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What an amazing Christmas Movie social!
What an amazing Christmas Movie social!
Thank you to Mandy and Alice for organising and to the more than 50 swimmers who came along!
Home Alone 2 was a big hit for all the swimmers, from the very biggest to the smallest!
Merry Xmas everyone โ˜ƒ๏ธ๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰
Great day out at Preston Christmas Cracker Gala!ย 
Great day out at Preston Christmas Cracker Gala!ย 

Our swimmers rocked it, finishing with an epic canon race!ย  Well done to all of our swimmers, you were amazing!ย  Special mention to Bea for best cheerleading and Lily for best spinning, and Iโ€™m pleased to announce that the Preston volunteers announced us the unofficial best dressed club of the meet!ย  Itโ€™s the little details that count!

Well done to our awesome canon relay of Jessica, Ian, Mollie, Luca, Scarlett, Brogan, Eva and Max who provided us with great entertainment and perfect screeching opportunities!

Here are the medal winners โ€ฆ. Hannah B ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅˆ,ย Luca ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰, Max ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ, Scarlett ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‡, Ella ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰, Jessica ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‰, Imogen ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ, Toby ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ, Emily ๐Ÿฅˆ, Amelie ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰, Frankie ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ, Ian ๐Ÿฅ‰, Brogan ๐Ÿฅˆ and Mollie ๐Ÿฅ‰

Michael G Wins Gold in London
Michael G Wins Gold in London
Well done to Michael G who won Gold in Butterfly in the Independent Schools Association National Swimming Finals in London ๐Ÿฅ‡
Fantastic swimming Michael ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
Joseph A is a British Champion!
Joseph A is a British Champion!
We have a British Champion!
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Joseph A has won GOLDย ๐Ÿฅ‡in the 25 Breast in the British Down Syndrome Championships ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰
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This follows some fantastic PBS with 7th in the 50 breast and 12th in the 50 free with a World Champs qualification time too!
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Well done Joseph๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŽ‰
Swim England award ASC Swimming Club of the Year 2023!
Swim England award ASC Swimming Club of the Year 2023!

The 2023 Swim England National Awards are where members and organisations of the aquatics community are recognised for their commitment and passion for the sports.

This yearโ€™s ceremony honoured both those who have excelled and made a significant contribution to the sport but also recognised the very best of the aquatics workforce across the country. A total of 23 awards were presented during the ceremony at Birmingham Universityโ€™s Great Hall on Saturday 18 November.

It was a huge honour for our Club to be awarded gold and named Swimming Club of the Year by Swim England. An incredible achievement especially with Altrincham Leisure Centre being currently closed for refurbishment and the challenges that has brought.

This Award is a fantastic achievement for our club. It's testimony to the hard work that everyone puts in every day to make our Club a great place to be! Thank you to all the swimmers and their families, the Coaches, the Committee and the Officials who make it possible for the Club to be ambitious and to continuously improve.ย  We are honoured to have been awarded Club of the Year, and we are looking forward to a year long celebration!ย  Kate Offord, ASC Head Coach

It is a privilege to be part of a Club where so many people put so much in, day-in day-out, to bring out the best in each other and make this club such a success. You deserve to be very proud of yourselves, and it is wonderful that it is recognised through this award!ย  Oliver Banks, ASC Chair.

Club Sprint Championships 2023 - with Skins - November 2023
Club Sprint Championships 2023 - with Skins - November 2023
Massive well done to everyone at Club Champs, especially the younger ones who joined in and raced so hard! We are so proud of you all! Please keep sharing your club champs photos!
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Well done to the skins winners!
15/o girls - Wendy, Scarlett, Megan
15/o boys - Michael G, Franek, Dylan
14/u girls - Frankie, Isabelle, Mollie
14/u boys - Tom, Oscar, Harry
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A huge thank you to everyone who helped last night, itโ€™s wonderful to see so many parents qualified as officials and helping with the recording (quite stressful!) and the medal table - we cannot do this stuff with out you!
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Also a massive thank you to Helen who organises all internal meets, and also put in extra work to make the SKINS happen.
Iโ€™m not sure anyone has any idea how much Helen does behind the scenes on this - almost a full time job last week and still work to do today to check the results and send them to Swim England! Then itโ€™s pointscore next Sunday so she will be busy working on that too. Thank you Helen from us all ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›
Arena League Round 2 - November 2023
Arena League Round 2 - November 2023
What an amazing team effort tonight! Well done ASC you definitely brought the energy ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
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A brilliant 5th place in a very close competition! Well done to Winsford for the win and to @traffordmetroofficial for some fantastic racing for 2nd place.
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There were some awesome stand out swims across the night, thanks to Megan and Isabelle for stepping in and supporting their team, your dedication made a big difference!
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We had plenty of 1st places tonight, from Luca on 50 Back, Max on 100 Back and 100 Breast, Tom R on 100 Back, Luke on 100 Fly, Michael W on 100 Free and the Open/Men 15u Medley Relay of Michael G, Max, Mostafa and Michael W ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰
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We couldnโ€™t be happier with how you all performed tonight and the magic is in the fact you are such a great team to be a part off!
Roll on the December finals ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™
North West Winter Regional Qualifiers - October 2023
North West Winter Regional Qualifiers - October 2023
Well done to Megan, Max, Michael & Michael who have all qualified for North West Winter Regionals at Manchester next weekend!
Great swimming guys!
Malaga Swim Camp - October 2023
Malaga Swim Camp - October 2023
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Weโ€™ve had a wonderful week, and the swimmers have smashed out some great swim sets. The distances are hard to measure because each lane had a different focus but we completed an average of around 5,000m per session including the gala set - so there were some big sets completed by those who wanted it!
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Iโ€™d like to say a personal thank you to the Coaching team who were fantastic. Michael and Kristina worked relentlessly to ensure that the swimmers had everything they needed, with Kristina taking on the physio/first aid role really well, and Michael leading pre and post pool, dealing with sick and doing most of the counting. We could not have run the camp without these Team Managers.ย  Dan provided a fantastic balance of fun, leadership and excellent coaching. He also provided the tunes during the swim setsย ๐Ÿ™Œ Andy did a great job managing his lane and kept us amused with his serious bombing and his Awards Night speeches will never be forgotten.ย  Jade did an awesome job with her lane, and sheโ€™s an excellent wingman for me. She also smashed it out in the gym with Michael G, putting everyone else to shame ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’—
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Thank you to Cristina from @solsportstravel for looking after us and @absolute_travel_tours for organising such a fantastic trip. Thanks to Pete for all of his hard work back at home over the last 9 months to make this happen, and to the Club for funding the amazing Club kit by @the.kitstop
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For a day-by-day account, and lots of photos, see our Facebook Page
Sam M @ Middlesbrough Halloween Meet - October 2023
Sam M @ Middlesbrough Halloween Meet - October 2023
Sam was in action today up in Middlesbrough at the aptly named Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ Meet.
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I think heโ€™s taken the swim camp fancy dress vibes a bit far but the mask clearly scared the opposition and ended in 2 x PBs and 2 x medals ๐Ÿ… ๐Ÿ…
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Well done Sam ๐Ÿ™Œ
Stretford and Altrincham 400m Gala - October 2023
Stretford and Altrincham 400m Gala - October 2023
It was lovely to race with our good friends Stretford SC at the 400s gala, a true Trafford Borough team effort to help our swimmers be their best. The quality across the 400 free and the IM was high!
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Massive thanks to Tom and Annie and the Team at Stretford, and to Helen from ASC for getting this gala going and licensed: it means a lot to our swimmers.
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I actually canโ€™t believe how far we have come in a year!ย  I havenโ€™t counted up the PB and County times yet but the confidence was high and the team was on fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ ย Well done everyone, some great swims from both clubs ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
Jasmine S and the Ripple Effect - October 2023
Jasmine S and the Ripple Effect - October 2023
Please read this fantastic Swim England article about our very own Jasmine who has been a successful part of the Ripple Effect programme and had a truly wonderful experience at the 2023 World Para Swimming Championships in Manchester this summer.ย  Well done Jasmine, what a fantastic experience ๐Ÿ™Œ
Arena League Round 1 - October 2023
Arena League Round 1 - October 2023
What a great night!!
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We are proud Coaches tonight as our fantastic team made ASC history racing in the Premier Division of the North West Arena League ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™ŒWith a fantastic start from our 200 IM swimmers, our team pushed their boundaries against some of the best teams in the NW.ย  Finishing an excellent 6th, we canโ€™t wait for round 2 ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
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Thank you to Jennie B and Michael for excellent Team Manager skills; to Helen, Stewart and James for being our Officials; to Jennie M for booking the coach and to Louisa (and Stewart) for helping us out at the end when we needed it!
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A huge well done to the team from the most experienced to the least experienced, you all absolutely excelled ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
Swimmer of the Month - September 2023
Swimmer of the Month - September 2023

