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Greater Manchester Autumn Meet 2016

Over the course of two weekends team members from Stretford ASC have been competing against other swimmers across Greater Manchester at the Greater Manchester Autumn Meet.  What a successful two weekends our swimmers had. Medals for some, PBs for all our competitors and whilst there was not a team competition, the suggestion is we were one of the Top 10 performing clubs (parent’s view was Top 3!!!).  We had three swimmers in their first open meet gala, so well done to Saioa Echeverria, Ainara Echeverria and Eleanor Smith.  Congratulations to all and a summary of medals is below.

Chiara Tommasello 

Gold (200IM; 50 Fly; 50 Back; 50 Free; 200 Back; 100 Back; 100 Free); Silver (400IM; 200 Free; 50 Breast; 100 Breast); Bronze (400 Free)

Hannah Wang 
Bronze (50 Breast; 100 Breast)
Luca Tommasello
Silver (400IM; 50 Fly); Bronze (50m Free; 100 Free)
Alfie Marrs 
Gold (50m Free; 100 Free; 100 Fly; 50 Fly); Silver (100 Breast; 200 Breast); Bronze (400 Free; 200 Free; 50 Breast)
Reuben Rowbotham-Keating 
Gold (400 IM; 50m Fly; 100 Back; 100 Fly); Silver (400 Free; 100 Free; 50 Breast; 200 Free; 200 Breast; 50 Free); Bronze (200IM; 200 back)
Ciaran Conway 
Gold (100 Breast; 50 Breast; 50 Fly) Silver (100 Fly; 200IM; 50 Free)


Additionally Reuben Rowbotham-Keating, Alfie Marrs and Chiara Tomasello were the top swimmers in their respective age groups over the whole meet.

A total of 154 swims, with 120 faster then entry times, 17 Golds, 16 Silver and 11 bronze.  Everybody swam at least 1 PB and a special mention about one of those Erin Hoyland’s swim in 400 IM – her time in this gala was almost as fast as combining her 100m best times from the individual events -“awesome!”

Well done to all!

Greater Manchester Autumn Meet 02.10.16

Greater Manchester Autumn Meet Swimmer Order 02.10.16

Greater Manchester Autumn 16.10.16

Greater Manchesrer Autumn Swimmer Order 16.10.16

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Pointscore Results 09.10.16

Pointscore 09.10.16

Pointscore Swimmer Order 09.10.16

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Club Championship 2016

Our Club Championships is a great gala for swimmers to gain race experience and have the chance to win medals and trophies racing against other members of the club of a similar age. Results are based on the age group that swimmers are in – e.g. the 10/13 years 50 Breast has 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the 10/11 age group, and the same in the 12/13 age group. The ‘open’ events are for swimmers of any age to enter, but don’t let that put you off. I want to encourage as many swimmers as possible to enter – the more swimmers there are, the more fun the galas will be for everyone! Please ask me if you have any questions about which events to enter or how the gala works.

Tom Pope
Head Coach

2016 Club Championships Entry Form

Deadline for entry Sunday 13th November 2016

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National Swimming League Gala Results 08.10.16

National Swimming League Results 08.10.16

National Swimming League Results Swimmer Order 08.10.16

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Stretford ASC Club Records 02.10.16

SASC Records By Age 02.10.16

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Greater Manchester Autumn Meet Results – 02.10.16

Greater Manchester Autumn Meet 02.10.16

Greater Manchester Autumn Meet Swimmer Order 02.10.16

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Trafford Development Gala – 23.09.16

Trafford Development Gala 23.09.16

Trafford Development Gala Swimmer Order 23.09.16

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M and D Programme A Gala Results – 11.09.16

M & D Prog A 11.09.16

M & D Prog A Swimmer Order 11.09.16

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Stretford ASC Club Records 30.08.16

Stretford has a lot of competitions through the year but so far only one – Club Champs – has a set of club records for swimmers to aim at. We have decided to establish this set of records for all age groups to recognise fast swimming and offer target times for those who want extra motivation to work hard. These records go from 7 years of age right up to the open (18+) age group and the age group relates to the swimmer’s age on the day they race. Record keeping began in January 2016 so there are many records still to be set. Times will be recorded whenever anyone swims under the Stretford name.


Tom Pope
Head Coach
Stretford ASC


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City of Salford Summer Spectacular Gala results July 2016

Stretford ASC swimmers stormed to a host of personal bests and won a bag full of medals at the City of Salford Summer Spectacular gala held over the weekend of 16 and 17 July 2016.

A team of more than 20 swimmers competed against some of the best swimmers in the north west, including representatives from City of Salford, Liverpool, Carnforth, Stalybridge and Droylesden.

Stretford swimmers accumulated 64 PBs and picked up 27 medals (13 golds, 6 silvers and 8 bronzes).

The medal winners were: Reuben Rowbotham-Keating (5 golds), Chiara Tommasello (2 golds), Ciaran Conway (2 golds), Hannah Wang (2 golds, 3 silvers, 1 bronze), Jake Christon (1 gold, 2 silvers, 3 bronzes), Luca Tommasello (1 gold, 1 bronze), Ana O’Brien (1 silver), Jude Odumosu (1 bronze), Rory Fitzgerald (1 bronze) and Marnie Mannion (1 bronze).

Well done to everyone who competed. Great effort and great performances.

Results for Stretford ASC swimmers can be found in the links below:

Salford Open Gala results 16.07.16

Salford Open Gala results Swimmer Order 16.07.16

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