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Last updated 14 June 2022

Club Distance Championships - Session 1 - 19 June 2022 Well done to all the swimmers that took part in the Club Champs first Session and a big thanks to all the volunteers that helped make the event run smoothly

The fully results for the Session are now available on the website (Members Area -> Internal Club Galas).  Awards go to:-

Max O πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡
Sam McC πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‰
Toby H πŸ₯‰
Lachlan B πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡
Dougal R πŸ₯ˆ
Joseph W πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‰
James P πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡
Amelie G πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆ
Mollie O πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‰
Imogen πŸ₯‰
Wendy D πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡
Eva S πŸ₯ˆ
Betsy A πŸ₯‰
Oscar L πŸ₯ˆ
Michael G πŸ₯ˆ
Micahel W πŸ₯‰
Francesca B πŸ₯‡
Hannah B πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‰
Isabelle D πŸ₯ˆ
Emma S πŸ₯‰
Isobel H πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡
Emily I πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡
Thomas B πŸ₯ˆ
Donovan E πŸ₯‰
Adam C πŸ₯‡
Ryan S πŸ₯‰
Franek P πŸ₯‡
Harry G πŸ₯ˆ
Ella P πŸ₯ˆ
Abigail R πŸ₯‡
Theodora T πŸ₯ˆ

Club records broken are below, although we're waiting for final confirmation on these.  Congratulations to the record breakers!

Boys 200m Backstroke
11/12 Age Group – Max O (2:27.12)
13/14 Age Group – Lachie B (2:10.41)
17 and Over Age Group – James P (2:10.40)

Boys 400m IM
11/12 Age Group – Max O (5.26.67)
13/14 Age Group – Lachie B (4:48.90)

Girls 400m IM
17 and Over Age Group – Emily I (5:31.38)

Boys 200m Breaststroke
11/12 Age Group – Max O (3:01.28)
17 and Over Age Group – James P (2:46.47)

Girls 200m Breaststroke
17 and Over Age Group – Emily I (2:58.03)
 June 2022 Open Water
18 June 2022
What a great afternoon celebrating Altrincham Swimming Club’s 30th birthday with our open water event!
Well done to all the swimmers you were absolutely brilliant. We had lots of top finishers!
1500m Swim
πŸ₯‡Elise T
πŸ₯ˆJade O
πŸ₯‰Sophie B
500m Swim
πŸ₯‡Abbie G
πŸ₯ˆIsabelle D
πŸ₯ˆLuca W
πŸ₯‰Sam M
Well done team πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

Preston Summer Spectacular June 2022

Preston Summer Spectacular 1 June 2022

Preston Summer Spectacular 2 June 2022

Well done to everyone involved in the Preston Swimming Club Summer Spectacular… it was a spectacular meet, there were PBs from everyone!
There were so many good swims and when Max asked me who my stand out swimmers were, I genuinely couldn’t choose as there were so many.
Well done team, keep swimming fast!
It’s a big medal total!
Lachie πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‡
Max πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯ˆ
Oscar πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆ
Emily πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‰
Michael G πŸ₯‰πŸ₯‰πŸ₯‰
Adam πŸ₯‰πŸ₯ˆ
Wendy πŸ₯‰
Michael W πŸ₯‡
Joseph πŸ₯‰
Danny πŸ₯‰
may swimmer of the month holly
May Swimmer of the Month

