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M&D Home Gala

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Friday, June 12, 2015,
AWESOME just AWESOME .....................................................what a team you guys absolutely smashed it bursting with Pride at how all our swimmers stepped up when needed and delivered an amazing win.
GO DROYLSDEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Round 1 M&D League

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Saturday, March 14, 2015,

THANK YOU to everyone tonight.

The swimmers were awesome, the support was amazing and the evening was very exciting to be part of.

Looking forward to round 2 smile emoticon

Goooooooooooooooo Droylsden


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Happy 2015

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Friday, January 2, 2015,
Hope everyone has had a fantastic holiday :)

We are back training on Friday 2nd January

Look forward to seeing you all :)


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Greater Manchester Autumn Meet

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Sunday, September 28, 2014,
Well done to everyone swimming at Wigan this weekend you were all awesome :)
Lots of PB's and some great swims from first time open meet competitors. 
Proud as always :) x
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Manchester & District Final

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Sunday, September 14, 2014,
Sunday 14th September Warm Up 2.00pm
Please arrive no later than 1.45pm

We go into this fixture as league champions so
COME ON DROYLSDEN
let's show them what we are made of :)

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Manchester & District League 2014

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Tuesday, July 22, 2014,
Champions of the 2014 League and winners of the G Halliwell Shield..............................DROYLSDEN
Whoooop Whoooooop Whoooooop :)


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Summer Break

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Friday, July 18, 2014,
Our last session before the summer break will be Friday 1st August - this will be an inflatable fun session.

We will close  Tuesday 5th August and re-open Tuesday 2nd September

Happy Holidays Everyone :)

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Stockport Mini Meet Round 6

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Saturday, July 5, 2014,
Saturday 5th July Final round of mini meets

Warm up 4.30pm please be poolside for 4.15

Thank you

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M&D Round 4

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Saturday, July 5, 2014,
Whooooooooooppppppppp what a victory for Droylsden tonight.

Swimmers you have been completely, utterly and totally awesome throughout the whole of this league this year. I am sorry I couldn't be with you tonight but someone had to hold the fort back at club. Mike, Jackie and I were thinking about you the whole time.

Well done you all deserve this success Nx

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Stockport Mini Meet Round 5

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Sunday, June 29, 2014,
Well done Droylsden swimmers at Stockport mini meets last night. Some fantastic swims and brilliant PB's. Big well done to Eve Cox, Harry Rider, Sarah Catherall and Nathan Clare on your medals. You were all Amazing :)

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M&D Round 3

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Monday, June 16, 2014,
Well Done to all Droylsden swimmers who swam a very closely fought round at Worsley tonight. As always you gave everything you had and more :) I am so proud to be associated with each and everyone of you. The commitment, the effort and above all the team spirit you all put in is amazing.
GO DROYLSDEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) x

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M&D Round 3

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Monday, June 16, 2014,
Worsley fixture tonight please arrive NO LATER that 7pm

Worsley Pool
Bridgewater Road
Worsley
Manchester
M28 3AB

Thank you and Good Luck Guys

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Droylsden Home Gala

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Saturday, May 10, 2014,
Droylsden supporters lifted the roof off Medlock last night. The atmosphere was amazing, the swimming was fantastic and the team spirit was lovely to be a part of. Two wins from two rounds is fantastic. There were so many brilliant swims last night that to mention any individual would be taking away from what it was, a real TEAM performance. I have watched these young swimmers grow in confidence over the past three years and to see the results they are now achieving makes me incredibly proud ...
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M&D Round 1

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Monday, March 31, 2014,
I am absolutely bursting with pride tonight, our team swam fantastically. They faced tough competition in the first round of the league but didn't let it phase them and WON by 10 points.

Some of our younger swimmers were competing for the first time, we had a few new swimmers to the club and a lot of swimmers that are now competing for the third year. The progress the team as a whole has made was evident and as always at Droylsden they supported each other to the max. We always get comments on...
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Round 1 Manchester & District Swimming League

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Friday, March 28, 2014,

All squad swimmers please take note

M&D 1st Round

 

Monday 31st March, warm up is 7.30 for a 7.45 start please be at the centre for 7.15pm LATEST.

 

Horwich Leisure Centre

Victoria Road

Horwich

Bolton

BL6 5PY

We have tough competition but I know you are all up for the fight and as always will give it everything you have.

