Tyldesley Swimming Club celebrate 17th trophy
TYLDESLEY Swimming Club finished the 2013 season of the Central Lancashire SWPA Senior League undefeated.
In their last fixture of the season, they had a resounding win over Chadderton SC to finish as league champions.
It is the 17th time they have won the tournament – which is an achievement that has never been surpassed by any other club in Central Lancashire.
Team manager Alan Stafford said: “It is a great achievement.
“I have been the team manager for the past 19 years and the team this year really pulled out all the stops tomake sure we finished on top of the league.”
There were 24 swimmers who were part of the squad throughout the competition.
Junior agegroup (under-17s): Jodie Gittins, Emily Gaskell, Emmie-Rose-Eastwood, Katie MacAfee, Grace Rowland, Jessica Sloan, Tyler Turner, Bradley Fisher, Chris Mort, Adam Toone, Keil Turner and James Chadwick.
The intermediate age-group (u20s) included Lucy Aspinall, Hannah Armstrong, Grace Morley, Lauren Tasker, Jaeger Turner, Peter Harrison, Aaron Atherton, Dominic Suggitt.
The senior swimmers (aged over 20) were Michelle Greensmith, Frances Pearce, Daniel Laithwait, Austin Lawley, Danny King, Andy Hurst and Jonathan Stafford. The club will be presented with the trophy at the Annual Presentation Dinner Dance being held at the Longfield Suite Prestwich on November 23 by Edith Ford, presidnet of the Central Lancashire Swimming and Water Polo Association.
President Diane Stafford added: “Winning the league gets harder every year but we will be trying to do it again next time.
“This year, it was a very close battle with our rivals Howe Bridge Aces.
“The league was decided on home and away records, and we won away 25-21.
“It was a tremendous achievement to have won the title.
“I think it would not have been possible without the commitment of the swimmers.
“Some of them also compete in water polo competitions but they still travelled back to take part in the galas.
“It meant they would compete for us and go back to their Great Britain camps the next day.”