May was another great month of swimming with our National Qualifiers confirmed and our younger swimmers continuing to work very hard on their skills.
We had some great nominations this month, with all the coaches highly praising the nominees. All of our nominees embody the Swimmer ABC’s and their hard work is paying off.
Well done to our 3 runners up who are:
Tom A - Development 1: Tom has been making great progress and is growing in confidence every session and in Pointscore. He has also been coming along to the open water meet ups and is taking to open water like a pro!
Jessica S - Transition: Jessica is technically very good and really works hard to improve her swimming skills. She turns up to every training session embraces the harder sessions with an iron will and lots of enthusiasm. She’s made lots of friends in her squad and is always the first to make new members feel welcome. She’s started to challenge herself by entering external galas and swam brilliantly for ASC at the Trafford Borough Development League gala.
There can however be only one Swimmer of the Month!
Holly L - Development 2 was voted by the Coaches because of her fantastic attitude and the way she has really taken a step up in training. All the Coaches who have had involvement with her commented on her improvement, dedication and effort level and noted her attitude and performance at the May point score. Really well done Holly, you have embodied our Swimmer ABCs and impressed all the Coaches! Great job!
National Summer Qualifiers 2022
National Summer Meet Qualifiers - a massive well done to James P (50 Back, 50 Free, 100 Back) and Ashley D (100 Free, 100 Back) who qualified for British Nationals, which start on 23 July.
Lachie B (200 IM) and Michael W (200 Free) have both qualified for their first English Nationals with their racing starting on 6 August.
We are so proud of the swimmers! The qualifying period is stressful, with swimmers dropping on and off the qualifying list each week.  Our boys held on tight and kept racing hard!
These results do not come without years of consistent attendance, hard work and learning to compete, plus a lot of support from home with parents and carers investing much time in early morning and late night training and hours on poolside at galas.
The dedication does pay off and we are so proud of you all. From James and Ash balancing A levels to Lachie and Michael as the new generation, you are role models for our club πŸ™Œ
 trafford may 2022 joseph w 2022 What great success at the Trafford Spring Meet in May - We were Top Visiting Club with 79 top 6 places and 39 medals.  Plus congratulations to  Joseph W for winning "Top Boy". 

Great performances all round! 

Medallists were:

Joseph πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆ

Ryan S πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯ˆπŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‡

Vincent E πŸ₯‰πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆ

Alex R πŸ₯‰πŸ₯ˆ

Adam C πŸ₯‰πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‡πŸ₯‰πŸ₯ˆ

Harry G πŸ₯‰

Emily πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‡

Luca πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆ

Rory πŸ₯‰πŸ₯‰

Amelie πŸ₯‰ 

Isabelle πŸ₯ˆ 

Abhilash πŸ₯ˆ

πŸ₯‰ Girls 9-12 Medley Relay - Imogen, Ella, Hannah B & Mollie

πŸ₯‰ Girls 13 plus Medley Relay - Betsy, Amelie, Emily, Isabelle

πŸ₯ˆ Boys 13 Plus Medley Relay - Toby, Adam, Joseph, Vincent 

πŸ₯‰ Boys 9-12 Freestyle Relay - Tony, Danny, Sam, Harry B

πŸ₯ˆBoys 13 plus Freestyle Relay - Ryan, Harry, Joseph, Vincent 

πŸ₯ˆ Girls 13 Plus Freestyle Relay - Amelie, Hannah B, Isabelle, Emily

I’ve done it by eye so apologies if I missed anyone!!
Swimmer of the Month April 2022 Max O
Behind the scenes the Coaches have been busy nominating our Swimmer of the Month for April 2022.
Well done to all of our nominees, it’s a big honour to be nominated!
πŸŠπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Sophia R (Development 1) for always listening and trying her best in training. Really working hard on the skills and being so keen to take part in her first gala ⭐️
πŸŠπŸΌβ€β™€οΈSophia H (Development 1) for consistently hard work and attendance. A great attitude to training and racing.
πŸŠπŸΌβ€β™€οΈTilly B (Development 2) for her attitude and commitment, always listening and working hard.
πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈOliver G (Transition) for being a role model to his squad with effort, listening and dedication
πŸŠπŸΌβ€β™€οΈMollie O (Competition) for β€œconsistently working so hard in those Thursday sessions and taking on board so many technical prompts she deserves some recognition.
She’s also racing really hard as well.”
πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈMax O (Performance) for outstanding results this month at Regionals πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‰πŸ₯‰4️⃣6️⃣ and the Derventio National Qualifier πŸ₯‰β€¦ β€œplus he takes the best photos”
The other Coaches all voted for Max O as the winner this month, so well done Max πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ
Summer Regionals 2022 - Round-Up Last weekend saw the end of three weekends of the 2022 North West Regionals held at the Liverpool Aquatics Centre;  Due to Covid, nearly all of our team were swimming in their first ever Regionals and boy did they rise to the occasion!  We had a record number of qualifiers, and there were lots of PBs.  The Regionals are a big step up from our regular competitions and the swimmers took it in their stride. 

