Note the poster on the wall advetising the visit of Joe Nuttall, The Amateur Champion of Great Britain. (Courtesy of Dug Dugmore)
Freestyle team: Addin Tyldesley sitting 1st left & standing far right Walter Brickett, Britain’s first professional swimming & water polo coach.
Back row: ?, ?, ?, JR Blears, Alf Tyldesley, ?; back row: ?, Frank Isherwood, Addin Tyldesley, ? (Wigan Archives Service, WLCT)
Tyldesley Swimming Club won the Manchester and District First Division Water Polo Championship for the first time in 1927, but this proved to be the last success until after the Second World War.
The members of the squad in 1927 were:- Jimmy Blears, Bill Lewis, Alf Tyldesley, Bob Lewis, Kenneth Tyldesley, J Leyland, “Jab” Johnson and “Dickie” Wright.
Back row: Ernest Chadwick, Bob Lewis, Norren Didsbury, George Baxter, John Cleworth, T Pocklington (baths superintendant), Cornelius Dawson; front row: Tommy Kelly (kneeling), Brian Roberts, Lawrence Sims, John Neary, Jack Whittaker, Don Jenkinson, Harley Anderson, John Dandy, Stan Lewis; front: Jim Welsby
In 1954 Tyldesley S&WPC won both the Bolton and District and the Manchester and District First Division Water Polo Championships and won the Manchester and District the following year.
Back row: Yvonne Beadlestone, Keith Grimshaw, Dammion Charlson, Mayoress and Mayor of Tyldesley; front row: Barbara Reilly, Carole Griffiths, Alan Parry, Duncan Cleworth, Paul Hayley and Ian Worthington; not on photograph Alan Meakin
Keith Chappell (Salford), Paul Beadlestone (Tyldesley), Mike Watson (Stockport)
(Wigan Archives Service, WLCT)
For its Centenary Tyldesley Swimming Club organised along with other celebrations, a Centenary Dinner to be held at the Formby Hall, Atherton on the 30th October, 1976. However, due to a fire at Formby Hall the dinner took place at Aspull Civic Hall. Some of the guests travelled up to 200 miles to attend.
Jennie Chadwick receives the plate from a Salford College lecturer in the foyer of Tyldesley Pool
The Next 30 Years
Jenny Coughlin represented Great Britain at the Sydney Paralympics where she finished in 5th place in the 50 m freestyle & 100 m freestyle and 200 m individual medley and achieved two British records in the 50 m & 100 m freestyle.
The team were trained by Paul Cowburn (coach) and Jonathan Stafford and the team included Mark Chilton, David Gendall, Peter Hutchinson, Martin Rimmer and Ashley Turner
Back row: Daniel Laithwaite & Robyn Nicholls, middle row: Jake Haslam, Luke Cheadle Jordan Withers & Claire Chilton front row: James Robinson not pictured Liam Hodgson (captain) & James Gendall (coach)
Back row Matthew Kearns, Adam Walls, Scott Walls, Stephen Cottam & Richard Hogden (gk) middle row: Ryan Jones, Alex Chan, Liam Hodgson front row: Jordan Lawley, Richard Hooper and Chris Chan not pictured Andrew Hurst (coach)
Khalid was one of the Sport England runners who carried the baton on the way to the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester. He carried it on day 49 of the 50 day journey around Britain. The Queen read a message enclosed in the baton as she officially opened the games.
Ed Morley won the Ryan Heywood Trophy for the Most Valued Junior Water Polo Player in 2007. Ed is seen here with Eric Harrison the Junior Water Polo Head Coach.
Eric Harrison (M&D President) presents the gold medal to Adam Toone (Central Lancs)
The six award winners celebrate their success with a glass of chapagne at the Greater Manchester Sports Awards at the Midland Hotel in Manchester on 27/03/09.
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represented English Schools in an International Girls Water Polo Match against Australian Schools
Jaeger broke the British Record in the 13 year girls 50m backstroke at the Lancashire Age Groups.
Left to right, back row: Grace Morley, Lucy Matthews, Beth Jackson, Abigale Barton, Hannah Armstrong, Josephine Costello (Capt); front row: Lucy Childs, Honor Grimes, Grace Rowland, Bethan Grimes and Ellie Chadwick
LtoR: James Chadwick, Hayley Price, Grace Rowland, Abbey Kendall, John Fletcher (back), Ashley Stephens, Jake Haslem, David Powell, Joe Redmond