Swimming: Bower’s Ace performance

Young Carnforth Otters with the star of the show, nine year-old Ace Bower.
Young Carnforth Otters with the star of the show, nine year-old Ace Bower.

Carnforth Otters Juniors were in action again last weekend at the Wigan Future Stars Meet, a Level 2 competition that placed their young Otters against the best in the North West.

Following a broken ankle and only one week back in training, Ace Bower (9) took gold in the 50m freestyle with a time of 34.89.

This result also gives Ace his first county qualifying time for 2015.

Hayden Mills (9) also delivered some exceptional swims with a 3:24.67 in 200BK that gave him a bronze medal and a super 37.74 in the 50m free.

Ace also took bronze in 200m breastroke with a time of 3:54.15.

At the 10 year old age group Rhys Ashton managed to smash his 200m freestyle time swimming a 2:42.76 that gives young Rhys his second county qualifying time.

Rhys also secured a third county time on his 100 backstroke with a 1:26.48, but just missed out on his 50 backstroke with a 40.83. Alice Sands also secured her third county qualifying time for the 200 backstroke coming in on a solid 3:08.20.

Twelve year old Thomas Dugdale was back to form with a 1:15.38 for his 100 fly, another county time.

Lydia Denby (12) swam a superb county qualifying time of 5:13.80 in her 400m freestyle and a solid personal best of 1:17.71 in 100 fly.

Mathew Crabtree (12) also smashed all of his personal best times and achieved county qualifying times of 31.02 for 50 free, 1:08.50 for 100 free and 2:27.19 for 200 free.

Aimee Banks (13) continued her superb form with outstanding swims with a 29.27 in her 50 freestyle, 1:02.77 in 100 freestyle and a 2:28.54 in the 200 backstroke (bronze medal). Alexandra Livingstone (13) also swan personal best times in seven events with county times for all seven races.

Well done also to Kiera Richmond (12), Ben Winterburn (13) and Jessica Shatford (14) who put in some solid performances at the event.