Burnley Bobcats entered the Rotherham Metro Gala held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield over the weekend of 18/19 July 2015 and won a hoard of medals with Lily-Grace Duckworth (12) being crowned Top Girl at the end of the two day event.
Lily achieved medals in all her 12 events to win her the title of Top Girl across all age groups. She won 7 gold medals in the 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle, 50m and 100m breaststroke and 200m backstroke, followed by 4 silver medals in the 50m backstroke, 50m butterfly, 100m and 200m individual medley races and bronze in the 100m backstroke.
ASA North West Region Diving Management Group held the first National Skills Final at the Manchester Aquatic Centre on 18th and 19th July
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Pioneer 79 Swimming Club were topping the tables again recently at the Preston SC Summer Spectacular gala, held at Darwen Leisure Centre. With 59 Pioneer 79 swimmers competing, in what has definitely been a very successful season for the Club, it was Speeding Tickets and medals galore!
Barrow ASC is a competitive swimming club based in Cumbria. They are one of 8 clubs in Cumbria competing in the ‘Diddy League’. Diddy League is a fantastic introduction to competitive swimming for younger children aged 9-11. The Diddy team is made up of teams of girls and boys in each age group (9, 10 & 11). In addition to team relays, we also have 50m events and a climax of ‘The Cannon’ which is made up of the fastest girl and boy from each age group.
The team is put together by our Level 1 and Level 2 Coaches Alison Sharpe and Mandy Steele.
The ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) has today announced the 12 swimmers who will make up the Commonwealth Games England Swimming Team heading to Samoa later this year.
Congratulations go to Lewis Clough (City of Salford) and Edward Baxter (Cockermouth) who have been selected for the England Team whilst the Isle of Man have selected Niamh Robinson (Pioneer 79); Brody Hewison (Isle of Man SC) and Alex Bregazzi (Douglas SC)
During a recent GB Synchronised Swimming Camp in Bristol - Talent Development Officer Karen Thorpe organised BBC Television to be attendance to watch the girls in action and for the Blue Peter presenters to “have a go” at synchronised swimming.
As the GB Senior squad are competing at the European Games in Baku it was the younger members of the GB squad who were tasked in getting the Blue Presenters “upto scratch”.
Greta Hampson, one of the North West Region synchro swimmers was in attendance and was presented with a BLUE PETER BADGE.
The ASA NORTH WEST REGION would like to congratulate Holly Hibbott, Southport/Stockport Metro on winning the GOLD MEDAL in the 800 metres Freestyle and Luke Greenbank, Cockermouth on winning the GOLD MEDAL in 100m Backstroke and 200m Backstroke breaking the Junior World Record at the European Games in Baku.
The categories and criteria for the new ASA Aquatics Awards 2015 have now been finalised, with nominations opening on Wednesday 1 July.
For the first time in the ASA’s history, the celebration will recognise participants across the entire ASA pathway from youngsters learning to swim through to our elite athletes on the international stage, and all those whose continued dedication ensures the smooth running of the sport.
The ceremony, which will be held on 14 November 2015 in Leamington Spa, will see individuals, facilities and schools recognised across a number of categories. This will be a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the achievements of all those from across the aquatics community.
The 2015 Open Water Festival took place at Salford Quays on Sunday 21st June 2015.
The entries for this competition had risen this year with over 160 swimmers taking part in what was the ASA North West Region; ASA North East Region; Cheshire County WPSA; Lancashire County WPSA; Northumberland & Durham SWPA Championships as well as the PSUK Championships (Police).
The weather was not the best for the swimmers but this did not deter them from swimming to their best.
The winners from the regional events will now be invited to take part in the ASA Open Water Nationals Championships at Rother Valley on 3rd August.