Well done to all of our swimmers: Rory M, Oscar L (injured), Donovan E, Frankie B, Max O, Isabelle D, Adam C, Vincent E, Joseph W, Antoni P, Michael G, Michael W, Wendy D, Lachie B, Harvey B, Abbie G, James P, and Ashley D.  You all did Altrincham Swimming Club proud ❀️

I’d like to say a big thank you to all of the parents who drove to Liverpool and supported us so well.  Thank you to Michael G, Steve D & Louise P for all of their poolside support.  Thank you to Anne C for officiating at this high level meet: she completely rocked as the Starter this weekend, which is a big responsibility!  Thanks to the other Trafford F.A.S.T. Squad coaches for creating a big Trafford team spirit on the poolside. 

 Well done to all of our swimmers, but a special mention must go to those who made finals and medal positions: 

 Lachie B  

πŸ₯ˆ 400 Free

πŸ₯ˆ 200 IM

πŸ₯ˆ 50 Back

πŸ₯‰ 800 Free 

πŸ₯‰ 100 Free

4️⃣th 100 Back

7️⃣th 50 Fly

Ashley D

πŸ₯ˆ 50 Back

4️⃣th 100 Free

6️⃣th 50 Free

8️⃣th 50 Fly

James P

πŸ₯‡ 100 back

πŸ₯‡ 50 back 

5️⃣th 50 Free

Max O 

πŸ₯ˆ 200 Back

πŸ₯ˆ 200 IM 

πŸ₯‰ 50 Breast

πŸ₯‰ 100 Back 

4️⃣th 100 Breast

6️⃣th 50 Back

Michael W 

5️⃣th 200 Free 

5️⃣th 100 Free 

Michael G 

5️⃣th 200 Fly

5️⃣th 800 Free 

8️⃣th 50 back 

Frankie B

8️⃣th 100 Fly 

This is a total of 4 bronze, 6 silver and 2 gold medals, which is a great acheivement, I’m sure you will agree. πŸ₯‰πŸ₯‰πŸ₯‰πŸ₯‰πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯ˆπŸ₯ˆπŸ₯ˆπŸ₯ˆπŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡   Well done Team, we are very proud coaches! 

You can see some pictures from the weekends via the links below :

Regionals 1
Regionals 2
Regionals 3
Regionals 4
Regionals 5
Regionals 6

Now we get back to training hard, ready for the Trafford gala for the main Club and looking towards Nationals for some of our older swimmers. 

Summer Regionals 2nd Weekend 2022

Swim England North West Summer Regionals - Second Weekend - April 2022

Congratulations to all our brilliant ASC qualifiers who have all been training hard these last few months - Max O, Michael G, Michael W, Wendy D, Isabelle D, Donovan E, Vincent E, Frankie B, Rory M, Antoni P and Joseph W; Plus a special mention to Oscar who should have been swimming but unfortunately broke his wrist. 
Fast swimming from Frankie in the 100m Freestyle and from Donovan, Max, Vincent, Michael G & Michael W in the 50m Freestyle.
Well done to Wendy in the 50 Backstroke, and Michael W, Michael G and Max in 50 Butterfly.  Special mention to Michael G for a big PB (sub 30 secs) in the 50 Butterfly, where he missed the final by only 100th second!  Luck is tough some days, as it was a great swim. 
In the distance events, Wendy and Isabelle smashed the 800 Freestyle, and Rory, Joseph & Antoni smashed the 400 Freestyle.  Michael W took an outstanding 5th place in the 200 Freestyle final with a big PB.  Max O took a strong Silver in the 200 Individual Medley to finish the day with another PB.
In the 50m Backstroke finals, a 6th for Max O and 8th for Michael G.
Also, a big PB from Michael G in the 100 Freestyle, and a PB and 5th place in the final for Michael W - epic swimmjng from both.
Isabelle hit the 400 Freestyle hard with a Long Course PB and attacked the race brilliantly.  Max qualified for the 200 Backstroke final in 3rd and, after a close battle, came home with the silver medal.
Well done team, it’s been a great weekend πŸŠπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸŠβ€β™‚οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈ
Sam M We have a number of nominations for Swimmer of the Month in March. Any swimmer in the club is eligible to be nominated by the Coaches. We are looking for attitude, team work, resilience, consistency and hard work primarily. Sometimes it may be a particular performance that stands out, but more often the Swimmer of the Month will have role modelled the behaviours we value in our Altrincham SC swimmers. 

