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 is no training on either of May’s Bank Holiday Mondays, due to Stretford SV being closed early.
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
The timetable for summer training. Diary to be updated.