Despite Storm Ciara putting the UK at a standstill, 25 members of Wilmslow and District Amateur Swimming Club, known as the Wilmslow Scorpions, took part in Round 1 of the Sputniks Gala, at Macclesfield Leisure Centre on Sunday 9th February 2020. 

The Satellites Sputniks galas are a fantastic and friendly way to introduce novice swimmers to their first competition experience.

Bradley Murphy, a parent volunteer said "Well done to all swimmers tonight, it was a pleasure to watch.  Amazing performances and loads of cheering for their team mates, which is great to see"

Congratulations goes to all swimmers who took part, but in particular the following swimmers who were placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd and received a medal. 

 Jack Doyle came 2nd in the 8 yr boys 25m Freestyle , gaining a silver medal and 3rd in the 8 yr 100m IM gaining a bronze medal.  

 In the 10 years boys 50m freestyle, Ewan Fildes came 2nd, gaining a silver medal. 

 In the 9 yr boys 100m IM, Flynn Murphy came 3rd, gaining a bronze medal. 

 In the 10 yr boys 50m breaststroke Kieran Singh Garcha came 3rd , gaining a bronze medal. 

 Bethany Taylor was pipped to 4th place by a 1 second gap in the 11 yrs girls 100m IM

Full results can be found here: Sputniks Round 1 Results

Sputniks comprise 4 meets each year at Macclesfield Leisure Centre and are targeted at 8-11 year old novice swimmers. The galas have fun relay events as well as individual events. The programme spans 2 galas.  Rounds 1 and 2 are gala 1, and we repeat the same programme for rounds 3 and 4, which is gala 2. Points are awarded for both the position in which a swimmer finishes and for improvements in their times throughout the 4 galas. 

Spectating is FREE so all the family can come to watch!   

We encourage all novice swimmers to enter these galas as they can monitor their improvement over 4 months, get use to the gala environment, but most importantly have fun with their friends.  Round 2 is now open.  You can enter it here: Sputniks Round 2

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