The winner this month is Erin M - C1 - "for smashing out an amazing 50 Breast at the Trafford Development gala and growing in confidence
and stepping up to race and great focus in training".ย  Well done Erin!ย  You had lots of votes from the Coaches and it's great to see hard work
being recognised.

Nominations this month were:
Mikaela J - C1 "for always working really hard, listening, great attendance and stepping up to any challenge set and swimming well at the Trafford Development Gala"
Sophia R - Performance "for training ethic and any 11 year old that smashes out a 200 IM long course gets my vote..."
Oliver G - Senior Competition "he puts in the effort and gets on with the sessions without any moaning... also seen him enter more competitions (ABCs)"
Alex RT โ€“ C1 - "she's really upped her game in training... she's trying hard and listening to advice to correct her strokes and make her technique better"
Ian M - C1 - "Ian is showing a lot of promise, with great relay split times at the Trafford Development Gala'
James F - Performance "showing the right attitude in training and is training well"
Trafford Borough Development Gala Team - For being truly amazing and taking the win convincingly! Some great skills and speed on show!

Runner Up
Michael G - Performance - "for all round great attitude and performance across all 4 strokes at the Manchester meet"

Cheshire Become Division 2 County Champions - October 2023
Cheshire Become Division 2 County Champions - October 2023
Well done to Cheshire who are officially Division 2 County Champions ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
Epic day!
Huge well done to Tom R, who swam a massive PB of nearly 2 seconds on his 100 Back. You did Cheshire proud Tom especially as the only 12 year old in your event!
Well Done at Wigan - October 2023
Well Done at Wigan - October 2023
A big well done to our team who swam so well at Wigan this weekend!ย  What a medal haul (37) and loads of PBs. We are definitely happy Coaches.
Max ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡
Jessica ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ
Oscar ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‡
Joe ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰
Michael W ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡
Mollie ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰
Eva ๐Ÿฅ‡
Hannah ๐Ÿฅˆ
Emilia ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡
Sam ๐Ÿฅ‰
Wendy ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ
Luca ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅˆ
Joshua ๐Ÿฅ‰
Thomas B ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰
Sophia R ๐Ÿฅˆ
Imogen ๐Ÿฅ‰
(If I have missed anyone please donโ€™t be offended itโ€™s human error and late at night ๐Ÿ˜Š)
Well done team, the season has started well ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›
Inter-County Meet - October 2023
Inter-County Meet - October 2023
Massive well done to Tom R who has been selected to represent Cheshire at the Inter County Meet at Ponds Forge this Sunday.ย  Itโ€™s probably the most exciting Meet on the Calendar with parades and face paints and a load of noise with two divisions racing at the same time in both 25m pools. Itโ€™s epic! Well done Tom, we hope you have an amazing experience.
Coach Kate has also been selected to be a team manager for the day so sheโ€™s excited to be involved in such a high level event and she canโ€™t wait to wear the fancy dress.
Manchester Regional Qualifier - September 2023
Manchester Regional Qualifier - September 2023
The team really showed their class this weekend, with a lot of the work weโ€™ve been doing starting to show through ๐Ÿ™Œ
It was great to swim in the new Manchester pool; the self belief is high and so is their determination.
Well done to everyone who swam this weekend, you are a credit to us. Thanks to everyone who volunteered to officiate- these galas donโ€™t happen otherwise, and a big thank you to the poolside team who kept the vibe high and looked after the team so well - Michael, Kristina, Tess, Jennie & Sarah ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›
Hereโ€™s the full medal totalโ€ฆ I think there were 60 in total ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
Max ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‡+ ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰
Michael G ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ+ ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡
Mollie ๐Ÿฅ‡+ ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰
Imogen ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅˆ+๐Ÿฅ‡
Eva ๐Ÿฅ‰+๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰
Tom R ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‰+๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ
Michael W ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡
Hannah Bu ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‡
Wendy ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡+๐Ÿฅ‡
Luca ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ
Harry ๐Ÿฅ‰
Jessica S ๐Ÿฅ‰
Jessica Sa ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ
Sam ๐Ÿฅ‰+๐Ÿฅ‰
Thomas B ๐Ÿฅ‰
Yaseen ๐Ÿฅˆ
Oscar ๐Ÿฅ‰+๐Ÿฅ‰
Isabelle ๐Ÿฅ‰+๐Ÿฅ‰
Megan ๐Ÿฅˆ+๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ
Ella ๐Ÿฅˆ
Poppy ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰
Sophia ๐Ÿฅ‰
SE Talent Pathway Camp - September 2023
SE Talent Pathway Camp - September 2023
The future is bright with 5 of our younger swimmers being selected for the Swim England Talent Pathway Camps for their age groups!
We are really proud of Oscar for being selected for the Regional Development Camp (13 years) and Mollie, Tom, Poppy & Luca for being selected for the Cheshire County Skills Development Camp (11/12 years). This is a fantastic achievement and testimony to all that hard work!
Coach Kate has also got a busy time ahead as sheโ€™s been selected as a skills coach on the North West Regional Development Camp, and the National Age Group Development Programme.
Kate has also been accepted onto the year long Inspire Coach Development Programme.
What a motivating start to the 2023/24 season!
Trafford Borough Development Gala - September 2023
Trafford Borough Development Gala - September 2023
Well done to our AMAZING young team who WON the Trafford Borough Development Gala!
And they absolutely smashed the team spirit and cheering ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›
There were some great skills on show across the Borough, so the future is bright โญ๏ธโญ๏ธ
Final scores (if we heard it right through all the excitement!)
Stretford - 54
Flixton - 59
Trafford Metro - 64
Altrincham - 87
Thanks to Jade for leading the team, Jennie for Team Managing, Captain Isabelle and poolside support Max for making it a fantastic gala ๐Ÿ’™
Triathlon Success for Isabella - September 2023
Triathlon Success for Isabella - September 2023

