Rotherham A&B Long Course Gala – January 2023

Never mind planning for Christmas – how about planning for January 2023

There are a lot of galas in the North West that are being cancelled, and then a number being over subscribed at the moment.

Frustrating that the Blackpool Gala was completely overwhelmed in 1 day of opening and ORCA Missed out this year.

But we have an opportunity to do the Rotherham Long Course again for Jan 2023 – we did this gala last year and it was great.

Entries in a quick as we can please, in the box by 31st October and we can try to secure the places.

Blackpool Lights 2022

Apologies – the Gala was completely taken up within a day of opening and we did not get our entries submitted in time this year.

If you could please send an email to with details of your bank sort code, bank account number and the swimmers names we can arrange a refund,

Dont worry, more to come…..

Oonagh McManus
Individual Bronze Medal and Team Gold at the European Biathle Championships in Athens, home of the Olympic Games

In an incredibly exciting race Oonagh managed to finish third, collecting individual bronze and team gold medals for Great Britain.

Oonagh took the race out fast, separating the field with a solid first run, entering the water in 2nd place. A fantastic swim saw her coming out of the sea still holding 2nd place going into the final run.

The last 800 meters was a tense affair with the lead changing hands and Oonagh slipping into 4th place. One final push in the last 10 meters saw her draw level, with four GB girls crossing the line together. It was a nervous wait for the results but thankfully Oonagh was confirmed 3rd with just over one second separating 1st and 4th place.

Oonagh was dreaming of a top 10 finish, so to come away with a place on the podium and two medals is incredible. She’s obviously over the moon and we’re all incredibly proud of her achievement.

Team Sprint – FINALS !

The Team Sprint gala is having a FINALS – the top two teams from each of the three leagues will compete for the overall champion position.

Date to be set, but the Gala is destined to be held in Bury.

The competition will be with the teams below.

Monday 19th September

As a mark of respect for the State Funeral for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and to offer our colleagues, members and swimmers the opportunity to pay their respects, there will be no training on Monday 19th September.

Training will resume on Thursday as normal