Monday
Nov262012

Wrexham Junior Sprint Meet - Sat 17th November

Warriors of Warrington Swimming Club sent a team of 10 swimmers across to Wrexham to take part in the Wrexham Junior Sprint Gala on Saturday 17th November. There were several swimmers who were competing at an external gala for the first time, and a very inexperienced team performed superbly well, achieving many PBs.

The most experienced swimmer in the team, Amy Sanderson, led the way with strong performances in the 50m Freestyle and 100m Individual Medley, winning  2 gold medals for her efforts.  The boys were not to be left out, with George Houghton achieving a first and third place finish, and Thomas Benson weighing in with 2 silver medals.

It was great to see such strong performances from all of the team who took part, and Warriors showed that they have real strength in depth across the squads and abundant ability across all ages.  A massive well done to the whole team!

Wednesday
Oct242012

British Gas ASA National County Team Championships 

 

Seven of our own Warriors swimmers were selected to represent Cheshire at the weekend in the British Gas ASA National County Team Championships at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.

This was an exciting event where Cheshire was competing in Division One against nineteen other counties from across the length and breadth of the country.

Our swimmers were:

Kathleen Dawson (100 fly, 100 back and medley relay)

Leah Evans (100 fly and medley relay)

Catherine Parker (100 back and medley relay)

Bethany Young (100 breast and medley relay)

Adam Ravenscroft (100 breast and medley relay)

David Richardson (100 free, medley relay and mixed freestyle relay)

Brendan Spencer (100 fly and medley relay)

Brendan Spencer and Catherine Parker were chosen as Cheshire Team Captains, representing Cheshire in the poolside parade. Some fantastic swimming followed, with commentaries from Olympic swimmers Ross Davenport and Cassie Patten and live streaming from Ponds Forge for those who could not make it to the event.

Cheshire finished 11th overall, with excellent swims and some fantastic personal bests from our Warrington swimmers helping them along the way. 

Well done Warriors!!!!!!!

Monday
Oct222012

Regional success for Coral and Adele!

This Saturday Oct 20th the Liverpool Aquatic Centre hosted the North West Regional Disability Championships.  Warriors Swimmers Coral Farrell (A squad) and Adele Maguire (B1) both 11 years old swam in mixed sex & classification heats and against competitors who were many years their senior.

Points were awarded for how close the swimmers times were to the World Record for their Classification, these BDP (British Disability Point) scores determined the results of the races. Awards were given separately to the male and female competitors on this basis.

Both girls have already gained National Times and will be representing the North West on 24th & 25th November at the DSE National Short Course Open Champs at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.   

Their Results are as follows.

Coral Farrell S10,SB9, SM10

400M Free 3rd place 5:52.99         489 British Disability Points

50M Back 3rd place 44.72            412

100M Breast 4th place 1:55.95      341

50M Breast 2nd place 56.55          308

100M Fly 1st place 1:45.51          279

100IM 6th place 1:39.28              351

200M Free 1st place 2:54.42        479

100M Free 5th place 1:24.55         404

200IM 1st place 3:24.04              416

50M Free 5th place 38.53             400

50M Fly 3rd place 49.17              279

100M Back 5th place 1:33.34       384

Adele Maguire S9, SB9, SM9

50M Back 5th place 51.75            248 British Disability Points

100M Breast 5th place 2:04.47      276

50M Breast 4th place 57.97        286

100M Fly 3rd place 1:52.51         213

50M Fly 5th place 52.47              219

100M Back 7th place 2:00.37        179

Monday
Oct152012

Warriors deliver in National Arena Swimming League

A team of 38 swimmers headed to Macclesfield Leisure Centre on Saturday 13th October to compete in Round 1 of the National Arena Swimming League.

