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Road Trip to Sheffield!!

Posted by Abbie Lockitt on June 13, 2013 at 3:40 PM


As you may or may not know, the top British swimmers are soon to be taking part in the British Gas Swimming Championships, which will double up as the qualifying trials for the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona.


The trials are taking place between 26th and 30th June in Sheffield, and Worsley have identified a unique opportunity to be able to take a group of swimmers down to watch the evening session on Saturday 29th June.


We thought that it'd be a wonderful opportunity to take a group of young swimmers down to watch some of the country's best swimmers and their heroes in action.


The Saturday evening session is one of the most exciting evenings of the whole event, with Olympians Michael Rock, Michael Jamieson, Hannah Miley, Lizzie Simmonds, Ellie Simmonds, Siobhan O'Connor, James Goddard, Adam Brown and Francesca Halsall all competing for a place in the World Champs.


We would welcome children aged 9 and over (with or without their parents) to travel down to Sheffield with us by train at approximately 3.30pm from Manchester Piccadily train station. We would arrive at Sheffield for around 4.30pm and head down to the pool and grab some food in the cafe or at a nearby Pizza Hut. We would then arrive on the spectators gallery at Ponds Forge before 5.40pm in time for the finals and watch the finals until 7.45pm. We would then head back to the train station to board the 8.30pm train and arrive back at Manchester Piccadilly for 9.30pm to be collected by parents.


We have looked at prices, and at the moment, we have identified costs for return train tickets and the competition ticket at under £15 per child!


Prices as they stand at the moment:




£4.50: Return Train Ticket


£9.50: Gala Ticket


Total: £14.00






£9.00: Return Train Ticket


£11.55: Gala Ticket


Total: £20.55




If you would be interested in coming along with us, or if your child would be interested in coming along on their own, please can you let me know by return email ASAP (by tomorrow night at the latest). Sorry about the quick turn around, but as the event is fast approaching and we have only just found out about this opportunity we need to start planning ASAP!


Once I have finalised the numbers, I will send out another email to let you know that the trip will be going ahead. We would then need to collect payments by Tuesday 18th at the latest to ensure that we can book the tickets before they run out and before the train prices go up.


Thanks very much,


Don't forget to reply to if you are interested, including the total numbers from your family.




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