Rising Stars June 2018

Harpurhey retain Top Team Award

Harpurhey retained their top Club title in the City of Manchester Rising Stars gala by winning the June edition of the 2018 Rising Stars event.

The event took place at the Manchester Aquatic Centre on Saturday 16th June with the Manchester Community Clubs, Broadway, Harpurhey, Wythenshawe, City of Manchester Icebergs, COMAST Hough End and the COMAST Academy all entering teams to compete for the winner’s trophy. The gala gives young swimmers a chance to participate in a competitive environment.

Events include 50m of Freestyle, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Backstroke and 100m Individual Medley, together two 4x50m Freestyle team relays.

Harpurhey had a particularly successful evening by also winning the ‘A’ Relay trophy. Their team of Adam Lund, Mielya Robiel, Jake Elms and Prisca Nana Djomi just shaded the defending champions Hough End.

The event is organised and officiated by volunteers from the City of Manchester Aquatics Swim Team, with swimmers from the senior squads providing the timekeeping.

Bailey Hairsine kindly presented the Trophies to the winning teams. Bailey is a member of the Beacon Squad and has represented COMAST and the University of Manchester in events across the UK and recently finished 3rd in the 18/19 years Mens Elite 5k Great North Swim.

The next Rising Stars gala will take place on Saturday 29th September 2018. See you all there!

Top Team Award
1st       Harpurhey ASC
2nd     City of Manchester Hough End
3rd      Broadway SC


‘A’ Team Relay
1st       Harpurhey ASC
2nd     City of Manchester Hough End
3rd      City of Manchester Academy

‘B’ Team Relay
1st       Harpurhey ASC
2nd      City of Manchester Hough End 
3rd      City of Manchester Academy

Full results can be found on this link: Results


Dates for the remaining 2018 Rising Stars are as follows:


September 29th

November 24th (long course)

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