Scorpions make a splash at county championships

Wilmslow Scorpions are celebrating their strong performance at the Cheshire County Championships and now looking for regional success, after two swimmers gained regional qualifying times.

The club returned with 32 new personal bests, 6 top 8 placings, 18 county qualifying times for 2021 and 2 regional qualifying times, after the final weekend of this year's Cheshire County Championships held at Macclesfield Leisure Centre.

Top 8 finishes in the finals came from Ella Faulkner (10/11 age group) in the 100m Individual Medley (4th), 50m butterfly (5th), 50m Backstroke (5th), 100m Breaststroke (6th), 100m Freestyle (6th) and 50m Freestyle where she gained a regional qualifying time (5th).

Top performances from Heidi Stansfield saw her gain a regional qualifying time in the 50m Breaststroke.

Additionally, the following swimmers gained qualifying times to the Cheshire County Championships in 2021:

Theo Ibeziako (50m Breaststroke, 100m Freestyle)Oliver Mortlock (50m Butterfly)Joseph Mortlock (50m Butterfly, 100m IM)James Dale (50m Backstroke)Heidi Stansfield (50m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, 100m Butterfly, 100m Breaststroke)Ella Faulkner (100m IM, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, 100m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle).

Paul Ibeziako, committee member for Wilmslow Scorpions, said "This is a fantastic achievement. A few years ago, the club was on the brink of closure. The committee, coaches, volunteers and parents have worked hard to ensure the club had the right infrastructure and support to make this moment happen and see our swimmers, not only achieve these results, but also have their achievements recorded in history. We are blown away and extremely proud. Good swimming and Go Scorpions!."