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.
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)
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!
I want to say a huge well done to all the swimmers who raced at the Swim Trafford Early Bird meet on Saturday 17th September. I was pleased to see PBs and medals for many of our swimmers and good race skills on show from all those involved. Our team spirit was obvious from the chanting and encouragement for swimmers while they raced. Lets keep that up!
We are coming into a busy few months for team galas and open meets so keep training hard if you want to see positive results. It is important to remember that while medals are fantastic, gaining PBs shows swimmers their own personal improvement. Everyone had at least one PB which reflected the great effort I’ve seen in training over summer and in the early part of September.
We would like to invite all swimmers who train at the Sunday sessions 4:30-5:30 and 5:30-6:30 to a Fun Gala on Friday 15th July. This gala has been designed to enable those individuals who have Swim Well lessons the opportunity to take part in a fun but competitive gala. It also allows them to swim and compete alongside the club swimmers who are of similar abilities.
Misha is trying to improve and develop a smoother transition between the Swim Well sessions and the club sessions, if they wish to progress. If you are interested in taking part in the Fun Gala then please email Misha with your child’s name, age, time they swim and their teacher’s name to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 8th July. You will later receive a conformation email with further details of the event.
Please note, that due to the gala taking place on the 15th July there will be no training session that evening.
If any of the older swimmers or parents wish to help out with the running of the gala it would much appreciated. Please contact Misha either in person or via email.