Nominations :

Betsy A (Performance) - for asking for help when she was finding training hard to balance and really committing to improving her swimming. She was rewarded with PBs at Richmond Dales in Leeds and we are so delighted to see her blossoming and enjoying swimming so much. 

Donovan E (Competition - Performance) for consistent hard work, and working well as a team in training. Donovan has proved himself to be a great training partner and really swam out of his comfort zone to some massive PBs at the Richmond Dales meet in Leeds. 

Lachie B (Performance)- for a series of high quality swims across all strokes and distances at his first North West Regionals bringing home a selection of medals and finallist places in a tough age group.

The Winner of March Swimmer of the Month :
Sam M (Transition - Competition) Sam set himself a number of goals at the start of the year and has worked methodically to achieve these goals. He's been promoted from Transition to Competition for his hard work and he swam some enormous PBs at Richmond Dales in Leeds. He's worked extremely hard on his technique and skills, and the results are really starting to show. Well done Sam!

Swim England British Swimming Championships - April 2022

British Swimming Champs 2022

Outstanding swims from James P at the Swim England British Championships - competing in the 50m and 100m Backstroke and achieving 4th in the 50m Freestyle Junior final.  with a big PB πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸŠβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘πŸΌ
Well done James; what a British Champs β€οΈ

 Derventio April National Qualifying meet at Sheffield - April 2022

Derventio March 2022

Well done to Lachie B and Max O who put in some brilliant swims at the Derventio April National Qualifying meet at Sheffield. They would like me to pass on that it was the highest level meet either of them have swum at, so they were very pleased with PBs and some strong rankings. Max got πŸ₯‰in 200m Backstroke and Lachie got some strong placings in a difficult double 15/16 age group.
Well done boys, great performances πŸ’ͺ🏼

North West Summer Regionals - March 2022

Summer Regionals 2022

Fantastic swims at Liverpool for the first β€œhalf” of the Summer North West Regional meet – medals for:-

Lachie B with a in the 100m Freestyle, in the 400m Freestyle, 200m IM and 50m Backstroke.  Lachie also got 4th in the 100m Backstroke final, 7th in the 50m Butterfly (with a very quick turnaround between the two events) and a solid swim in the 200m Backstroke (ranked 4th after the heats);

James P with a in the 50m and 100m Backstroke

Ashley D with ain the 100m Butterfly and 50m Backstroke; Ash also had a fast turnaround with a 4th in the 100m  Freestyle, then a demanding Butterfly final straight afterwards.

Both James and Ash were placed in the 50m Freestyle final, which was an extremely close result.

Fantastic swims from Harvey B in the 100m Butterfly and 50m Breaststroke and from Abbie G in the 200m Butterfly.

You’ve all done ASC proud and deserve a little break before you go again!

A huge well done to all who swam this weekend and to all of our poolside helpers, Officials and supporters.
MHSG v Citywide Secondary Swimming Finals - March 2022 Well done to Rhea & Iona who won Gold and Bronze respectively for breaststroke at the MHSG v Citywide secondary swimming finals.
Liverpool National Qualifier Meet - 19 & 20 March 2022

James P and Ashley D were in action at the City of Liverpool National Qualifier Event. Despite the pressure of A Level year,  both boys managed to kick off their start to the National Qualifying window with

πŸ₯‡  4 πŸ₯ˆ  2 πŸ₯‰ 

They also posted times that currently place them where they need to be on the National stage.

 leeds march 2022 group

leeds mix march 2022

 leeds march 2022 girls

leeds March 2022 boys

Twenty eight (28) of our swimmers travelled to Leeds 19/20 March for the Richmond Dales April Fool Gala. This has to be a record!

We had such a great weekend, swimming in one of the best swimming facilities in England.

It was an incredibly upbeat, inclusive and well organised event and our swimmers all shone throughout the weekend.

The whole team was outstanding, supporting each other and swimming their very best for PBs and personal goals.

We are very proud of our team against so many big Yorkshire clubs!

