British Swimming International Meet 7th – 10th March 2013

An elite group of swimmers from Warriors of Warrington SC attended the British Swimming International meet last weekend with great success:

Leading the way was Kathleen Dawson who won the Girls’ Junior 50m Backstroke, was 3rd in the 100m Backstroke and 4th in the 200m Backstroke. Kathleen broke the Scottish Senior 50m Backstroke National record.  Kathleen achieved 3 European Junior Qualification times. And we are delighted to confirm that she has been selected for the British team for the up and coming European Junior Championships, to be held in Poland in July.

Matthew Domville, in his first national championships, had a fantastic outing making the 18 and under final of the boys 200m butterfly at the age of 16 and coming a more than respectful 8th place in a personal best time of 2:08.96

David Richardson made his first Junior 18 and under final in the 400m Individual Medley which he finished just outside his best time in 4:44.59 but a very credible 10th place for his first International Swimming Meet.

14 year old Oliver Houghton showed his future potential by reaching the 18 and under 50 metre backstroke final , in a personal best time of 28.22.  This swim shows that Oliver has the potential to swim at the highest level in Great Britain.


Warriors success at National Junior & Youth Disability Championships 

Warriors of Warrington swimmers Adele Maguire and Coral Farrell went to the world renowned Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield to compete against the country’s finest young disability swimmers last weekend.  The 11 year old girls swam in the 10-13 year age group and came away with an impressive total of 20 medals. 

Adele managed some substantial Personal Best performances, winning 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals in the process.  Coral also had an outstanding event, managing to medal in every individual event and both team relays, giving her a haul of 9 Gold and 4 Silver Medals. 

They both helped the North West team to victory in  the 400m Medley, with Adele swimming Butterfly & Coral the Breaststroke, they beat the 2nd place East Region by nearly 17 seconds.

The Girls are now looking forward to the upcoming British Gas International in Leeds & the British International Disability Championships in April.  A huge well done from all at the Club for their continued success!


Warriors Bolton Mini League success!

Warriors won the latest round of the Bolton Mini League on Monday 25th February by the very tightest of margins, securing victory over the home team, Worsley, by just one point!  The two clubs were neck and neck across the whole evening, and huge credit should be given to the whole Warriors team for managing to secure victory on the night with many fantastic individual and team displays.

1st:  Warriors of Warrington

2nd: Worsley ASC

3rd: Pioneer 79

4th: Ashton Central

The clubs are now looking forward to the final round on 17th May at Pioneer, which is certain to be another exciting night.


Warriors brave conditions to shine at Holywell

Warriors braved the weather conditions over the weekend of 19/20 January to compete in the Holywell Valentine Meet in North Wales.  As always, there were many strong performances, and all of the swimmers competing came away with much credit.

Standout performance of the meet was by Jacob Wass, who comfortably finished top boy in his age group with a total of 6 1st place finishes.  Other top three finishes were achieved by:

Jess Sholl, Caitlin Chalmers, Ellen Hickson, Madeline Thompson, Victoria Pryor, Jess Swindells, Luke Mackay, Thomas Benson, Leo Kilpatrick, Jonathan Skilling, Daniel Thomas and Isobel Hurst.
A big well done to all who took part, with their efforts helping the club to a very creditable 6th place overall.



DSE National Short Course Championships 2012

Warriors of Warrington Swimmers Adele Maguire (S9,SB9,SM9) and Coral Farrell (S10,SB9,SM10) travelled to Ponds Forge in Sheffield this weekend 24-25th November to represent the North West in this prestigious Championship.  Both Girls, who are just 11 years old, were competing against the UK’s finest swimmers including this years outstanding London 2012 Paralympians.  As you would expect the standard of swimming was incredible with a new British, European or World Record being set in most events. Both girls did exceptionally well for their age and disability classifications, with times to qualify them for entry onto British Swimming Talent Programmes & entry into the upcoming British International in April.