Rising Stars

Harpurhey regain their title at the Rising Stars gala

After three consecutive wins by Hough End, Harpurhey regained their title of top club in the City of Manchester, winning the September edition of the Rising Stars gala. The event took place at the Manchester Aquatic Centre on Saturday 30thSeptember 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.

The swimmers raced in the 50m events of Freestyle, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Backstroke together with the 100m Individual Medley and 4x50m Freestyle team relays.

The Club relay trophy went to City of Manchester Icebergs whose team of Bobby Hulme, Sydney Burgess, Danial Bafi and Leah Yohannes just edged out Harpurhey.

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.

Beacon Squad swimmer Ashley Hogg, who this year won the overall national Great Swim Open Water series and represented Manchester in the Wuhan, China International Yangtze River Swimming Event, handed out the medals and congratulated the swimmers.

The next Rising Stars gala will take place on Saturday 25th November. See you all there!

Top Team Award
1st       Harpurhey ASC
2nd      City Of Manchester Hough End
3rd      Wythenshawe

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

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

For the full results, click HERE

 

2nd Rising Stars victory for Hough End

Hough End, for the second gala in a row, lifted the title of top club in the City of Manchester, by winning the latest Rising Stars gala on Saturday 18th February.

Whilst the previous event in November was a very close affair, this time Hough End overcame rivals Harpurhey with a clear margin of 666 points to Harpurhey’s 296. COM Icebergs came third on 202 points.

Harpurhey didn’t go home empty handed though with a great win in the mixed 50m Freestyle Relay trophy. Their team of Abbie Walker, Lawrence Ndadaye, Alex Ganson and Youssef Attya came home over six seconds quicker than defending champions Hough End. Broadway SC got amongst the medals by finishing third.

A new concept was introduced for this gala with Speeding Tickets being given to swimmers who finished faster than the Standard set for their event and age.

As always, the event took place at the Manchester Aquatic Centre with over 100 swimmers from the Manchester Community Clubs of Broadway, Harpurhey, Wythenshawe, City of Manchester Icebergs, COMAST Hough End and the COMAST Academy.

The gala gives young swimmers a chance to participate in a competitive environment, often for the first time. The swimmers raced in the 50m events of Freestyle, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Backstroke, 100m Individual Medley and 4x50m Freestyle team relays.

The event is organised and officiated by volunteers from the City of Manchester Aquatics Swim Team, with swimmers from their senior squads providing the timekeeping and assisting with marshaling. Thanks must also go out to the many new parent volunteers who kindly assisted at the event.

Thanks also go to Paralympic gold medal winner Jonathan Fox who rounded off the evening by presenting the Top Club and Relay trophies. Jonathan is a member of the senior squad here at COMAST and trains on a daily basis at the Aquatic Centre, and was more than willing to come along and hand out the trophies.

 

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

Hough End Winners

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

A Relay‘B’ Team Relay
1st Harpurhey ASC
2nd Broadway ASC
3rd City Of Manchester Hough End

B Relay

Full results can be found on this link: Results

The next Rising Stars galas for 2017 will be on the following dates

June 17th

September 30th

November 25th

See you all there.

 

21st November 2016: Hough End win the Rising Stars Trophy for the first time.

After a hat-trick of wins for Harpurhey SC, Hough End lifted the title of top club in the City of Manchester for the first time, by winning the latest Rising Stars gala on Saturday 12th November.

Just 5 points separated the teams in favour of Harpurhey at the September gala, but Hough End turned the tables this time with a small 4 point victory of 292 to 288. Although Harpurhey picked up slightly more medals, the overall team points score is calculated on swims down to fifth place.

relay

Hough End completed a great night by retaining the mixed 50m Freestyle Relay trophy, thanks to their team of Rueben Crabbe, Ambar Boughton, Dominic Seymour and Rosa Hollingsworth.  The COMAST Academy team finished second with Harpurhey in third place.

As always, the event took place at the Manchester Aquatic Centre with a near record attendance of123 swimmers from the Manchester Community Clubs of Broadway, Harpurhey, Raven Moss, Wythenshawe, City of Manchester Icebergs, COMAST Hough End and the COMAST Academy.

