Halton makes the M&D JSL Final!
Halton Swimming Club has made the final of the Merseyside and District Junior Swimming League.
Halton had huge success in the 3 qualifying galas. We finished 2nd place in the first 2 galas and clinched first place in the final gala, giving us 2nd place overall just behind Crosby.
The final will take place on 18th June at Wavertree Aquatic Centre. There will be some tough competition - also swimming will be Crosby, Garston, Everton, Prescot and Bridgefield.
The final will be a super competitive event and a memorable experience for all swimmers involved.
Club success at COLSC Splash n Dash 2022
Halton had another weekend of swimming success at the COLSC Splash n Dash.
We had a great medal haul;
Gold medals for Joshua Howard-hughes (Back), Sam Hyland (Free, Breast & Fly), Freya Karaski (Free)
Silver medals for Beth Howard-Hughes (Breast), Joshua Howard-Hughes (Free), Freya Karaski (Breast)
Bronze medals for Beth Howard-Hughes (Back), Joshua Howard-Hughes (Fly) and Freya Karaski (Back).
There were also some new personal bests and great swimming across the board from our other swimmers; Lily Baxter, Daniel Houghton-Butler, Olivia Hyland, Evan Keeble, Louisa Mallouris, Eleanor Marsden, Fred Marsden, Edward Marsh, Elizabeth Marsh and Matthew Raley.
This was the first individual meet for some of the younger swimmers and also the first time a lot of them had swum long course and it was great to see some fantastic swimming.
It great to see the Halton team spirit with everyone cheering each other on!
Well done to all involved!
Success at recent team galas
February 2022 saw the return of team swimming galas after an almost two year break due to COVID19.
Our younger swimmers have attended two competitions recently: the first round of the Merseyside and District Junior Swimming League and the Southport Shrimps Relay Gala.
There was success in both galas with lots of PB's, first places and some excellent swimming from younger swimmers new to competitive racing.
All of the swimmers behaved impeccably and did Halton Swimming Club proud.
More result details can be found here: Team Gala Results
Splash and Dash Success in Liverpool Echo
Read all about the Splash and Dash in the Liverpool Echo
Halton Swim Club on Fire at Cheshire County Championships
So Halton Swim Club started off 2020 on fire with some fantastic individual and team results at the Cheshire Championship Swim Gala which took place in Macclesfield over 4 weekends in January & February.
In order to compete in the event, swimmers must achieve certain times in all events to qualify to compete in the competition. It was medals galore -
Gold Medals for Sophie Buckley, Josh Howard-Hughes, Sam Hyland and Reuben Sumner, 200 medley team 15/16 yrs mixed, mens 200 free 13/14 yrs free, mens 200 medley 13/14/years
Silver Medals for Reuben Sumner, Joel Sumner, Sophie Buckley, Josh Howard Hughes & Sam Hyland, team mixed 15/15 yrs free, mens team 200 free
Bronze medals for sam Hyland, Reuben Sumner Josh Howard-Hughes, Libby Harrison & MacKinley Houghton
Also a special mention to all the swimmers outside of the medals that not only qualified for the event and represented the club but also where there were many personal best times achieved: Cerys Neil, Ben Clayton, Sam Shurie, Claudio Mecklenberg, Alfie Mather, Leah Galligan, Jess Connolly, Gabriella Houghton, Beth Howard-Hughes, Natasha Molyneux and Olivia Hyland.
Well done everyone!!
First Gala of 2020 - Southport Shrimps Relay Gala
Our first team gala of the year was a new one for Halton Swimming Club. The Southport Shrimps Relay Gala took place on Sunday 19th January at Everton Park.
This is a junior gala aimed at younger swimmers 9-12. Swimmers took part in various relays including Freestyle, Breaststroke, Butterfly and a Medley. There were also 3 cannons; girls, boys and mixed.
Behaviour by the Halton Swimmers was impeccable and team spirit was high! Older swimmers were a credit to the club, helping out and supporting those younger swimmers who were understandably nervous about competing for the first time.
Thank you as well to the coaches and poolside helpers for helping out. And of course to parents for cheering the swimmers on!