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Open Water Swimming 2018

As the open water season has now officially started, Swim England North West have arranged a varied line up of events. We thought we would share with you all the Open Water sessions that we have available this Spring/Summer for both swimmers & coaches.
·         Swim England North West are pleased to announce “Introduction to Open Water – Skills Sessions” for those new to the sport of Open Water on the 2nd & 9thJune 2018, at Helly Hansen Water Sports Centre in Salford Quays.
All swimmers must be aged between 12 and 16 and be a member of Swim England. The session will incorporate both theory and practical sessions and include the open water environment, a safety briefing and  acclimatisation.
Details and booking can be found on the links below:
·         Swim England North West are hosting Open Water Development Days for swimmers aged 12-16 years of age  on 3rd & 10th June 2018,  at Helly Hansen Water Sports Centre in Salford Quays.  This will be by invitation only based from the 800m and 1500m rankings following the Regional Championships which finish at the end of May. The day will include two open water sessions, land training and nutrition for distance athletes.
·         Swim England North West and North East Open Water Festival  is being held on 16th June 2018, at Helly Hansen Water Sport Centre in Salford Quays, which will also incorporate masters and county championships for Cheshire and Lancashire. Don’t forget to send your entries in before the closing date 4th June 2018. Click the link below to download the entry form.

Paul Shackley Bursary

This year the club have been fortunate enough to announce the start of a bursary. The bursary is sponsored by David and Paul Shackley who both swam at and for EPASC over the years along with other clubs in the area. They first swam at the old EPIC pool in 1970. Both swam competitively culminating in David representing Great Britain in long distance swimming including being part of a world record relay team for a two way channel swim whilst Paul swam for both Great Britain and England in Breaststroke and represented England in the Commonwealth Games.

David and Paul wanted to sponsor a young swimmer from their home town club to put something back into the sport that gave them so much.

David is now a senior vice president at Marriot International in Washington DC and Paul is the chief executive if Rushmoor Borough Council in Hampshire. The lessons learned in the pool including dedication, hard work, team work and the ability to bounce back from disappointments have without doubt helped them both to achieve in their careers.

The swimmer in receipt of the bursary this year is Connor Waterworth.

Additional Swims – Peninsular Development League Gala at EPSV v  Birkenhead on 18th Nov 2017

50m Back Iona West 1.00.06 ~                          Jacob Hall 53.74 Bronze
50m Back Rosie Bembridge 56.34 Bronze
50m Breast Lianne Li 1.14.50 ~                         Edward Riley 1.01.81 ~
50m Breast                                                          Jacob Hall 1.03.69 ~
25m Fly Macey Pinkham 37.13 ~                        Jacob Hall 30.16 ~
50m Free Sophia Bembridge 1.03.12 ~              Edward Riley 45.40 ~


50m Back Holly Higgins 48.53 Bronze                Riley Johnson 52.53 Bronze
50m Back Nyssa Walton 48.71
50m Breast Madison Yates 55.90 Bronze           Riley Johnson 1.03.87 ~
50m Breast Mya Baddley 1.04.76 ~
50m Fly Lauren Thomas 55.40 ~
50m Fly Madison Yates 1.02.03 ~
50m Free Madison Yates 40.12 Bronze               Riley Johnson 52.39 ~
50m Free 50m Free

Peninsular Development League Gala at EPSV Ellesmere Port v Birkenhead 18th November 2017

50m Back Charlie Rogers 43.75 Silver S/T              Lianne Li 1.02.99 ~ 3rd
50m Back Edward Riley 49.26 Bronze 2nd             Megan Weir 1.03.39 ~ 4th
50m Breast George Everard 54.57 Bronze 1st       Ellen Carberry 59.91 Bronze 2nd
50m Breast Roman Johnson D/Q                            Megan Weir 1.08.54 ~ 4th
25m Fly George Everard 21.61 Bronze 1st             Ellen Carberry 24.13 ~ 2nd
25m Fly Zac Roberts 26.83 ~ 4th                            Madison Lally 36.33 ~ 4th
50m Free George Everard 40.09 Silver S/T            Iona West 54.70 ~ 3rd
50m Free Charlie Rogers 43.10 Bronze 1st            Macey Pinkham 1.10.53 ~ 4th

