With 37 swimmers making their way over to Stockport this weekend Warriors of Warrington were sure to have a very interesting and exciting few days. From 10 year olds Imogen Young and William Camden to 17 year old Brendan Spencer the swimmers gave some brilliant performances throughout the competition.
Without having medals to win, the swimmers were competing for placings and points. Overall Warriors won a total of 34 1st place finishes, 17 2nd place finishes and 39 3rd place finishes and with a fantastic team effort they managed to secure the winning place for the Top Visiting Club with 1021 points.
Individual performances that stood out were from Brendan Spencer, Alicia Pierce and David Richardson who secured new national qualifying times in the 1500m Freestyle, 100m Butterfly and 100m Breaststroke respectively. David Richardson also won the top spot for the 14yr old age group BAGCAT award, an amazing 200 points in front of 2nd place.
The competition also got very exciting at the end of both Saturday and Sunday with the SKINS competition. The top 8 swimmers in the 200 Individual Medley from 14 & unders and 15 & over battle it out in a knock out competition and win themselves some cash. On Saturday the boys were up and David Richardson, James Ross and Aaron Kirchin Brown qualifying in the 14&under age group. Aaron went out in the first round whilst David and James managed to give us some exciting races for us to cheer them on. James fought valiantly and finished 3rd, but it was David who came out on top and took the big prize money.
On Sunday it was the girls turn and Warriors of Warrington had Bethany Young in the 14&under age group and Leah Evans in the 15&over age group. With faulty timing equipment and then faulty goggles trying to put Bethany off, she didn’t let anything stop her from crawling her way up through each round and successfully finished 2nd whilst Leah managed to stay in for two rounds and finished 6th.
A huge well done to all the swimmers who took part in the competition