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Christie Cup Swimming Championship Winners

Here is a list (very incomplete) of winners of the Christie Swimming Championship.

The earliest results found so far are for 1919 - the year of the club's re-establishment post-WW1. The news report in The Manchester Guardian of 3rd November 1919 states that it was "the tenth occasion on which Manchester has won the shield." [1] Furthermore the report of the 1926 championships states that "Manchester have lost the Christie Shield only once since 1896." [2]

Year Men Women Ref
1st 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd
1919 Manchester Leeds [3][4]
1920 Manchester [5]
1921 Manchester [6]
1922 Manchester Liverpool Leeds [7]
1923
1924 Manchester [8]
1925 Manchester Leeds Liverpool [9]
1926 Manchester Liverpool Leeds [10]
1927 Leeds Manchester [11]
1928 Manchester [12]
1929 Manchester [13]
1930 Manchester Liverpool Leeds [14]
1931 Manchester [15]
1932 Liverpool Manchester Leeds [16]
1933 Manchester Liverpool Leeds [17]
1934 Manchester Leeds Liverpool [18]
1935 Manchester Leeds Liverpool [19]
1936 Manchester Leeds Liverpool [20]
1937 Manchester Leeds Liverpool [21]
1938 Manchester Leeds Liverpool [22]
1939 Manchester Liverpool Leeds [23]
1940 Liverpool Manchester Leeds [24]
1941 Manchester [25]
1942 Manchester Leeds [26]
1943 Manchester Leeds Liverpool [27]
1944
1945 Manchester Leeds [28]
1946
1947
1948
1949 Liverpool [29]
1950 Manchester Liverpool Leeds [30]
1951
1952 Manchester Liverpool [31]
1953 Manchester Leeds Liverpool [32]
1954
1955
1956 Manchester [33]
1957 Manchester [34]
1958
1959 Leeds [35]
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003 Manchester Liverpool Leeds Manchester Leeds Liverpool
2004 Manchester Manchester
2005
2006 Manchester Manchester
2007 Manchester Leeds Liverpool Manchester Leeds Liverpool
2008 Manchester Leeds Liverpool Manchester Leeds Liverpool
2009 Manchester Liverpool Leeds Manchester Liverpool Leeds
2010  Manchester   Leeds Liverpool  Manchester  Liverpool  Leeds   

Northern Universities' Challenge Shield

Held annually from 1896 until at least 1906, the Northern Universities' Challenge Shield may have been the precursor to what we know as the Christie Championship, or perhaps just an early alternative name. The Shield was presented to the winner of the "Squadron Race" - a relay of 3 or 4 swimmers, probably swimming 50 yards each.

Year 1st 2nd 3rd Ref
1896 Manchester
1897 Manchester
1898 Manchester
1899 Manchester
1900 Manchester
1901 Manchester
1902 Manchester [36]
1903 Manchester
1904 Manchester Liverpool [37]
1905 Liverpool Manchester Leeds [38]
1906 Manchester Liverpool [39]