A big well done to Isabella R in Competition who competed in her first Triathlon, representing ASC of course ๐Ÿ™Œ

Well doneย ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

New Club Captains - September 2023
New Club Captains - September 2023

Meet your new Club Captains for 2024 - Wendy D and Isabelle D

Swimmer of the Month - July 2023
Swimmer of the Month - July 2023

The Swimmer of the Month for July goes to Lachie B for his performance at British Nationals.ย  Lachie recorded a best ever result and a great PB in the 200 IM, coming 8th in the final of the 16 years age group.ย  This is an incredible achievement and Lachie is a fantastic role model for our Club.ย  After this week, Lachie is moving on from Altrincham Swimming Club in a fully facilitated and supported move to the City of Manchester Aquatics Swim Team (COMAST) to see if he can push his swimming to the next level.

Lachie will remain an Altrincham SC swimmer for life and will be coming back for swim training when he wants to, the Summer Barbecue, Swim Camp and Arena League.ย  ย We wish Lachie the very best of luck with the move, and we will be cheering you on for the next stage of your swimming journey.

July marks the end of our 2022/2023 swimming season, and Altrincham Swimming Club has had an amazing year.ย  It's fitting therefore that our Swimmer of the Month nominations this month are particularly special.ย  The nominations were:


Bo S & Isabelle D (Performance) & Joseph A (Competition) who raced at the North West & North East Regional Open Water Championships, with Bo and Isabelle winning their first Cheshire County Medals.ย  The swim was non wetsuit on a cold and windy day and Joseph battled the cold (nearly ending up with hypothermia) for an excellent finish and a swim we were all so proud of.

Sophia R, Luca W, Mollie O, Oscar L, Isabelle D, Brogan H, Eva S & Max O for an amazing Cannon Relay at the Richmond Dales Summer Madness Meet in Leeds. This was an incredible team effort with some super fast swimming. It was nail biting stuff and what swimming is all about.

Beatrice (Competition) - 'she's such a happy, smiley girl at training and really trying hard. Also, she's found her brave and is doing great in competitions"

Xander (D3) - he "is really upping his game in training. Working hard on the ABCs. And taking on some big galas in the last few months"

Viyom (Senior) "since he has come back from his exams he has put 100% effort into each session he has done. As well as listening and taking on board advice to improve stroke"

Asser (Performance) "since moving over he has settled in very well with the other swimmers and has a good attitude to training'ย 

Head Coach's round-up of the 2022/23 swimming season.
Head Coach's round-up of the 2022/23 swimming season.

Head Coach's round-up of the 2022/23 swimming season.

READ THE ROUND-UP HERE

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Irish Nationals for Sam M - July 2023
Irish Nationals for Sam M - July 2023
Itโ€™s been a brilliant weekend Sam at the Irish Nationals - with PBs in every event ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ andFINALS of the 400m Freestyle (massive PB) and 200m Butterfly๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›
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Well done Sam, we are so proud of what youโ€™ve achieved this weekend.ย  It really shows how hard work pays off and your success is really well deserved ๐Ÿ™Œ

