Water Polo News

Christmas closure

Our Christmas closure for this year will be

Swimming - 
The last session of 2013 will be Sunday 22nd of December and our first session of 2014 will be Thursday 2nd of Jan.

Water polo -
The last session of 2013 will be Saturday 21st of December and our first session of 2014 will be Saturday 4th of Jan.

May we also take this opportunity to thank all our volunteer staff, swimmers, members and parents for their help and support throughout 2013 and wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Warrington SC Committee

Last minute gift ideas?

Are you stuck for ideas for presents or stocking fillers for the swimmer or water polo player in your family?  Well, we’ve got the gift idea for you.  The Warrington Swimming Club t-shirts, polo-shirts and hoodies are available for order.  There are two easy ways to order: 

  • By completing an order form and returning it to the club with payment. 

Congratulations to Courtney Dean

Courtney Dean will be representing Great Britain in the Junior Ladies team in the 4 Nations competition in Germany in August and in September the European Championships in Chelyabinsk in Russia. Courtney has also been selected for the Great Britain World class pro-gramme which will begin on her return from Russia.

Well done Courtney just reward for the hard work you have put in!

Congratulations to Hazel Musgrove on her Olympic Selection

Congratulations to Hazel Musgrove who has been named today in the GB Ladies Team to take part in the London Olympics. Hazel had been part of a training squad of 20 with the team of 13 being named today. Its excellent news for all the hard work Hazel has put in over the past few years.

Hazel joined Warrington SC in 2000 when she was eleven years of age and played in U14, U16 teams and won L&D, M&D, Cheshire Leagues and Cup with Warrington. Hazel went on to play in the National League for Liverpool then went through the Regional and National Development Squads. In 2009 Hazel was selected for Great Britain and has played in the Hungarian League together with the GB Team in prepartion for the Olympics. Im sure we will all look out for Hazel during the Olympics.

Hazel has agreed to come down to Water Polo Training on Saturday (30th June) at 6pm to present the Mini Polo children with their badges and certificates.

The athletes selected to Team GB today are:


  • Rosemary Morris (age: 26, born: Birmingham)
  • Robyn Nicholls (age: 22, born: Bolton)
  • Frances Leighton (age: 30, born: Rotherham)
  • Angela Winstanley-Smith (age: 26, born: South Shields)
  • Lisa Gibson (age: 22, born Chichester)
  • Rebecca Kershaw (age: 21, born: Lancaster)
  • Ciara Gibson-Byrne (age: 19, born: Barcelona)
  • Fiona McCann (age: 25, born: Chester)
  • Chloe Wilcox (age: 25, born: Carlisle)
  • Francesca Clayton (age: 22, born: Nottingham)
  • Francesca Painter-Snell (age: 25, born: Auckland)
  • Alexandra Rutlidge (age: 23, born: Lancaster)
  • Hazel Musgrove (age: 23, born: Watford, hometown Warrington)

Tom Hadley & James Williams selected to play for North West Region

I am pleased to announce that Tom Hadley and James Williams have been selected to play for North West Region for players born 1995 & under. Having attended three other trial sessions and against stiff opposition from players from all over the North West including Lancaster who are the top side in the country Tom and James can be proud of their achievement. They will now play in the Inter Regional competition which takes place at Walsall on the 14th & 15th July 2012. James will be vice captain of the team. Both Tom and James have played water polo since they were 12 playing and training with Warrington Swimming Club. I’m sure we all wish them well in the competition.

Level 9 NPTS water polo badges

We now have 5 children who have passed their level 9 NPTS water polo badge. They include Elena Forde, Emelia Ford, Abbie Carroll, Abigail Collins and Poppie Beardsell. They are the first children in Warrington to achieve level 9 in water polo.

Two boys have passed level 8 this month Matt Williams and Jake Williams that makes a total of 13 children who have passed level 8 in 2012. Well done to you all.

Orford Park Sports Centre

Today I visited the new Orford Park Sports Centre, soon to be named Live Wire with facilities that can only be described as state of the art. The 25m pool (8 lanes) is a bright and open area with a high roof. The teaching pool 15m x 9m has a moveable floor which goes from 0 to 1.8m. We/I had hoped to have mini polo there on a Tuesday but we have not had the go ahead yet, I can see some obstacles but lets wait and see. The main pool would make a fantastic arena for water polo with seating (which is actually comfortable) for 250. Unfortunately there are no plans to allow water polo at the venue. Our tour guide, a duty manager did mention the excellent bar and how it would be handy for the water polo players, but I dont think they will get much business from the 12 & under team. So that’s an ambition to bring water polo to Live Wire. I believe membership is £26/month and seems really good value. I don’t think Total Fitness will be very pleased.