New coach needed for established swimming club

Clitheroe Dolphins club photo. (s)
Clitheroe Dolphins club photo. (s)
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A coach is desperately needed by a competitive swimming club that was established in the town more than 40 years ago.

Clitheroe Dolphins, which was set up in 1973 and is based at Ribblesdale Pool in Clitheroe, but also trains at Stonyhurst College’s pool at Hurst Green, needs a level 2/3 head coach to start as soon as possible.

The club, which is Swim 21 accredited and ASA affiliated, currently has more than 170 members and a range of different training sessions based on ability.

It has teams competing in the North West Micro League, North East Lancs Friendly League, North West Swim League and the Arena League – the latter which won their first gala of the season recently.

In fact, this has been a great year for the club with, at the end of September, more than 20 of its swimmers qualifying for and attending the North Lancashire Championships – the club’s best record to date.

There were excellent performances from all swimmers with many personal bests achieved and a high number of swimmers placed in the medals too.

Lauren Wilson, speaking on behalf of Clitheroe Dolphins, said: “ Our coaches are passionate not only about teaching young people to swim, but teaching them great technique.

“Dolphins is a family friendly club and is a great way for the children to make friends and take part in galas and team events.”

Swimmers of all abilities are welcome from the ages of six to 17 and anyone interested in their child joining the club should please contact Barbara Jones via email:

Meanwhile, anyone interested in joining the club’s coaching staff should contact club chairman Tim Varley and send him their CV or letter of interest via email: