Satel­lites rise to the oc­ca­sion

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - SWIMMING

SATEL­LITES Swimming Club of Mac­cles­field took a group of swim­mers to Sh­effield to com­pete in long course ac­tion for the first meet of 2015.

Swimming at this time of year can be very tough, with the fes­tive sea­son disturbing the train­ing pro­gramme.

Some swim­mers who may have not been able to train off the Christ­mas din­ner fully will have felt the pace at the City of Derby meet last week­end, as well as those swim­mers suf­fer­ing from ill­ness and in­jury.

Mem­bers did put in some gru­elling weeks of train­ing after Christ­mas, how­ever and coach Ric Howard said: “I was very pleas­antly sur­prised.

“I never tell swim­mers what I ‘ex­pect’ be­fore a meet, but the Derby meet was put in place to blow off the rac­ing cob­webs be­fore the Cheshire Cham­pi­onships.

“And I was also pleas­antly sur­prised by the character and the re­solve shown by all the swim­mers.

“Danni Lo­mas swam the quick­est times she has done this sea­son and we had great swims from some of our younger swim­mers such as Ethan Ne­vitt, Ruby Burns and Ge­or­gia Bell.

“We also saw swim­mers such as Ben Arkle and Char­lotte Tay­lor swimming much faster than this time last sea­son, show­ing great form.

“Lizzie Caunt is com­ing back into form and she will have learned a lot from this meet. There were also great swims from Mary Nel­son, Katie Miller, Katie Hughes and El­lie Percy, all swimming per­sonal best times.”

The Satel­lites’ base, Mac­cles­field Leisure Cen­tre, will host the Cheshire County Cham­pi­onships from Jan­uary 24.

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