Club Distance Championships
Entries are now being accepted for our Annual Club Distance Championship. As with previous years
this meet is licensed as a Level 4 meet.
Closing Date for Entries is Friday 24th May 2013
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Alsager Bridgestone Needs You
Due to the continued expansion of our swimming programme and in particular our junior squads
we are looking for motivated and enthusiastic parents to help on the pool deck at gala’s and
during training session. For those willing to commit the club can assist with acquiring coaching qualifications.
If you are keen to become involved in a fast growing club please contact:
Please read this letter
from our Chair concerning trophy Sponsorship,
if you or somebody you know's would like to sponsor a trophy please speak
to a member of the committee
Alsager Bridgestone ASC is a non-profit making organisation dedicated to the improvement and progress of competitive
swimming. We aim to encourage and develop good sportsmanship, individual integrity, team spirit and provide an environment
in which swimmers can realise their full potential at all levels.
A number of our swimmers competed at this event, where some of our Olympians were also out in force. Our swimmers did Alsager Bridgestone proud,
picking up 4 medals at a very high level meet. Medal winners were Bella Harris, Simon Corbishley, Sam Pickford and Marcus Tyson.
Marcus and Sam took on some strong opposition in the 50m backstroke and did not disappoint taking 1st and 3rd place respectively.
This is a huge achievement for our club and shows that hard work really does pay off.
Thanks to all coaching staff and parents for their continued support.
Alsager Bridgestone swimmers were FLYing high at the Northwest Region Youth Championships
Alsager Bridgestone swimmers spread their wings at the Northwest Region Youth Championships, held May 4-5th, and came away with a haul of medals.
James Walker achieved a great PB in his 50m fly, Heather Hulme made the 50m fly final, Sam Pickford won a silver medal in the 200m Butterfly and a final
place in the 100m butterfly and Marcus Tyson won a bronze medal in the 50m fly.
It wasn’t just a FLYing visit to Manchester for our swimmers. Kitty Price made finals in the 200m Backstroke and 400m IM; Katie Sutton made finals in both
200m Frontcrawl and 100mBreaststroke, then went on to take bronze medal in the 200mBreaststroke; Ben Legg picked up a bronze medal in the 1500m Freestyle.
David Brown got off his sick bed to compete and took a bronze medal in the 50Breaststroke.
Both Sam and Marcus achieved further success: Sam made finals in 100m backstroke along with the 50m Backstroke where he won a Bronze medal,
Marcus Tyson made finals in 5 events- 100m Freestyle, 50Freestyle 100m and 50m Backstroke winning a silver medal in both events.
Congratulations to all of the swimmers who competed and huge congratulations to both
Sam and Marcus achieved a National qualifying time the National
Championships at Sheffield in July.
The weekend results were: legen.. wait for it… dary
Twenty one swimmers from Blue Gold, Red, Upper Red and Black Squad took part in the Satellite Open Meet, providing the last opportunity for some swimmers
to qualify for the North West regional age groups in June. Numerous PBs were achieved and twenty six medals were won. All swimmers swam really well and
were commended by the officials for their outstanding behaviour on poolside. Head Coach, Mike Barnes said, “there were some awesome swims this weekend”.
Alsager Bridgestone now has twenty two swimmers who have achieved 97 regional qualifying times. New qualifiers at the weekend were Madison Emery-Hyson
and Joshua Priestman.
Medal winners were: Simon Corbishley, Katie Sutton, Lydia O’Neill, Euan O’Neill, Sam Pickford, Niamh Minton, Isabella Harris, Cameron Emery–Hyson,
Joshua Priestman and James Walker.
Congratulations to all who took part and here’s to more success in the future.
There are quite a few galas coming up over the next few months for all of our swimmers from Blue Group members through to Black squad.
Make sure that you sign up for them so that we can continue to be a force to be reckoned with.
1 Weekend 3 Meets!!
Two of the seniors swimmers were competing at Stockport in a Level meet, with both of them just missing out on National qualifying times.
32 swimmers came away with 58 medals and numerous PBs. Alsager Bridgestone picked up the best visiting club award and Kitty Price
and Olivia Capper won best overall girl and third placed girl, respectively. Simon Corbishley won third best boy overall.
A young team of swimmers, some who have never competed before when over the Macclesfield to compete in the Cheetham Lambert meet.
They did the club proud finishing a creditable 3 place.
A big thank you to all Coaches and poolside helpers who helped over the weekend
At the Cheshire Championships held in March 2013, 23 medals were won and many swimmers achieved
This has taken the club total of regional swimmers to 19.
