Medals galore for Clitheroe’s improving Dolphins

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DOLPHINS took their biggest team yet to the North Lancashire Championships in Blackpool and produced a remarkable display.

On the first weekend, Will Murray won the 50m Freestyle Open Championship and added the 14 years’ 100m Freestyle.

Joseph Kenny also came away with a Bronze medal in the 200m fly.

Ellie Taylor got her first regional qualification time, even though she has yet to turn 12, and Dolphins already had 14 swimmers with qualification times for the County Championships – Alice Entwistle, Darcy Williams, Alice Fox, Hannah Procter, Ellie Taylor, Abigail Procter, Alasdair Moir, Harvey Griffin, Patrick Enion, Jack Stanley, Joseph Kenny, Harvey Haworth, Cameron Deacon and Will Murray.

Over the second weekend, Murray won silver in the 200m IM with a County and Regional time. Isabella Watt finished slightly ahead of Ellie Taylor as they both got County times in the 50m back. Alice Entwistle and Elie Brown both swam fantastic 50m fly times to qualify for the Counties.

Ellie Taylor was 0.02 seconds faster than Abbi Procter in the 50m free and they, along with Isabella Watt swam County times. Alice Fox and Hannah Procter achieved fantastic County-qualifying 200m IMs,

Joe Kenny, Harvey Griffin and Alasdair Moir swam County times at 50m free and Harvey Griffin and Joe Kenny again for the 200m free.

On the Sunday, swim of the day was Ellie Taylor’s stunning 100m Free which earned her regional qualification, closely followed by Harvey Griffin’s County time and bronze medal in the 50 Breaststroke.

Jacob Crompton became the 18th qualifier to the Counties with his fantastic swim at 50m Breaststroke and congratulations on County qualifying swims to Darcy Williams and Alice Fox in the 50m back, Alasdair Moir in the 50m Breast, Hannah Procter and Abbi Procter in the 100 Free, Alasdair Moir and Harvey Griffin in the 200 Breast and Ellie Taylor and Abbi Procter in the 200 Free.