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Richmond Dales Summer Madness Meet - July 2023
Richmond Dales Summer Madness Meet - July 2023
Absolutely fantastic day at the Richmond Dales Summer Madness Meet!ย  The team were amazing, some fantastic performances with a few who were swimming long course for the first time.ย  Everyone put in a fantastic effort and we saw PB after PB and lots of medals!.ย ย 
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Stand out swimmers:
๐Ÿ’™Oscar & Nina 8 medals from 8 races
๐Ÿ’› Luca clean sweep of golds
๐Ÿ’™ Max winning 100 Back overall with a huge margin
๐Ÿ’› The 400 Free Cannon relay (pictured) had us all on the edge of our seats!ย  Great racing from all of our swimmers, particularly Eva who had a really tough opponent!ย  Well done Sophia, Luca, Mollie, Oscar, Isabelle, Brogan, Eva & Max ๐Ÿ™Œ WHAT A TEAM!
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We took home a haul of 58 medals which is AMAZING!ย 
Oscar ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ
Toby ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰
Brogan ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰
Sophia ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‡
Isabelle ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‰
Luca ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡
Max ๐Ÿฅ‡ ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡
Joseph ๐Ÿฅ‡
Nina ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰
Thomas ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰
Poppy ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ
Scarlett ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ
Mikaela ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰
Laurie ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡
Eva ๐Ÿฅˆ
Josh ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰
Jessica ๐Ÿฅ‰
Boys 12/u 200 Medley (Luca, Joe, Oscar, Lewis) ๐Ÿฅ‡
Cannon (Sophia, Luca, Mollie, Oscar, Isabelle, Brogan, Eva, Max) ๐Ÿฅˆ ๐Ÿ™Œ
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๐Ÿฅ‡21
๐Ÿฅˆ20
๐Ÿฅ‰17
Total 58 ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›
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A special mention to our 8 x 50 cannon relay of Sophia, Luca, Mollie, Oscar, Isabelle, Brogan, Eva & Max, who had a brilliant race with Preston Swimming Club swimming so hard for a close second๐Ÿฅˆ
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A big thank you to Kristina for being Team Manager, she does an amazing job and thank you to Tess, Nishma & James for officiating; galas canโ€™t happen without all of this support.
Swimmer of the Month - June 2023
Swimmer of the Month - June 2023
The winner this month was a unanimous decision and it is Sophia R in Competition Squad, who has made some great progress and trains really hard. She got a club record in the 1500 at the recent club champs with a great swim, and her 100 Free at Preston was a real breakthrough with a 7 second PB.
The other nominations provided some fierce competition however!
๐Ÿ’™Erin M - D3 - Consistent effort in training, always coachable and tries her best. Great endurance coming through too!
๐Ÿ’› Oliver- D1 - Great effort and attitude in training
๐Ÿ’™Noah F - D1 - Great swims at Ramsbottom
๐Ÿ’›Sam M - Performance - For his performances in in the 400, 800 and 1500 at the recent Club Champs and the recent improvements he has seen in his swimming overall
๐Ÿ’™Jessica S - Competition - for her great efforts in the 800 and 1500 at Club Champs
๐Ÿ’›Imogen W - Performance - for a strong swim in the 800 at Club Champs
๐Ÿ’™Tom S - Performance - Focus, attitude and strong swims at Ramsbottom
๐Ÿ’›Matilda S - Competition - Focus, attitude and strong swims at Ramsbottom
๐Ÿ’™Athena - Competition - Focus, attitude and strong swims at Ramsbottom
๐Ÿ’›Hannah B - Performance - For her breakthrough 100 Breast at Ramsbottom
๐Ÿ’™Poppy P -Performance - for stepping up to the long distance events with a smile - swimming both the 800 and 1500 at Satellites winning medals and getting PBs and then doing it all again at the Distance Club Champs! Great attitude on poolside at galas.
๐Ÿ’›Luca W - Performance - For his lovely attitude and charm. He always works hard, heโ€™s a team player and just happens to be a fantastic swimmer - winning Gold in all his events at Preston and getting a Club Record in the 800 Free in the recent Club Champs.
Well done everyone! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›
PSC Summer Spectacular Meet - June 2023
PSC Summer Spectacular Meet - June 2023
We had an incredible time at the PSC Summer Spectacular gala; well done to all of the swimmers, you were fantastic.ย  Here are our medallists:
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200 Free - ๐Ÿฅ‰Poppy (11)
50 Fly - ๐Ÿฅ‡ Oscar (12), ๐Ÿฅ‰ Max (13)
200 IM - ๐Ÿฅ‡ Oscar (12)
50 Back - ๐Ÿฅ‰ Scarlett (13)
100 Free - ๐Ÿฅ‡Oscar (12),ย ๐Ÿฅˆ Max (13),ย ๐Ÿฅ‰ Joseph (14)
200 Free - ๐Ÿฅ‰ Sam (13)
50 Free - ๐Ÿฅ‡ Luca (10),ย ๐Ÿฅ‡ Oscar (12),ย ๐Ÿฅˆ Max (13),ย ๐Ÿฅˆ Joseph (14),ย ๐Ÿฅ‡Lachie (15)
100 Back - ๐Ÿฅ‰Scarlett (13)
100 Fly - ๐Ÿฅ‡Luca (10),ย ๐Ÿฅˆ Max (13)
200 Back - ๐Ÿฅ‡ Lachie (15)
50 Back - ๐Ÿฅ‡ Luca (10),ย ๐Ÿฅ‡ Oscar (12)
50 Breast - ๐ŸฅˆScarlett (13)
100 Breast - ๐Ÿฅˆ Max (13)
100 Free - ๐Ÿฅ‰Sophia (10)
100 IM - ๐Ÿฅ‡ Luca (10),ย ๐Ÿฅ‡ Max (13)
Ramsbottom Open Meet - June 2023
Ramsbottom Open Meet - June 2023

Special Olympics North West Regional Aquatics Competition - June 2023
Special Olympics North West Regional Aquatics Competition - June 2023
And a huge good luck to Joseph who is racing at the Special Olympics North West Regional Aquatics Competition in Liverpool today. Heโ€™s already won his 25 Back! Get in Joseph! Well done
ย 
Well done to the ever brilliant Joseph who absolutely smashed it at the Special Olympics North West Regional Aquatics Competition in Liverpool today.ย  He did a 5 second PB in his backstroke for the ๐Ÿฅ‡ medal and nailed his finish which we had been working hard on.ย  He got another ๐Ÿฅ‡ in the 25 breast with a cracking swim, surging through the field with ease.
ย 
No medal in the freestyle today but his technique was looking excellent and we know thereโ€™s more to come on that one.
ย 
Well done Joseph - great swimming ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
Cholmondley Castle Triathlon - June 2023
Cholmondley Castle Triathlon - June 2023
Well done to Joseph A who did his first triathlon today at Cholmondley Castle Triathlon, Iโ€™m pleased to say he loved it and placed highly in a competitive field.
ย 
Great effort Joseph, canโ€™t wait to hear about your next one ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ
British and English Qualifier - June 2023
British and English Qualifier - June 2023

Massive well done to our Club Captain Lachie who not only finished his GCSE's today but has had confirmation that he's qualified for a grand total of 5 event a British and English Nationals this year.ย  This is outstanding!ย  GB 400 IM, GB 200 IM, English 200 Back, 100 Back and 50 Back.ย  Well done for all your hard work Lachie, everyone at Altrincham Swimming Club is incredibly proud of you.

Satellite SC Distance Meet - June 2023
Satellite SC Distance Meet - June 2023
It was a pleasure to watch the swimmers race today!ย  We started with Poppy who made a very confident start and just tapped away at the 800 with all the confidence of a seasoned 800 swimmer. She finished around 30 seconds faster than her entry time with the best finish of the day!ย  It was fierce.
ย 
Emma raced a brave race - sheโ€™s been carrying a shoulder injury and it really kicked in part way through.ย  But she cracked on, held it together and made us all proud, despite the pain she was in.
ย 
Isabelle had a race plan, and she executed it!ย  Drawing strength from some of the training sets sheโ€™s done, she knew what she could hold and she pushed to her limits.ย  A big PB from Isabelle and 4th place.
ย 
Amazing racing team!ย  Loved watching you all ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
Middlesborough ASC Summer Meet - June 2023
Middlesborough ASC Summer Meet - June 2023
Sam achieved some epic swims at the Middlesbrough ASC Summer Meet and he got a clean sweep of PBs - 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 200 IM, 200 and 100 Back, with a solid 200 Free swim, followed by a HUGE PB in the 400 Free.
๐Ÿฅˆ200 Fly
๐Ÿฅˆ200 Back
๐Ÿฅ‰100 Fly
๐Ÿฅ‡400 Free
Well done Sam, youโ€™ve done yourself proud๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
Swimmer of the Month - May 2023
Swimmer of the Month - May 2023

The winner this month is Oscar LR from Performance Squad.ย  After major surgery in September, Oscar worked incredibly hard to rehabilitate and then he really pushed on with his swimming showing patience, grit and determination.ย  One of our hardest trainers, Oscar kept his head when times must have been difficult, and he got the work done. His hard work was rewarded by a fantastic 100 Fly at Regionals which earned him a place in the finals. A Regional final is a great achievement at the best of times but after the year heโ€™s had, no one deserved it more than Oscar.ย  Well done and keep up the great work!ย 

There were two nominations this month for Swimmer of the Month - both were extremely strong candidates for the title.ย  Our Runner Up this month was Thomas B, who had a lot of nominations from the Coaching Team. Thomas has really raised his game and his swimming is going from strength to strength with some fantastic performances both in training and when racing.ย  Well done Thomas, your effort and commitment are great to see, and you are really role modelling our Swimmer ABCs.ย  Keep it up and you will go from strength to strength.

