Leeds B grade gala on the 21st December was a great success for Halifax swimmers where there were some marvellous swims. Overall, Halifax swimmers achieved 31 personal best times, 2 gold medals, 3
bronze medals, and many congratulations to Charlie Kershaw on achieving his Yorkshire time on 50m
breaststroke in his first gala.
With 17 swimmers attending this gala, all under 13 yrs, it was a great achievement.
Wow! What can I say? So many people came to make it such a memorable evening for the club.
Philip Morrison, President of the Yorkshire Swimming Association was really pleased to come to present the trophies. I enjoyed the evening and hope you did too.
I said lots of Thank You’s on Saturday but just in case anyone thinks I missed the coaches out of the long list, let me say a separate word about them now.
Thank you to Gareth for his leadership on poolside. Thank you to Julie as Assistant coach.
Thank you to all the other volunteer teachers, coaches and helpers on Poolside. Without their help we
would not have a swimming club. Not only do they give their time for poolside duties but they also give up time to keep their training up to date. We have a very well qualified team. Thank you.
We welcome Kim Mathias to the coaching team. She has recently qualified as a level 1 coach with some
excellent comments from the course tutor.
Jane Woodcock has also added level 1 coaching to her list of qualifications. Congratulations to both of