Everton Swimming Association

COLSC – Summer Sprints

Huge congratulations to all our swimmers who took part in COLSC – Summer Sprints.

PB’s galore and loads of medals won over the two days. Special mention to Emily Sharp who won the Fina points prize for top girl in the 16yrs & over category – well done Emily!


 Another Amazing Achievement

Massive congratulations to Mark Jones who has just taken part in the British Masters Nationals (55-59 year age group) and set a NEW BRITISH RECORD for the 800m long course...

FINA World Masters Swimming Championships 1998 Casablanca Morocco.
A Scotsman named Sandy Galletly from Glasgow wins the Mens 55-59 years 800m freestyle long course World Title in a world record time of 10.03.22

Fast forward 17 years and Sandy Galletly (who is now 73 years of age) has seen the world record time he set in 1998 broken many times but he is still clinging on to the British Masters Record. The record has stood the test of time and is one of the oldest records in British Masters Swimming having survived the full body suit era when many new records were set.

Up steps Mark Jones (Everton Swimming Association) who has just moved up to the 55-59 years age group and has been training with the 800m long course British Masters Record in mind even though the last British Masters record he set was 20 years ago in 1995 (35-39 years long course 1500m freestyle at the Leeds International Pool - since demolished and replaced by the John Charles Centre for Sport).

A well-paced swim saw a 400m split of 4.59.30 meaning that the second 400m had to be swum in under 5.03.92 to break the record.
A frantic last 100m (1.13.51) and the scoreboard flashed 10.02.68 NEW BRITISH RECORD!!!
Mark's Full Results in the Men’s - 55-59 years age group
800m Freestyle - 1st place New GB Record!!!
400m Freestyle - 1st place
400 IM - 2nd place (beaten by a visiting Russian swimmer)
200 Fly - 2nd place (beaten by the same visiting Russian swimmer)
200 Freestyle - 3rd place
200 Breast - 3rd place
200 IM - 5th place
200 Backstroke - 5th place
Next up for Mark, will be the ASA Masters Championships (25m pool) in October when the target will be to break the 55-59 years British Masters short course records for the 800m and 1500m freestyle.

Well done Mark, we are all proud of you.


 Everton SA 2015 National Qualifiers

Huge congratulations to Amber Allford, Amy Flanagan and Holly White who have achieved 2015 British and English national qualification times in their respective age groups, See table below for their qualifying events.

This is an amazing achievement by all three girls and the whole club is immensely proud of them and wishes them all the very best when they compete late July early August – Good Luck girls!


British Nationals

English Nationals

Holly White

200m Butterfly 

50m Freestyle


100m Freestyle 


400m Freestyle


50m Backstroke 


100m Backstroke 


200m Backstroke 


50m Butterfly 


100m Butterfly 


400m IM 

Amy Flanagan

100m Breaststroke


50m Breaststroke


Amber Allford

50m Breaststroke

100m Breaststroke


200m Breaststroke


Celebrating 150 Years 

Good news!  You can get your tickets now from Paula Halligan or Sharron Dixon for
our Family day on Sunday 5th July 2015 at The Crocky Trail in celebration of our 150th Anniversary. 
 Swimmers go free but need an entrance ticket.  Parents tickets are £7.00 each.
Children who are not swimmers £11.00 each. 
On Friday 10th July 2015 we will also be holding our 150 Year Anniversary Dinner.
The venue is The Isla Gladstone Conservatory, Stanley Park Liverpool.
Tickets are £30 each which includes a three course meal and drink on arrival, there will also be live entertainment and a disco with bar until midnight.
You can purchase your tickets now from Cathy Boardman, Irene Hagan, Diane Thomas and Angela Allford.
This event is strictly 18 and over.
We would like you all to attend if possible and if you have connections with any of our old members then please spread the word.
There will also be a premier raffle during the evening so any contributions of wine and spirits would be gratefully received.
If you need further details about either of our celebrations please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Everton SA Fundraising


ESA fundraising is run by our parents to raise money to spend on our members. 
This year ESA celebrates it's 150 year anniversary so we need your help to raise funds so that our children can have a fun time.


Firstly, you can raise funds without any effort at all from the comfort of your own home by registering on the Easyfundraising website as follows:  


All you have to do to register on the easyfundraising website is visit:  


  1. Click ‘Support a good cause’
  2. Enter ‘Everton Swimming Association’ and click Go 
  3. From the Results click Support this cause next to Everton Swimming Association
  4. Enter your details
  5. Make sure that you click in the boxes for: 
    Terms & Conditions
    Receive e-mail updates(you will be updated with offers)
  6. Then click Create my Account
  7. Each time you make a purchase on line you should then visit easyfundraising and search for the store etc from there.


Secondly, we also run a weekly bonus ball and have a few numbers available.  If you are interested please e-mail us.


Finally, if you have any ideas, know how we can raise more funds or want to get involved then please contact us at our e-mail address.


Contact; Paula, Irene or Cathy at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Important Notice - British Swimming Proposed Changes

Please take the time to read the British Swimming Proposal. The proposed changes to British Swimming will take effect from 2015.  The coaches have considered the changes. This will affect the competitions that a swimmer enters in future as there are major changes to the age groups that can enter competitions going forward. Please consult with your respective coach if you have specific questions.


Important Notice for LTS, Group 1 and Group 2 - Sunday's

Learn to Swim will be on a Sunday afternoon from 4:30pm - 5pm (Knowsley Pool - Huyton)
Group 1 will be on Sunday morning from 10:30am - 11:30am (Knowsley Pool - Huyton)
Group 2 will be on Sunday morning from 10:30am - 11:30am (Knowsley Pool - Huyton) 

Meet Mobile App for your phone

Follow the link to access the meet mobile app for your phone

Important Dates for your Diary

Here we will provide important upcoming dates for galas and other club events. Please make a note of these dates and we invite all swimmers to enter any galas for which they are applicable or for which they have qualifying entry times. 
Date Event
Saturday & Sunday 20th & 21st June 2015 City of Liverpool Summer Sprints - Liverpool Aquatic Centre, Wavertree - Time TBC
Sunday 28th June 2015 M&D Round 5 - Crosby, Time TBC.
Saturday 4th July 2015 Division A Micro League Round 4 -  Knowsley Leisure Centre, 14:30
Sunday 5th July ESA Family Day - 150th Anniversary Celebration - Crocky Trail Cheshire - Time TBC
Friday 10th July 2015 ESA 150th Anniversary Celebration Gala Dinner - Isla Gladstone, Stanley Park - Time stated on Tickets
Saturday & Sunday 18th & 19th July 2015 Salford Summer Spectacular, Broughton Pool - Time TBC.
Saturday 12th September 2015 Tadpoles Gala - Venue TBC
Saturday 19th September 2015 Tadpoles Gala - Venue TBC