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Halton SC Competition Update - 7/10/2011

Halton SC swimmers continue to excel in the City of Liverpool Tadpole League competition.

Gala 3 on Friday 30th September saw 10 year old Will Woodward claim two gold medals with outstanding performances in the 200m Freestyle and 200m Backstroke both in personal best times. Will took 21 seconds off his previous best time in the freestyle event finishing in 2.35.97 some 15 seconds ahead of the second placed swimmer. It was a similar story in the backstroke with Will finishing 10 seconds ahead of the competition whilst reducing his time for the event by 14 seconds. The latest set of results put Will clear at the top of the overall BAGCATS competition for 10 year old and with two events remaining is well set to claim the boys overall 10 Years title.

Not to be outdone, Matty Sayle continues to rack up excellent performances in the 11 years competition taking the gold medal in the 50m Backstroke event and also setting himself up for a tilt at the 11year old boys title by smoothly moving into 3rd place with two events to compete.

There were also excellent performances from Ceris Breckell, Amy Steele, Elanor Sims, Eleanor Donald, Beth Reid, Eleanor Moss, Niamh Cullen and Bethany Abraham all of whom recorded personal best times in the girls 11/12 years 50m Breaststroke event.

Excellent results were recorded by Sam Clayton (Boys 9 years 200 Free), Joseph Ware (Boys 12 Years 50m Back) and Ryan Sanders (Boys 9 Years 200m Back).

Halton swimmers were also in fine form at the Wirral Metro Level 2 licensed meet over the weekend of 30th September, 1st & 2nd October

Pride of place must go to new recruit and former Crosby Swimmer, Craig Langley who returned with 5 Gold Medals and associated Individual Titles plus a bronze medal in the 100m Fly. Craig posted gold medal winning times in the Mens Open 100m Back, 50m Freestyle, 200m Back, 100m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley. This is an outstanding achievement at the first major meet of the new season with Craig posting regional qualifying times in all these events.

Will Woodward took the opportunity to continue on from his tadpoles success with a further medal haul in taking Silver in the 200m Freestyle, 200m Backstroke and 200 Individual Medley. A 19 second personal best time saw Will take Bronze in the 200m Breaststroke event whilst a further personal best time of 33.82 in the 50m Freestyle saw Will just edged out of the medals in 4th place. Will finished the weekend with an incredible 6 medals - 2 Gold, 3 Silver and a Bronze.

Picture: Will with his medal haul.


Also at Wirral, a special mention for Thomas Roberts who took almost 2 and a half minutes off his Personal best time for the 1500m Freestyle in finishing 5th. Making rapid progress at this distance, Thomas is just short of the Regional Qualifying time for the Winter Championships in December and will have another shot at the time in Llandudno this weekend.

Thomas also reduced his personal best times across a number of other events taking 4 seconds off both his 400m Freestyle and 200m Freestyle times.

Personal best times were also posted at Wirral by Nikita Jackson in the 100m and 200m Breaststroke, Tom Patton in the 200 Individual Medley, 200m Freestyle the 100m & 200m Breaststroke - with an astonishing 10 seconds reduction ,  Luke Nisted for  the 100m Backstroke and 100m Freestyle,  Matty Sayle - 50m Freestyle and 200m Backstroke, Liam Sheeran - 50m Freestyle and 100m Breaststroke, Laura Gorry - 400m Freestyle.

Thanks & Regards,

PP. Neil F

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