Swimming: Golden success for youngsters at galas

Young swimmers from Lancaster City Swimming and Water Polo Club who took part in the Salford and Blackpool galas
Young swimmers from Lancaster City Swimming and Water Polo Club who took part in the Salford and Blackpool galas

Lancaster City Swimming and Water Polo Club enjoyed further success at the recent Blackpool and Salford Potential Olympian galas.

A record total of 28 swimmers took part in both galas, from all age groups, achieving a club record of 127 personal best performances, 21 gold medals, 17 silver medals and 23 bronze medals.

In addition to the medal count 45 county qualifying times and 14 speeding tickets were awarded representing a significant increase on the clubs 2012 tally and demonstrating the continuous improvement ambition.

All the competitors put in excellent performances with amazing swims from nine year old Heidi Coldwell who achieved PB`s, and county qualifying times in all eight of her events, Olivia Robinson with six PB’s, six county times and eight medals and Adam Leech with six PB`s, eight medals including four gold and four county 
times.

Michael Sallis won four gold and achieved seven personal best performances.

Brother and sister Connor and Holly Salisbury took nine PB`s, eight county times and two gold medals between them.

Other medalists were nine-year-olds Isaac Atkinson, Isaac Quarry, larissa Hannam and Macy Evans.

In the other age groups Paige Robson won three medals and PB’d in all eight of her events, Harry Shaw, Marcus Robinson, Millie Sykes (two gold), Annis Atkinson, Alex Bradley , Georgia Hannam, Lucy Tidswell, Amy Shaw (two gold, five PB), Louis Evans and Shea Hannam all won medals with many PB`s and county times.

Other swimmers who achieved multiple PB`s were Charlotte Peacock, Emily Wilson, Georgia Wilson, Holly Satterly, John Powell, Katie Tuer, and Rio Quarry.

All in all a marvellous performance by Lancaster`s swimmers reflecting the hard work put in and the dedication of the coaching team at the club`s Salt Ayre home.