Greater Manchester Autumn Meet Wigan

The details of this meet have been announced, all taking place at the Wigan Life Centre.

Session 1 September 29th Warmup 9:30

Session 2 September 29th Warmup TBA

Session 3 September 30th Warmup 9:30

Session 4 September 30th Warmup TBA

Session 5 October 6th Warmup 9:30

Session 6 October 7th Warmup TBA

Session 7 October 6th Warmup 9:30

Session 8 October 7th Warmup TBA

If you wish to enter then please speak to your coach.

For full details including consideration times please click here

Upcoming Swim Clinics: Starts , Turns and Underwater Kick

Skills4Podium are running a STARTS, TURNS & UNDERWATER KICK DEVELOPMENT CAMP at Moreton Hall School, Oswestry, on Saturday 28 July 2018.

Learn how to make real improvements in your race performance in a focussed environment. Essential race skills of starting and turning will be developed with progressive drills and race simulation.

Moreton Hall is equipped with Olympic standard starting blocks and anti-wave lane lines. Skills4Podium also has access to the Backstroke Ledge.

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

Interested in Open Water Swimming?

Open Water Events

As the open water season has now officially started, Swim England North West have arranged a varied line up of events. We thought we would share with you all the Open Water sessions that we have available this Spring/Summer for both swimmers & coaches.

  • Swim England North West are pleased to announce “Introduction to Open Water – Skills Sessions” for those new to the sport of Open Water on the 2nd & 9th June 2018, at Helly Hansen Water Sports Centre in Salford Quays.

All swimmers must be aged between 12 and 16 and be a member of Swim England. The session will incorporate both theory and practical sessions and include the open water environment, a safety briefing and  acclimatisation.

Details and booking can be found on the links below:

  • Swim England North West are hosting Open Water Development Days for swimmers aged 12-16 years of age  on 3rd & 10th June 2018,  at Helly Hansen Water Sports Centre in Salford Quays.  This will be by invitation only based from the 800m and 1500m rankings following the Regional Championships which finish at the end of May. The day will include two open water sessions, land training and nutrition for distance athletes.

  • Swim England North West and North East Open Water Festival  is being held on 16th June 2018, at Helly Hansen Water Sport Centre in Salford Quays, which will also incorporate masters and county championships for Cheshire and Lancashire. Don’t forget to send your entries in before the closing date 4th June 2018. Click the link below to download the entry form.

  • Are you currently a level 2 Teacher/Coach and interested in gaining an open water qualification? Institute of Swimming  are offering the Level 2 Award in British Open Water Swimming (QCF) which allows current Swimming Coaches, Teachers or Triathlon Coaches to build on their current skills and acquire specialist knowledge in delivering open water swimming sessions. This level 2 award is backed by all four British national governing bodies for swimming; Swim England, Swim Wales, Swim Ireland, and Scottish Swimming. Further details are available on the link below:

  • Finally Swim England are hosting an Open Water Forum which is a free to attend on Thursday 17th May at Sports Park in Loughborough.

Please click on each of the links provided for further information or how to book onto each event. If you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact us don’t hesitate to ask.

Wendy McNeil

Regional Club Co-ordinator


M 07972831850


Whitsun Swim Clinics

Turning Potential into Performance
The coaching team led by GB international swimming coach Paul Remmonds will guide swimmers through skills, drills and practices that have helped to produce a World Champion, Olympians, European and Commonwealth finalists.

Moreton Hall School, Oswestry
Tuesday 29 May (am) | Breaststroke Master Class
Wednesday 30 May (am) | Freestyle Master Class

Merchant Taylors’ School, Crosby, Liverpool
Thursday 31 May (am) | Butterfly Master Class
Thursday 31 May (pm) | Backstroke Master Class

For further details click here or please visit:

Easter Closures

Easter Closures Swimming and Water Polo

There will be no swimming or water polo training over the Easter weekend






No swim training bank holiday Woolston



No water polo training due to Easter Orford






No swim training due to Easter Orford



No water polo training bank holiday Lymm

Easter Swim Clinics

Skills4Podium are running the following Swim Clinics during the Easter holidays. The clinics are for competitive club swimmers and led by international swim coach, Paul Remmonds. 

