Hat-trick of Rising Stars wins for Harpurhey

Rising Stars September 2018

Hat-trick of Rising Stars wins for Harpurhey

Harpurhey secured their third top Club title of the year in the City of Manchester Rising Stars gala by winning the September edition of the event.

The event took place at the Manchester Aquatic Centre on Saturday 29th September. Manchester Community Clubs, Broadway, Harpurhey, Wythenshawe, City of Manchester Icebergs, COMAST Hough End and the COMAST Academy all entered 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 and Backstroke, together with a 100m Individual Medley and two 4x50m Freestyle team relays.

Harpurhey had a particularly successful evening by also winning the ‘A’ Relay trophy. Their team clocked a time of 2:36.57 and just shaded Hough End in 2:38.86. The City of Manchester Academy landing third in a time of 2:45.24

The ‘B’ Relay was won by Hough End, with Harpurhey 5.54 seconds adrift and the City of Manchester Academy a similar distance further back.

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.

Team England 2018 Commonwealth Games swimmer Chloe Golding was on hand to present the Trophies to the winning teams. Chloe studies at MMU and has been a member of the COMAST’s Beacon Squad for two years, epitomising the partnership the Club has with the University. As a backstroke swimmer, has represented Great Britain at the European Junior Championships and swam a personal best time to claim the Swim England Winter Championships and secure a place on the team for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The next Rising Stars gala will take place on Saturday 24th November 2018 and will be over the long course 50m pool, see you all there!



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

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

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








Full results can be found on this link: Results

Dates currently arranged for the 2019 Rising Stars are as follows:

Rising Stars 25m Saturday 16.02.19

Rising Stars 25m Saturday 15.06.19

Rising Stars 25m Saturday 28.09.19

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