Satellites rise to the occasion
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.