Edited 4 June 2017
In 1983 Stockport Swimming Club launched a Masters Gala which proved very sucessfull and lasting untill 1990 when the venue "Sharston Pool" was closed and the Club had no alternative site big enough to hold the event.
The first Masters event attracted 300 entries and the final Masters attracted over 1000 entries indicating the popularity of the event.
We received enties from individuals and Clubs nationwide with the biggest entry from the Masters Club from Motherwell in Scotland.
The event was held on Saturday with a morning and afternoon session and a buffet reception in the evening.
Below is the press release in the Manchester Evening News.