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2018 GALA DATES
Halliwick N. West Region - 22nd September at Crewe
Halliwick Nationals - 20th October at Sevenoaks, Kent
N. WEST FRIENDLY GALA 2018
Seahorse were the overall winners of the North West Friendly gala at Sale, Manchester on 5th August as they prepared for the Halliwick Regional gala in September. The following Seahorse swimmers came away with medals:
Picture: Seahorse swimmers showing off their medals after the friendly gala in Sale, Manchester
FRIENDLY GALA 2018
The North West Friendly gala due to be held on 1st July at Sale, Manchester was cancelled due to unforeseen problems with the pool.
NATIONAL GALA 2018
The Halliwick AST National Championships will take place on 20th October (2pm to 5pm) in Sevenoaks, Kent.
HALLIWICK NATIONAL GALA 2017
Congratulations to all Seahorse swimmers who took part in the Halliwick National Gala at Southgate, London, on 14th October. They were part of the North West team with swimmers from Sailfin (Sale) and Aquadis (Ellesmere Port). The medal tally won by the North West was seven – two gold and five bronze.
The Seahorse medal winners were:
All the Seahorse swimmers swam really well and were faced with some stiff competition. There were some close races with only seconds between first, second and third place. Well done to all the North West swimmers.
Picture: Some of the Seahorse swimmers who represented the North West region at the Halliwick National Championships
HALLIWICK REGIONAL GALA 2017
Seahorse won the Frank Hough Cup as overall winners of the Halliwick Regional Gala at the Lifestyle Centre, Crewe, on Saturday 23rd September.
Well done to everyone at Seahorse. Gold medal winners qualify to represent the North West at the National Gala in London.
N. WEST FRIENDLY GALA JULY 2017
Seahorse swimmers came away with four gold and eight silver medals at the first gala this year. They competed against Aquadis Swimming Club (Ellesmere Port) and Sailfin (Sale) on 16th July at Sale.
HALLIWICK NATIONAL GALA 2016
Congratulations to Seahorse swimmer Alicia Thelwell, who won a gold medal in the Girls 50m race at the Halliwick National Gala in Southgate, London on 15th October. Also well done to Shea Dutton, who won a silver medal in the Boys 100m race and to Jonathan Harrison, who also won silver in the Men's 100m race. All three swimmers were part of the North West team.
N. WEST FRIENDLY GALA OCTOBER 2016
Seahorse came second place at the friendly gala at Sale on 2nd October, as they prepared for the Halliwick National Gala to be held on 15th October at Southgate, London. Aquadis Swimming Club (Ellesmere Port) and Sailfin (Sale) were their opponents.
HALLIWICK REGIONAL GALA 2016
Seahorse Swimming Club crowned their first ever Halliwick Gala at the new Lifestyle Centre on 3rd September 2016 as overall winners. Seahorse gained most points to retain the Frank Hough Trophy as they competed against Aquadis Swimming Club (Ellesmere Port) and Sailfin (Sale).
The Seahorse team won 20 medals between them - nine gold, seven silver and four bronze.
The Deputy Mayor of Crewe Town Council, Councillor Diane Yates, presented the medals and trophies to the successful swimmers and she congratulated all swimmers for their efforts and hard work. She was thrilled to see the competitive edge among the swimmers and she praised the Lifestyle Centre staff and the volunteers from all three clubs for giving the swimmers the opportunity to compete at the gala.
All gold medal winners qualify to represent the North West Region at the Halliwick National Gala at Southgate, London, on 1
Picture: Deputy Mayor of Crewe Town Council, Councillor Diane Yates,with the successful Seahorse swimmers.
HALLIWICK NATIONAL GALA 2015
Erin Yoxall and Hollie Cooke came away as silver medal winners from the Halliwick National Gala at Hull on 17th October 2015.
They swam as part of the HASTRA 8 team (North West) that competed against some of the best disabled swimmers in the UK. Erin and Hollie and seven other Seahorse members qualified for the finals after winning their regional heats last month.
