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!
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!
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
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
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 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!
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!
Max L & Stuart W Presentation night 2017
A bumper crowd of members, family and club supporters gathered for Spa’s 2017 presentation night on Saturday 21st January. Presenting the awards were two special guests: Olympian Max Litchfield (who finished 4th in the 400m Individual Medley in the 2016 games in Rio), and Long-time supporter of Spa Stuart Walker, who is also President of the Yorkshire Amateur Swimming Association.
Once the presentations were completed, the audience was treated to some fantastic singing by club members…and parents.
It only seems like a few days since we were celebrating Max finishing 4th in an Olympic final in Rio, but now the former Askern Spa Swimmer has broken the British 400m Individual Medley short Course Record.
Max shaved nearly a second off he record on his way to Silver Medal in the World Short Course Championships in Canada at the weekend, registering a time of 4:00.06.
Well done Max (again)!
Congratulations to Current City of Sheffield and former Askern Spa swimmer Max Litchfield, who finished in 4th place in the 400m Individual Medley Final in Rio.
Max’s time of 4.11.62 put him less than 2 seconds outside a medal place in a final won by Kosuke Hagino of Japan.
Well done from all at Askern Spa ASC!