Stocksbridge Swimmers Swim To Success

Stocksbridge Pentaqua swimmers again showed success in the recent Yorkshire County events held over 3 weekends in February.



29 swimmers gained qualifying times to perform in a total of 112 races in the annual county championships, showing an increasing trend in the number of eligible swimmers produced by the club. All swimmers showed determination and dedication in their efforts in these galas. The committed youngsters performed well with 28 top 10 prizes being awarded to 9 swimmers.

Top 3 individual awards were achieved by Ben Croft and Makyle Iqbal: the boys showing dominance in the 13yr old category. 11/12 year old Boys and Over16 Boys and Girls competed well and produced final places in the team events.


Stocksbridge Pentaqua Head Coach, David Wright, is extremely pleased with the swimmers achievements and values the efforts these children put into the sport. Lots of the swimmers achieved the quicker North Eastern Regional qualifying times and will be representing the club in May. This achievement is impressive given the size and limited resources of the club; the reputation of Stocksbridge Pentaqua continues to grow.

Swimmers are hoping to repeat their successes at the club’s Open Meet which will be held on Aprils 21 st at Ponds Forge - Good Luck to all swimmers competing. Thank you for all parties who have offered help and support in this event – please contact ktcroft@btinternet.net should you wish to offer sponsorship or raffle prizes.


Anyone wishing to know more about Stocksbridge Pentaqua Swimming club can contact the club at pentaqua.clubroom@gmail.com

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