Halton Swimmer Luke Nisted has left for Portugal to represent Great Britain Deaf Swimming Club in the 3rd World Deaf Swimming Championships which take place at the Olympic Swimming Pool Complex in Coimbra between 6th and 13th August 2011. Although Luke achieved several qualifying times giving him a choice of events he has decided, in agreement with the Team Manager to concentrate on his 50m Breaststroke and 50m & 100m Backstroke events at his first World Championships. At just 15 Years Old, Luke is up against more experienced competition at this level but we are sure he’ll do fantastically well and has time on his side to continue to improve and he can look forward to many more appearances at this level in the years to come. Good Luck, Luke from all at Halton SC. What a great achievement. Follow Luke’s progress here : http://wdsc2011portugal.webnode.com/ Picture: Logo for 3rd World Deaf Swimming Championships
Well done Thomas and Pam With the Indoor competition season drawing to a close, the Open Water Swimming Calendar is now in full swing and Halton SC were well represented at the 30th Annual Llyn Padarn Open Water Championships held at Llanberis on Saturday 23rd July 2011. Thomas Roberts had a busy schedule. Having initially achieved an excellent second place in the Junior Male 2mile Freestyle event in a time that was third fastest overall in the Open 2 Mile Category overall, Thomas dried himself off and returned to the lake an hour later to compete in the 1000m Lunchtime Open Swim Event and this time led the field home for an superb first place finishing some two minutes ahead of the second placed swimmer. Halton SC Coach and Masters Swimmer Pam Kay finished in an excellent 9th place in the Ladies Senior 2 Mile Freestyle event whilst representing Warrington Dolphins. Widnes based Tony Fillingham, also swimming for Warrington Dolphins finished 11th in the Gents 4 mile Freestyle event.
Picture: Thomas Roberts and Tony Fillingham.
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