Entries Now Open for North Lancs Level 2 Championships

The qualification times have now been released for the North Lancs Level 2 Gala/Championships which is held at Palatine Leisure Centre in Blackpool. The gala spans two weekends 28th & 29th Sept and 19th & 20th October, and is open to swimmers who have achieved the minimum qualifying times between 1st Set 2018 and 13th Sept 2019.

Qualification times must have been achieved at a licensed meet, so times obtained at micro or swim league meets and coaches training times are not admissible. It is advised that all swimmers check their personal bests, as a number of swimmers have obtained qualification times at the galas we have already attended this year!

Entry details can be found on the Forthcoming Galas section.

Swimmers personal bests can be found on British Swimming’s, swim times website.

Age groups are based on the swimmers age as at the 20th Oct 2019. If you have queries or require help interpreting entry times please contact [email protected]

Cancelled Sessions & Rotherham Warm Up Times

Please can we remind swimmers that due to the Rotherham Metro gala this weekend at Ponds Forge, the following sessions are cancelled:

D1 Session Friday 5th July 2019 @ Stonyhurst (6-8pm)
Both Pool and Land Training Sat 6th July 2019  @ Ribblesdale & Stonyhurst (7-9.45am)
D1 & D2 Session Sunday 7th July 2019 @ Ribblesdale. (7-8pm)

**** Please note swimmers who aren’t swimming at Rotherham who would be able to swim this session, can join the earlier session at 5.30pm-7pm***

The Dolphins (4.45 -5.30pm) and D3 (5.30-7pm) sessions on Sunday are on as normal.

Rotherham warm-up times
Details for the weekends schedule of events is available on the link below. Warm up starts at 8am.


Good luck to all swimmers taking part!!!!

Pioneer Shrimps Gala Cancelled

We are sorry to announce that due to internal issues, Pioneer 79 have had to cancel their Shrimps gala scheduled for Sunday 7th July. We will of course refund all entry fees paid and can only apologize for any inconvenience caused.

We are looking for other suitable alternatives which we will announce when we have finalised them.

Gutsy performances from Swim League and Micro teams

Hampered by bank holiday weekend absences and some tough opposition our brave Dolphins put in some good performances at this weekends micro league and swim league meetings. On Saturday our Swim League team came 8th with a number of our younger Dolphins swimming up age groups against some older and more experienced swimmers. Whilst on Sunday our microleague team came 4th having suffered a number of disqualifications. It was however a great learning curve for our swimmers who did so well.


Sat 1st June – Swim League

1st Preston A – 243pts, 2nd Blackpool – 227pts, 3rd Carnforth – 222pts, 4th Leyland A – 209pts, 5th Pioneer 79 – 138pts, 6th Kendal – 123pts, 7th Chorley – 108pts, 8th Clitheroe – 89pts

Sun 2nd June – Microleague

1st Chorley Marlins 128pts, 2nd Prescot 126, 3rd Leyland Barracudas B – 123pts, 4th Clitheroe Dolphins – 92pts

Alterations to Training Times – Sun 26th May 2019

Due to the bank holiday weekend, low numbers and coach availability, training this Sunday will be altered to bring forward the D2 & D1 sessions from the 7-8pm slot to the earlier 5.30-7pm slot, meaning D2&D1 get an extra half hour.

Therefore the schedule for this Sunday is as follows:

Dolphins : 4.45-5.30pm

D1, D2, and D3 – 5.30pm to 7pm

Young Dolphins put up a brave fight

Sunday saw our youngest Dolphins travel to Merseyside to take on Prescot, Pioneer’79, and Blackburn in our second microleague gala of the season. The inexperienced team made up of swimmers from across all of our training groups put on a fantastic show as they came a close 4th in the meet. The squad featured a number of swimmers making their first ever appearance at a gala and they all swam incredibly well with a lot of swimmers recording personal best times. Head coach Mike Robinson remarked on how noticeable the improvement had been from all members of the team compared to the first round swim a month and a half ago. With 2 more microleague meets on the horizon, our plucky Dolphins don’t have long to wait before they get the chance to show what they can do. The next meet takes place at Leyland Leisure Centre on Sunday the 2nd June 2019. The team for the gala will be announced in the coming days.

Final scores : Pioneer ’79 – 139pts, Prescot – 132 pts, Blackburn – 106pts, Clitheroe – 98pts

Dolphins rock at Blackpool with medal success

Our swimmers made the traditional annual journey to Palatine Leisure Centre to take part in the Bank holiday Blackpool rocks gala. Our squad of 15 swimmers continued their upward trend in performances, with most of our competitors recording PB’s and some of our swimmer bringing home medals.

Top performer of the weekend was Archie Lorimer who brought home an incredible 8 medals with 4 golds (50m,100m & 200m Backstroke and 100m Individual Medley), 2 silver medals (50m Freestyle & 100m Fly) and 2 bronze medals (100m Breaststroke & 200m Individual Medley) whilst also taking the trophy for the best 9-year-old boy.

Other medals came from Martha Smith taking gold in the 50m Free, Ellie Ward taking the gold in the 50m Back and 100m IM and Owen Donnelly scooping a pair of bronzes in the 50m & 100m Back.

Well done to all of our swimmers!