GO DROYLSDEN


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Mini Meet Round 3

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Tuesday, January 14, 2014,
Round 3 of the Stockport Metro Mini Meet Series is Saturday 18th January. Warm up 4.30 for a 5 o'clock start, all swimmers need to be poolside for 4.15pm AT THE LATEST PLEASE.

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Greater Manchester Age Groups

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Tuesday, January 14, 2014,
A fantastic weekend at the Great Manchester Age Groups. Lots of new swimmers, quite a few competing for the first time and didn't you all do well :)
As always when I'm poolside you guys make me proud to be part of Droylsden Swimming Club. Your behavior was excellent, the team spirit was fantastic and everyone gave 110%. Not everyone came away with medals, not everyone came away with pennants but you all, each and everyone of you came away with your heads held high and total respect from all th...
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Worsley M & D Fixture

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Tuesday, July 16, 2013,
Our team last night were just amazing, lots of no shows meant quick re arranging of the swimmers and some swimmers ended up with lots more swims than planned. As always they didn't let us down swam brilliantly and came second to a very strong Worsley team. 
Swimmers once again you made us very proud to be Droylsden :)
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M&D League Fixture 15th July

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Saturday, July 13, 2013,
Hi everyone

Next fixture Monday 15th July at Worsley, postcode M28 3AB

Warm up 7.15pm please be poolside for 7pm latest

See you there :)
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Manchester Long Course Meet

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Saturday, July 13, 2013,
A long day at the Long Course Meet but well worth it. Valuable experience gained by all the swimmers who took part and they all coped with it really well. Lots of effort and some well earned medals but as always with our crew.......and most importantly.....the had a great day and showed fab team spirit :)




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Aquabears Meet

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Monday, July 8, 2013,
What a fantastic weekend at Broughton pool in Salford, Droylsden swimming Club 5th club overall at meet :)

Medals 20 Gold 
    13 Silver
    14 Bronze

Lots of PB's from everyone and a fantastic team spirit from both swimmers and parents.
Well Done to all involved :-D
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Mini Meet Series 2013

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Wednesday, June 26, 2013,

Saturday 22nd June saw the final round of this years Stockport Mini Meet series. We have seen massive improvements throughout the series, below is an indication of the times achieved at the first rounds of the series and the last rounds.

Girls 25m Freestyle

                                                Round 1          Round 5

Charlotte Coulthard                     24.34               23.82              
Kate Livesey                            27.63               26.28            ...


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M&D League Gala Stretford

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Tuesday, March 19, 2013,
Hi Guys sorry this is late

Stretford Gala Friday 22nd March
 
Warm Up is 7.30pm so please arrive by 7.15pm latest
Stretford Leisure Centre
Greatstone Road
Stretford
M32 0ZS

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M&D League Swinton

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Sunday, March 3, 2013,

The opening round of this years M&D League was held at Swinton Swimming Club last night. This time last week we were not even sure if we would be able to enter a team but we managed to get our act together and a full Droylsden squad turned up.

We have a few new faces this year, as our membership has gone crazy the last few months and some of our younger swimmers are eligible to swim for the first time. The sea of orange t-shirts gathered on poolside and the nervous energy in the air was elec...


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Swinton Gala 2nd March

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Wednesday, February 27, 2013,
Warm up is 7.00pm for a 7.15pm start please arrive at the pool for between 6.30/6.45pm

Swinton Swimming Club
Pendlebury Recreation Centre
Cromwell Road
Swinton
M27 9SZ

Thanks Nx

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Stockport Mini Meets 23/2/13

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Sunday, February 24, 2013,
The effort our swimmers put in every time they swim makes all the hard work from the coaching staff soooooooooo worthwhile. 
You make us so proud with the way you conduct yourselves and the comments we get from other team coaches about the great team spirit we have.
 
Once again everyone at the Mini Meet last night gave everything they had. PB's were acheived all over the place and we even had a record broken by Harry Rider in the 10 yr boys 200m Freestyle in 2.29.71. It was a fantastic swim by ...
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Bolton & Manchester Swimming Association Age Group Championships

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Monday, January 28, 2013,

These championships have definitely brought out the best in our swimmers. More brilliant swims this weekend.