British Masters Championships - June 2023
British Masters Championships - June 2023
What an amazing weekend at the British Masters Champs for Emily!ย  Her results are absolutely outstanding.
Well done Emily, you have shown your class with excellent times and placings across the whole range of Freestyle events.
Here are the full results, all your hard work and dedication have certainly paid off ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ
๐Ÿฅˆ 1500 Free
๐Ÿฅ‰ 800 Free
4th 400 Free
4th 200 Free
9th 100 Free
11th 50 Free
SENW Regional Summer Championships Final Weekend - 13/14 May 2023
SENW Regional Summer Championships Final Weekend - 13/14 May 2023
Wow, what a weekend.
I think we can all agree that this was no ordinary Regionals- with the number of swimmers making for a very long and busy meet without much space on poolside!
Our swimmers stepped up and swam their hearts โค๏ธ out, and Iโ€™m a very proud coach tonight.
Saturday
๐Ÿ’™Frankie & Hannah - great 100 fly swims
๐Ÿ’›Poppy - big 200 Breast PB
๐Ÿ’™Max - tough and disappointing 50 Breast and 200 Breast post Covid but he did it.
๐Ÿ’›Sam - fantastic PBs in 200 breast and 100 fly
Great swims for Rory and ๐Ÿ’™Oscar in 100 Fly with Oscar making the final! Long day 12.5 hour day for him, he deserves a medal just for that!
๐Ÿ’›Girls 50 Breast - PBs from, Jessica, Mollie, Nina & Poppy
Sunday ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™
๐Ÿ’™Boys 100 Back - great swims from Luca, Toby, Harry, Sam and Rory, big PB from Max to make the final, coming 5th ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
๐Ÿ’›Girls 50 Fly - clean sweep of PBs - Amelie, Frankie, Hannah, Mollie, Nina & Imogen
๐Ÿ’™Rory smashed a huge effort in the 200 Fly
๐Ÿ’›Girls 200 Back - big efforts from Imogen and Hannah, with Poppy suffering a goggle incident but totally smashing it!
๐Ÿ’™Joe C & Brogan massive PBs for 100 Breast โญ๏ธ
๐Ÿ’›Nina solid swim & Mollie & Frankie lo PBs for 50 Free ๐ŸŽ‰
Well done team, you have been awesome ๐Ÿ™Œ
Trafford Metro Spring Open Meet
Trafford Metro Spring Open Meet
The full results from the Trafford Gala are in!ย  There were some fantastic swims and we narrowly missed out on Best Visiting Club.
We had a very young team and you did us proud. They awarded medals up to 6th place so hereโ€™s everyone who won a medal ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›
Joshua C ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰,ย Joseph A 5๏ธโƒฃ5๏ธโƒฃ,ย Joe C 6๏ธโƒฃ๐Ÿฅ‰,ย Thomas B 4๏ธโƒฃ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅˆ,ย Ryan S ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡,ย Laurie S ๐Ÿฅˆ4๏ธโƒฃ5๏ธโƒฃ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡,ย Mikaela J 5๏ธโƒฃ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡,ย Jessica S ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡,ย Hannah B 5๏ธโƒฃ4๏ธโƒฃ๐Ÿฅ‰,ย Alex E 5๏ธโƒฃ,ย Luca W ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡,ย Oscar L ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ,ย Harry B 5๏ธโƒฃ๐Ÿฅ‰4๏ธโƒฃ๐Ÿฅ‰6๏ธโƒฃ,ย Rory M 6๏ธโƒฃ๐Ÿฅˆ6๏ธโƒฃ๐Ÿฅ‰, Sophia H 4๏ธโƒฃ6๏ธโƒฃ6๏ธโƒฃ๐Ÿฅ‰,ย Sophia R ๐Ÿฅ‰5๏ธโƒฃ6๏ธโƒฃ5๏ธโƒฃ,ย Mollie 6๏ธโƒฃ5๏ธโƒฃ,ย Frankie B ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡4๏ธโƒฃ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰,ย Eva S 4๏ธโƒฃ๐Ÿฅ‰4๏ธโƒฃ๐Ÿฅ‰,ย Emily I ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ4๏ธโƒฃ,ย Xander R 5๏ธโƒฃ6๏ธโƒฃ๐Ÿฅ‡,ย Rory K 6๏ธโƒฃ,ย Nina H 6๏ธโƒฃ,ย Lewis G 6๏ธโƒฃ5๏ธโƒฃ,ย Toby H ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ5๏ธโƒฃ,ย Sam M 6๏ธโƒฃ5๏ธโƒฃ,ย Imogen W 5๏ธโƒฃ,ย Charlotte M 5๏ธโƒฃ,ย Ethan T ๐Ÿฅˆ,ย Zach C5๏ธโƒฃ,ย Jessica Isabella S ๐Ÿฅ‡,ย Corey M 4๏ธโƒฃ,ย Poppy P 4๏ธโƒฃ5๏ธโƒฃ,ย Ella P 6๏ธโƒฃ,ย Evie S๐Ÿฅ‰,Girls 9-12 A Medley Relay๐Ÿฅˆ -Imogen W, Jessica S, Nina H, Mollie O,Girls 9-12 B Medley Relay4๏ธโƒฃ -Poppy P, Sophia R, Imogen F,Girls 13+ A Medley Relay๐Ÿฅˆ -Eva, Hannah B, Frankie, Emily,Boys 9-12 A Medley Relay๐Ÿฅ‡ -Luca W, Joseph A, Oscar L, Harry B,Boys 13+ A Medley Relay๐Ÿฅ‰ -Toby, Thomas, Rory, Ryan,Girls 9-12 A free Relay๐Ÿฅˆ -Imogen W, Jessica S, Nina H, Mollie O,Girls 9-12 B free Relay๐Ÿฅ‰ -Poppy P, Evie S, Sophia R, Imogen F,Girls 13+ A free Relay๐Ÿฅˆ -Eva, Hannah B, Frankie, Emily,Boys 9-12 A free Relay๐Ÿฅ‡ -Luca W, Joseph A, Oscar L, Harry B,Boys 13+ A Free Relay๐Ÿฅ‰ -Toby, Thomas B, Rory, Thomas S.
Swimmer of the Month - April 2023
Swimmer of the Month - April 2023

Joseph Adams, Senior Squad.ย  The winner this month has worked incredibly hard to completely revamp his front crawl technique which has taken a lot of effort, focus and determination. All of the Coaches have commented on how brilliant his front crawl has become, it's incredibly smooth and streamlined.ย  Well done Joseph Adams, we love your attitude to trying your best every session and the changes you
have made are not easy to do, "you are a pleasure to coach".ย  A big well done from all of your Coaches, Dan, Andy, Kate and Tess.

Nominations this month were:
Toby Holland, Performance - made the move into Performance squad and has been training really hard. Breakthrough swim at Regionals on Sunday 30 April in the 200 Back. Followed the process perfectly and did a big PB.

Imogen Wright, Performance - has really worked hard with a good attitude in training. Some good PBs at Regionals at the end of April.

Mikaela Jansen, Development 3 - really great consistent training effort and has listened really well and worked on feedback.

Athena Tse, Competition - has worked hard, making a good step up into Competition squad and showed great dedication on Tuesday mornings with the older swimmers.

Scarlett Smith, Performance- For incredible resilience coming back from full knee reconstruction surgery in February, to not only get back to training in record time but having a go at racing Regionals and being in the fastest heats. The number of times Scarlett has had to come back from knee dislocations in the last few years would have put most swimmers off but Scarlett keeps going and is always smiling and looking for ways to improve, Keep going Scarlett, you will do it.

Max Offord, Performance - for making 2 finals on the first weekend at Regionals when, as one of the coaches said "as we all know how hard they are to get! It was great to see an Alty swimmer on that final board at Liverpool". Some great PBs too.

Jessica Soo, Performance - for consistent training effort and role modelling great attitude - "she's a machine who really cares about her swimming"ย 

Swansea Last Chance Saloon Meet - 6/7 May 2023
Swansea Last Chance Saloon Meet - 6/7 May 2023

Well done to the Michaels who were representing ASC at Swansea this weekend at the Level 1 National Qualifying Meet ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›

Both boys swam hard, itโ€™s been a long season and we are heading to the end of the National Qualifying Windowโ€ฆ both boys have done us proud!

Great swimming champs!

Michael G

8th 50 Back

16th 100 Free

3rd 50 Breast

12th 100 Fly

ย 

Michael W

5th 400 Free

6th 100 Free

4th 200 Free

9th 100 Fly

SENW Regional Summer Championships Second Weekend - 29/30 April 2023
SENW Regional Summer Championships Second Weekend - 29/30 April 2023

Update on the rest of Regionals this weekend

โญ๏ธMax made 2 finals 50 Back and 200 Back with 2 big PBs

โญ๏ธ5 boys made big PBs in the 200 back (Max, Toby, Harry, Sam & Luca) โญ๏ธPBs for Imogen (200 free, 100 back) Donovan (100 Free), Poppy (100 back, 200 IM) Luca (50 back, 100 free, plus 200 Back) โญ๏ธ Super resilience from Mollie with a serious goggle incident ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚and some decent swims

Iโ€™m really super proud of the team, it was a pleasure to spend the weekend on poolside for your efforts! Well done Team ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™

City of Leeds National Qualifier - 15/16 April 2023
City of Leeds National Qualifier - 15/16 April 2023

It was a high level meet and our swimmers yet again stepped up to the challenge.ย  Itโ€™s great to see them grow in that environment, making connections with their competitors and peers and learning from every race they swim.

Max made 4 finals from 4 races including a ๐Ÿฅˆand 4 PBs, Mollie made 2 finals from 3 races with 2 PBs and Lachie made 3 finals with some great swims.

There were some stand-out swims including:

Amelie - 50 Fly

Hannah - 50 Back

Michael G - 50 Free

Adam - 100 Fly

Michael W was solid as always and inspired the team with his great attitude. Joseph swam a lot of races straight out of a bad injury and is making a good comeback, whilst Toby and Sam stepped up for big PBs in this new arena.

ย 

A big thanks to City of Leeds Swimming Club for a great meet, to all the parents who supported us, and to Michael who spent so many hours on the poolside ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Swimmer of the Month - March 2023
Swimmer of the Month - March 2023
March has been another busy month with lots of swimmers racing and others training hard.ย  We are pleased to announce our nominations for Swimmer of the Month:
Oscar L - Performance for coming back from major hip surgery, never moaning, just getting on with it even though it was hard.ย  He's been absolutely brilliant and is really starting to push on through and making excellent progress ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
Harry B - Performance for a great meet at Richmond Dales and some breakthrough swims ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
Trafford Borough Gala team -ย This amazing team won joint first place with Trafford Metro at Round 1 of the Trafford Borough Development League.ย  It wasn't just their fast swimming that was excellent, all the parents and some of the the other Club Coaches commented on how brilliantly you supported each other and cheered each other on!ย  Well done swimmers, the Altrincham family is strong ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›
Laurie S, Alex RT, Sophia H, Lilia M, Mikaela J, Alex E, Joshua C, Hamish R, George P, Evie S, Jessica S, Isabella R, Evie C, Ellan M, Ethan T, Corey M, Finn K, Felix L, Athena T, Sophie R, Tilly B, Billy I, Joe C, Matthew G, Noah D, Lewis G
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
But as always, there can only be one winner, and this month it just had to be Lachie B โ€“ Performance for making ASC recent history at the Youth Summer Regional Championships in Liverpool at the end of March.
Lachie won 4 ๐Ÿฅ‡medals and 1 ๐Ÿฅˆmedal, which is unprecedented at our Club.ย  Being able to achieve so much across a broad range of events swimming in the age 16 is a real testimony to the hard work that Lachie has put in to training and racing over the last couple of years.ย  Well done Lachie for an outstanding achievement. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›
Liverpool National Qualifying Meet - 1/2 April 2023
Liverpool National Qualifying Meet - 1/2 April 2023
Great swimming from the team at the Liverpool National Qualifying meet!
Luca
๐Ÿฅ‡50 free
๐Ÿฅ‡ 100 back
Michael G
๐Ÿฅ‰50 Fly
๐Ÿฅ‰ 100 Fly
๐Ÿฅˆ 100 Free
๐Ÿฅ‰ 50 back
Michael W
๐Ÿฅˆ400 Free
๐Ÿฅ‰ 200 Free
Lachie
๐Ÿฅˆ 400 IM
Ash
๐Ÿฅ‡ 100 Free
Great swims from Hannah and Nina for some PB times ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
A big thanks to all of our club officials who volunteered and to Andy leading the team on poolside with the help of Michael.
Trafford Borough Development League Gala - 27 March 2023
Trafford Borough Development League Gala - 27 March 2023
So much excitement at the Trafford Borough Development League Gala at Sale Leisure Centre tonight!ย  The FAST squads raced their best with the lead changing hands many times during the evening!ย The final result came down to the last canon relay where Trafford Metro took 1st place and Altrincham 2nd which meant that we were joint winners!ย There has never been a draw yet in the league so we made history!ย Well done to Flixton and Stretford and of course Trafford Metro for a great evening.ย Excellent work team! You were amazing๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅ‡
SENW Summer Regionals First Weekend - 25/26 March 2023
SENW Summer Regionals First Weekend - 25/26 March 2023
Massive well done to all of our swimmers who competed at NW Regionals in Liverpool this weekend.
Day 1 - Well done to Abbie, Harvey, Vincent, Antoni, Joseph and Wendy for some great races.ย We made 7 finals which is outstanding, and picked up some pretty good PBs and medals along the way!
100 Free -ย 6th Michael W
50 Fly -ย 5th Michael W,ย 8th Michael G
400 Free -ย 7th Michael W
50 Free -ย ๐ŸฅˆLachie B
100 Back -ย ๐Ÿฅ‡Lachie B
200 Fly -ย 7th Adam C
ย 
Day 2 of NW Youth Regionals was another fire cracker!
It included lots of great performances and some important learning.ย  A massive well done to all of our 10 swimmers who fought for their places, Joseph, Harvey and Antoni coming back from injuries and others with different obstacles they had over come.ย Notable PBs came from Adam, Harvey and Wendy which is great to see.
Todays finalists were as follows:
100 Fly -ย Michael G 8th
200 Back -ย Lachie B ๐Ÿฅ‡
200 IM -ย Lachie B ๐Ÿฅ‡
50 Back -ย Michael G 5th,ย Lachie B ๐Ÿฅ‡
200 Free -ย Michael W ๐Ÿฅ‰ย (With exactly the same time in the final as in the heat! What are the chances ๐Ÿ˜‚)
Brilliant swimming, a special shout out to Lachie for 4๐Ÿฅ‡ and 1 ๐Ÿฅˆ across the weekend ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
Manchester Schools Meet - March 2023
Manchester Schools Meet - March 2023
Well done to Rhea and Iona who have been representing Manchester High School recently.ย  At the City wide MCR schools meet Rhea won Gold (breaststroke) and silver (front crawl) and Iona won Silver and Bronze.ย  Iona also captained the team last night against Cheadle Hulme.ย  Well done girls๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
Stockport Spring Meet - 10/11/12 March 2023
Stockport Spring Meet - 10/11/12 March 2023

