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Halton SC News Update 19th August 2011

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3rd Deaf Swimming Championships - Coimbra, Portugal


Luke Nisted has just returned from the World Deaf Swimming Championships in Portugal with a brilliant set of results. Luke, one of the youngest competitors at the Championships, and competing against a set of very experienced swimmers returned with a superb collection of six long course personal best times.

Expecting to swim only a couple of events for the experience, Luke’s progress impressed the Team Management to such an extent that he ended up competing in six events - 50m, 100, & 200m Backstroke, 50m & 200m Breaststroke and 200 IM.

Luke took an astonishing 14 Seconds off his 200IM time finishing in 17th place and an excellent 8 seconds off his 200 Back time again finishing in 17th Place. There were also personal best times in all his other events.

It was a brilliant experience for Luke, top class swimming combined with excellent weather - he will be just reaching his peak when the competition comes around again in 4 years time.

Pictures: Luke at the World Championships.


Albert Dock Open Water Championships 2011

Halton SC’s Open Water Contingent took to Liverpool’s Albert Dock on Saturday 6th August 2011 for the Warrington Dolphins Albert Dock Championships 2011. 13 Year Old Thomas Roberts’ fine form continued in winning the Junior Gents 2 Mile event in 39 Minutes, 11 Seconds. Thomas lead from the start and won by a superb 20 seconds from his old adversary, Pennine SC’s Thomas Hamer. Hamer and Roberts have battled out for the Junior title in most of the the major local open water championship events this season and this time it was the Halton swimmer who came out on top.

15 Year Old Lucy Hale of Halton finished 4th in the Junior ladies 2 mile event whilst Swim Trafford’s Chloe Waddell, 14Years old, who will be competing for Halton SC in the pool next season, took an excellent 2nd place in this competition.

Frank Kilgannon finished 6th in the Senior Gents 4 Mile Championship.

Pictures: Halton’s Lucy Hale and Thomas Roberts ahead of the Albert Dock Championships 2011, Thomas with the Winners Shield.

PP.  Neil F

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