"The Club is very proud of all the swimmers and it was pleasing to see Erin (Girls 50m) and Hollie (Girls 100m) among the medal winners. The standard is very high in the national championships and the swimmers gained a great deal from taking part. They always give their best when competing. We also appreciate the work by those who help out behind the scenes to give the swimmers the opportunity to compete." – Gareth Roberts, Secretary.
HALLIWICK REGIONAL GALA 2015
Another successful gala was held on 26th September 2015 at Crewe Swimming Pool as Seahorse was crowned overall winners of the Halliwick Regional Gala (Region 8). They came up against their rivals from Aquadis and Sailfin Swimming Clubs to win the Frank Hough Trophy.
Crewe Town Councillors Suzanne Brookfield and Jill Rhodes attended the event to present medals and trophies to the winners and they were both thrilled to see all the swimmers competing with determination, enthusiasm and effort.
All gold medal winners qualify to represent the North West Region at the Halliwick National Gala in Hull on 17th October 2015.
Picture: Crewe Town Councillors with Seahorse swimmers
FRIENDLY GALA AT SALE 2015
Well done to the swimmers who competed at the gala in Sale on 28th June against swimmers from Aquadis (Ellesmere Port) and Sailfin (Sale). Seahorse came away as overall winners with seven gold medals, four silver medals and one bronze medal. This was an excellent performance by Seahorse who are now preparing for the Halliwick Regional Gala at Crewe in September.
HALLIWICK NATIONAL GALA 2014
Congratulatons to all Seahorse swimmers who competed at the Halliwick National Gala in Sevenoaks, Kent on the 18th October, when they represented the North West as part of the Halliwick ASTRA 8 team. The Regional team, with swimmers from Seahorse, Sailfin (Sale) and Aquadis (Ellesmere Port) Swimming Clubs was third overall, winning 4 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals.
Seahorse Chairman, Rob Dutton said: “I was proud to see all our swimmers performing to such a high standard as they competed against some very talented disabled swimmers from around the UK. It was brilliant to see the North West team come away with so many medals and to set an exemplary attitude with their behaviour and to demonstrate an inclusive approach to sportsmanship to all on the day.”
Well done to all competitors, spectators and volunteers who supported on the day. The long journey to Kent was well worth it.
HALLIWICK REGIONAL GALA 2014
Seahorse were overall winners in the Regional Gala held at Crewe Baths on 27th September. The event saw Seahorse competing against swimmers from Sailfin (Sale) and Aquadis (Ellesmere Port), which turned out to be a close contest.
Cheshire East Council's Deputy Mayor, Councillor Hilda Gaddum presented the medals and trophies to the winners. She was pleased to attend the gala and thrilled to see the swimmers competing with so much determination and enthusiasm. She congratulated everyone who took part, and praised the event organisers and officials from the clubs for their work.
FRIENDLY GALA AT SALE 2014
Swimmers from Seahorse were invited to a gala on 29th June at Sale, Manchester and came away as overall winners against some stiff opposition from Sailfin (Sale) and Aquadis (Ellesmere Port).
Four newcommers, Rosie Borowski, Hollie Cooke, Colette Tyre and Erin Yoxall represented Seahorse and it was pleasing that they performed so well. Other swimmers representing the Club were: Shea Dutton, Paul Edwards, Sam Foster, Jonathon Harrison, Neil Jones, Sean Savage and Ben Triner.
The Club came home with eight gold and two bronze medals - a fantastic acievement!
Seahorse Chairman, Rob Dutton said: "It was a great performance by all and it was especially good to see the newcomers doing so well."
HALLIWICK NATIONAL GALA 2013
Congratulations to members of Seahorse who came away from the Halliwick National Swimming Championships held on 19th October as joint overall winners with the Yorkshire region. They were part of a regional team under the name of HASTRA 8 (with Aquadis of Ellesmere Port and Sailfin of Sale) competing in Southgate, London.
