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.
The times from Point Score last weekend are now available below:
Congratulations on promotion to the next group to:
Malaikah B; Kate G; Genevieve G; Abbie L-H (Bronze to Silver)
Freya G; Matilda K; Mia M; Jaeden L (Silver to Gold)
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:
Congratulations to our team on Saturday competing at the M&D Program B Final at Bolton One. The team placed 3rd overall and 2nd in the Boys event against:
Trafford Mets (overall winners); Horwich; Glossop; Altrincham; Worsley; Bolton; Atherton & Leigh
Swimmer times are available below:
“The Best Rossall Yet!”
Well, let’s be honest, somebody always says that and it was another fantastic week at camp, with all swimmers putting in massive effort at each of their nine swimming sessions throughout the week and the daily gym sessions.
Thanks to everybody, swimmers coaches and volunteers for your support over the week. Results from the gala appear below.
It was great to hear the reaction from the Rossall camp, when telling them Zoe had been officially appointed as our Assistant Coach. 51 happy campers.
A small number of Stretford swimmers entered last weekend’s CoSSC spring gala, with some excellent results, almost everybody hitting at least 1PB (see the times attached) and medals for:
Ana; Marnie; Nell; Alex; Alfie J; Ciaran; Juan; Tom P.