Halton Swimming Club has taken the decision to cancel ALL training sessions until further notice.
Cancelling sessions is not a decision we have taken lightly but following the latest announcement from the government we feel it the right thing to do.
The health and wellbeing of the swimmers, coaches, committee and parents is important at this moment in time.
We will keep you updated on any changes.
Please keep yourselves safe and well, and see you all back at training soon.
Micro League Galas Postponed due to COVID-19
Messaged received from the Micro League JSL:
The North West Micro League committee has been reviewing the ever changing situation regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The government yesterday announced that it is stepping up its response to the coronavirus aimed at delaying its spread, rather than trying contain the spread.
As an organisation we have a duty and responsibility to try and protect our athletes, officials, teachers, coaches, volunteers as much as possible, we are also duty bound to ensure we have the best interest of staff at our pool providers and the wider community at heart.
Taking all of the above into consideration, the difficult decision has been made to postpone the Micro League fixtures for the foreseeable future. We have a number of galas both this weekend and next which are affected. We will continue to review the situation and make a decision about the rest of the fixtures once more information is available. The committee will be working over the coming weeks to understand the implications of this and develop a plan. We can't be any clearer at the moment as to the long term plan and appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.
Halton SC will be monitoring guidance from the Government, Swim England and the Leisure Centre.
The website and facebook will be updated when we know more.
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!