HALLIWICK REGIONAL GALA 2013
Seahorse Swimming Club enjoyed success at the Halliwick Regional Gala at Ellesmere Port on 21st September, when they came away with twelve medals - eight gold, three silver and one bronze. They also won the Frank Hough trophy as overall winners, with competition from Sailfin Swimming Club, Sale and Aquadis Swimming Club, Ellesmere Port. The competition included junior and senior relay, 25m, 50m and 100m races for girls and boys.
Representing Seahorse was: Shea Dutton, Paul Edwards, Sam Foster, Amy Halfpenny, Brandon Halfpenny, Jonathan Harrison, Neil Jones, Andrew Mulliner, Sean Savage, Jenny Tarry and Ben Triner.
Seahorse Committee Member, Rob Dutton said: “Members of Seahorse gave a great account of themselves as they won so many medals and they were proud to come away as overall winners. The team are now preparing themselves for the Halliwick National Gala in London on 19th October.”
FRIENDLY GALA AT SALE 2013
Seahorse competed in a swimming gala at Sale, Manchester, on 23rd June and came away with a number of medals - 6 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze. Well done to everyone who took part.
HALLIWICK NATIONAL GALA 2012
On Saturday 20th October, Seahorse members Ben Triner, Andrew Mulliner, Neil Jones, Jonathan Harrison, Paul Edwards, Jenny Tarry and Amy Halfpenny joined forces for the day with members of Sailfin and Aquadis swimming clubs. They took the long journey to the Ennerdale Leisure Centre, Hull, to swim in the ‘Halliwick National Championships’ under the team name HASTRA 8 (North West). Team HASTRA 8 would be competing against three other teams consisting of swimmers from all over the country.
Terry Edwards of Seahorse Swimming Club said, “Seahorse swimmers had an exceedingly good swim, Amy Halfpenny, Jenny Tarry and Ben Triner won gold medals together with their Championship Cups. The remaining Seahorse swimmers won 2 Silver and 5 Bronze medals between them and at the end of the day team HASTRA 8 finished up a very respectable third place.”
A big thanks to all the swimmers for their hard efforts and thank you to all those involved in organising a long but very enjoyable day at the Ennerdale Leisure Centre, Hull.
HALLIWICK REGIONAL GALA 2012
On Saturday 8th September, a team of swimmers from Seahorse Swimming Club travelled to Ellesmere Port Leisure Centre, to take part in The Halliwick Regional Gala.
SWIMMING GALAS 2011
Seahorse Swimming Club continued to be successful during 2011 with several swimmers competing in the Halliwick Regional and National Galas. Seahorse hosted the regional gala at Crewe's Flag Lane Baths and the Mayor of Crewe, Councillor Roy Cartlidge, congratulated all the swimmers who took part and presented medals and trophies to the successful swimmers.
Picture: Crewe Mayor, Councillor Roy Cartlidge, with Seahorse swimmers and volunteers at the North West regional gala in 2011
HALLIWICK REGIONAL GALA 2010
Ten Seahorse swimmers qualified for the national finals in Hull after they all came away from the Regional Gala at Ellesmere Port with at least one gold medal each.
Connor Moulton, Neil Jones, Andrew Mulliner, Jenny Tarry, Amy Halfpenny, Jonathan Harrison, Ben Triner, Brandon Halfpenny, Hollie Foster and Paul Edwards were all successful and now look forward to competing in the nationals.
HALLIWICK REGIONAL GALA 2009
Seahorse won 21 medals - 11 of which were gold, at the Regional Gala at Sale. Gold medal winners who qualified for the national finals in Pontypridd, South Wales were: Paul Edwards, Amy Halfpenny, Jonathan Harrison, Jamie Hinde, Neil Jones, Connor Moulton, Andrew Mulliner and Ben Triner.
Brandon Halfpenny, Hollie Foster, Macauley Owen and Jenny Tarry also won medals at the event.
HALLIWICK NATIONAL GALA 2008
Seahorse swimmers competed at the Nationals at Pontypool, South Wales, on 11th October and the following came away with medals: