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
The accepted entries for PSC Summer Spectacular in Darwen on Sat/Sun 8 & 9th June have been released. If you applied for this gala please check to ensure you have been accepted at the link below:
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
The team for our third microleague gala has been announced and can be found here
The gala takes place at Leyland Leisure Centre, Lancastergate, Leyland PR25 2EX on Sunday June 2nd. Meet at 2.45pm for a 3.15 pm warm-up.
The final swim league gala team has been announced for the gala at Palatine Leisure Centre on Saturday 1st June 2019. Details of the team can be found here:
Swim League Team – June 1st
Meet time is 3.30pm, with warm up starting at 3.45pm. The first race is due to start at 4.15pm.
Please can all swimmers confirm availability with Mike, Ruth or Sara or on 07809 642263
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
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!
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