The team were in action at the Stockport Metro March National Qualifying Meet at the weekend. This is a high level meet and we were pleased to have more accepted entries than ever before.ย 

The best in the North West were out in force but we raced really hard and had some excellent results. There were no medals as such but placing high at this type of gala is a big achievement. Here are our swimmers placing in the top 3, but all of the swimmers did us proud:ย 

Day 1ย 

200 IMย 

Lachie ๐Ÿฅˆ

100 Freeย 

Michael W ๐Ÿฅ‡

200 Backย 

Max ๐Ÿฅˆ

Lachie ๐Ÿฅˆ

50 Backย 

Michael G ๐Ÿฅˆ

400 Freeย 

Michael W ๐Ÿฅ‡

200 Breastย 

Max ๐Ÿฅ‰

50 Freeย 

Mollie ๐Ÿฅ‰

50 Breastย 

Michael G ๐Ÿฅ‰

Day 2ย 

100 Flyย 

Michael W ๐Ÿฅˆ

Lachie ๐Ÿฅ‡

100 Breastย 

Max 14/U Final (4th)ย 

50 Flyย 

Michael G ๐Ÿฅ‰

100 Backย 

Max 14/u Final (5th)

Ash 15/o Final ๐Ÿฅˆ

200 Free

Michael W ๐Ÿฅ‡

50 Freeย 

Michael G ๐Ÿฅ‰

Well done everyone!ย 

Swimmer of the Month - February 2023
Swimmer of the Month - February 2023

As always, the coaches have nominated a great bunch of swimmers who are all deserving of the title โ€œSwimmer of the Monthโ€

The nominations are:ย 

  • ยทEthan Sย (Performance) โ€“โ€œ for 100% commitment to his 200 Fly on Sunday at Pointscoreโ€
  • ยทBilly Iย (Transition) โ€“ โ€œFor consistent training and hard work, asking for advice on how he can improve and always being willing to have a good go at any challenge we setโ€
  • ยทLaurie Sย (Development 1) โ€“ โ€œfor a great focus on technique and the hard work is paying offโ€
  • Joseph Aย (Competition) - โ€œfor stepping up his training effort and taking on technical advice with noticable stroke improvementsโ€
  • Tom Sย (Competition) - โ€œseeing him train in the competition squad and from when he moved to ASC, heโ€™s come on massively. His strokes are good, great listener and takes everything on board and heโ€™s doing some good racing tooโ€
  • Alan Nย (Senior) - โ€œhe puts 100% into his swimming and has great attitude. He also listens and takes on feedback.โ€

There is only one winner and this month it isย Isabelle Dย from Performance.ย 

Isabelle trains very hard and very consistently. She has a great attitude, and is a supportive team mate in the lane and at galas. Her swimming is going from strength to strength and she is noticeably taking on feedback and making improvements. She has been a great help in her volunteering role with the younger swimmers, helping at sessions and Pointscore. Sheโ€™s been fantastic at reassuring the young swimmers when they are unsure.ย 

It should also be noted that she rides her bike to training come rain or shineโ€ฆ even the all the early morning sessions sheโ€™s signed up for!!ย 
Well done Isabelle!

Richmond Dales April Fool Gala - 4/5 March 2023
Richmond Dales April Fool Gala - 4/5 March 2023

An amazing weekend for our team at the Richmond Dales Gala this last weekend, with 63 medals won in total! It's not all about the medals though and there were some tough races and PBs. Thank you to everyone who swam, you did ASC proud.ย ย 

Medal Winners

Lucaย ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡ย 

Samย ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ

Michael Wย ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡

Jessicaย ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡

Imogenย ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‡

Ninaย ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ

Roryย ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‡

Michael Gย ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡

Wendyย ๐Ÿฅ‰

Oscarย ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅˆ

Maxย ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‰

Emilyย ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡

Harryย ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‰

Sophia Hย ๐Ÿฅˆ

Lachieย ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ

Poppyย ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡

Hannah Buย ๐Ÿฅ‰

Mikaelaย ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰

Evaย ๐Ÿฅ‰

Total Medals: 63

30ย ๐Ÿฅ‡ย 

20ย ๐Ÿฅˆย 

13ย ๐Ÿฅ‰

Swimmer of the Month - January 2023
Swimmer of the Month - January 2023

There were a lot of nominations for Swimmer of the Month this month! Well done to everyone who was nominated by the coaches, this is a fantastic achievement.

โ–ถ๏ธAlex E - Senior: โ€œHis determination and perseverance to master the skills has paid off. He is a gem to coach"
โ–ถ๏ธTilly B - Transition: โ€œTilly has been really pushing herself in training and is making great progress, She listens and is very coachable with an easy manner that fits in well with the rest of the squadโ€
โ–ถ๏ธToby H - Competition: "Toby always trains hard, listens, takes on advice and consistently makes the times set"
โ–ถ๏ธNoah F - D1: โ€œA new member of D1, Noah has been working very hard indeed.โ€
โ–ถ๏ธJoshua C - D1: โ€œJoshua works very hard, listens carefully and is a very engaged member of the squadโ€
โ–ถ๏ธHarry B - Performance: โ€œHarry consistently works hard in training and has been determined and resilient and is really starting to push on with his swimmingโ€
โ–ถ๏ธEmily I โ€“ Performance: "A great example to the little ones and always a positive and happy attitude in all races, no matter what the result" "Her goal has been a county medal for a number of years and she finally got it!"
โ–ถ๏ธNina H โ€“ Performance: โ€œNew to the club Nina has settled in really well and made lots of new friends. She has swum brilliantly in Counties with 5 PBs from 5 racesโ€
โ–ถ๏ธMollie O โ€“ Performance: "For those at Counties a lot I feel like Mollie had such a journey. She sat there all day every day and I never once heard her moan. Great highs and some lows but she always brushes herself off and gets back into it. A great shouting supporter when she's not swimming herself"
โ–ถ๏ธRory M โ€“ Performance: โ€œGreat results and effort in the 100 and 200 Fly at Countiesโ€
 
However, there is only one winner and this month the Swimmer of the Month is Scarlett S in Performance.
โ€œFirstly, all of the Coaches have been impressed with how well Scarlett has fitted into the Squad after moving to Altrincham SC at the end of last year. She has a very positive attitude and this is infectious. She qualified for 11 County events and PB'd in nearly all of them despite suffering from a debilitating on-going knee issue. She made multiple finals and was breathtakingly close to the medals.
Well done Scarlett for a great Counties, and you have embodied our Swimmer ABCs and are a role model to others. Well done, keep shiningโ€
Cheshire County Championships - January 2023
Cheshire County Championships - January 2023
After three long weekends on poolside, 32 county qualifiers and some amazing swims, Cheshire County Champs 2023 is a wrap! 

Please join the Coaches in congratulating the swimmers on a fantastic County Champs where our swimmers stepped up and raced incredibly hard. There were a number of outstanding performances and the coaches noted strong improvements from last year, especially in relation to underwater work and starts. This is a great breakthrough! 

It's impossible to mention everyone but rest assured that we are incredibly proud of all of the team. 

Medal Winners

Lachie ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡

Luca ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ

Max ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ

Michael W ๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅˆ

Emily ๐Ÿฅ‰

Michael G ๐Ÿฅ‰

Relays ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡

Total Medals

๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅ‡6

๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅˆ15

๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰๐Ÿฅ‰8

Finals: The following swimmers made a combined total of 63 finals: Mollie, Emily, Luca, Donovan, Michael W, Michael G, Lachie, Scarlett, Wendy, Abbie, Rory, Oscar, Max, Adam, Frankie, Joseph, Harvey, Jessica S.

Personal Bests: Our swimmers excelled themselves with more than 115 event PBs recorded across the weekend, which does not include PBs that took place in the finals after a PB heat time, of which there were many. 

Relays: With the return of County Relays our swimmers excelled themselves with 17 teams entered! There was a great atmosphere with the swimmers supporting each other fantastically! Big shout out to the Boys 15/16 Medley and Freestyle Teams who won 2 gold medals ๐Ÿฅ‡with epic performances! Well done Lachie, Michael W, Michael G, Harvey and Joseph.
Swimmer of the Month - December 2022
Swimmer of the Month - December 2022
It's our last swimmer of the month for 2022 and it doesn't disappoint. We had a number of deserving nominations for December including:
โญ๏ธCorey M (D1) for consistent hard work and a raft of medals at the Trafford Christmas Cracker
โญ๏ธJoshua C (D1) who is still relatively new to the club but has stepped up and is getting involved, bringing home lots of medals from the Trafford Christmas Cracker
โญ๏ธHannah B(i) (Performance) who has shown that hard work and determination pay off if you want your goals enough. She smashed out a County time for the 200 Breast this weekend after a few years of set backs and just missing out. Great attitude Hannah, well done.
But with the most votes, our Swimmer of the Month is Frankie B from Performance. Frankie was nominated because she won every event in the 12 years age group this year across Club Champs which is a pretty big achievement. Frankie has worked hard all year long and is a big part of our team.
โญ๏ธWell done Frankie! โญ๏ธ
Trafford Christmas Cracker - December 2022
Trafford Christmas Cracker - December 2022

With a rough count I make that 78 ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿฅˆ๐Ÿฅ‰medals for Altrincham Swimming Club this weekend! What incredible swimming ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›

Well done to all the medal winners and to all those swimmers who fought for their places in every heat. There were some great achievements!
New Club Captains - December 2022
New Club Captains - December 2022

Meet your new Club Captains:-

Girls Captain - Emily I

Boys Captain - Lachie B

ASC Sprint Championships - Session 2 - December 2022
ASC Sprint Championships - Session 2 - December 2022

Well done to everyone to took part in the first session of the ASC Sprint Championships, lots of great swims with special congratulations to the Club Record Breakers:-

Lachlan B โ€“ Boys 15-16 50m Breaststroke

Wendy D โ€“ Girls 13-14 100m Backstroke

Emily I โ€“ Girls 17 and Over 100m Butterfly and 100m Individual Medley

Arena League Round 3 - December 2022
Arena League Round 3 - December 2022
Amazing work by our dream team at the Arena League Division 1 Top Final, earning us a promotion to the North West Premier Division, making some Club history!  Well done team.
Event Calendar
Event Calendar

We've updated the meetย calendarย for the coming year.ย  It's not exhaustive and I'm sure things will change during the year, but it should help to understand which galas are aimed at your swimmer and will hopefully help you plan for these.

You can find a copy of theย calendarย hereย 

Club Kit
Club Kit

If you need a swimming hat, these are available for ยฃ5.50 each for a normal club hat or we still have a few 30th Anniversary hats left at ยฃ7 each.  If you'd like to order one, please email here and specify which hat you'd like.  All other club kit can be purchased through The Kit Stop website, or via the link here.

Resource Information
Resource Information

There is a โ€˜Members Resourcesโ€™ section of the Members Area on the website and there is already lots of interesting and useful information on there, so please have a look if you havenโ€™t already. Helen I, who is our most senior Official and coordinates our Pointscores, has recently put together some really useful links on the technical rules for each stroke which will help all swimmers to understand the rules better.

Reporting Absence
Reporting Absence

There is no need to report any absence from training sessions.  The only exception to this is if the absence is anticipated to be prolonged (more than a couple of weeks).

Contacting Coaches
Contacting Coaches

If you need to contact the coaches, for any reason, please remember to do this via email and not via coaches personal mobile phones, on text / WhatsApp etc.  Messages should be sent by email to either secretary@altrinchamsc.org.uk or headcoach@altrinchamsc.org.uk.

Club Contact
Club Contact

For any queries or questions, please email secretary@altrinchamsc.org.uk

Fundraising by Shopping
Fundraising by Shopping

When shopping online, please consider raising funds for ourย clubย via theย Easy Fundraising online service. Shopping doesn't cost you a penny more, but as you make purchases online shops make a donation to theย 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 โ€“ it's effectively free money to benefit the members of ourย club! Thank you.ย  More information is on the website, or via the linkย here.