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Communication from the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner

Everyone at Cheshire Constabulary is continuing to come terms with the devastating events that took place in Manchester.
As you will have seen reported in the media, we know that an explosion occurred in the foyer of the Manchester Arena, Manchester at around 10.30pm following the conclusion of a pop concert. Many of the attendees were leaving, and this has tragically led to the death of 22 people, with a further 59 reportedly injured. Our thoughts are very much with all those affected by this terrible incident.
Greater Manchester Police believe the attacker detonated an improvised explosive device. Our colleagues in Manchester are treating the incident as an act of terror, and we know they are working tirelessly to establish the full circumstances around this horrifying attack. We have provided operational assistance and are co-operating with any other requests for support.
You may be understandably concerned, particularly given the proximity of the attack to Cheshire. However, I want to reassure you that there is no information to suggest there is a specific threat to Cheshire, and we are doing everything in our power to ensure nothing like this occurs here.
Over the coming days, you will see more officers on our streets. Please do not be alarmed by this – they are there to provide a visible presence and offer reassurance and, as our community partners, you may be contacted by your local officers who will address any concerns you may have.
A dedicated Casualty Bureau has been set up by Greater Manchester Police – the number to call is 0800 096 0095. I’d also ask you to remain vigilant and report any concerns immediately, either via the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789321 or, in an emergency, dial 999.

Ellesmere Port and Neston Schools Gala – 15th May 2017

Best Team - Childer Thornton

Joint Winners – Childer Thornton Primary School


Best team - Our Ladys

Joint Winners – Our Lady Star of the Sea

Overall Gala Results
Place School Points
1st = Childer Thornton 43
1st = Our Lady’s 43
3rd Meadow 32
4th Woodlands 30
5th = Bishop Wilson 24
5th = Christ Church 24
7th Whitby Heath 21
8th St Winefride’s 20
9th Little Sutton 19
10th Manor House 15
11th = Rossmore 7
11th = St Mary O T A 7
13th Parklands 2
14th Brookside 0


Boys backstroke winners

Boys Backstroke winners

School Swimmer’s Name Heat Time Final Time Final Place
Our Lady’s Lucas Robertswood 17.84 17.94 1st
Woodlands Jamie Chesworth 18.55 18.53 2nd
Whitby Heath Kyle Ward 21.53 22.65 3rd
Bishop Wilson David Moffitt 25.03 24.06 4th
Little Sutton Jack Horswill 24.99 24.19 5th
Meadow Josh Hancock 23.12 24.52 6th
Childer Thornton Sam Thornton 24.99 24.52 7th
St Winefride’s James Manuel 26.40 25.72 8th


Boys breastroke winners

Boys Breaststroke winners

School Swimmer’s Name Heat Time Final Time Final Place
Childer Thornton Archie Lynch 22.56 23.25 1st
Woodlands Owen Johnson 23.48 23.63 2nd
St Winefride’s Ethan Milner 25.79 25.87 3rd
Christ Church Connor Waterworth 25.79 26.05 4th
Meadow Ryan Davies 26.97 27.19 5th
Our Lady’s J J Wallace Rimmer 28.80 28.28 6th
Whitby Heath Liam Sadler 28.00 29.03 7th
St Mary O T A Joseph Hughes 30.47 31.62 8th


Boys freestsyle winners

Boys Freestyle winners

School Swimmer’s Name Heat Time Final Time Final Place
Meadow Joshua Worrell 17.02 17.22 1st
Whitby Heath Isaac Morris 17.99 18.14 2nd
Our Lady’s Bradley Munsey 18.31 18.14 3rd
Christ Church Luca Lewis 19.69 18.37 4th
Little Sutton George Everard 18.11 18.37 5th
Woodlands Ben Hutchinson 17.41 18.39 6th
Childer Thornton Callum Bebbington 18.72 19.68 7th
Bishop Wilson Ben Grantham 21.14 20.91 8th


