Latest News Items

Last updated 17 June 2019

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Pointscore The next Pointscore is due to take place on 23rd June 2019.  Sign-up has now closed, however if you have registered but can no longer attend you can withdraw here
Trafford Borough Gala The next round of this event is taking place on 22nd June 2019 at Sale Leisure Centre.
Middle and Long Distance Championships Entry for the Club Champs is now closed.
Preston Summer Spectacular We had 10 swimmers competing in this event last weekend.
There were some fantastic swims and lots of PBs.  In total there were 33 PBs - 77%. Best PB was Abbie G with a huge 13 seconds off her 200m back to 3:01.45.
Medal winners were in the 15 yrs and over category with :
Ash D winning 3 gold (50 fly, 100 free, 50 free) and 3 silvers (50 back, 100 fly, 100 back).
James P winning 3 gold (50 back, 50 breast, 100 back) and 2 silver (100 free, 50 free).
Adam C who won a silver medal at this event in the 50m breaststroke, 10 yrs category.
Well done to all swimmers that competed.
Saturday Morning Training An email has been sent out the to relevant groups today, but can all swimmers attending the 7.30am training session on a Saturday please make sure they are on poolside ready to start their session by 7.25am at the latest.  Late arrival disrupts the session, so can you please make sure you're on time.
Sponsored Fun Triathlon Further to the email sent out last week, this event is taking place this year on Saturday 6th July 2019 and we are raising money for the Dolphin semi-automatic timing system.  Please see the email sent out on 5th June regarding this. 
Volunteer Recruitment Are you a confident public speaker?  If so, this role is perfect for you!  We are in need of an Announcer for our home galas (Pointscore and Club Champs) - this involves being available for the whole session of the gala and making (scripted) announcements, using the microphone, throughout.  Our current Announcer is training to become a Judge, so she will be working in this role during forthcoming galas, we therefore currently have no Announcer, so would very much appreciate your help with this.
Swim England Skills Sessions Swim England North West are running some Skills Sessions and an email regarding this was sent out on 6th June.  These sessions are aimed at County standard swimmers aged 11-13 yrs and are booked on a 'first come first served' basis, so if you're interested in any of these sessions, please don't delay.  You can see more details and book these sessions as follows :
Freestyle on 28th September 2019
Turns on 12th October 2019
Butterfly on 9th November 2019
Swim England North West Masters Session

Swim England NW are running a Masters Development Day at Manchester Aquatic Centre on 22nd June 2019 for adult swimmers wishing to improve their breaststroke and backstroke.  If you're interested, please see here for further details.

Early Morning Training Session Trafford have introduced an extra early morning training session for all the Trafford clubs.  All swimmers in groups D3 and above are eligible for this and an email went out last week to those groups regarding this.  Please do go along if you'd like to try it - we've had good reports from those that have already attended.
External Galas You can now find your swimmer’s accepted entries to external galas (as and when they are available) on our website, in the Members Area -> External Galas. Log into the website here.
Open Water Festival Swim England North West are pleased to announce that this year’s annual Open Water Championships are being held on 29th June 2019 at Salford Quays.
This competition will include:
  • 1500 Challenge
  • North West and North East Open Water Championships
  • North West and North East Masters Open Water Championships
All championship events incorporate the following County Championships; Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Northumberland and Durham.  For full entry conditions please see here.
Membership Details If you have had any changes to the details you entered on your membership form on joining, change of address / contact details etc., can you please advise these to our Membership Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that the membership database can be updated.
Lost Property Please remember that we have introduced a Lost Property section on the website.  So, if your swimmer has lost anything during training sessions, please check this on our website or here.  If you find anything that belongs to you, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and it will be available to collect from the desk on the following Sunday.
Contacting the Coaches If you need to contact a Coach regarding your swimmer outside of the training session times, please can you limit this contact to the Head Coach (Chris Tarry) and Assistant Head Coach (Kate Offord) only.  
Fundraising by Shopping Please consider raising funds for our club via the Easy Fundraising online service. Shopping doesn't cost you a penny more, but as you make purchases online shops make a donation to the club. All you do is register (it's good to click the "Find & Remind" button) and start shopping. Please give it a go and encourage others to do so too – it's effectively free money to benefit the members of our club! Thank you.  More information is on the website, or via the link 
Club Kit The new kit is now available online and via the kit shop on our website.  It's Nike branded clothing with the new Club logo and an option to personalise with your swimmer's initials.  Check it out via the link
Free Swimming A reminder that as a member of Altrincham Swimming Club, swimmers are entitled to free swimming at Altrincham Leisure Centre. You will need to complete a form which needs to be signed by your coach. If you need a form please let our Club Secretary know at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Calendar For all the galas and events coming up, please click here
Club Contact For any queries or questions, please email us here

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Entries are now open for our Club Distance Championships. To enter, or see the full Programme and Conditions, go to

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The object of the Pointscore competition is for swimmers to compete against their own times on a regular basis under competition conditions. This will allow them to challenge for places in teams and prepare them for competition. They will be gaining experience of racing. Points are scored for any improvements gained and are aggregated for the purpose of making periodic and annual awards. The competition is open to all members of the club.

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