50m Back Thomas Riley 39.51 Gold S/T                Kelsey Waterworth 41.30 Gold 1st
50m Back Owen Johnson 45.95 Silver 2nd           Lauren Thomas 48.78 Bronze 4th
50m Breast Thomas Riley 43.61 Gold S/T             Esther Li 47.51 Gold S/T
50m Breast Owen Johnson 46.53 Gold S/T           Kelsey Waterworth 48.45 Silver 2nd
50m Fly Stirling Dilworth 42.91 Silver S/T             Esther Li 43.98 Silver S/T
50m Fly Owen Johnson 46.98 Bronze 2nd            Nyssa Walton  54.21 ~ 3rd
50m Free Thomas Riley 34.01 Gold S/T                Nyssa Walton  43.01 Bronze 3rd
50m Free Owen Johnson 38.00 Silver 1st             Mya Baddley 49.00 ~ 4th

100m Back Thomas Riley 1.30.32 Gold 1st                     Megan Read 1.28.51 Gold 1st
100m Back Riley Johnson 2.05.39 ~ 4th                          Nhu-Dinh Nguyen 1.33.71 Silver 4th
100m Breast Thomas Riley 1.33.59 Platinum S/T           Leah Stoneley 1.32.16 Platinum S/T
100m Breast Stirling Dilworth 1.37.07 Platinum 1st      Nhu-Dinh Nguyen 1.56.49 Bronze 3rd
50m Fly Thomas Riley 41.76 Silver 1st                            Megan Read 41.58 Silver 1st
50m Fly Stirling Dilworth 43.07 Silver 2nd                     Nhu-Dinh Nguyen 44.13 Silver 2nd
100m Free Stirling Dilworth 1.18.98 Gold 2nd              Megan Read 1.18.01 Gold 1st
100m Free Connor Waterworth 1.31.00 Silver 4th        Nhu-Dinh Nguyen 1.27.87 Silver 4th

Relay Events

Medley relay

4x25m George Everard 22.01 Bronze 1st                      Madison Lally 30.64 ~ 2nd
Charlie Rogers 27.31 ~                                                  Iona West 29.97 ~
Luca Lewis 23.38 ~                                                        Ellen Carberry 22.12 Bronze
Roman Johnson 19.00 Bronze                                      Emily Hunt 24.68 ~


Connor Waterworth 22.11 Bronze 1st                      Nyssa Walton 21.54 Bronze 2nd
Owen Johnson 23.09 Silver                                       Kelsey Waterworth 23.57 Silver
Thomas Riley 17.60 Gold                                           Esther Li 19.21 Silver
Riley Johnson 19.00 Bronze                                      Madison Yates 18.25 Silver


Connor Waterworth D/Q                                      Leah Stoneley 20.25 Silver 2nd
Riley Johnson                                                        Esther Li 23.50 Silver
Stirling Dilworth                                                  Nhu-Dinh Nguyen 19.19 Silver
Owen Johnson                                                     Holly Higgins 18.24 Silver


Breast Relay

George Everard 23.61 Silver 2nd                       Ellen Carberry 31.29 Silver 2nd
Edward Riley 29.55 ~                                         Megan Weir 32.62 ~
Roman Johnson 27.35 ~                                     Rosie Bembridge 26.27 Bronze
Luca Lewis 25.32 Bronze                                   Iona West 28.92 ~


Thomas Riley D/Q                                            Kelsey Waterworth 22.80 Silver 1st
Riley Johnson                                                   Holly Higgins 27.81 ~
Owen Johnson                                                 Esther Li 21.68 Silver
Connor Waterworth                                        Nyssa Walton 24.44 Bronze