Grace Lawton’s 200 freestyle in a 6 second PB on Saturday was fantastic, which poses the question, what have you been messing around at all this time Grace ??????? J

Chloe Jones swam a wonderful 200 butterfly, 8 lengths fly and no DQ is some achievement, well done Chloe.

Charlotte Williams destroyed the field in her heat of the 100 IM it was great to watch.

Two more brilliant ...


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Stockport Mini Meets

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Sunday, January 20, 2013,
Great swims last night at Grand Central pools, our younger swimmers in the Mini Meet prep are improving all the time. A great 1st and 2nd in their heat for Archie Farrell and Ellis Mitchell in the 100 IM. A new PB for Xander McNair - Acton in his 25 freestyle and a PB for Kate Livesey in her 100 IM. Olivia Dwyer won both her 25 free and 25 butterfly heats and all that diving practice with Hannah Boardman is really paying off ......great job :) Evie Lawton PB'd in all three of her events and w...
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Bolton & Manchester Swimming Association Age Group Championships

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Sunday, January 13, 2013,
What a fantastic weekend swimming at the B&M's we have had some brilliant swims and everyone involved should be very proud of themselves. 

 Charlotte Williams had an outstanding weekend with great PB's in 50 free and 50 fly in particular. It's great to see Harry Rider back on form with a brilliant performance in his 400 free just one of his achievments of the meet. Likewise Chloe Jones showed us some of her old fighting spirit with fab improvements in her times in 100 free and 100 back. Grace ...
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M&D Final

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Sunday, September 9, 2012,
Third place in the M&D League Final tonight. What an achievement for a team that was only put together at the beginning of this year. Everyone swam incredibly well and the level of effort from each swimmer was incredible, we couldn't have asked for any more. The spirit of the team was brilliant with everyone cheering everyone else on. VERY VERY PROUD Guys :)
 
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DrOlympics

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Friday, July 20, 2012,
DrOlympics Tonight YaYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
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Aquabears Meet

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Monday, July 2, 2012,
Another great weekends swimming from Droylsden swimmers. Lots of PB's and lots of events entered for the first time. 

 The weekend began with a first time entry in the 400 free from Grace Lawton, she came in with a very respectable 6.44.34, Chloe Jones battled to a time of 6.43.90 despite not being well all weekend.

 Katie Boardman gave a brilliant performance in her first 100 meter Breaststroke with a time of 1.56.17. Jada Robertson got her first medal of the weekend with a silver(1.39.23) in ...
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Manchester & District League

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Monday, June 25, 2012,
YAYYYYYYYYYYYY .............We WON

Round 5 of the Manchester & District League, Programme A Division 2 was won by

DROYLSDEN

WOOHOOOOOOOOOOO 

:) :) :) :) :) :)

So proud of each and everyone who swam tonight and all throughout this league to date.

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Central Lancashire Age Group Championships

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Monday, June 25, 2012,
What an amazing day yesterday at Wigan Life Centre. All swimmers can be very proud of themselves with lots of PB's and some great improvements.

 Well done to Harry Rider with Golds in all his events

Well done to Olivia Rider with a couple of bronze and silver medals
Well done Sean Penter who got his first medal(bronze) and then followed it with a gold
Well done to Chloe Jones with a bronze and a gold

The team spirit was great and everyone behaved impeccably. 
 
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5th June

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Wednesday, May 23, 2012,
Please note there will be no training session on Tuesday 5th June due to the Queens Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday.
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PBs all Round

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Monday, April 30, 2012,
The personal Best times just kept on coming at Grand Central Pools on Saturday night,

12 years girls
 
 Olivia Rider Silver Medals in 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke and 200IM

 11 years boys
 
 Mathew Boardman PB 50m Backstroke


11 years girls

Charlotte Williams PB 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke and 200IM
Chloe Jones   PB 50m Breaststroke and 200IM

10 years girls

Katie Boardman PB 50m Breaststoke, 50m Backstroke and 200IM
Grace Lawton PB 50m Breaststoke, 50m Backstroke and 200IM

9 years girls

Ellie Je...
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Stockport Mini Meets Round 6

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Sunday, April 29, 2012,
Well Done to everyone taking part in the final round of the Mini Meets last night. Lots of PB's and some great swimming from everyone. All that work on starts and turns really paid off. Congratulations to Olivia and Harry Rider on their medal achievements.
Keep up the hard work guys and we will continue getting better :)  :)  :)
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Stockport Mini Meet