Our final medal haul included:-

21 x Gold

12 x Silver

10 x Bronze

 43 medals in total 🀯

Thank you to all the parents who got their swimmers to Leeds and back, sat for hours in the (very hot) stands to cheer us on and stayed over night in various parts of Leeds!

Thank you to Michael G, Song W and Kristina W who were amazing support to the swimmers on poolside and to our club officials (who I sometimes forget to mention but I hope they forgive me) - Helen who kept the gala running as referee for a big chunk of the meet and Tess W for timekeeping.

We couldn’t attend these meets without every one playing their part, so thanks for making ASC the awesome team we are!
 stockport March 2022 Stockport Long Course Gala - 11-13 March 2022.

Well done to all the swimmers who raced at Stockport this weekend.  It was a very high level meet and all of the swimmers took it in their stride.  They performed really well, with lots of PBs, and some first time long course racing. They weren't daunted, and swam their hearts out.  

There were no age group prizes or medals so the swimmers were pitting themselves against some of the best in the country. There were finals for the 100m events, and our swimmers put up a great fight.  

Michael W made the final in the 14/under 100 Freestyle, coming 2nd
Michael G made the final in the 14/under 100 Fly, coming 6th
Max O made the 14/under final of the 100 Back, also coming 6th. 

Also thank you to Michael G and Song W for their poolside help in what was a very hot and long weekend!

 wendy d There were lots of nominations for February Swimmer of the Month, it’s great to see so many swimmers putting the work in.

The nominations were:

πŸŠπŸΌβ€β™€οΈIsabelle D (Performance) for some cracking regional times in the recent long distance meet, she really stepped up and shone.
πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈDanny W (Competition) for picking up his effort in training and getting a regional time at the long distance meet
πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈLachie B (Performance) for 1xπŸ₯‡, 5xπŸ₯ˆ, 2xπŸ₯‰at Cheshire Counties
πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈMax O (Performance) for 1xπŸ₯‡, 6xπŸ₯ˆ, 2xπŸ₯‰at Cheshire Counties
πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈRory K (Transition) for consistent effort, attendance and excellent attitude in training
πŸŠπŸΌβ€β™€οΈEvie S (Development 2) for attitude in training
πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈRory M (Competition) for renewed focus, drive and determination in racing and training

Well done to all of these swimmers πŸ₯³ But there can be only one winner: Wendy D (Performance) for working hard through her first Cheshire Counties and stepping up to get her first Regional times in the 800 Free, 400 Free and 400 IM

Pointscore 2, March 2022 Well done to everyone to took part in the second Pointscore of 2022, there were lots of great swims; with special congratulations to James P who set a new Club Record in the 50m Breaststroke for his age group and to Emily I who set new Club Records in the 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke and the 200m Butterfly for her age group.
Well Done James James P had a fantastic week in Dubai with Swim England and even came home with a medal!  James got a bronze medal in the 50m Freestyle. 
Final Weekend of the Cheshire County Championships Well done to all our swimmers that have competed this weekend, in the final events of the Championships.  More PBs, finalists and medals over the last couple of days.  Medal winners this weekend were :

100m Breastroke : Max O (Silver)

200m IM : Lachie B (Silver)

200m Backstroke : Max O (Gold) and Lachie B (Silver)

100m Freestyle : Max O (Silver), Michael W (Silver) and Ashley D (Bronze)

100m IM : Lachie B (Silver)

Full results for all sessions can be found here.

Well done to all the swimmers who qualified for this year’s County Championships – a great achievement!
Emily I Well done to Emily I in Performance who is our Swimmer of the Month for January 2022 πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

Leila C in Competition for consistently stepping up in the hard sets in training this month, showing determination and good skill no matter what the task is. 

Antoni P in Performance for consistent hard work resulting in a big PB in the 100 Fly at Pointscore which he managed to follow up with a further 2 seconds off his PB and a 4th place at Cheshire County Championships in the 14 years age group.

Emily I in Performance for her determination to make a her first County final this year and achieving her goals with a big PB in the 17/over age group 100 freestyle. She made the final and placed 8th, only a small margin outside the medals. Emily is a great role model for all of our swimmers with her attitude towards training and racing, also having overcome some big obstacles in the last few years. Well done Emily!

January 2022 - Cheshire Coounty Championships.

