On Saturday 8th November Ellesmere College Titans Swimming Club once again took on the swimming might of the North West in Round 2 of the National Speedo League North West Division.
With a team of just 16 swimmers - many having to swim up a full two age groups and compete in up to 8 events each - the Titans arrived at the competition pool in Warrington ready to do battle.
After two hours of intense competition the Titans had finished joint second with Garston, just behind Bolton but in front of Altrincham, Ellesmere Port and Leyland Barracudas and had secured enough points to capture a place in this year's prestigious final which will take place on December 13th.
The Titans team consisting of Isobel Mellings, Jamie Thomas, Courtney Pickstone, Alfie Pardoe, Hannah Greene, Elliot Hughes, David Main, Ottilie Fairhurst, Lauren Bond, Annie Jones, Annie Mellings, Daniel Howell, Kate Parry, Helena Kocourkova, James Norman and Darren Mew swam their way to a total of 10 Personal Best times and 10 First places.
Titan Head Coach Jon Pardoe said "All of the Titan swimmers swam with a huge sense of pride, passion and belief. The tension was immense - but cheered on by our small but vocal army of supporters each and every Titan swimmer rose to the occasion. It was truly one of those great David versus Goliath achievements - where the underdog rises up and succeeds against the odds. It reminded me of my decade and a half of supporting Wimbledon Football Club - perhaps we are the new Crazy Gang"!
The final team points were as follows:
Ellesmere College Titans 155
Ellesmere Port 106
Leyland Barracudas 96
The Titans now move into the final in Liverpool on December 13th where they will face Bolton, Northwich, Ashton Central, Altricham, Garston, Royston and Whitchurch.
Further details about joining the Ellesmere Titans can be found on their website www.ellesmerecollegetitans.co.uk or by telephoning Jon Pardoe on 07903 641668. Further details on scholarships and places at Ellesmere College can be obtained from the College Admissions Secretary on 01691 622321 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
24th November 2008 Back to News