National County Team Championships

A fun, colourful and competitive event held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield kicks off the competitive short course season for many swimmers.

More than 900 swimmers compete from 36 counties with races going on in two pools at the same time.

The championships are split in Division 1 and Division 2. Individual events are contested over 3 age groups: 12/13, 14/15 and 16/17 years. Events include 100 Freestyle, Backstroke, Butterfly and Breaststroke for each age group with only 1 swimmer competing for each county. There will also be a 4 x 50 Medley relay for each age group and finishing off with a 6 x 50 Freestyle relay which will consist of team made up of 1 boy and 1 girl from each age group.

Lancashire have won 14 out of 15 Championships, with Yorkshire taking the title in 2016 for the first time.

Good Luck to all our North West Swimmers taking part in this event. Results will be posted in the November’s edition.

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