Stirling Dilworth 21.09 Gold 1st                    Megan Read 22.76 Silver 2nd
Connor Waterworth 23.80 Silver                  Nhu-Dinh Nguyen 25.53 Bronze
Thomas Riley 20.47 Gold                              Leah Stoneley 18.97 Gold
Owen Johnson 22.40 Silver                           Kelsey Waterworth 23.81 Bronze


Fly Relay

George Everard 23.34 ~ 1st                        Madison Lally D/Q
Edward Riley 24.58 ~                                  Ellen Carberry
Luca Lewis 22.59 Bronze                            Megan Weir
Zac Roberts 26.81 ~                                    Emily Hunt


Thomas Riley D/Q                                    Kelsey Waterworth 17.61 Gold 2nd

Owen Johnson                                         Esther Li 21.09 Bronze

Riley Johnson                                         Nyssa Walton 27.91 ~

Connor Waterworth                               Madison Yates 25.48 ~


Stirling Dilworth 18.39 Gold 1st              Esther Li D/Q
Thomas Riley 19.06 Silver                       Nhu-Dinh Nguyen
Owen Johnson 19.31 Silver                    Leah Stoneley
Connor Waterworth 20.33 Bronze         Megan Read


Free Relay

George Everard 18.36 Bronze S/T        Madison Lally 24.64 ~ 2nd
Luca Lewis 19.65 Bronze                     Ellen Carberry 21.09 ~
Charlie Rogers 19.91 Bronze               Megan Weir 25.25 ~
Edward Riley 19.78 Bronze                  Iona West 24.82 ~


Thomas Riley 16.11 Gold 1st               Kelsey Waterworth D/Q
Owen Johnson 17.47 Silver                 Lauren Thomas
Riley Johnson 21.65 ~                          Esther Li
Connor Waterworth 17.54 Silver        Holly Higgins


Stirling Dilworth 16.92 Silver 2nd        Leah Stoneley 15.52 Gold 1st
Owen Johnson 18.59 Bronze                Nhu-Dinh Nguyen 17.49 Silver
Thomas Riley 13.55 Gold                      Esther Li 16.69 Gold
Connor Waterworth 17.03 Silver          Kelsey Waterworth 17.75 Silver


George Everard D/Q                                Ellen Carberry 22.24 ~ 2nd
Charlie Rogers                                         Madison Lally 20.65 Bronze
Edward Riley                                           Iona West 25.64 ~
Zac Roberts                                             Lianne Li 20.28 Bronze
Roman Johnson                                      Kelsey Waterworth 19.61 Bronze
Luca Lewis                                               Lauren Thomas 20.50 Bronze
Ellis Hancock                                           Esther Li 19.50 Bronze
Thomas Riley                                          Nyssa Walton 18.72 Bronze
Connor Waterworth                               Madison Yates 15.17 Gold
Jacob Hall                                               Mya Baddley 17.03 Silver
Owen Johnson                                       Nhu-Dinh Nguyen 14.80 Gold
Stirling Dilworth                                    Leah Stoneley 18.17 Silver


Mixed Free Cannon

Connor Waterworth 20.75 Bronze 1st       Ellen Carberry 25.56 ~ 1st
George Everard 18.87 Bronze                    Megan Weir 24.35 ~
Owen Johnson 15.43 Gold                          Holly Higgins 18.02 Silver
Riley Johnson 22.53 ~                                  Leah Stoneley 15.25 Gold
Thomas Riley 13.72 Gold                            Megan Read 18.40 Bronze
Stirling Dilworth 14.68 Gold                      Kelsey Waterworth 16.49 Gold

