MandDProgASemiFinal
Individual times from the Trafford Borough gala can be found here – Trafford Development Gala
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:
Congratulations to our swimmers at the recent COMAST gala. Those swimming for Stretford on the day delivered almost a clean sweep of PBs and Lancashire County times achieved by: Nell; Vanessa; Alex; Alfie J.; Rohan.
There were medalists too – well done:
Grace; Hannah; Kaitlyn; Vanessa; Alfie M.; Jae Den; Jake; Jared; Lewis
A fantastic season of point score racing resulted in one of the Webb’s winning again this season, the other just missing out on defending his title.
Congratulations to Eva for winning this year with 147 points, just pipping Ana by two points and Eleanor just six points further back.
The boys event was just as tight, with Reuben just taking Jack’s title, again by two points and Alex three points further back.
A superb season of racing. Well done to our winners.
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)
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.