Clitheroe Dolphins swim to victory

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CLITHEROE Dolphins Micro League A team continued their impressive season as they maintained their unbeaten record.

A trip to Burnley saw the locals storm to victory for the third time this season.

Despite missing four swimmers due to illness and injury, meaning younger swimmers were called up in the relays, the team swam incredibly well with no disqualifications all afternoon.

The final result was Clitheroe Dolphins 147 points, Burnley Aquatics 116, Ormskirk 112, Garston.

All the swimmers contributed to the victory as 18 out of the 49 races were won by the team, while 18 second place finishes also added to the points tally.

The local rivalry with Burnley added to the atmosphere and made some of the swimmers smash their personal bests to win their races.

The support from their cheerleading squad on the balcony was phenomenal too!

The following swimmers won their events: Relays - Girls’ U12 Medley Relay (Hannah Procter, Megan Hunter, Charlie Coy, Caitlin Preston); Boys’ U9 Freestyle Relay (Harry Wood, Charles Brass, Oliver Timmins, Drew Coulston); Boys’ U9 Medley Relay (Harry Wood, Charles Brass, Oliver Timmins, Drew Coulston); Girls’ U11 Medley Relay (Sophie Thompson, Ella Sharma, Hannah Procter, Arielle Methven); Boys’ U11 Medley Relay (Patrick Enion, Harvey Griffin, Jack Stanley, Alasdair Moir).

Individual Events - Boys’ U9 25m Freestyle Drew Coulston; Girls’ U10 50m Breaststroke Alice Fox; Boys’ U9 25m Breaststroke Drew Coulston; Boys’ U10 50m Backstroke Alasdair Moir; Girls’ U11 50m Butterfly Hannah Procter; Boys’ U11 50m Butterfly Jack Stanley; Girls’ U12 50m Freestyle Charlie Coy; Girls’ U9 25m Backstroke Amy Christie; Boys’ U9 25m Backstroke Harry Wood; Girls’ U11 50m Freestyle Hannah Procter; Boys’ U9 25m Butterfly Oliver Timmins; Girls’ U10 50m Freestyle Alice Fox; Girls’ U11 50m Breaststroke Ella Sharma.

The final gala for the A team is in Darwen on July 7th where Dolphins finally meet Liverpool Penguins, who are the main competition for the title.