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Congratulations to all our winners, if you haven't picked up your prize yet then please see one of our volunteers on the door tonight and they'll be more than happy to help.
Just around the corner is our annual Sprint meet and we have over 90 entries, it's going to be a busy couple of days.
Good luck to all those that have entered.
A journalist from Chorley Focus Magazine will be in attendance and we're looking to have a photo of the whole club to feature in the magazine so could we ask that you
attend in your Chorley Marlins T-Shirts
if you have one, if not a navy or white t-shirt will do.
Thanks for your cooperation and we'll see you tomorrow.
Please see the workforce roster attached below and either tick the sheet on the notice board or comment below.
The closing date for the above gala has been set at Sunday 23rd June 2013, however it would be greatly appreciated if entries could be submitted as soon as possible to enable us to get an early indication of how many swimmers are entering.
Ashley (Comp Sec)
The final weekend of the 2013 Regional Champs is now over and the 2 swimmers we had representing Chorley Marlins were in excellent form yet again. Well done to Mariette Braithwaite & Alex Highcock, we're all proud of what you ave achieved this year.
Mariette qualified for and competed in the 100m Breast and 100m Freestyle, gaining a long course PB in both events, great going Mariette.
Alex Highcock was also in action in the 100m Breast and the 200m IM, smashing her PB's in both events by over 6 seconds. It was the breaststroke however where she excelled yet again, not only content with getting a National Qualifying Time (NQT) in the 200 Breast the week before she can now add the 100m Breast to that list as well. Alex qualified for the final in 4th and then went faster in the final in a time of 1:21.18 to finish in 4th by a fingertip finish, we'll have to work on the finishing Alex :)
Of course there were some of our swimmers, swimming under the Bolton Squad banner and it goes without saying we are proud of their achievements also.
Anna Doughty was in action in the individual 100m Breast, 200m IM & 100m Free and also a member of the 400m Free, 800m Free & 400m Medley relay teams. Such a busy weekend for Anna and she managed to reach the final in the all 3 of her individual events finishing 6th in the 100m Free, 4th in the 200m IM and taking the silver 2nd place in the 100m Breast. Anna also achieved a NQT for the 200m IM, Well done Anna, you're such an inspiration to all our younger swimmers.
Stephen Hancock was also having a busy weekend competing in the 400m IM, 200m Free, 400m Free, 100m Fly and the 200m Breast. Did you have time to breathe :) LOL. Well done Stephen keep up the hard work.
Jack Dandy was also proving how much of an accomplished swimmer he is with a great performance in the 200m Free to reach the final in 2:05.98. Jack also gave strong performances in the 100m Back, 100m Fly and the 400m Free. Well done Jack.
Feel free to download the full results below:
Well done to the 2 swimmers who represented Chorley Marlins in the first weekend of the regional championships.
Also well done to all those Chorley Marlins club members that swam for Bolton Squad at the regional championships.
A big CONGRATULATIONS for all those swimmers who through hard work and determination in training have proved why the North West is such a formidable swimming region.
Alex has achieved a national qualifying time at the Regional Champs this weekend.
This means that Alex Highcock goes into the history books as the first swimmer to swim for Chorley Marlins on the National stage at the tender age of 12.
An overjoyed Head Coach (Mary Parkinson) couldn't contain herself eagerly ringing people to tell them of Alex's achievement, she said excitedly "She's done it! we're off to the Nationals, I'm so excited for her and the club." She then went on to describe how Alex wasn't fazed by the whole thing and that Alex's parents and herself were more excited, and Alex had remained the consummate professional throughout. Well done Alex.
The results from the final are below.
Volunteers' Week 1-7 June - Time to Say Thank You
Volunteers' Week is an annual campaign to celebrate the fantastic contribution of volunteers, this year the theme for the week is 'Time to say Thank You.'
The ASA would like to take this opportunity to say a huge:
for your dedication to volunteering in aquatics. Without your hard work, time, energy and continued commitment the sport just wouldn't happen - you really do make the difference.Click the front page for the PDF version
To help us say 'Thank You' we've showcased the incredible contribution of our aquatic volunteers in our short film, look out for some familiar faces showing their appreciation for your work as volunteers. Watch the video here.
To mark Volunteers' Week we have prepared a special edition of "Making A Difference", the ASA's volunteering e-newsletter which features some of our most dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers.
Download the special edition here.
There will be lots more going on during Volunteers' Week, so make sure you're following the ASA on Twitter and Facebook for more opportunities to get involved! For a sneak peek at the exciting competitions running and the prizes up for grabs visit the ASA website.