Well done to all our swimmers that have competed in this over the last two weekends.  We’ve seen some great PBs, plenty of finalists and a good number of medals so far too.  Medal winners for the first two weekends were:

50m Freestyle : Michael W (Gold), Max O (Silver), James P (Silver), Ashley D (Bronze) and Lachie B (Bronze)

200m Freestyle : Max O (Bronze), Michael W (Bronze), Lachie B (Bronze)

50m Backstroke : James P (Gold), Max O (Silver) and Lachie B (Silver)

100m Backstroke : Max O (Silver), Lachie B (Silver) and James P (Silver)

50m Breaststroke : Max O (Silver) and Harvey B (Bronze)

50m Fly : Lachie B (Gold), Ashley D (Gold), Oscar L (Silver) and Max O (Bronze)

100m Fly : Ashley D (Gold), Oscar L (Silver), Rory M (Bronze), Michael W (Bronze) and Harvey B (Bronze)

Full results for all sessions so far can be found here.

Good luck to the swimmers competing next weekend too!

Plus Inspirational Volunteer Award for Louise our amazing Secretary, Louise Trophy

ASC Pointscore 1, January 2022 Well done to everyone to took part in the first Pointscore of 2022, there were lots of great swims; with special congratulations to Emily I who set new Club Records in the 50m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke and the 200m IM for her age group.

Club Captains 2022 back Club Captains 2022

Michael W

The 2021 Presentations were made at the first Pointscore of 2022; presentations were as follows:-

2022 Club Captains - Girls Captain Sophie B and Boys Captain Lachie B; with Vice Captains Bo S and Abhilash E.

2021 Chloe Waddell Cup Winner - Michael W
Ashley and James January 2022 - The qualification times have just been released for this year's British Championships, taking place at Ponds Forge, Sheffield on 5th - 10th April 2022 and we're pleased to report that James P and Ashley D have each qualified for 3 events at this prestigious gala, that this year forms part of the selection process for the World Championships in Fukuoka.
 Amelie G
Well done to Amelie G, who was Swimmer of the Month in December.  Amelie has shown grit and determination over the last few months, she’s been chasing down Cheshire County times and dedicated her focus to getting them on Sunday. The Coaches highly commended her goal setting and then her racing spirit - she ended up with 4 Cheshire times and 5 medals at the Trafford gala.  Well done Amelie, keep up the good work!

The Coaches would also like to say a big well done to the other nominations:
Rory M for making big improvements to his technique and his determination which resulted in his much wanted Cheshire County time in 100 Fly
Imogen W for her hard work in training, facing her fears of racing and diving and making massive improvements
Noah M for showing great technique, commitment and being a role model in training
Bo S for her brilliant attitude and no nonsense approach to getting the training ticked off! She’s had some great performances at Arena and made some big improvements.
Max O for his amazing goal keeping in handball during land training (thanks to Dan for that nomination!)

Well done everyone!
christmas cracker 2021
Trafford Christmas Cracker - December 2021
Wow! What an INCREDIBLE weekend for our swimmers! We couldn’t be more proud of you!
We had PB after PB and a grand total of 67 medals!
On a personal note, swimmers you were absolutely brilliant, swimming so hard and supporting each other so incredibly well πŸ‘πŸΌ
Thanks to Michael G, Kristina W, Suzanne G & Song W for their invaluable support over the weekend and a big πŸ‘πŸΌ to Tom and @stretfordasc for an outstanding meet.
Super well done to all the swimmers, I wish I could mention all the amazing swims, but here are the medal tallies:
Lachie B πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡
Michael W πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯ˆ
Max O πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆ
Abbie G πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯ˆπŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‰πŸ₯‰πŸ₯‰
Oscar LR πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‰
Thomas B πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‰
Michael G πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯ˆπŸ₯ˆ
Caiden πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‰
Emma S πŸ₯ˆ
Emily I πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‰
Luca W πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡
Harvey BπŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆ
Mollie O πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆ
Amelie G πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯ˆ
Wendy D πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‰πŸ₯‰πŸ₯‰
Joseph W πŸ₯‰
Frankie B πŸ₯‰
Rory M πŸ₯ˆ
Imogen W πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‰
Donovan E
arena 2021 Arena League - December 2021

Dan and I would like to say a huge well done to our 2021 Arena Team. After a challenging few years we were so proud of how the swimmers stepped up and raced incredibly hard for their teammates.

