Clitheroe Dolphins win first league gala

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CLITHEROE Dolphins’ first-ever Friendly League gala resulted in a resounding victory as all of the swimmers did the club proud.

Dolphins dominated from the start and were particularly strong in the butterfly and breaststroke events. In some races Dolphins’ B swimmer beat the A swimmers, showing how strong the team is.

The final result was Clitheroe 68 points, Todmorden 50.

The following swimmers won their races: Ladies’ 100m IM Eleanor White; Gents’ 100m IM Ben Stanley; Boys’ 10/u 25m Back Charles Atkinson; Boys’ 12/u 50m Back Oliver Hood; Boys’ 14/u 50m Back Adam Stansfield; Gents’ 50m Back Cameron Deacon; Girls’ 10/u 25m Fly Charlotte Dewhurst; Boys’ 12/u 50m Fly Charlie Ainsworth; Girls’ 14/u 50m Fly Rebecca Case; Boys’ 14/u 50m Fly Adam Stansfield; Ladies’ 50m Fly Courtney Stanton; Gents’ 50m Fly Russ Brass; Girls’ 10/u 25m Breast Ellie Brown; Boys’ 10/u 25m Breast Charles Atkinson; Girls’ 12/u 50m Breast Darcy Clayton; Boys’ 12/u 50m Breast Matthew Anderton; Girls’ 14/u 50m Breast Amy Green; Boys’ 14/u 50m Breast Henry Gibson; Ladies’ 50m Breast Rachel Fox; Gents’ 50m Breast Ben Stanley; Girls’ 12/u 50m Free Georgia Cooper’ Boys’ 12/u 50m Free Charlie Ainsworth; Girls’ 14/u 50m Free Rebecca Case; Ladies’ 50m Free Molly Thompson; Girls’ 13/u Medley Relay (Annabel White, Aimee Bowen, Amy Green, Bethannie Morgan-Ward); Boys’ 13/u Medley Relay (Charlie Ainsworth, Henry Gibson, Joseph Weddle, Alexander Dodd); Ladies’ Medley Relay (Eleanor White, Rachel Fox, Courtney Stanton, Molly Thompson); Gents’ Medley Relay (Cameron Deacon, Ben Stanley, Russ Brass, John Gornall); Boys’ Cannon (Jasper Womack-Smith, Charlie Ainsworth, Adam Stansfield, John Gornall).

Dolphins also held an in- house gala recently to give the younger swimmers a chance to compete and enjoy themselves.

The theme of the evening was Sea Mammals, for swimmers aged 10 and under.

It was a great evening of swimming, with many competing for the first time, with few nerves on show, but all the swimmers enjoyed themselves.

The final result was: Whales 76 points; Seals 72; Sea Lions 61; Walrusses 51; Sharks 46.