Ellesmere Swimmers Storm County Championships

Ellesmere College Swimmers took to the pool in the recent Shropshire County Swimming Championships to compete against 11 teams all vying for the title. The event which was held at Wolverhampton Central Baths drew to a conclusion after two consecutive weekends of intense competition resulting in Ellesmere College winning top spot.

For one particular group of swimmers it represented another giant leap forwards towards the realisation of a dream. Just four years since setting up the Ellesmere College Titans Swimming Programme, Titans swimmers rode on the crest of a wave taking the Championships by storm. Swimming against the very best swimmers from all over the County, the Titans topped the Medal Points Table with 527 points and were awarded 12 out of the 18 overall best boy and girl trophies; and breaking multiple all time County Championship records.

In the Under 9 age category the best girl of the Championships was awarded to Gabrielle Melbourne-Smith and best boy to Ben Holland; the Under 10 boy's trophy was awarded to Kareem Eldegwy, whilst the Under 11 girls and boys trophy's went to Elinor Southward and Hector Pardoe respectively. The Under 12 age category was another Ellesmere Titans clean sweep with Tyler Mclean picking up the best boy and Ellie Hutchings the best girl awards; the Under 13 best girl was awarded to Murrin Dalrymple whilst the Under 14 was yet another clean sweep with Jacob Jackson winning best boy and Chloe Golding best girl; the Under 15 best boys trophy was awarded to Hayden Griffiths and the Under 16 girl award went to Wales Commonwealth games hopeful Llawen Rossell-Smith.

Titans Director of Swimming, Jon Pardoe, said "What has been achieved by these young swimmers is a truly inspirational tale of ambition, hard work and determination. In 2008 we set ourselves a target of topping the County Medal Points Table within 5 years. In the end it took us just 4 years. However it was the sheer magnitude of our dominance that was so remarkable. But no one should be under any misapprehension that this is just the beginning of what is to come over the next few years."

26th February 2013  Back to News