Calderdale Club Gala

Sat 12th July


Samantha Appleyard, Cash Walker, Chloe Squire, Gabriel Midgely, Poppy Squire, Billy Crothers, Holly Ingle, William Squire, Saoirse Duffin, Niall Small, Eva Knott, Ben Brearley, Rebecca Midgley, William Collins, Amelia Clough, Ryan Bolland, Daisy Doherty, Millie Squire, Melanie Diwnycz, Carrie Diwnycz, Lucy Gibson, Leah Sladen, Heather Squire, Oliver Blamires, Gypsy Walker and Alfi Walker.


The Calderdale Club's Gala was held at Halifax Pool on Saturday evening. Swimmers who do not compete in open competitions were invited to represent their team swimming against clubs from across Calderdale. Three trophies were up for grabs, Top Boys award, Top Girls Award and Overall Best Clubs award – Brighouse Swimming Club took first place in every category.

A strong team of 26 children from the Under 10 age group through to the Open age group, took part in various individual events and relay team events to gain points for their club.

With Head Coach Ivor Clayton on poolside, he monitored his swimmers in the warm up and prepared them for the nights competition.

First into the pool was 9 year old Samantha Appleyard who stormed her way down the pool in the Under 10s 25m Freestyle coming in first place. As the events went on, Brighouse Swimming Club gave a great performance in the pool securing many points for their team. The Team Spirit was fantastic with swimmers cheering on their team mates in every events and congratulating each other when they had finished. Sounds of encouragement and support were heard from the swimmers families in the stand and high fives were constant with the Brighouse swimmers getting higher up the points table.

Under 12 swimmers William Collins and Gabriel Midgely gave it their very best throughout the competition along with Billy Crothers and William Squire who were faultless in their strokes.

Twins Heather and Chloe Squire were fantastic in the relay events along with their cousins Millie and Poppy Squire. 9 year old Saoirse Duffin not only swam the 25m Butterfly in her own age group but did so in an older age group and as part of the relay team.

Open age group swimmers Amelia Clough and Ryan Bolland were fantastic role models to the younger swimmers especially those whom were swimming in their very first competition.

Silence fell in the Brighouse camp as the results were in. Shouts and screams were heard both poolside and in the stand, 1st place TOP BOYS AWARD, 1st place TOP GIRLS AWARD and 1st place OVERALL CLUBS WINNER – BRIGHOUSE SWIMMING CLUB!

Head Coach at BSC, Ivor Clayton, said “ I am so very proud of each and every one of them, they were fantastic throughout the competition well done everyone!”

Brighouse Swimming Club provide a quality swimming experience and a lifetime skill from beginners to competitive swimmers. Located at Brighouse Pool. Training up to four times a week. Fully Qualified Committed Coaches and Instructors


Pictures Below From

Friday 9th May 2014

The Sprint Gala

Brighouse Pool





Also see full Gala 1 and 2 results





Pic 7316: Event 5 Boys 9 years 25m Butterfly: Gold Luke Smith, Silver: Jack Sharkey and Bronze: Evan Clarke

Pic 7331: Event 12 Gents 50m Freestyle: Gold: Steve Vickers, Silver: Adrian Firth and Bronze: Nick Hannah

Pic 7348: Event 21 Girls 11 & 12 years 50m Backstroke: Gold: Imogen Gee, Silver: Emma Sykes, Bronze: Ciara Duffin and 4th: Eleanor Harland

Pic 7358: Event 25: Boys 11 & 12 years 25m Breaststroke: Gold: Cameron Price, Silver: Edward Vickers, Bronze: Sam McIntyre, 4th: Harry Stevens

Pic 7367: Event 29: Girls 9 years 25m Breaststroke: Gold: Saoirse Duffin, Silver: Daisy Bottomley, Bronze: Sophie Carroll and 4th: Thea Heywood

Pic 7306: Swimmers from Brighouse Swimming Club ready to compete!

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