From beginning to end the Warriors never disappointed with great individual swims and enthralling relays.   From the 50 races, Warriors achieved top 3 places in 37 events with an amazing 23 firsts, 9 seconds and 5 third places

Whilst there were too many outstanding displays to list, multiple individual winners were William Camden for 50m back and 50m breast and Kathleen Dawson 100m back and 100m freestyle as well as the relay performances of the Boys 9-11 Freestyle and Medley Teams, Boys under 15 Freestyle and Medley Teams, Ladies Open Freestyle and Medley Team and Men’s Open Freestyle and Medley Teams.

The overall placings were:-

1st           Warriors (317 points)                                      5th           Alsager (206 points)

2nd          Stockport (273 points)                                   6th           Satellite (197 points)

3rd           Cockermouth (251 points)                           7th           Winsford (187 points)

4th           Southport (220 points)                                  8th           Carnforth (146 points)

The next round will take place on 10th November. 

A huge well done to all the swimmers who competed and contributed to a successful win and many thanks for the support from the enthusiastic crowd!!

Friday
Aug032012

Warriors of Warrington SC National Success!

The British Gas ASA National Age Group (50m) Championships took place between 22 July 2012 and 26 July 2012 at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. 12 Swimmers from Warriors of Warrington SC aged between 12 and 14 qualified to compete at this year’s competition.

Day 1 of the competition saw 12 year old Hugh Takemoto and 14 year old Aaron Hill swim in the 200m Breaststroke with Hill proceeding to the semi-final and final, finishing overall in 6th place and Warriors 14 years Old Boys 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Team consisting of Oliver Houghton, James Ross, Aaron Kirchin Brown and David Richardson earning Warriors first medal with a hard fought Bronze Medal. 14 year old Kathleen Dawson made the final of the 200m Individual Medley, finishing a fantastic 4th.

Day 2 brought another medal with 14 year old David Richardson achieving his second Bronze of the Championship on the 1500m Freestyle. Richardson and Oliver Houghton also made the Finals of the 100m Backstroke, just narrowly missing out on medal places. 12 year old Anya Richardson, 13 year old Alicia Pierce and 14 year old Kathleen Dawson and Bethany Young competed in the 100Fly with Pierce and Dawson making the Finals. 12 year old Shannon Campbell, competing at Nationals for the first time, took part in the 200m Breaststroke.

Day 3 saw another busy day for Warriors swimmers. David Richardson had made the final of the 400m Freestyle, finishing in 5th place and then secured a superb Silver medal in the 200m Individual Medley. 14 year olds Aaron Hill and Aaron Kirchin Brown competed in the 200 Fly with both making the Finals. Aaron Hill finished a very creditable 8th and Aaron Kirchin Brown finishing a very close 4th. Anya Richardson, Alicia Pierce and Bethany Young were back in action in the 200m Fly, with Pierce getting through to the Finals finishing 7th and Young making it through to the Semi Finals.

Day 4 saw Kirchin Brown and Richardson competing in the 100m Fly, with Kirchin Brown making it through to the Semi Finals. Dawson was in action in the 100m Backstroke and made it through as fastest qualifier. Campbell joined in on the 100m Breaststroke and just missed out on a place in the Finals. Hill and Ross competed in the 100m Breaststroke making it through to the Semi Finals.

The final day saw most excitement. David Richardson, Aaron Hill and James Ross were first up in the 400m Individual Medley, with Richardson taking his third Bronze medal of the Championships in the final. Kathleen Dawson earned Warriors first Gold Medal with a very impressive win, becoming the 100m Backstroke National Champion. The 14 and Under Girls Medley Relay team comprising, Dawson, Pierce, Catherine Ross and Young made it to the Final and very narrowly missed a Medal by being pipped into 4th place. The 14 and Under Boys Medley Relay team were last to go and Houghton, Hill, Kirchin Brown and Richardson stormed their way to a Gold Medal to become National Champions, ending the week in style.

The swimmers were ably guided through the week by their Coaches, Darren Ashley and Chris Pugh and supported by poolside Chaperones Sarah Dawson, Sharon Kirchin Brown and Suzanne Richardson. Many congratulations to all who helped to make the event so successful for the Club.