Well done to our squad swimmers who have qualified for the 2018 National Championships.
The British Summer Championships take place at Ponds Forge in Sheffield from 24-29 July and three of our swimmers secured qualifying times to participate – Reuben Rowbotham-Keating (200m freestyle and 400m Individual Medley), Chiara Tommasello (50m/100m events in freestyle, backstroke and butterfly) and Erin Hoyland (1500m freestyle and 400m Individual Medley).
The English National Championships follow at the same venue from 31 July – 4 August and Chiara (200m freestyle), Erin (800m freestyle and 200m Individual Medley) and Reuben (400m freestyle and 200m butterfly) have also secured qualifying times for them and will be joined there by Jared Armstrong (400m freestyle) and Luca Tommasello (50m freestyle).
Congratulations on a tremendous achievement – and good luck at the championships.
We had a number of our swimmers competing – either for Stretford or representing City of Manchester Aquatic Swim Team (COMAST) – over the three weekends of the Swim England North West Regional Championships. These are prestigious championships, involving the top swimmers from across the North West of England, and given the strength of swimming in the region it is an achievement to qualify to compete in them.
Congratulations to all of our swimmers who competed in them.
The swimmers representing Stretford can find their times here.
Particular mention to our swimmers who claimed medals over the weekends while representing COMAST – Erin Hoyland won bronze medals in the 800m freestyle and 400m individual medley, and a silver medal in the 1500m freestyle; Jake Christon won gold medals in the 50m backstroke, 200m freestyle and 400m freestyle, a silver medal in the 50m freestyle and bronze medals in the 100m freestyle and 800m freestyle; Chiara Tommasello won gold medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle and 50m and 100m backstroke; Reuben Rowbotham-Keating won gold medals in the 50m/100m/200m butterfly, 100m/200m/400m freestyle, and a silver medal in the 200m Individual Medley.
Full results can be found here.
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.