Boys relay winners

Boys relay winners

School Swimmer’s Name Heat Final Final
Time Time Place
Our Lady’s Relay Team 1.16.47 1.17.56 1st
Childer Thornton Relay Team 1.18.00 1.20.73 2nd
Christ Church Relay Team 1.22.03 1.22.35 3rd
Woodlands Relay Team 1.20.55 1.24.11 4th
Little Sutton Relay Team 1.32.44 1.31.25 5th
Meadow Relay Team 1.35.38 1.32.88 6th
St Winefride’s Relay Team 1.34.32 1.35.87 7th


Girls backstroke winners

Girls backstroke winners

School Swimmer’s Name Heat Time Final Time Final Place
Woodlands Madelaine Williamson 21.28 21.61 1st
Little Sutton Kitty Richards 22.64 22.20 2nd
Manor House Lucy Oliver 23.81 23.24 3rd
Rossmore Zoe Rowson-Medcalfe 25.74 25.32 4th
Meadow Chloe Watson 25.83 25.53 5th
Our Lady’s Poppy-Rae Aylward 26.55 26.16 6th
Parklands Molly Chudyk Williams 26.27 26.21 7th
Bishop Wilson Lucy Ashcroft 27.63 26.54 8th


Girls breaststroke winners

Girls breaststroke winners

School Swimmer’s Name Heat Time Final Time Final Place
Childer Thornton Georgina Duffey 27.40 26.44 1st
Christ Church Rebecca Auty 28.55 28.38 2nd
Bishop Wilson Esmee Thorne 28.74 29.42 3rd
St Winefride’s Erin Newberry 33.22 31.56 4th
Our Lady’s Jane Farrell 32.31 32.18 5th
St Mary O T A Autumn Robertson 31.26 33.74 6th
Rossmore Katie-Grace O’Grady 32.71 33.74 7th
Manor House Jossy Jones 33.25 34.66 8th


Girls freestyle winners

Girls freestyle winners

School Swimmer’s Name Heat Time Final Time Final Place
Manor House Jasmine Lewis 17.83 17.71 1st
Childer Thornton Niamh Stephenson 18.47 17.71 2nd
Meadow Ellen Maxwell 18.84 19.03 3rd
Our Lady’s Isabel Dodd 22.37 20.44 4th
Bishop Wilson Olivia Hunt 21.12 20.87 5th
Whitby Heath Isobel Clutton 19.87 21.07 6th
St Winefride’s Lizzie Wilson 23.37 22.47 7th
St Mary O T A Lillie Howard 22.00 22.77 8th


Girls relays winners

Girls relay winners

School Swimmer’s Name Heat Time Final Time Final Place
Childer Thornton Relay Team 1.24.53 1.24.14 1st
Bishop Wilson Relay Team 1.32.84 1.34.27 2nd
Our Lady’s Relay Team 1.36.30 1.37.34 3rd
Meadow Relay Team 1.37.84 1.41.63 4th
St Winefride’s Relay Team 1.42.00 1.42.81 5th
Whitby Heath Relay Team 1.44.15 1.45.07 6th
St Mary O T A Relay Team 1.44.92 1.45.13 7th
Christ Church Relay Team 1.45.27 1.46.10 8th

Please see attached document for a full set of all of the results for each race:

Results – E P Schools Gala 2017

Masters Swimming Survey

Help us shape the future of Masters swimming
We want everyone to have the opportunity to have their say. If you haven’t yet filled out the survey, we would like to remind you that you have until Wednesday 8 February 2017 to submit your responses.
Please take 15 minutes to complete our survey. Your answers will provide us with an idea about your current experience of being a Masters swimmer and highlight any additional support you would like. You can complete the survey here.
You don’t have to be a member of the ASA to complete the survey. We want the views of anyone who trains and/or competes in swimming, aged 18 and over.
To add a little incentive, every swimmer from England who completes our survey will be entered into a prize draw, and two winners will be selected to win £100 Amazon gift vouchers. (Terms and Conditions for the prize draw available on the survey welcome screen).
Your answers will be treated in confidence, in accordance with the Market Research Society’s Code of Conduct, so please be as honest as possible.
Thank you in advance for your invaluable feedback. If you would like to know more about how we use this information, please contact
Kind regards,
Sharon Lock
ASA Masters Officer

