Clitheroe Dolphins make a splash

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A TOTAL of three galas in the space of four days saw the Clitheroe Dolphins travelling all across the North-West.

First up was a swim league gala up in Lancaster. The pool was packed as it was the double header with the Division 1 gala happening simultaneously.

Carnforth B led from the start but Dolphins swam strongly to stay in second place all through the gala. Relays play a very important role in swim league as they earn double points so the junior boys and inter girls won 32 points for us with their clean sweeps of wins. Dolphins also finished strongly with a great win in the Cannon at the end with Peter Jones clocking an impressive 11.73s for the final length.

The final result was: Carnforth B 154 pts; Clitheroe 138 pts; Leyland B 118 pts; Ormskirk 83 pts.

The following swimmers won their races: Junior 50m Butterfly (M) Jack Stanley; Inter 50m Butterfly (F) Abbi Procter; Junior 50m Breaststroke (M) Jacob Crompton; Inter 50m Backstroke (F) Isabella Watt; Inter 4 x 50m Medley Relay (F) (Isabella Watt, Charlie Coy, Abigail Procter, Megan Davidson); Junior 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay (M) (Harvey Griffin, Jack Stanley, Iwan Timmins, Joseph Kenny); Inter 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay (F) (Isabella Watt, Charlie Coy, Abigail Procter, Megan Davidson); Junior 4 x 50m Medley Relay (M) (Patrick Enion, Jacob Crompton, Harvey Griffin, Jack Stanley); Mixed Freestyle Cannon (Hannah Procter, Joseph Kenny, Isabella Watt, Ben Stanley, Abigail Metcalfe, Peter Jones).

The following day, the Micro League B team travelled to Blackpool. The team was depleted having only nine boys in total and three nine-year-old girls meaning the team could not enter several relay races. However, the swimmers who were there all tried their best, swam good times and enjoyed the competition. The final result was: Preston B 155 pts; Blackpool B 133.5 pts; Carnforth B 108.5 pts; Clitheroe B 67 pts.

The following swimmers won their races: Boys U12 50m Freestyle Henry Gibson; Boys U12 50m Breaststroke Henry Gibson; Girls U10 25m Butterfly Ellie Brown.

The team also had three second places: Girls U11 50m Breaststroke Darcy Clayton; Girls U10 50m Freestyle Darcy Williams;Girls U10 Freestyle Relay (Darcy Williams, Joy Fowler, Isobel Pickford, Eleanor Heathcote)

On the Tuesday evening, it was the turn of the Swim League team again; this time travelling to Leyland. Despite having swam against two of the teams on Saturday, the result was very different as the Dolphins stormed to victory

The junior boys and inter girls continued their form to win 32 points for the team with their clean sweeps of wins. The Dolphins also finished strongly with a great win in the cannon at the end.

The final result was as follows: Clitheroe 154 pts; Carnforth B 135 pts; Leyland B 134 pts; Blackpool C 70 pts.

The following swimmers won their races: Inter 50m Breaststroke (M) Ben Stanley; Junior 50m Butterfly (M) Jack Stanley; Open 50m Backstroke (M) Peter Jones; Inter 50m Butterfly (F) Abbi Procter; Inter 50m Butterfly (M) Cameron Deacon; Inter 50m Freestyle (F) Megan Davidson; Open 50m Butterfly (M) Phil Sellars; Junior 50m Breaststroke (M) Jacob Crompton; Inter 50m Backstroke (F) Isabella Watt; Inter 50m Backstroke (M) Cameron Deacon; Inter 4 x 50m Medley Relay (F) (Isabella Watt, Charlie Coy, Abigail Procter, Megan Davidson); Junior 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay (M) (Harvey Griffin, Jack Stanley, Iwan Timmins, Joseph Kenny); Open 4 x 50m Medley Relay (M) (Phil Sellars, Harry Paige, Peter Jones, John Gornall); Inter 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay (F) (Isabella Watt, Charlie Coy, Abigail Procter, Megan Davidson); Inter 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay (M) (Ben Stanley, Adam Stansfield, Will Fowler, Cameron Deacon); Junior 4 x 50m Medley Relay (M) (Patrick Enion, Jacob Crompton, Iwan Timmins, Joseph Kenny); Mixed Freestyle Cannon (Hannah Procter, Joseph Kenny, Abigail Procter, Cameron Deacon, Abigail Metcalfe, Peter Jones).