Appeal launched to help Stockport Swimmers get to Rio


Stockport Metro Swimming Club is aiming to raise £2,400 by the end of the year to help its talented swimmers attend a pre-Olympic training camp.

Since London 2012 the sport has been hit by funding cuts and clubs like Stockport Metro are committed to generating their own funding to boost their chances of making the 2016 Rio games.

Coach, Richard Blackshaw said:

“This Appeal is to help our swimmers attend a 4 week training camp based in Pretoria, South Africa. This camp is a specific Altitude camp and will allow the swimmers to make a physiological adaptation that can make a huge difference at International levels where 100th of a second divides 1st from 4th. Training at altitude is impossible within our own Country hence the reason to travel to countries abroad.”

Stockport Metro has enjoyed a long history of podium success across all age groups at County, Regional, National and International levels, breaking countless British and Commonwealth records. Since moving to Grand Central Pools fourteen athletes have qualified for the Olympic Games, and the Club has produced four Olympic medallists, making it the most successful in British history.

Donations are being accepted from as little as £1 so everyone can help the cause. For donations, each person will receive a range of exciting rewards including: messages from our swimmers on social media, personalised letters from a swimmer, signed swimming caps, signed t-shirt, entry to a select raffle, personalised tuition with a member of the Stockport Metro Performance Squad, advert in the events programmes for a full twelve months or all of the above.