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2020 saw us with 14 boys and 11 girls qualify for the Cheshire County Championships, continuing our increase in qualifying swimmers from 21 in 2019 and 11 on 2018.  In 2019 we had a record number of swimmers qualifying for Regionals - 2 of which are now Regional Champions; a British finalist; 8 English National Finalists and a National Champion.

2019 saw the Club itself win a host of titles - Most Improved Club in Cheshire at the County Championships 2019, North West Region Club of the Year 2019, and Club of the Year - Silver Award in the National Awards.

None of this could be achieved without the tireless support of our Coaches and our swimming families and, as a non-profit organisation, we are completely reliant on fundraising to facilitate capital purchases, such as the starting blocks and more recently backstroke ledges, to improve our children’s swimming experience and support them in reaching their full potential and personal goals in competitive swimming, by achieving times that can be submitted to external galas within the comfort of their own swimming environment.

So, again, we are appealing for your support in fundraising – whether it be by hosting an event (coffee morning etc), doing a sponsored “something”, or just a simple donation.  We have over 160 (swimming) Club members, so just a little support from the majority will help move us closer to our target. 

We understand this is big ask but If you feel you are able to help, and maybe even have a little fun in the process, it would be greatly appreciated.

If you plan an event/sponsored event, please let us know and take photos for our website – your pictures/stories will appear on this page!

An easy way to fundraise for the Club is 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.

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30th Anniversary Donations

Thank you to everyone who's donated to our 30th Anniversary fundraiser.


Last updated

22 June 2022


 DonorMessage
Kate G Well done Mollie, great open water swim Love Kate, Andy, Gaby and Edward
Anonymous  
Jonathan P For Ella P open water swim
Laura P Donation for the open water swimming
Jackie H Well done Mollie
Paulette A Good luck to you Luca and Tess. Best wishes Paulette
Irene D This donation is for sponsorship for Luca W in the Open Water Challenge from Margaret P
Nigel M Best wishes Luca and Tess in your swimming callenge, from Nigel and Penny
David W Good luck to Luca W
Tony W Good Luck
Jennie M Well done Sam - love Grandma and Grandad
Irene D  Best of luck to Tess & Luca White and all the swimmers in the Open Water Festival
Marcin P For Franek and Antoni
Tess W For Luca
Anne S  
Caroline P  
Barbara Taylor Go Mollie!
Claire T  
Katharine R  
Vicky M  
Tess W Luca so proud of you at 9 you’ll have a go at anything. From your proud mum. And I’ve donated for me to do the 1500m. Team Alty x
Mandy W For all the ASC swimmers doing the open water event tomorrow. Good luck and have fun! Sorry we can’t be there x
Steve C ASC changed my son Ashley's life and we are proud to support the Chloe Waddell Bursary so that others can get that chance.
Jennie Mc Good luck Sam on your Open Water Swim xx
Sarah M On behalf of Sam
Kate Mc On behalf of Sam Mc
Paula M  
Sarah D On behalf of Sam Mc
Anna D On behalf of Sam Mc
Kate O Happy Birthday ASC!
Carla R On behalf of Isabella R

Current Fundraising Goal

We would like to use this 30th anniversary to continue to remember Chloe Waddell, a key member of our Altrincham Swimming Club family.  In February 2013, at the age of 16, Chloe died suddenly due to an undiagnosed heart condition. She is missed greatly by everyone who knew her.

Chloe, was a lively, bubbly, hardworking and caring 16-year-old, with an infectious sense of humour and a smile always on her face. Chloe was also a dedicated and talented swimmer at Altrincham Swimming Club and Swim Trafford, having competed locally, regionally and nationally and representing Great Britain at an Open Water Talent Camp in France in 2012 and competing in London at the 2012 Olympic Trials.
 
As part of our 30th Year celebrations we have launched an ambitious fundraising target which will launch us into the next 30 years. 
 
Our fund raising is three fold: 

  1. Via Chloe Waddell's memorial fund we pledge to raise £6,000 to fund a Cardiac Risk in the Young heart screening for 100 young local people.
  2. The Chloe Waddell Bursary Fund: Swimming is a very expensive sport and many families struggle with the training fees, gala fees, swimming kit, training camps costs and travel costs associated with swimming at a Competitive level. We would like to set up the Chloe Waddell Bursary, to be funded by locally interested businesses to help boost the opportunities for all of our swimming family, no matter what their family circumstances.
  3. On-going fundraising to buy a timing screen and the associated software to improve the experience for our swimmers and spectators at Club Galas. We believe that pride in our club pool and club galas will drive greater participation. 

We would like the whole community to get involved in our fundraising efforts. Please enlist the help of your family and friends too.  We have a sponsor form to get you started and you can find this here to print out and fill in.
 
We are in the process of also setting up the facility to donate via the website, and we’ll keep you updated when this is up and running.
 
We are running a series of events to facilitate many different ways that you can fundraise and get sponsors. You can choose one event or you could do a number of them to raise as much money as possible. 

  • Saturday 18 June - Open Water Swimming Festival 

https://www.openswim.org.uk/event-details/greater-manchester-festival-of-open-water-swimming-2022
 
Please enter and start getting your sponsorship now. Our next meet up will be 3pm on Saturday 6 June at Sale Water Park.  Older swimmers can enter the longer events or the under 15 event and parents/family are fine to enter the 500m event if this is preferred. 

18th June - Development 1/2 
29th June - Transition 
9th July - Competition 
16th  July - Performance

  • Sunday 4 September - Sponsored Swimathon Relays - 5 teams... who will be victorious? 
  • Friday 9 September - Celebration Party with fundraising raffle
  • Sunday 18 September - Swim Clinic with GB 🇬🇧 Swimmer Lauren Quigley
  • Ongoing - 30 things to do before ASC is 30 challenge list - start getting your sponsors now!  Please see the poster on this here with more information.

If anyone has links to a business which may be able to contribute or support our bursary fund, then we'd love to hear from you as soon as possible. 
 
We can do this ASC! 
 
Best wishes from the 30th Birthday Team

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30th anniversary fundraising progress!
£ 30000
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£ 1262.86
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4%
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07/06/2022

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