City of Liverpool Swimming Club – Liverpool Echo Cup Final - Saturday 25thOctober 2014 – Knowsley Culture & Leisure Park
An outstanding team performance saw Halton’s young swimmers achieve their highest ever finish in the City of Liverpool Swimming Club’s Liverpool Echo Cup Competition by finishing 4th in the Final at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park in Huyton on Saturday. Ranked 5th going into the final following two tough preliminary rounds the team rose to the occasion yet again and moved up a further place to 4thOverall.
1st Southport SC, 333 Points; 2nd Everton SA, 276 Points; 3rd Hoylake ASC, 269 Points; 4th Halton SC, 212 Points; 5th Crosby SC, 183 Points; 6thLiverpool Penguin SC, 167 Points; 7th Garston SC, 155 points; 8th Ormskirk Otters SC 152 Points.
Jack Craig, George Winckles, Christopher Bellard, Nathan Petch, Ben Clayton, Alfie Mather, Leah Galligan, Sophie Buckley, Jess Smith, Lucy White, Beth Howard-Hughes, Josh Howard-Hughes, Ben Woodward, Emmie Brownlow, Hazel Chadwick, Keira Gerrard, Libby Harrison, Daisy Marsh, Cliodhna Jennions, Lucy Harris, Sam Craig, Jack Gallimore, Taylor Tout, Reece Sumner, Ellie Harrison, James Williams, Ami Mannion, Leah Horabin, Zara Priest, Naomi Petch, Stacy Stanners, Dan Buckley, Sam Clayton, Lewis McGhee and Leevi Gumbs.
There were wins for Alfie Mather, Boys 9 Years 25 Freestyle and Josh Howard Hughes, Boys 10 Years 50m Freestyle. Josh also had a 2nd place finish in the 50m Backstroke. Dan Buckley achieved 2 second place finishes in the Boys 12 years Breaststroke and Backstroke.
New Personal Best times were recorded by Lucy Harris, Girls 12 Years 50m Fly; Libby Harrison, Ami Mannion Girls 12 Years 50m Freestyle; Josh Howard-Hughes, Boys 10 Years 50m Freestyle; Dan Buckley Boys 12 Years 50m Breaststroke and Taylor Tout, Boys 11 Years 50m Breaststroke.
Pictured: Halton squad at the Echo Cup Final.
Swim Conwy Autumn Meet – Llandudno – Saturday & Sunday 18th & 19th October 2014 – Llandudno Swimming Centre
Halton sent a strong contingent to the recent Swim Conwy Autumn Meet held at Llandudno Swimming Centre over the weekend of 18th and 19th October 2014.
Ryan McGhee picked up 3 Gold and 3 Bronze Medals, brother Lewis took home a Gold and a Bronze Medal whilst Thomas Roberts achieved Gold in the Boys 16 and over 1500m Freestyle in a new personal best time.
Ryan’s Gold Medals came in the Boys 15 Years 200m Breaststroke, 200m Backstroke and 100m Backstroke all in new personal best times whilst his Bronze Medals were picked up in the 1500m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley and 200m Fly once again in new personal best times. Lewis struck Gold in the 13 Years 1500m Freestyle and took Bronze in the 200m Fly in a new Personal Best time.
12 Year Old Sam Clayton set no fewer than 9 new personal best times in the 50m & 200m Backstroke; 50m, 100m & 200m Breaststroke; 50m, 100m & 200m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley. Leah Horabin also set new personal best times in the Girls 12 Years 50m & 200m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke and 200m Backstroke.
Beth Reid set new personal standards in the Girls 14 Years 100m Breaststroke, 50m & 100m Backstroke whilst Nikita Jackson set a new personal best in the Girls Open 50m Freestyle.
Well done All.
PP. Neil Flaherty
National Arena Swimming League North West Division 1 – Saturday 11thOctober 2014 - Irlam
A good team effort in Round 1 of the National Arena Swimming League at Irlam on Saturday leaves the club well placed in 5th Position overall in Division 1 going into Round 2 at Worsley on 8th November 2014. As always in National League, the standard of swimming from all teams involved in the first round gala was exceptionally high and it took an excellent performance to secure 2nd place in Gala 3.
First place finishes were achieved by:
Joshua Howard Hughes, Boys 11 Years 50m Backstroke and 50m Freestyle; Will Woodward, Boys 13 Years 50m Breaststroke and 50m Freestyle;, Matty Sayle, Boys 15 Years 100m Fly and 100m Freestyle; Eleanor Donald Girls 15 Years 100m Freestyle and Open 100m Freestyle; Ryan McGhee, Boys 15 Years 100m Backstroke; Lucy Harris, Girls 11 Years 50m Breaststroke; and Dan Buckley, Boys 11 Years 50m Backstroke.
There were also wins for the Boys 13 & Under Medley Relay Team of Dan Buckley, Will Woodward, Lewis McGhee and Sam Craig and Girls 15 & Under Freestyle Relay Team of Eleanor Donald, Rachel Bate, Beth Reid and Alison Steele.
New Personal Best times were recorded by Josh Howard Hughes, 50m Backstroke & 50m Freestyle; Will Woodward, 50m Breaststroke and 50m Freestyle; Ryan McGhee, 100m Backstroke; Matty Sayle, 100m Fly; Sarah Roberts, 100m Backstroke;, Lucy Harris, 50m Breaststroke; Ami Mannion, 50m Fly; and Eleanor Donald, 100m Freestyle.
