Barnsley Minors League – Spa promoted for 2019

After securing the Barnsley Minors League Division 4 title in 2018, if has been confirmed that Spa have been promoted to division 3 of the league in 2019.

They will compete against City Of Sheffield, Spenborough and Edlington.

Well done to all swimmers, here’s hoping for an equally impressive 2019!

Individual Galas 2019

Please find below dates for 2019 individual galas so far – more details available at the front desk including how to enter and any entry requirements.

3rd March 2019 – DARTES sprints
14th April 2019 – John Harriman Championships
6th October 2019 – Doncaster METS gala
1st December 2019 – Santa Splash

Spa confirmed as Barnsley Minors League Division 4 champions 2018

We are delighted to announce that we have had confirmation from the Barnsley Minors League that we have finished top of league division 4 and as such are champions


Due to withdrawals of other clubs from the league structure we do not yet know what division we will be swimming in next year, but we will remain 2018 division 4 champions regardless.

Results from Barnsley Minors Division 4 Gala 23/6/18

Spa stormed to a famous victory this afternoon at Askern Pool, again seeing off some stiff competition from Rossington and Knottingley to finish in first place.

Spectators were once again treated some fantastic swimming and no little effort from all 3 teams, but on this occasion Spa were able to pull clear of their rivals.

Final Score (subject to league official confirmation)

1. SPA ASKERN – 104

2. Rossington Rascals – 95

3. Knottingley – 93

Spa must now wait for confirmation from the league on the result, which should see them crowned as division 4 Champions for 2018 – watch this space!

Result from Friday’s Doncaster Invitation Cup (Plate) Meet

Despite some top swimming, Spa were just edged out of the Doncaster Invitation Cup competition by Rossington Rascals on Friday night, losing by 55 points to 51.

Spa were right in the competition up to the end, but the Rascal’s held off the challenge and progress through to the next round of the competition

Well done all swimmers!

Result from Today’s BMLD4 Gala at Askern (9/6/18)

Another close gala this afternoon as Knottingley ASC hosted Rossington and Spa at Askern Pool in this Barnsley Minors League Division 4 Fixture.

This is the first of 3 galas in a hectic June for Spa, but they got away on the right footing by finishing in first place, just ahead of Knottingley and Rossington not far behind in third place. Final scores (subject to League ratification) are:

SPA Askern – 139

Knottingley – 136

Rossington Rascals – 130

Well done to all swimmers, great swimming

Change to Swimming Training Friday 15th June

Please note that due to the Doncaster Invitation plate gala on 15th June, there will be no normal training night, and only those selected for the gala should attend

Spa Askern ASC – Swim Mark accreditation confirmed

After several months of work, Spa ASC have gained Swim Mark Essential status with Swim England. In order to gain this status, Swim England considered the governance, sustainability and effectiveness of the Club. More in formation can be found on the Swim England Website

Max Litchfield sets new Commonwealth Record

Max Litchfield set a new Commonwealth record in the 400m Individual Medley at the World Swimming Championships earlier today.

Max clocked a time of 4:09.62 on his way to 4th place.

Well done Max!

Max and Joe Litchfield – 1st and 3rd in 400m IM at British Championships

Former Spa Swimmers Max and Joe Litchfield finished 1st and 3rd respectively in the 400m Individual Medley at the recent British Swimming Championships at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. Recording a time of 4:10:63, Max (pictured) also qualified for a place in the British team for the World Championships in Budapest in July. Joe recorded a time of 4:19:18 for his 3rd place. Both currently swim for City of Sheffield Swimming Club. As always, well done to both swimmers!

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