The gala gives young swimmers a chance to participate in a competitive environment, often for the first time. The swimmers raced in the 50m events of Freestyle, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Backstroke and 4x50m Freestyle team relays. For the first time this year the event was held in the 50m pool rather than the usual 25m with the very young swimmers adapting well to the change.

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

To round off the evening the Top Club and Relay trophies were presented by Paralympic double gold medalist Hannah Russell. Hannah is a member of the senior squad at COMAST and trains on a daily basis at the Aquatic Centre. Hannah kindly brought along her Rio medals to show the swimmers and answered any questions they had.

 

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

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

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

 

Full results can be found on this link

 

24th September 2016 – Harpurhey do the “hat-trick” at the Rising Stars

Harpurhey made it a “hat-trick” of wins to retain their title of top club in the City of Manchester, winning the latest Rising Stars gala on Saturday 24th September.

City of Manchester Hough End managed to prevent a Harpurhey clean sweep by winning in the mixed 50m Freestyle Relay trophy, thanks to their team of Zakaria Elbey, Ambar Boughton, Dominic Seymour and Rosa Hollingsworth.

 

As always, the event took place at the Manchester Aquatic Centre with well over 100 swimmers in attendance from the Manchester Community Clubs of Broadway, Harpurhey, Wythenshawe, City of Manchester Icebergs, COMAST Hough End and the COMAST Academy.

The gala gives young swimmers a chance to participate in a competitive environment, often for the first time. The swimmers raced in the 50m events of Freestyle, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Backstroke together with the 100m Individual Medley and 4x50m Freestyle team relays.

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

New Beacon Squad swimmer Chloe Golding, who has represented GB at the European Junior Championships and is the current national champion for her age group 100m Backstroke, presented the trophies and congratulated the swimmers.

The next Rising Stars gala will take place on Saturday 12th November. See you all there!

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

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

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

 

11th June 2016 – Harpurhey retain their title at the June edition of Rising Stars

Harpurhey retain their title of top club in the City of Manchester, winning the June edition of the Rising Stars gala. The event took place at the Manchester Aquatic Centre on Saturday 11th June, all the Manchester Community Clubs, Broadway, Harpurhey, Wythenshawe, City of Manchester Icebergs, Raven Moss, COMAST Hough End and the COMAST Academy put in teams with once more a record number of swimmers competing. The gala gives young swimmers a chance to participate in a competitive environment.

The swimmers raced in the 50m events of Freestyle, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Backstroke together with the 100m Individual Medley and 4x50m Freestyle team relays.

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

Beacon Squad swimmer, who this year qualified for the Olympic trials in Glasgow, Nathan Bennett handed out the medals and congratulated the swimmers.

The next Rising Stars gala will take place on Saturday 24th September. See you all there!

 

HARPURHEY

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

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

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

 


 

 

6th February 2016 – Harpurhey win the first Rising Stars event in 2016

The first Rising Stars event of 2016 took place on the 6th February at the Manchester Aquatic Centre.

The event brought together the largest ever number of entrants from the Manchester Community Clubs of Broadway, Harpurhey, Wythenshawe, East Manchester Icebergs, Raven Moss, COMAST Hough End and the COMAST Academy. The gala is aimed at giving young swimmers a taste of swimming competitively in a prestigious environment and for the first time all seven Community Clubs were represented with a record 132 swimmers in attendance.

The young swimmers took part in the 50m events of Freestyle, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Backstroke together with the 100m Individual Medley and 4x50m Freestyle team relays.

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

On hand to present the medals and trophies was Great Britain’s Water Polo U19’s Vice Captain Daniel Paddon.

Harpurhey Team Trophy Winners

Results Summary

February 2016 Results

Top Team Award
1st       Harpurhey ASC
2nd      City Of Manchester Hough End
3rd      Wythenshawe ASC

‘A’ Team Relay
1st       Wythenshawe ASC
2nd      Harpurhey ASC
3rd      Raven Moss ASC

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