Gate Crashers! Ellesmere Titans Dominate at Gateshead

Ellesmere College Titans travelled up North on Friday 23 March to take on the North East's top swimming clubs at the fabulous Sunderland 50m Aquatic Centre near Gateshead. Joined in the region by a strong City of Manchester squad, 64 Ellesmere swimmers fought to retain their 2017 Top Club Trophy and did so in style.

Starting with the arduous 800m and 1500m events late on Friday evening, Ellesmere led from the front and never looked back as they went on to comfortably retain their trophy. In doing so they also scored more points than their big city rivals from Manchester and Newcastle combined!

Ellesmere's boys dominated the Top Boy rankings with George Smith (13, St Patricks) winning the 14 Year and Under Award. Ellesmere's girls also featured well in the Top Girls rankings too.

Now that the Qualification Window is open for this year's big National Events in Sheffield, everyone's minds were on their all important individual times. With two months of the window to go, Ellesmere's swimmers posted some really quick times, broke both club and City of Sunderland All Comer Records and set down some good markers in this year's race to Sheffield. There is still everything to swim for.

Commenting on the team's performances Alan Bircher, Head Coach said, "We had some really great swims throughout the squad and now we need to get everyone fired up more for the West Midland Championships at the end of April." Alan went on to say, "The team has worked really hard so we'll take Monday off to rest before refocusing and reenergising over the Easter break."

Points Table

Top Club (Evt.907)

Place

Team

Points

1

Ellesmere Co

2663.5

2

Co Manch Aq

1444

3

Newcastle

1051

4

Derwentside

869

5

Co Sund'land

717

6

Tynemouth

586.5

7

Middlesboro

582.5

8

Wigan BEST

501.5

9

Chester Le S

374

10

Gates & Whick

292

11

Loftus Dol

283

12

Durham City

203

13

Darlington

162.5

14

Bo Barnsley

148.5

15

Copeland

140

16

Carlisle Aq

133

17

South Tyne

129.5

18

AFSHartlepool

123.5

19

Morpeth

86

20

Ashington

83

 

29th March 2018  Back to News

 
 
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