For information flyer click here

Merchant Taylors’ Boys School, Crosby  

  • Tuesday 3 April (Morning) | Freestyle Master Class
  • Tuesday 3 April (Afternoon) | Turns Master Class
  • Wednesday 4 April (Morning) | Breaststroke Master Class

    Moreton Hall School, Oswestry   

  • Saturday 24 March | Individual Medley Development Camp
  • Sunday 25 March | Starts & Turns Development Camp
  • Sunday 7 April (am) | Pure Starts Master Class
  • Sunday 7 April (pm) | Pure Turns Master Class    

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


    Session Closure 10th February; Fun Session 17th February

    Session Closure

    A reminder that normal swim training has been cancelled on Thursday 15th February 7pm- 8 30pm due to a Coaches Clinic. Water polo match will take place as normal afterwards

    Fun Session

    6PM, Saturday 17th February 2018, Orford Neighbourhood Hub

    Fun Games, Foam Toys, Raft Challenge, Mini Polo, Big Ball, & more!

    Team and spot Prizes. To see the flyer Click Here 

    Register for the event online 

    Liverpool 50m training February 10th 4:45pm;Pool Closure February 15th

    Pool Closure Thursday February 15th; Liverpool 50m training Saturday February 10th 4:45pm

    Over the last few months the coaches have been attending specialised coaching sessions.

    Due to the continued long-term coaching development over the coming year we will have to   cancel 3 -4 sessions within this period. The first session we will have to cancel will be Thursday 15th February 2018 at Orford Park. 

    Some members will be approached to attend a session to aid training but it will be done at the normal time of 7-8:30pm. The coach will approach the swimmers direct.

    Can I also remind everyone that there is 50m training on Saturday 10th February at Liverpool aquatic centre commencing at 4.45pm for swimmers lane 5 or above.

    We apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused by cancelling the sessions.

    Yours Sincerely

    Maureen Appleby

    Hon Secretary 

    Percy Mason Gala

    Well done to the swimmers who took part. Joseph Weston had a storming meet, he medalled in all his events, including gold in the 50m Free (pb’s in all but one event). Ellie Askins had pb’s in all her events and took huge amounts of time off her Kendal and club championships performances. Megan also swam well and won a medal. With these performances, we managed to punch well above our weight and finished about half way up the points table!


    Christmas Closures and Upcoming 50m training

    Christmas 2017 Swimming Summary

    Reminder - There is no training at Woolston this Friday 15th December

    Our last swim session is on Tuesday 19th December at Orford resuming on Friday 5th January 2018 at Woolston

    50m training at Liverpool

    Please note that 50m training at Liverpool will be held on Saturday 6th January commencing at 16:45

    Christmas 2017 Water Polo Summary

    Our last session before Xmas is Saturday 16th December, resuming on Saturday 6th January 2018

    Swimming Closures by Pool


    Due to the cancellation of the session on Friday 15th December, there will be no swimming at Woolston until our first session in the New Year on Friday 5h January


    For swimming our last session will be on Tuesday 19th December, with no swimming at Orford on Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday until our first session in the New Year on Sunday 7th January

    Greater Manchester Meet Entry Forms March 2018

    Please use this link to connect to the entry forms for the above meet. Please speak to your coach if you require any further help, or wish to enter these events.





    Greater Manchester Age Group Session 1 Warm up 8:30 Session 2 TBA



    Greater Manchester Age Group Session 3 Warm up 8:30 Session 4 TBA



    Greater Manchester Age Group Session 5 Warm up 8:30 Session 6 TBA



    Greater Manchester Age Group Session 7 Warm up 8:30 Session 8 TBA

    Revised Pool Arrangements December 2nd and 3rd

    Percy Mason Gala December Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd

    Please note due to the above gala there will be no swimming or water polo at Orford over this weekend.

    However, we have managed to transfer our Sunday swim session to Woolston on Sunday 3rd December  8.00am 9.00am we only have teaching pool till  8.30am 

    Our learn to swim programme will also transfer to the small pool on this Sunday morning at the same time

    Please make a note of the revised time and venue in your diary.

    Presentation Evening Saturday 18th November Sold Out

    Presentation evening will be on Saturday 18th at Padgate Community Centre Padgate Warrington.  Tickets are available at £4.00 per person from Maureen Appleby. If you have bought tickets and are unable to attend then please contact Maureen on 07864 629920 and let her know as there is a waiting list.

    Please could all parents make every effort to attend presentation evening to celebrate team and individual awards for swimmimg and water polo.