1st Leyland Barracudas, 217 Points; 2nd Halton SC, 198 Points; 3rd Prescot SC, 191 Points; 4th City of Stoke (COSSACS) SC, 189 Points; 5th Hoylake SC, 131 Points; 6th Oswestry Otters SC, 117 Points.
Well done all.
Swim Calendar Updated
The Halton SC Swim Calendar has been updated and can be found under the calendar link from the main menu.
PP. Neil Flaherty
Wirral Metro October Meet – Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th October 2014, Europa Pools, Birkenhead
There have been medals and personal best times galore for Halton Swimmers at the Wirral Metro Level 2 October Meet held at Europa Pools, Birkenhead over the weekend.
Stand out performance came from 13 Year Old Will Woodward who entered 12 Events and returned with 11 Gold Medals and a Silver together with 11 new personal best times.
In a tremendous all round display, Will took Gold in the 50m, 100m & 200m Breaststroke, 50m,100m & 200m Backstroke, 100m, 200m & 400m Freestyle, 50m &100m Fly with a solitary silver coming in the 50m Freestyle. Will also set new Personal bests in every event except 50m Backstroke.
Matty Sayle, who was selected for the England talent camp at Manchester Aquatics on Sunday and had to withdraw from his events on that day , struck double gold on Saturday in the Boys 14 Years 50m & 100m Freestyle events. Matty also set two new personal best times in those events.
Gold medals were also achieved by Lucy Harris in the Girls 11 Years 50m Backstroke in a new personal best time and Lizzie Bryce in the Girls 13 Years 200m Fly also in a new personal best time. Both girls picked up further medals with Lucy grabbing two silvers in the 50m & 100m Freestyle and a bronze in the 50m Fly. Lizzie took silver in both the 50m and 100m Fly events.
Eleanor Donald grabbed a silver in the girls 14 years 400m Freestyle in a new personal best time. Thomas Roberts set a new Personal best time in the boys 16 years 400m individual Medley. Tom Hough set new personal bests in the Boys Open 50m & 100m Freestyle events.
There were also excellent swims from Sarah Roberts and Nikita Jackson whilst Rachel Bate set new personal best times in the Girls 14 Years 50m, 100m & 200m Freestyle and 100m Breaststroke
City of Liverpool Swimming Club – Echo Cup Round 2, Gala 1 Saturday 27thSeptember 2014, Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park, Huyton.
An excellent all round team performance in Round 2 of the Liverpool Echo sponsored City of Liverpool Swimming Club’s Echo Cup Competition at Huyton on Saturday 27th September secured Halton a third place finish and with it a place in the Cup Final for 9 to 12 Year Old swimmers on Saturday 25th October 2014.
This is the third successive year we have reached the final – a fantastic achievement for a club of our size - and being placed 5th overall going into the 8 team event is the best ranking the club has achieved at this stage for several years.
There were wins for Alfie Mather, Boys 9 Years 25m Freestyle; Reece Sumner, Boys 11 Years 50m Backstroke; Lewis McGhee, Boys 12 Years 50m Fly; Sophie Buckley, Girls 9 Years 25m Breaststroke & 25m Backstroke; Josh Howard –Hughes, Boys 10 Years 50m Backstroke; Leevi Gumbs, Boys 12 Years 50m Freestyle; and Daniel Buckley, Boys 12 years 50m Backstroke & 50m Breaststroke.
The Boys 12 Years Relay Team of Dan Buckley, Lewis McGhee, Leevi Gumbs and Sam Clayton took both Freestyle and Medley events, as did the Boys 9 Years Relay Team of Nathan Petch, Jack Craig, Christopher Bellard, Ben Clayton, Alfie Mather and George Winckles.
A further win was achieved by the mixed Freestyle Cannon team of Leah Galligan, George Winckles, Emmie Brownlow, Josh Howard-Hughes, Cliodhna Jennions, Sam Craig, Ami Mannion and Leevi Gumbs.
There were new personal best times for:
Reece Sumner, Boys 11 Years 50m Backstroke; Lewis McGhee, Boys 12 Years 50m Fly; Joshua Howard-Hughes, Boys 10 Years 50m Backstroke; Sophie Buckley, Girls 9 Yeas 25m; Cliodhna Jennions. Girls 11 Years 50m Freestyle; Lucy White, Girls 9 Years 25m Fly, George Winckles Boys 9 Years 25m Fly; and Libby Harrison, Girls 11 Years 5om Breaststroke;
1st Everton SA, 273 Points; 2nd Southport SC, 251 Points; 3rd Halton SC, 242 Points; 4th Garston SC, 221 Points; 5th Prescot SC, 180 Points; 6th Formby SC, 116 Points; 7th Bridgefield SC, 65 Points,
Well done all.
ESSA – English Schools Swimming Association – North West Regional Secondary Team Championships 2014, Everton Park, Liverpool - 26thSeptember 2014
Halton SC swimmers Nikita Jackson and Tom Hough were part of the successful Priestley College Relay teams competing at the ESSA North West Regional Championships at Everton Park. The girls completed a double success with wins in both the Girls Senior Medley and Freestyle events whilst the boys won the Senior Medley Relay and finished runners up in the Freestyle event.
The results give them a realistic chance of qualifying for the National Finals being held at the London Aquatic Centre – formerly the Olympic Pool for London 2012 – in November.