The E.S.S.A. National Championships were held on the 11th and 12th of March at Liverpool. The club had been aware for some time that Hannah Featherstone had been selected for the North Eastern Region to compete in the E.S.S.A Championships.
The freestyle events had been the main focus of her training leading up to this event. What came as a wonderful surprise was that she had been made Girls Team Captain.
The capacity crowd helped create a tremendous atmosphere producing some nail biting races and superb times.
The North Eastern Team finished the gala in third place overall.
The role of captain in any sport is to lead by example and this Hannah did in no uncertain manner.
Hannah competed in the FS Team winning the sliver medal and bronze in the Medley Team.
In her individual events Hannah won took the gold medal in both the 200 and 100 freestyle and the silver medal in the 200 Backstroke.
Throughout the gala swimmers are awarded FINA points that relate to the times they have achieved. This year for the first time a trophy was to be awarded to the swimmer with the highest number of points.
Hannah’s total number of points was 755 which was the highest score of all competitors and she was presented with the trophy. Hers will be the first name to be engraved on the trophy
I am pleased to let you know that we have been given the opportunity to raise funds for the club through Phoenix Trading. Brochures are available from Julie Harding (mum of Chloe, B Squad) or you can look at the website and email her with your order firstname.lastname@example.org. The club will get a donation of 10% from each order placed.
Hannah Featherstone, Leah Smith, Kate Tolley, Niall Coulthard and Jamie Darnton will be competing in the Northumberland and Durham County Championships. this gala sees the fastest swimmers from the region competing to see who can become county champion.
Squad fees and annual membership have been increased from January 1st 2017. Please can you increase your direct debits ready for the January payment. Please speak to Ann or Malcolm if you have any questions about the payments.
Membership fees - Due January 2017
(this includes the affiliation fees we have to pay for each swimmer to the ASA, NER and N&D)
This can be paid by BACS as a one off payment or in cash on a Monday night.
A, B and C squad - £75.00
D Squad - £25.00
Monthly fees from January 2017
A Squad - £65.00
B Squad - £50.00
C Squad - £37.00
D Squad - £20.00
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