Manchester Open 2017 Report

On the 12th & 14th May 2017 we hosted our annual Open Meet with swim teams from all around the UK supporting the meet traveling to Manchester to race in our fantastic home pool. The competition is a level 1 meet and always popular as it’s within the competition window aimed at helping swimmers secure their place at the national championships in the summer.

COMAST had a large representation with many swimmers from all our squads competing in the event. It was extra special to see a great team environment on the poolside with our seniors supporting our junior team members. For some of our juniors it was their first experience competing in such a competition which will further support their development. But also it helped our seniors post more fast times to further aid their aims to race at the summer national championships.

It was pleasing to see so many swimmers producing best times and excellent performances in a busy period of both training, competitions and their preparations for exams.

Medal Winners were:

Afia Minhas 10-11 years – 800 free G, 400m Free S, 200m Back B

Reuben Robotham-Keating 10-11 years – 400m IM G, 50m Fly G, 200m Back S, 200m Free S, 50m Breast G, 100m Back S, 200m IM S, 50m Free G, 100m fly G, 400m Free S, 50m Back G, 200m Fly G

Jake Christon 10-11 years – 50m Free S, 50m Back S

Nathan Clare 10-11 years – 200m Free B, 50m Free B, 400m Free B, 100m Free G

Joshua Walker 10-11 years – 400m IM B

Chiara Tommasello 12 years – 200m IM S, 50m Free G, 50m Back G, 100m Free G, 50m Fly G, 200m Free B, 100m Back S

Kirsten Dronsfield 12 years – 100m Free S

Meadow Dronsfield 12 years – 50m Free B, 100m Fly G, 100m Free B, 200m Fly B, 50m Fly

Olivia Clare 13 years – 50m back B, 400m IM B

Toby Ranson 13 years – 100m Breast B

Jacob Chambers 13 years (SM8) – 200m IM S, 400m Free G, 100m Free S

Oliver Taylor 13 years – 1500m S

Charlotte Hulme 14 years – 200m Breast G, 100m Breast G, 50m Breast S

Emma Dicksen 14 years – 200m Breast S

Alex Hiles 14 years 50m Free B

Holly Rowlinson 15-16 years – 50m Fly S, 100m Breast S, 50m Breast G

Alisdair Stout 15-16 years – 50m Fly G, 200m Free S, 100m Fly G

Sam Taylor 15-16 years – 200m Back S, 100m Back B

Jared Armstrong 15-16 years – 200m free G, 50m free B, 400m Free S, 100m Free G

Chloe Goulding 17&over – 200m IM S, 400m Free G, 400m IM G, 50m Fly S

Rhianna Bennett 17&over – 50m Fly B, 200m Free B

Denisa Elena-Gogu 17&over – 100m breast S

Hayden Griffiths 17&over – 200m back S, 200m IM B

Sam Horrocks 17&over – 200m Back G, 200m Free S, 50m Free G, 100m Fly G, 400m Free G

Thomas Paine 17 & Over – 1500m G, 200m Free B, 100m Fly B

Rob Cowley 17&over – 50m Breast S, 200m IM S, 100m Free S

Sam Goldrick 17&over – 200m Fly B

Matthew Evans 17&over – 400m IM B


Our age group swimmers now finish their last chance to qualify with race at the North West Regional championships before we start preparations for the summer championships.


Keep up the great work


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