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Thursday, March 29, 2012,
Next round this Saturday, Warm up 5 o'clock for 5.30 start
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Get Well Soon

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Thursday, March 29, 2012,
Sending all our love and best wishes to Kaitlin Jones, who has been in hospital for over a week now. We are all thinking of you and wishing you a very speedy recovery. Xxx
 
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M&D Gala 10/03/2012

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Saturday, March 10, 2012,
Brilliant night at Middleton. As always our squad gave everything they had. Some fantastic individual swims but a great team effort all round. Gaining experience each time, a major improvement. Proud of everyone :)
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Stockport Mini Meet

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Saturday, February 25, 2012,
Well done everyone who swam at Stockport tonight, lots of PB's all round. 

 Great team spirit :)
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Stockport Mini Meet

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Thursday, February 23, 2012,
The next round of the mini meets is this Saturday.
Warm up 5pm for 5.30pm start Good Luck to all swimmers
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Manchester & District First League Gala

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Saturday, February 11, 2012,
What a brilliant night our club had last night, our first swim in the Manchester & District League Gala and at home too!!!!!!!
  The whole squad swam fantastically, for a lot of our swimmers it was their first entry into competition swimming and they handled it brilliantly. We are very proud of all of you and thank you for the wonderful effort you all put in.
  Thanks also to Jackie and Sarah for all the hard work you put into the preparations and your help poolside, providing drinks, sorting p...
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Mini Meet

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Saturday, January 21, 2012,
Good Luck to all our swimmers in tonight's Mini Meet at Grand Central.
Warm up 5 for 5.30 start
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Stockport Mini Meet Series

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Saturday, November 26, 2011,
Wonderful night at Stockport, all swimmers did themselves and club very proud. Lots of PB's and fantastic effort from everyone. WELL DONE TO YOU ALL!!!!!!!
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Summer Closing

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Sunday, August 14, 2011,
We will be having an inflatable fun session on Tuesday 16th August. This will be the last session of the summer. Sessions will resume as normal on Tuesday 6th September. Have a great holiday everyone :)
  
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Mini Meet Round 5

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Sunday, June 19, 2011,
Fantastic night at Saturdays mini meet. Lots of PB's and another new mini meet record from Harry Rider.
Harry broke his own 25m freestyle record in a time of 15.88 winning a gold in the 8 year age group, he also took a bronze in the Individual Medley in a time of 1.39.35. Matthew and Katie Boardman achieved 6 personal best times between them costing their dad a fortune!!!!!!!! Well done to Joe Lewis and Elliot Buckley for PB's in the 200m IM. More PB's came from Chloe Jones, Kezia Rouch, Niamh...
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Francesca does it Again!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Friday, June 10, 2011,
Massive congratulations to Francesca Cross who achieved her national time in the 100m Backstroke last weekend in Manchester.
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Francesca Cross Gets National Time

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Wednesday, May 18, 2011,
Francesca Cross had a fantastic weekend at the Manchester Open she swam a 200 backstroke time of 2.34.10 qualifying her for the National Championships. She narrowly missed out on 100 backstroke with a time of 1.12.45 two brilliant swims.
Congratulations from everyone at Droylsden.
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Mini Meet Round 4

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Thursday, May 12, 2011,
A great display from all swimmers at Saturdays Mini Meet Grand Prix and Mini Meet Prep. We had very good performances all round, lots of PBs and a great team spirit.
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Mini Meet Round 4

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Wednesday, May 4, 2011,
Round 4 this Saturday 7th May at Grand Central Pools, Stockport. All swimmers please arrive for 4.15pm, warm up 4.30pm.
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Mini Meet Grand Prix and Mini Meet Prep Round 3

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Tuesday, April 5, 2011,
Another fantastic effort from all our swimmers at this weekends Mini Meets & Mini Meet Prep at Grand Central Pools in Stockport. 
 Harry (the hazzard) Rider was once again flying in the boys 8 & under age group breaking his own 25m Freestyle Mini Meet record that he set in the previous round in a time of 16.84. Well done Harry. 
 We also had some fantastic efforts from the girls in the 200m Freestyle Kezia Rouch (4.13.82) took 3 secs off her previous best, Charlotte Williams (3.50.07) improved ...
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Well Done

