Rising Stars June 2019

Harpurhey win the June Rising Stars gala


Harpurhey retained the winner’s Trophy in the latest edition of the Rising Stars gala.


The event took place at the Manchester Aquatic Centre on Saturday 15th June with entrants from the Manchester Community Clubs of Broadway, Harpurhey, Wythenshawe, City of Manchester Icebergs, COMAST Hough End, COMAST Academy, Matt Walker Academy for disability swimmers and Raven Moss. The gala gives young swimmers a chance to participate in a competitive environment often for the first time, and a consequence of this is that swimmers from previous galas have now progressed and will be competing in the forthcoming COMAST Non-National gala over the weekend of 6th and 7th July.


Due to the unprecedented success of the gala with increased numbers attending at each event the individual events for this gala included 50m of Freestyle, Breaststroke and Backstroke, together with a 100m Individual Medley, with Team Freestyle relays to finish the evening.


Harpurhey also had success by regaining the Freestyle Relay trophy. Their team of John Kennedy, Winner Bello, Ameer Murtala and Ejona Sinani clocked a time of 2:25.32 with Hough End in second in 2:32.13. The City of Manchester Icebergs landing third in a time of 2:48.66

The event is organised and officiated by volunteers from the City of Manchester Aquatics Swim Team, with swimmers from the senior squads providing the timekeeping.

COMAST Beacon Swimmer Jamie Ingram was on hand to present the trophies.

The next Rising Stars gala will take place on Saturday 28th September 2019, see you all there!





Top Team Award

1st Harpurhey ASC
2nd City of Manchester Aquatics
3rd City of Manchester Hough End

“A” Team Freestyle Relay

1st Harpurhey ASC
2nd City of Manchester Hough End
3rd City of Manchester Icebergs

“B” Team Freestyle Relay

1st Harpurhey ASC
2nd Wythenshawe SC
3rd City of Manchester Hough End

Full results can be found on this link: Results

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