The draft program for the Snow Frills Gala is now available on our Forthcoming Galas Page

The final round of this year’s Barnsley minors took place in Askern. Led by Charlotte and Lauren, Team Steel won this round emphatically and were crowned Division 3 champions meaning we are moving up to Division two next year. Fantastic swimming everyone. It was again a great team effort with a lot of cheering and awesome swims all around. Swimmers from across the club took part which makes this a great meet. We had JO2, JO1, AGD and even two Masters swimmers all squeeze onto poolside and just get stuck into some good old fashioned racing. Everyone stepped up for the relays and their individual swims, gritting their teeth in the last 5 m to make sure they got the maximum points. Also a huge thank you to Sarah Finlay, John Helm and Jane Cooke for being the Team Steel officials, you are very much part of the Team at BML.

The Age group development squad and JO3 were the first groups to start the competitive season at Team Steel with a stellar performance in the Sheffield and District meet. Led by coaches Charlotte and Lauren the swimmers did an amazing job getting 19 gold , 30 silver and 25 bronze with many more personal bests. AGD is clearly a thriving squad and working very hard in training; we are looking forward to seeing their performances this season.

The new season is already fully underway for Teamsteel. After a long few weeks working on skills and endurance that will be so important for the second half of the season. It was the ideal time for some sprinting and racing at our very own Teaspoon Gala on September 22nd. The one day meet in which the winner of their final receives a teaspoon was again a huge success both from our fantastic team of volunteers, without whom we could not run any of our meets, to the swimmers showing of their racing skills. In total Team Steel raced to 23 gold, 25 silver and 27 bronze. Nearly all the squads were in action and it was great for the new JO3 swimmers to see how big the club is and to learn from the older swimmers what it means to be part of Team Steel. There is still a long way to go in the season and at this stage the importance lies on getting your skills right and building your endurance so when the winter months hit our swimmers will be able to put in some amazing training sessions ready for the long course meets from February onwards. However, it is very promising to see how well our swimmers step up and race even at this stage in the season. We also hope to see more and more of our wonderful volunteers help out at our home galas, the next being the Snow Frills meet on November 30th and December 1st.

Meet information for our 2020 Galas has now been published on our Forthcoming Galas Page.