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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
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Halton SC wins 3 Top Awards at the 2014 Halton Sports Partnership Annual Awards
Halton SC have won 3 Top Awards at the Annual Halton Sports Partnership Awards evening held at the Select Stadium Halton on Thursday 25th September 2014.
The Club won Halton Club of the Year for 2014 whilst John Bazley took the Coach of the Year and Thomas Roberts the Young Sports Person of the Year Award.
This is well deserved recognition for the achievements of the club and individuals in membership in what is proving to be a brilliant year.
Thanks to Ste for providing the nominations and well done all.
Pictured: John and Thomas receiving their awards.