Gala Points

Birkenhead  166

Ellesmere Port  119

Peninsular Championships Nov/Dec 2017

50m Freestyle 

Esmee Slinn 8 43.61 1st Bronze

Sebastien Slinn 11 43.71 8th Bronze

Erin Hardy 10 35.31 1st Gold

Nhu-Dinh Nguyen 14 36.69 2nd Gold

100m Freestyle

Rebeka Zaborsky 9 1.37.38 2nd Bronze

Erin Hardy 10 1.21.08 3rd Gold

200m Freestyle

Rebeka Zaborsky 9 3.37.73 1st Bronze

Leah Stoneley 13 2.43.09 5th Platinum

50m Backstroke

Rebeka Zaborsky 9 50.26 1st Bronze

Erin Hardy 10 41.65 1st Gold

Molly Green 14 40.32 3rd Gold

100m Backstroke

Rebeka Zaborsky 9 1.52.14 1st Bronze

Sebastien Slinn 11 1.49.12 6th Bronze

Erin Hardy 10 1.29.81 1st Gold

Molly Green 14 1.29.71 1st Gold

Nhu-Dinh Nguyen 14 1.33.33 2nd Silver

50m Breaststroke

Erin Hardy 10 48.14 3rd Silver

Alfie Danson 16 39.39 6th Gold

Molly Green 14 46.82 4th Gold

100m Breaststroke

Leah Stoneley 13 1.37.51 3rd Gold

200m Breaststroke

Rebeka Zaborsky 9 4.28.01 1st Bronze

50m Butterfly

Erin Hardy 10 40.84 1st Gold

200m Butterfly

Erin Hardy 10 3.26.22 1st Silver

200m I M

Esmee Slinn 8 4.07.44 1st Bronze

Erin Hardy 10 3.16.47 3rd Gold

Prescot and Everton Open Meet 17/18 March 2018

100m Freestyle

Rebeka Zaborska 9 1.36.30 11th Bronze

Connor Waterworth 10 1.24.93 17th Silver

Erin Hardy 11 1.15.80 12th Platinum

200m Freestyle

Rebeka Zaborska 9 3.39.25 8th Bronze

Erin Hardy 11 2.41.94 13th Platinum

50m Breaststroke

Erin Hardy 11 46.23 24th Gold

Connor Waterworth 10 50.32 12th Silver

Luca Lewis 11 53.77 25th Bronze

50m Butterfly

Erin Hardy 11 39.75 24th Gold

100m Butterfly

Erin Hardy 11 1.34.14 10th Silver

SENW/SENE Open Water Festival/Championships – 16 June 2018

Challenge Event –


New to Open Water? Or just want to have a go? Wet Suits are allowed for this event

*Subject to event conditions

Regional and County Championships

12-13 years – 2000m

14-15 years – 3000m

16 and Over – 5000m

Masters – 1500m or 3000m

For these events NO wetsuits are allowed*

*Subject to event conditions Entries Open: 21 st April 2018


Please see the attached link for further information:


Open Water Flyer

Peninsular League Gala – Saturday 10th February 2018 at Ellesmere Port Sports Village

Peninsular League Gala – Saturday  10th February 2018 at Ellesmere Port Sports Village