After the November round we had made the A final of Division 2 which was held in Kendal on Saturday. We were competing against Burnley Boncats, Fleetwood & District, Copeland, Kendal and Ramsbottom.

A huge thank you to Helen Inns and Steve Donaldson for giving up their time to represent ASC as our nominated judge and scoring official, and to Michael Gillespie for Team Managing, Marshalling and helping me out on the coach with a full team of swimmers. He even brought the sick bucket (just in case!) Thanks to Iona, Emma and Archer’s dads and Adam’s grandma for being our cheerleading squad.

The swimmers were ready and they fought hard for every race against a strong team from Ramsbottom, our rivals from the last round.

We saw PB after PB in the individual races and a host of 1st and 2nd places. We led the gala for 75% of the programme, just losing out to Ramsbottom in the last stages.

A huge well done to the whole team, we were so proud of all of the swims. Here’s a special mention to those who managed to grab a 1st place:

Olivia H Open 200 IM
Mixed Open medley relay
Adam C 13 under 100 breast
Ashley D  open 100 fly
Frankie B  11 under 50 fly
Oscar LR 11 Inder 50 fly
James P Open 100 back
Danny W 11 under 50 breast
Michael G 13 under 100 fly
Olivia H open 100 breast
Frankie B 11 under 50 free
Michael W13 under 100 free
Ashley D open 100 free
Mixed open free relay

We may also have bagged ourselves a promotion for next year which will be an exciting challenge. We have a year to train for it!

Here’s to many more team galas! Well done everyone.

Kate and Dan

Hannah B
Well done to Hannah B in Competition who is our Swimmer of the Month for November 2021.
It’s been a pleasure to watch Hannah develop as a swimmer over the last year.
Hannah shows grit and determination in training and pursues every set she is given with the same enthusiasm and hard work.
She loves a challenge and she embodies everything about #girlpower that I love!
Well done Hannah, keep up the brilliant work.
I’d also like to say a big well done to Sam M in Transition, Katy E in Transition and Jessica S in Development 2 who were all nominated by their Coaches for their positive contribution to squad life.  Well done team, keep up the good work.
Ashley and James at Sheffield 2021
Swim England Winter Nationals - December 2021
Ashley & James have every reason to smile after putting in a massive effort at the Swim England Winter Nationals.
With 12 swims across 3 days between them, and nearly every swim a PB, this is testimony to the hard work & dedication both have shown consistently over a number of years.
Inspiring swimming both of you, here’s to a successful year ahead.
Thanks for being the role models you are to our Club.
ASC Winter Meet - Session 2 - December 2021 Well done to everyone to took part in the second session of the ASC Winter meet, lots of great swims with special congratulations to Harvey B who set a new Club Record in the 50m Breaststroke for his age group.
Snowfrills Snowfrills At Sheffield - November 2021

Another great event for ASC! 

Day 1 saw Michael G smashed out PBs in 5/5 events which is no mean feat with back to back swimming.  Michael W battled through the snow to get there in time for an awesome 50m Freestyle PB, with Vincent, Lachie, Abbie & Max swimming great PB times plus a Gold for Max.  We saw more PBs in the 50m Backstroke with both Max and Lachie taking Silver medals.

Day 2 and we had another clean sweep of PBs, with Michael G swimming 8 PBs out of 8 swims and Michael W hitting the PBs hard too.  Vincent put in some great swims, pushing Tom’s underwater skill training to the limit with a brave 200m IM.  Lachie had a clean sweep of PBs too with a Silver in 100m Backstroke, and Max also had some fast swims plus a Gold in the 100m Backstroke.

You have all done yourselves and the Club proud, what a great team! 

