Wirral Metro Swimming Club success at Liverpool National Meet 2022

Wirral Metro Swimming Club is a friendly, competitive performance-based, and academy swimming club based at Europa Pools, Birkenhead. It is Wirral’s only performance-based swimming club.

It has a proven, successful swim pathway programme accredited by Wirral Borough Council and Swim England with 90% of their swimmers qualifying for Regional Championships and a massive 20% qualifying for national events.

At the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021 18% of the swimmers in the British Swim Team swam at Wirral Metro as part of this pathway.

Last weekend, Wirral Metro Swimming Club attended Liverpool Aquatics Centre in Wavertree, to compete at the two day Liverpool National Meet 2022.

The gala is a Level One meet and attracts swimmers from across GB including Warrington, Bradford, Shrewsbury, Ulverston, Halifax, Anglesey and Glasgow. This is a particularly important meet as it falls within the qualification ‘window’ for the British Swimming Championships and the Nationals in July and August.

Three swimming coaches oversaw ten Wirral Metro squad swimmers as well as two junior swimmers who took part from the newly formed Wirral Peninsula Academy.

There was a plethora of Personal Bests from all swimmers and a plenty of top-three finishes. “The transition from coaching to hard racing was a pleasure to see” also “onwards and upwards is the only way now,” a Wirral Metro spokesperson said.

Wirral Metro Results:

Izzy Taylor
800 free 🥉 3rd Place

Gia Hothersall
800 free 🥉 3rd Place
200 fly 🥉 3rd Place
100 fly 🥉 3rd Place

Tash McDonnell
800 free 🥈 2nd Place
200 fly 🥈 2nd Place
100 fly 🥇 1st Place

Petra Varga
200 IM 🥉 3rd Place
200 breast 🥈 2nd Place
100 breast 🥉 3rd Place

Annabelle Rogan
100 free 🥉 3rd Place

Lily Horton
200 back 🥇 1st Place
200 breast 🥇 1st Place
50 breast 🥈 2nd Place
400 IM 🥈 2nd Place
100 breast 🥇 1st Place

Abbie Roscoe
200 breast 🥇 1st Place
400 free 🥇 1st Place
50 breast 🥇 1st Place
400 IM 🥇 1st Place
100 fly 🥈 2nd Place
200 free 🥈 2nd Place

Millie McKeown
200 breast 🥉 3rd Place

Luke Kavanagh
100 free 🥇 1st Place

Vivien Wilkinson
200 breast 🥉 3rd Place

The next stop is the Swim England North West Summer Regionals, starting tomorrow, Saturday 26 March. This will be the first time Regionals will be held in three years due to COVID-19 restrictions. The spokesperson said, “We are extremely proud to say 100% of our squad have achieved consideration times to attend.”

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