Each year the Stockport Association of Swimming Clubs hosts two galas known as ‘The Tadpoles’. These are ‘graded’ (those that are too fast can’t enter) and so are a really great opportunity for club swimmers to take part in galas knowing they won’t be competing against A grade/squad swimmers.
Gala 1, Thursday 19 April, 6.30 pm will include 25m Backstroke and Butterfly events and the 50m Freestyle and Breaststroke
Gala 2, Thursday 26 April, 6.30 pm will include 25m Freestyle and Breaststroke events and the 50m Backstroke and Butterfly
10 years and under do 25m and 11 Years and over do 50m events.
6 Saracens Swimmers attended the second annual Winsford Christmas Development Gala on 16th December. We had attended this gala last year and knew it to be a friendly meet. Two of our swimmers were, unfortunately, ill and unable to make it but even with a depleted team we did extremely well.
Cameras and recording material were banned on poolside so we have no team photo this year. Medals and PBs started coming swift and fast from the very first events and each and every swimmer gained medals and PBs.
Six Saracens girls attended the Greater Manchester Autumn Meet in Wigan at the end of September and beginning of October. It was a great meet and each girl obtained PBs, some in double figures and some Cheshire times were gained.
2016 – 2017 Open Gala season stats
Five Saracens swimmers attended the Manchester Long Course event on 8th July 2017 at the Manchester Aquatics centre. The swimmers ranged in ages from 10 to 12. The ten year olds were only permitted to race in the 50m events and the 200IM whereas the older girls were able to also race in the 100m events.
Each year the Stockport Association of Swimming Clubs hosts two galas known as ‘The Tadpoles’.
A team of 5 swimmers entered the Trafford Metro Spring Open Meet on March 14th. It was a long and exhausting day but the team were troopers (as always).
A dedicated team of 4 girls was back at Wigan in March for the Starter Meet.
A small team of Saracens swimmers entered the Greater Manchester Age Groups gala in Wigan over four days in March