ASC Winter Meet - Session 1 - November 2021 Well done to everyone to took part in the first session of the ASC Winter meet, lots of great swims with special congratulations to Max O, Harvey B and James P who all set new Club Records in the 100m Breaststroke for their respective age groups.
Arena League, Round 1 - November 2021
Awesome work from our Arena team at Leigh last night! This was the first time racing outside of the Club for a lot of our swimmers and they absolutely smashed it!
A slightly different format with mixed relays made for some exciting races too.   
Plenty of 1st and 2nd placings and no DQs, plus a great team spirit as always.
We missed out on the win by 1 point 158-157! Congrats to Ramsbottom for the win, we will be ready next time
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We are very proud to announce that our very own Club Secretary Louise⁩ has won the Cheshire County Inspirational Volunteer Award for all of her hard work and dedication to Altrincham Swimming Club.
We are so happy you won the award Louise, we are eternally grateful for everything you do for us. It’s wonderful it has been recognised.
Swim England North West Winter Regional Championships - November 2021 Great racing this weekend from Ashley and James at the North West Winter Regionals with two silver and two bronze for Ashley and a silver for James.  Their rivalry has always been great to see but a joint silver in the 50 Free just about sums it up!  Exciting racing, and it’s great to see the PBs and medals coming in. Well done!
Henry B We are delighted to announce the winner and nominations for October's ASC Swimmer of the Month. The Coaches found it really hard to choose this month with some brilliant nominations! 

The nominations this month were: 

Wendy D - Performance - consistently great attitude and training hard in every session
Frankie B - Performance -  for a brilliant meet at Burnley Bobcats with medals galore 
Ryan S - Performance - for determination and hard work to build strength and skills
Dougal R - Performance - Emerging as a multiple medal winner at Burnley Bobcats
Libby G - Competition - Libby has worked hard and been really determined. She shows a brilliant attitude to training
Oliver G - Transition - every squad needs an Oliver. He's a joy to coach and has great motivation and dedication and is awesome at getting the rest of the squad into order! 
Henry B - Development 2 - Henry has an excellent work ethic, and has progressed so well since joining in July. He has already moved up a squad and his attitude and effort has been noticed by all of the development coaches. 

As you can see, this is a brilliant list but there is only one winner. The October Swimmer of the Month is Henry B from Development 2.

Well done Henry πŸ‘πŸΌ keep up the good work.
Burnley BobcatsBurnley Bobcats Meet - October 2021  
We had brilliant first day racing… lots of PBs and high age group placing. Well done to all our amazing swimmers who totally embraced the spirit.
An extra mention to our medal winners too…
πŸ₯‡ for Frankie B in 50 fly
πŸ₯‡ for Dougal R in 100 fly
πŸ₯‡ for Joseph W in 50 breast
πŸ₯ˆfor Lachie B in 100 back
πŸ₯ˆfor Harvey B in 50 breast
πŸ₯‰ for Harvey B in 50 free
πŸ₯‰ for Frankie B in 100 free
πŸ₯‰ for Oscar L in 100 fly
πŸ₯‰ for Mollie O in 100 free
Some of our awesome swimmers from Sunday, plus the medals.
Big shout out to Oscar for an awesome 200 Fly, and to Abbie, Amelie and Michael for some brilliant swims in VERY tough age groups.
πŸ₯‡Joseph 50 back
πŸ₯ˆLachie B for 200 back
πŸ₯ˆJoseph 50 fly
πŸ₯ˆLachie silver 100 free
πŸ₯ˆDougal 50 back
πŸ₯ˆLachie 50 back
πŸ₯ˆJoseph 100 breast
πŸ₯‰Mollie 50 free
City of Leeds Meet, October 2021 We had our first meet at the weekend at the City of Leeds, with some promising performances from Michael W, Ashley D, James P and Sam DD.  Well done to all of them, notably Michael for 2 golds in the 100 and 200 free, 2 bronzes for Ash in the 50 free and 100 fly and a silver for James in the 50 free. 
Lachlan1 We are delighted to announce that September's Swimmer of the Month is Lachie B in Squad 1. Lachie has really stepped up his swimming and his mindset recently, and has shown a brilliant attitude to both skills based sessions and the hard graft. He's inspiring the younger swimmers using his Young Volunteers Award assisting on a Saturday evening and we can't wait to see what times he can pull out when he starts racing! Well done Lachie. 
The other worthy nominees for September were:
  • Tatiana S for her work in Squad 3 - settling in brilliantly, making friends and attacking every session with gusto. 
  • Sam G in Squad 4 - brilliant focus in training, working so hard in every session and even swimming outside of the Club as much as he can.

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