50m Back Erin Hardy 41.33 Gold 1st                        Connor Waterworth 41.91 Bronze 1st
50m Back Megan Weir 58.90 ~ 6th                           Edward Riley 48.19 Gold 3rd
50m Breast Rebeka Zaborska 56.25 Bronze 3rd      Luca Lewis 54.29 Bronze 4th
50m Breast Emily Hunt 56.39 Bronze 4th                 Edward Riley 1.05.30 ~ 6th
50m Fly Erin Hardy 38.53 Gold 1st                             Connor Waterworth 45.53 Silver 1st
50m Fly Rebeka Zaborska 51.53 Bronze 4th              Luca Lewis 46.06 Bronze 2nd
50m Free Emily Hunt 40.13 Silver 3rd                        Josh Barry 43.99 Bronze 4th
50m Free Megan Weir 49.97 ~ 6th                             Adam Gloyne-Phillips 45.64 Bronze 5th
50m Back Abi Blunt 44.84 Silver 5th                           George Everard 45.28 Silver 5th
50m Back Chloe Jones 48.46 Bronze 6th                    Owen Johnson 46.84 Silver 6th
50m Breast Esther Li 47.06 Gold 3rd                          Owen Johnson 45.83 Gold 3rd
50m Breast Chloe Jones 54.14 Bronze 6th                 Luca Lewis 52.72 Bronze 6th
50m Fly Erin Hardy 40.41 Gold 4th                             Jon Barry 40.68 Gold 1st
50m Fly Esther Li 42.62 Silver 6th                               George Everard 43.90 Silver 5th
50m Free Abi Blunt 40.56 Silver 5th                           Jon Barry 34.59 Gold 1st
50m Free Emily Hunt 40.88 Silver 6th                        Edward Riley 43.16 Bronze 6th
100m Back Freya Smith 1.22.46 Platinum 3rd           Connor Waterworth 1.35.87 Silver 5th
100m Back Molly Green 1.28.53 Gold 5th                  Stirling Dilworth 1.36.02 Silver 6th
100m Breast Holly Smith 1.33.65 Platinum 5th         Thomas Riley 1.28.43 Platinum 2nd
100m Breast Molly Green 1.38.59 Gold 6th               Stirling Dilworth ~ ~ D/Q
50m Fly Holly Smith 36.19 Gold 3rd                           Thomas Riley 37.33 Gold 3rd
50m Fly Kelsey Waterworth 38.60 Gold 5th               Abdellah Mekhalfia 44.72 Silver 6th
100m Free Leah Stoneley 1.10.07 Platinum 2nd       Jon Barry 1.17.03 Platinum 4th
100m Free Maysie Linegar 1.20.53 Gold 6th             Abdellah Mekhalfia 1.18.36 Gold 5th
100m Back Sarah Hickson 1.21.18 Platinum 3rd            Alfie Danson 1.21.09 Platinum 4th
100m Back Freya Smith 1.21.41 Platinum 4th                Alex Ursoi 1.28.52 Gold 6th
100m Breast Sarah Hickson 1.30.28 Platinum 4th         Jack Grierson 1.26.40 Platinum 5th
100m Breast Leah Stoneley 1.33.22 Platinum 6th         Alex Ursoi 1.37.31 Platinum 6th
100m Fly Holly Smith 1.24.06 Platinum 4th                    Jack Grierson 1.14.28 Platinum 4th
100m Fly Kelsey Waterworth 1.24.23 Platinum 5th       Will Everard 1.15.60 Platinum 5th
100m Free Sarah Hickson 1.07.09 Platinum 3rd            Alfie Danson 1.03.69 Platinum 4th
100m Free Maysie Linegar 1.19.18 Gold 6th                  Will Everard 1.04.28 Platinum 5th
Relay Events Relay Events

Medley Relay
11/u 4x25m

Katie Grace O’Grady 25.24 ~ Times only                               Connor Waterworth 19.79 Silver 1st
Rebeka Zaborska 26.93 Bronze                                            Adam Gloyne-Phillips 26.78 Bronze
Erin Hardy 17.64 Gold                                                           Luca Lewis 20.75 Bronze
Emily Hunt 18.88 Bronze                                                      Edward Riley 19.48 Bronze

13/u 4x50m

Chloe Jones 47.61 Bronze 3rd                                             Connor Waterworth 40.09 Gold 1st
Abi Blunt 53.55 Bronze                                                       Owen Johnson 45.15 Gold
Esther Li 42.50 Bronze                                                         George Everard 42.83 Bronze
Megan Weir 47.54 ~                                                            Jon Barry 33.67 Gold

