Tyldesley Swimming and Water Polo Club


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2016 Achievements National Age Groups Academy Water Polo Championships bronze medallists British Water Polo League Men’s Division 5 Winners Bolton & District Senior Water Polo League Runners Up Manchester & District 14/Us Water Polo League Runners Up Parogon 12s Invitation Tournament Winners Bolton & District 12Us Water Polo Ko & League Runners Up City of Manchester Water Polo Festival 12Us Runners Up SPORTLeigh Volunteer Awards: Lee Toone & Dennis Price Coach of the Year Diane Stafford Unsung Hero
Supporters of water polo throughout the world Click here to see how For further Packaworld water polo stories click here Tyldesley Swimming Club were the first club in UK to use Packaworld inflatable nets
2017 Achievements British Water Polo League Ladies Championship 2 Runners Up British Water Polo League Mens Championship 4 Runners Up National Age Group U17s Ladies Water Polo Championships Finished 4th Jodie Gittens Swim North West 200m Freestyle Champion Bolton and District Senior Water Polo League Runners Up Manchester & District 12s Water Polo Tournament Winners Tyldesley S&WPC U15’s Water Polo Tournament Runners Up Bolton and District12/Us Water Polo League Runners Up
Bolton & District Senior Water Polo League Tyldesley 16 - Liverpool 10 Goals: Neill Williams 5, Aaron Atherton 2, Rob Bond 2, Lucas McNulty 2, Oli Fhodes 2, Tyler Turner 2, Steve Harrison 1 Majors: Lucas MvNulty 2, Rob Bond 1, AustinLawley 1 Team; Aaron Atherton, Rob Bond, Joshua Dunkerley, Steve Harrison, Seb Jones, Lucas McNulty, Robert Leyland, Oli Rhodes, Jonathan Stafford, Lee Toone, Tylder Turner, Neil Wiliams
Junior Jubilee C Final
Joint Winners
Manchester & District 14s League Tyldesley 29 - Radcliffe 3 Goals: Harry Dunkerley 20. Kelsey Evans 3, Rio Holbrook 2, Finlay Waite 2, Eva Howarth 1, Isobelle Robb 1 Majors: None Team: Harry Dunkerley, Kelsey Evans, Rio Holbrook, Eva Howarth, Seb Jones, Paddy McCann, Isobelle Robb, Finlay Waite
Greater Manchester Meet 17 swimmers from the club competed and they came away with 6 gold medals, 3 silver; medals  3 bronze medals and 72 personal best times. The club’s most successful swimmer of the competition was 15 year old Jodie Gittins who achieved 4 gold medals and 1 silver medal, Jodie was also successful in “breaking the 1 minute barrier” when she achieved a personal best time of 59.90 in the 15 years 100m freestyle. Imogen Bailey in the 16 year age group achieved a silver medal in the 100m butterfly. 12 year old Rachel Hornby also had a good competition achieving 2 gold medals, 3 bronze medals, and 4th, 5th and 6th places and personal best times in all her events which saw her achieve a fantastic 6 second best time in the 200m butterfly.  Her teammates Madeleine Bailey and Daisy Poole also achieved bronze medals, 4th, 5th and 6th places in their events. This was the first time 9 year olds could enter this competition, so for Lucy Blenkinship, Alex Hornby, Ben Appleton and Isobel Tipple the experience was very new for them all.  They all achieved personal best times with Alex also achieving a silver medal in the 200m IM, bronze medal in the 100m backstroke, 4th in the 20m freestyle and 5th places in the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly. Click here for full results
Cheshire Mini Polo Festival Tyldesley boys finished 5th at the Cheshire Mini Polo Festival.
Swim England North West Championships Jodie Gittens achieved gold in the 200 m freestyle, silver in the 100 m freestyle (obce again breaking the 1 minute barrier), 5th in the 100 m butterfly and 6th in the 50 m freestyle.
Inter-Regional Water Polo Championship James Blenkinship has been selected to represent North West Tibers and Finalay Waite and Elijah Wright North West Ravens at the U14s Inter Regional Water Polo Championships. Niall Clay; Harry Dunkerley; Josh Dunkerley and Thomas Swain have been selected for the Swim England North West Inter Regional Water Polo Championship.
Bolton and District 12U/s Water Polo League Tyldesley's 12U/s water polo team who have won silver medal in the Bolton and District League losing out to a very strong Stretford team (who only lost once all season and it was against Tyldesley and beating bridgefield into 3rd place. Squad:  Joseph Collings, Alfie Dunkerley, Harry Edwards-Shorter, Daniel Eldring-Parry, Thomas Howarth, Kian Kniveton, Paddt McCann (gk), Violet O’Donoghue, Isobelle Robb, Matteo Spinelli, Finlay Waite, Elijah Wright, Charley Wrigley
Bolton and District Senior Water Polo League Tyldesley’s Senior Water Polo team have won silver medal in the Bolton and District League losing out to Bridgefield by just point. Tyldesley fulfiled all their fixtures whereas Bridgefield gained 4 points from unplayed fixtures. Tyldesley  won one and drew one against Bridgefield and won 1 and drew one against third placed Stretford, Squad: Aaron Atherton, Addison Brown, Rob Bond, Niall Clay, Joshua Dunkerley, Peter Flaherty, John Fletcher, David Gaskell, Stephen Harrison, Seb Jones, Austin Lawley, Robert Leyland, Lucas McNulty, Oliver Rhodes, Matthew Roberts, Jonathan Stafford, Adam Toone, Lee Toone, Tyler Turner, Neil Williams
British Water Polo League Tyldesley ladies have finished 3rd in British Water Polo League Division 2 and will compete in Championship 1 for the second phase of the competition. Division 2 Results: Tyldesley 11 - Southampton 4 Welsh Wanderers 9 - Tyldesley 11 Liverpool Liverbirds 8 - Tyldesley 8 Tyldesleyey 5 - English Roses Masters 7 Otter Lutra 7 - Tyldesley 13 Manchester Comets 4 - Tyldesley 11 Penquin Emperors 9 - Tyldesley 6
ESSA Schools
Lucy Mills (front row second left is representing ESSA Schools at the 50th Anniversary Exiles International Tournament in Malta.
Tyldesley Water  Polo Team raise money for Union Arms Forgotten Regulars and their Families
Becoming an Official Training Session On Wednesday 15 November an Introduction to Becoming an Official training session has been arranhged with one of our local referees - Ruth Christian. The training will take place at the Wigan Life Centre (probably in the gallery) at 6.30pm and will take approximately an hour. As you know we need qualified officials to help us run licensed meets. Becoming an official isn't that scary - honestly! Many of you have completed the timekeeping course already which is the first stage. If you haven't done a timekeeping course, don't worry this can be easily arranged. The next stage is to become a J1 which means you watch the start, turns and finish (not all at once!). If you only ever become a J1 that is absolutely fine but will be a huge help. You don't need to do every single gala your child swims in, if there are more people who can help it will spread the load and need for some people to do lots of sessions. ith more officials (including officials in training) we will have the resources to potentially license club events such as time trials and long distance (800 & 1500) events. Please email me, Kate Williamson at williamsonkate68@gmail.com or call/text me on 07734 602485 if you would like to come along on Wednesday 15th November, or just turn up! Please come along and get involved - it would mean so much to all the swimmers!
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