EPSV car park

Dear Club,
It is that time of year again where everyone is fitness crazy, due to this we are experiencing high volumes of traffic in the car park during peak times. We are looking at ways we can improve the situation which is to add more staff to help manage the direction of traffic and prevent customers parking in unsafe locations that also causes access/egress issues. We would also like to ask the clubs, members and all  other customers for their assistance helping alleviate some pressure, way in which you can help:
·         Do you need to drive to the facility, can you walk, cycle or use public transport
·         If you need to drive can you car share with anyone else form the club to reduce the number of cars
·         If you are a parent and your dropping a child off, please make sure you are doing it in a safe location which is not causing congestion for traffic.
·         Please only park in designated parking spaces and not at the end of bays or in areas which are have are coned off. Please do not park on zebra crossing!
·         The car park has many spaces extends all the way over towards David Lloyd and around the ‘old school’ building so please utilise the whole car park
If you could cascade this information down to parents and members of your clubs that would be really useful. Things will get back to normal once the sudden influx calms down but if you could help in the meantime it would be appreciated.
Many Thanks
Kerry Goryl
Facility Manager

Swim21 Co-ordinator vacancy

Ellesmere Swimming Club have a vacancy for a Swim21 Co-ordinator, see blow for the job description:



JOB TITLE: Swim21 Liaison Officer

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Executive Committee


1. To liaise with the appropriate Regional Development Officer, Local Authority Sports Development Officer, Swim 21 Club Committee, Club Finance committee and Club members with regard to preparations for audit and audit updates.

2. To organise and oversee the audit and action planning stages of the Swim 21 process within the club.

3. To liaise with the Treasurer and Management Committee with regard to funding the implementation of the Club’s Swim 21 Action Plan.

4. To liaise with the Club Welfare Officer regarding DBS records and to ensure the Club follows and promotes the ASA Child Protection policy.

5. To keep the Club updated on their progress through the Swim 21 process.

6. To ensure that Club members are informed of Swim 21 courses and seminars.


If anyone is interested in the above role please contact the club secretary using the ‘contact us’ form, or speak to a club officer on any training evening.


BLDSA 1 hour postal swim – 26th February – information


The BLDSA one-hour swim will take place on Sunday February 26th, the last day for sign-up is Friday February 17th.
The arrangements will be as follows:
From 6.00pm to 6.45pm:
All first session swimmers (except any who are in the one-hour swim) and any second session swimmers, including Masters, who are NOT in the one-hour swim.
At 6.30pm prompt:
All who have signed up to take part in the one hour swim to report in on the poolside
The swim will start at 6.45pm.


AGM 2017 notification


(affiliated to ASA Northwest Region)




The Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday March 29th at 7.30pm

at the Little Sutton Community Centre  (see below)


All senior swimmers, master swimmers and non-swimming members who have paid their annual subscription are entitled to attend and to vote.


Any other club member or interested party is entitled to attend, but without power to vote and may only take part in any discussion at the invitation of the Chairman.



  1. Members present and apologies
  2. The President’s address
  3. Minutes of the AGM of 2016
  4. Matters arising
  5. Secretary’s report
  6. Chief Coach’s report
  7. Treasurer’s report
  8. Chairman’s remarks
  9. Election of Officers

Election of Committee members

Election of Honorary Members

  1. Alterations to bye-laws
  2. Any other competent business




The Little Sutton Community Centre is immediately adjacent to the Library and bowling green.

It is on the A41, approximately 200 yards north of the traffic lights by the Red Lion..


There about 16 places in front of the Community Centre, with a further 20 places behind the building, all parking is free.