15/u 4x50m

Freya Smith 39.21 Gold 3rd                                               Stirling Dilworth 44.50 Silver 3rd
Maysie Linegar 44.50 Gold                                                Owen Johnson 47.43 Gold
Holly Smith 36.90 Gold                                                       Abdellah Mekhalfia 46.13 Bronze
Molly green 33.33 Gold                                                      Thomas Riley 32.22 Gold

Open 4x50m

Freya Smith 38.59 Gold 2nd                                             Alfie Danson 36.29 Gold 3rd
Maysie Linegar 44.82 Gold                                              Alex Ursoi 40.97 Gold
Kelsey Waterworth 36.82 Gold                                        Jack Grierson 31.03 Gold
Sarah Hickson 30.00 Gold                                               Will Everard 28.68 Gold

Free Relay
11/u 4x25m

Emily Hunt 17.48 Silver 2nd                                             Luca Lewis 17.72 Silver 1st
Katie Grace O’Grady 23.25 ~                                            Adam Gloyne-Phillips 20.18 Bronze
Megan Weir 21.52 ~                                                         Josh Barry 19.42 Bronze
Erin Hardy 16.55 Gold                                                     Connor Waterworth 16.37 Gold

13/u 4x50m

Abi Blunt 40.47 Silver 3rd                                              George Everard 38.97 Silver 3rd
Rebeka Zaborska 40.12 Silver                                        Jon Barry 35.00 Gold
Chloe Jones 44.00 Bronze                                              Josh Barry 43.78 Bronze
Esther Li 36.43 Gold                                                      Owen Johnson 38.33 Silver

15/u 4x50m 

Leah Stoneley 32.37 Gold 2nd                                  Abdellah Mekhalfia 34.08 Gold 3rd
Kelsey Waterworth 33.47 Gold                                 George Everard 38.82 Silver
Freya Smith 32.60 Silver                                           Stirling Dilworth 35.29 Gold
Holly Smith 30.61 Gold                                             Thomas Riley 31.78 Gold

Open 4x50m 

Holly Smith 31.34 Gold 2nd                                      Will Everard 28.78 Gold 3rd
Molly Green 34.54 Gold                                            Alex Ursoi 31.97 Gold
Leah Stoneley 32.03 Gold                                         Jack Grierson 28.78 Gold
Sarah Hickson 30.57 Gold                                        Alfie Danson 27.75 Gold

8x25m Team 

Connor Waterworth 16.80 Silver 2nd
Luca Lewis 17.83 Silver
George Everard 18.00 Silver
Jon Barry 16.50 Gold
Thomas Riley 14.50 Gold
Stirling Dilworth 16.21 Gold
Will Everard 12.94 Gold
Alfie Danson 13.70 Gold

Final Results

Bebington A 357
Hoylake B 216
Ellesmere Port 201

City of Liverpool Splash & Dash 50m Sprints (Long Course)

City of Liverpool Splash & Dash 50m Sprints (Long Course) – 18th February 2018

50m Backstroke

Erin Hardy 11 42.34 25th Gold

Connor Waterworth 10 41.77 4th Gold

Leah Stoneley 13 42.83 26th Gold

Luca Lewis 11 47.40 30th Silver

50m Breaststroke

Erin Hardy 11 46.81 13th Gold

Connor Waterworth 10 51.33 10th Silver

Leah Stoneley 13 45.73 17th Gold

Luca Lewis 11 53.59 26th Bronze

Kelsey Waterworth 14 49.54 20th Silver

50m Butterfly

Erin Hardy 11 38.46 13th Gold

Connor Waterworth 10 44.07 7th Silver

Leah Stoneley 13 36.98 14th Gold

Luca Lewis 11 46.81 28th Bronze

Kelsey Waterworth 15 39.16 18th Gold

50m Freestyle

Erin Hardy 11 34.13 16th Gold

Connor Waterworth 10 35.70 5th Gold

Leah Stoneley 13 33.21 18th Gold

Luca Lewis 11 39.24 35th Silver

Kelsey Waterworth 14 35.31 19th Gold