Greater Manchester Autumn Meet 28th/29th September 5th/6th October

The Greater Manchester Autumn meet entries form is attached  but I need to advise you that the  2nd weekend of competition is the same day as our Club Championships  as I cannot confirm the finishing time on the Saturday you may wish to avoid that day. All entry forms must be returned to Maureen Appleby no later than the   3rd  September.

Warrington Guardian Water Polo Article and Video

Please click this link to view the article and video

This is a great video and article about water polo at Warrington. Please share with your friends, and get them to come along and have a go.

WATCHING from poolside, it strikes you how fast, furious, skilful and thrilling water polo can be.

That was the overriding verdict gained from observing a two-hour junior training night at Warrington Swimming and Water Polo Club.

Youngsters spent time honing their skills before splitting into teams for match play, completing each element of the session with equal enthusiasm

North West Open Water Championships Salford Quays 29th June 2019

Swim England North West are pleased to announce that this year’s annual Open Water Championships are being held on 29th June 2019 at Salford Quays.

This competition will include:

  • 1500 Challenge

  • North West and North East Open Water Championships

  • North West and North East Masters Open Water Championships

All championship events incorporate the following County Championships; Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Northumberland and Durham.

For full entry conditions please see the link below

Kendal Mint Gala Saturday 29th June

We encourage as many swimmers as possible to enter this gala which is for 9 years and over. Entry forms to be returned to Maureen Appleby by no later than Friday May 24th. Click on the links below to view details of the competition , or for an entry form.

LEVEL: Short Course Level 3 – 3NW191769

DATE: Saturday 29th June 2019

VENUE: Kendal Leisure Centre, Burton Road, Kendal. LA9 7HX

The pool is 25 metres long with 6 lanes and ranges in depth from 0.9 metres (3 feet) to 1.7 metres (5 feet 7 inches). It has Anti-Turbulence ropes and Electronic Timing.

A strobe light is available for the use of swimmers with a hearing impediment.

EVENTS: All events are 9 years & over.

Individual events will be swum as ‘Heat Declared Winners’, all events will be seeded by entry time, all heats will be spearheaded.

Age on day will be as of 29th June 2019.

There are Upper Entry Time Limits only.

Disability competitors will be accepted for all events. All competitors must indicate their disability classification OR provide a valid Certificate of Disability issued by the ASA at the time of entry. The competition format will be based on disability inclusion within the able bodied programme. All swimmers will be seeded in the heats according to their entry times. Disability competitors will be included within the results for their age group. There will be no separate disability results.

AWARDS: The competition shall include the following age groups for each sex

9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 years and over.

Starts and Turns Development Camp 29th May

Skills4Podium is running a STARTS & TURNS DEVELOPMENT CAMP on Wednesday 29 May 2019 at Moreton Hall School, Oswestry.

Led by international swimming coach Paul Remmonds, learn about the key principals of starting and turning in a focussed environment. Essential race skills of starting and turning will be developed with progressive drills and race simulation.

If you would like further information please contact Paul Remmonds on  or 07867 116 607 or please visit for further details.

For details of other upcoming courses please see this leaflet

Summer Swim North West Championships Volunteers Required

Good morning everyone

As you are aware we are holding our Summer Championships on

Sat/Sun                27th/28th April                     Manchester

Sat/Sun                11th/12th May                     Liverpool

Sat/Sun                25th/26th May                     Manchester

At the current time we do not have enough poolside helpers to ensure that the competition can run efficiently.  ANNOUNCERS, COMPETITIORS STEWARDS; COACHES PASSES/RESULTS

Can I please ask that you circulate this email amongst your parents/volunteers to see if anyone would be available to support us.

Volunteers will be able to claim expenses at 45 pence per mile (full day) and 25 pence per mile (half day)

Lunch is not being provided at Manchester so you will be able to claim a lunch allowance of £5.00.

If you could please email if there is anyone who could help

Thanking you in anticipation

Diane Stafford

Finance Administrator

North West

T 0161 789 7230