The club entered 5 relay teams and they all finished in the top 8. Perhaps most impressive was the Open Men’s relay
team which secured a win in the Medley relay and second in the freestyle.
The following swimmers came in the top 6 in their age group and each received a trophy:
Cameron Emery-Hyson, Simon Corbishley, Niamh Minton, Kitty Price and Olivia Capper.
What a pity snow stopped play at the North Mids as Alsager Bridgestone was truly
on fire. Not only did we have some fantastic individual performances but by the
end of the first weekend we were Second top club. Lots of PBs were achieved and many of the swimmers gained regional times, showing that the training really does pay off.
Well done to all who took part.
We won 19 Gold, 19 silver medals and 24 bronze medals. We had the biggest ever
entry and there were many fantastic swims amongst the 66 swimmers.
Billy O’Neill, Euan O’Neill, Lydia O’Neill, Yasmin Emery Hyson, Cameron Emery Hyson, Kitty Price, Katie Sutton,
Isabella Harris, Fran Townsend, Oliver Capper, Sam Pickford, James Owen, Marcus Tyson, Ben Legge, Simon Corbishley,
Michael Goodby, Josh Priestman, Jack Fox Mars, Jacob Copeland, Conner Riley, Niamh Minton, Madison Emery Hyson.
Bring on the next meet where we can continue to build on our success.
Once again, thanks to
all coaches and parents for transporting, supporting and helping out over the weekend.
Alsager Bridgestone Swimming club is continuing to impress across the North West. At last weekend’s gala at Boldmere we amassed
42 medals and 19 regional times were achieved. Many swimmers broke their personal best times and there were many outstanding
performances in all ages. Sam Pickford, Alsager’s Olympic hopeful, broke three meet records and came overall second in his age
group and Matthew Johnson was also second in his age group.
Well done to all swimmers and good luck in all of the forthcoming meets.
Twenty of our swimmers were in pursuit of medals and regional times at the Chase Open on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November and
they did not disappoint. Competition was extremely high but sheer grit and determination saw the swimmers come away with an amazing
27 medals and 25 regional times. All of our swimmers produced impressive swims and showed how their commitment to training paid off.
A big thanks to Mike, Helen and Sue for their support on poolside.
The following swimmers were our medal winners – putting Alsager Swimming Club on the map, again:
Ben Legge, Isabella Harris, Sam Pickford, Jacob Copeland, Josh Priestman, Niamh Minton, Ellie Jones, Michael Goodby, Katie Sutton, Simon Corbishley, Madison Emery –Hyson, Alex Corbishley
September saw the start of the new season and 24 junior swimmers taking a short trip down the road to Fenton to compete
in the COSSAC’S B grade meet. They did the club proud and returned with a 26 medal haul.
Well done guys.
Following COSSAC’S two weekends of club championships produced some amazing swims. 85 swimmers from 5 years old to open
bagged numerous PB’s and club records. Well done Everyone.
Well, what can I say about Alsager Bridgestone’s first ever gala in the North West Region Premier division of the Arena league?
IT WAS AWESOME. The atmosphere and team spirit were amazing and the swimming outstanding. This is the highest level of team
competition and the swimmers performed to their highest level. Let’s go into the next round and show Northwest clubs we can
compete against the best. Well done guys.
Last weekend sawa small group of swimmers travelled to Sheffield to compete in the Lincoln Vulcan’s level 1 open meet and between
them produced some outstanding long course swims.
This has been an outstanding start to the season with 13 swimmers already gaining 54 regional qualifying times between them.
Well done guys.
“A Team above all, but above all a Team”!
Congratulations to the 46 strong team that Alsager Bridgestone sent to the last Swimming Gala of the season at the Biddulph on 14th – 15th July.
The swimmers collected 123 top 3 medals between them, and were awarded the accolade of “Top Visiting Club”.
In addition, 2 of the Club’s senior swimmers, Sam Pickford and Kitty Price were awarded “Top Boy” and “Top Girl” swimmers
respectively, with Bella Harris of the club, coming a close second.
There were some outstanding swims and Head Coach, Mike Barnes, was delighted by the fantastic end to an outstanding year for
the Club which has been highlighted by:
- Promotion to the Premier League of the National Arena Swimming League
- 3rd Team in the North Midlands Association Age Group Championships
- 5th Team in the Cheshire Age Group Championships
- 19 swimmers competing at Regional level
- 3 swimmers representing Cheshire County
- 3 swimmers competing at British gas ASA National Championships
- 2 swimmers competing at ASA National Youth Championships
Well done for an outstanding year to all swimmers, coaches, and supporters.
“A Team above all, but above all a Team”
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