NW Regional Champs 2024 Weekend 1 - Report

Over the weekend of the 20th and 21st April Winsford Swim Team took 23 swimmers to Manchester to race in the first weekend of competition at the North West Regional Championships. The first weekend at the Manchester Aquatics Centre was for our youth swimmers (15 Over), with the Age groupers racing over the following two weekends. 
The schedule was packed with a very near full programme of events, add to this there were finals for all 50’s, 100’s and 200’s. It was sure to be a very exciting weekend of racing with a large number of swimmers coming together from Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria, to compete for finals, medals and a place on the top of the podium.
On a hot a humid poolside (Air conditioning wasn’t working, the vents were just blowing out hot air), Winsford Swim Team were again looking forward to some fast racing, and this proved to be the case with a very large number of new life time bests. Over the weekend we had 5 medals won from Amy Kenworthy, Lois Inch, Molly Brennan and Lewis Turner, and 21 finals/top 8 placings. We did achieve more finals but due to a packed schedule not all finals were possible to be swum. We had 11 swimmers make at least one final which was fantastic for our team and our club. There was nothing better than racing against the best swimmers in the North West Region.
It was a terrific weekend of racing with all swimmers stepping up to the plate and giving their very best. The attitude from all swimmers was fantastic, so well done to all swimmers who represented Winsford Swim Team in Manchester, it was lovely to be poolside with you.
Top 8 Placings and Medals
Amy Kenworthy (17+): GOLD 400 Individual Medley, SILVER 800 Freestyle, 
Lois Inch (17+): GOLD 200 Breastroke, 
Molly Brennan (17+): BRONZE 100 Backstroke, 6th 200 Backstroke, 
Lewis Turner (17+): BRONZE 100 Butterfly, 6th 400 Freestyle, 
Adam Wright (17+): 4th 200 Butterfly, 5th 400 Freestyle, 5th 1500 Freestyle, 
Edward Ma (15): 4th 400 Individual Medley, 5th 100 Butterfly, 6th 200 Breastroke, 7th 50 Butterfly, 7th 200 Individual Medley, 
Ciaran Turner (15): 6th 1500 Freestyle, 7th 400 Individual Medley, 
Izzy Fletcher (15): 7th 200 Backstroke, 
Ruby Thomas (15): 7th 200 Butterfly, 
Toby Latimer (17+): 8th 200 Breastroke, 
Sophie Grindley (17+): 8th 200 Backstroke, 
Winsford Swim Team Competitors
Dan Fletcher, Jefferson Jones, Toby Latimer, Will Line, Edward Ma, Connor McVicar, Ciaran Turner, Lewis Turner, Adam Wright, George Young, Abigail Binns, Molly Brennan, Alissa Clarke, Isabelle Fletcher, Sophie Grindley, Lois Inch, Amy Kenworthy, Rebecca Line, Eleanor Ma, Charlotte Mullett, Ruby Thomas.
Many thanks to Claire Turner, Ali Brennan, Sue Wright and Nickie Ma for managing our team over the weekend, a terrific job from all team managers.
Now that the first weekend of competition is over, we look forward to the next weekend at Liverpool which is for our Age Group swimmers. 
Good luck to all swimmers, we can’t wait to go racing!
See you at the pool

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