Nathan Young continues his good form after the World Championships in Brazil with an English 200 short course record at the Manchester International meet just weeks after setting a new GB record for the 200 Backstroke. Meanwhile 15 year old Libby Gotta broke 3 age group records in the 50 Fly, 200 & 400 I.M. with 12 year old Alice Kinsey grabbing records for 50 Breast and 1500 free at the Plymouth annual gala where she also won a silver medal. Well done everyone.
Tommy Criddle (14) continues to impress in Cat A swimming with no less than 8 records on the one day at the Team Bath Sprints & relays recently. Tommy set records in all the 50 events, 100 Free, back Breast & I.M. Fantastic...
Nathan Young (20) has safely returned from the 5th World Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil with his coach for the event Steve McQuilliam. We would like to thank Steve for the time and effort he put in to ensure Nathan, our sole representative, was mentally and physically prepared for the event. Nathan competed in 6 events 50/100/200 Free & Fly setting no less than 5 personal bests and reaching 4 finals and a reserve in the other 2. His best finish came in the 100 Freestyle where he came 5th and broke the English record which had stood for over 20 years. The club are extremely proud of Nathan and delighted that we were able to continue to represent GB at major Championships. I am sure his achievements will be an inspiration for our younger swimmers for future events.
Congratulations to all our recent record breakers. Alice Kinsey (12) continues to excel at Breaststroke beating her own 50 short course record while also 12 Jess Goodwin participated in her fist long course events where she broke 7 age group Cat A records over the summer (50/100/400 Free, 50/100 Back, 100 Fly & 200 I.M.) William Phair (12) impressed with records at 50 Back both long and short as well as 50 Fly short course. Our category B swimmers continue to raise the bar with Nathan Carrington setting his first record as a 12 year old with the grueling 800 freestyle short course. Libby Gotta picked up 50 Freestyle long course and her first as a 15 year old but finished of as a 14 year old in style with a new GB National record in the 1500 freestyle short course. Fantastic and well done to everyone.
Congratulations to one of our newest members Mia Wiseman (13) who set a new 400 Freestyle age group record recently.
Congratulations to all our swimmers, parents and everyone involved in our National gala which was a huge success with over almost all our swimmers in attendance. There were some fantastic races and many records broken. We had 8 age group records set from Tommy Criddle, Jessica Goodwin, Alice Kinsey, Nathan Carrington & Letisha Ellis along with 3 English records from Lucy Sharp & Nathan Young who also set a new GB record. World record applications have been sent off for both the women's and men's relay events which will hopefully be ratified in due course.
WINNERS OF CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENTS 2019
Junior Female Junior Male Open Female Open Male
Kaye Wong Callum Child 100 FLY Libby Gotta Nathan Young
Amber Norton Ryan Carstairs 100 BACK Katie Taylor Nathan Young
Kaye Wong Ryan Carstairs 100 BREAST Shiona McClafferty Oliver Kenny
Amber Norton Ryan Carstairs 100 FREE Danielle Joyce Nathan Young
Amber Norton Ryan Carstairs 200 I.M. Libby Gotta Oliver Kenny
Andrew Rees Trophy Winner Danii Joyce
Category ‘A’ Swimmer of the Year 2018 Jessica Goodwin
Senior swimmer Sarah Sharock (24)
proudly shows off her 100 Fly & 200 I.M. trophies
from Trafford Metro Club Championships 2018.
Well done Sarah!
Congratulations to 14 year Libby Gotta who has added 4 more English short course records to her already impressive tally at such a young age. She set new times in the 200 Free, 200 Back, 200 I.M. & 100 Fly. Fantastic!
12 Year old Category A swimmer Jess Goodwin is proud of her GB records and can look forward to receiving more certificates at Loughborough following another 5 records set in March. Jess has added the 50/100 Free, 50/100 Back & the 100 I.M. short course records to her growing collection. Well done.
Abby White (11) receiving her rising star award at the Newcastle sports Gala on 7th March from the Lord Mayor.
She received the Tim Lamb award for disability swimming and is now on the the talented program which came with a nice £250 grant.