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Friday, March 11, 2011,
Congratulations to Chloe Jones and Katie Huane who have been selected to swim for Central Lancashire Association at the Inter Association Gala in May. Fantastic achievement girls.
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Droylsden Win Shield

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Thursday, February 17, 2011,
The Central Lancs Preliminary Gala was hosted at Bury over two weekends in Jan/Feb. Congratulations to all Droylsden swimmers who competed. 
The 11 year old girls Shield was won by Lauren Pettifer, Olivia Ryder & Francesca Cross. 
Lauren & Fran have both qualified to swim for Central Lancashire Association at the Inter Association Gala in May. They will compete against other associations including Merseyside, North Midlands, Bolton & Manchester and North Lancashire & Cumbria. Go Girls ...
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Mini Meet 22/01/11

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Monday, January 24, 2011,
Congratulations to everyone who competed in Saturdays Mini Meet at Grand Central Pools in Stockport. We had a lot of swimmers competing for the first time and everyone should be extremely proud of themselves. Lots of swimmers achieved Personal Best times. Special congratulations go to Harry Rider who broke the Mini Meet Record for 8 year old Boys 25m Freestyle. The current record being 17.29 set in 2009, Harry swam 16.90 setting a new record for the age group.
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Congratulations

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Thursday, December 23, 2010,
Congratulations to Ethan Cotton who won the Guess How Many Sweets Were In The Jar. Ethan had the closest guess to the amount of 200 sweets that were in there. Further congratulations to Nimah and Ellis Mitchell who won the Christmas Cake they had the nearest guess to 2400kg. Thank you to all who took part all monies raised go back into club funds. 

See Everyone back on Tuesday 4th January.

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Club Link

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Wednesday, November 17, 2010,

Club Link Programme

Droylsden swimming club has always been committed to developing our swimmers to the best of their personal development and growth as an individual. We realise that some of our swimmers have a desire to train more often than we are able to offer and because of this we have developed strong links with Stockport Metro Swimming Club.
 
Stockport Metro is committed to working in partnership with local swimming clubs, and will continue to recognise the important role played by the ...


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Xmas Fun Session

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Wednesday, November 17, 2010,
Our Halloween Inflatable session was such good fun we have decided to do another one for Xmas. This will
be our last session before the Xmas break so get your tickets and join in the fun.



 
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Xmas Opening

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Friday, November 12, 2010,
Happy Christmas...............yes it is nearly that time of year.
We will have a session on Tuesday 21st December, we will then close until Tuesday 4th January 2011.

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Inflatable Fun

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Friday, November 12, 2010,
Our inflatable fun session on 29th October was a great success, everyone who came had a really good time. A big Thank You to everyone who helped out on the evening and to all those who bought tickets in the raffle. All the monies raised will be reinvested back into the club.

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Introducing Our New Club Mascot

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Tuesday, November 2, 2010,

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Central Lancashire Jubilee Junior League

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Tuesday, October 19, 2010,
On Thursday 14th October a team of swimmers from the club took part in the Central Lancashire Jubilee Gala at Copley Leisure Centre, Stalybridge. They were competing against teams from Stalybridge, Tyldesley and Ashton Central. We had a few swimmers competing for the first time and all swimmers performed really well. The final result was Stalybridge 122 points, Tyldesley 114 points, Droylsden 106 points and Ashton Central 57 points. Well done to everyone who took part and a massive THANK YOU ...
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Halloween Inflatable Fun

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Sunday, October 10, 2010,

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Club Kit

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Wednesday, July 28, 2010,
Club Kit Available Now

Swimming Hats
Swimming Bags
Club T/Shirts

Please see ladies that collect club fees.

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Summer Shutdown

Posted by Nicola Lawton on Wednesday, July 7, 2010,
The club closures are as follows:-

Up to the end of July as normal 2 sessions per week for 2 hours per session.

Tuesday 3rd August 6.30 to 7.30pm (1 hour only). We will combine 1st & 2nd hour swimmers in a 1 hour session.

Friday 6th August 7.30pm to 8.30pm (1 hour only). We will combine 1st & 2nd hour swimmers in a 1 hour session.

August 10th,13th,17th,20th,24th & 27th CLUB CLOSED. This is due to us not having enough volunteers to run the club due to holidays.

Tuesday 31st August 6.30pm to 7.30pm ...
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