The first gala of the year went swimmingly well for us (pardon the pun).
Spread over 4 days and 2 weekends this is a massive gala with clubs from all over North Lancashire in attendance. The entry times for this meet can be quite hard to achieve, but this year we had a record number of entrants swimming on our behalf.
27 swimmers in fact entered the gala, 16 boys and 11 girls. They were:
Swimming for the Boys:
Patrick Pender, Luka Hyam, Connor Stevens, Bradley Astles, Callan Sharples, Stephen Hancock, Jack Dandy, James Highcock, Wil Hawkes, Sam Parr, Callum Pritchard, Scott Beaumont, Mason Barnsley-Fowler, Ben Gibbs, Connah Chadwick and Mike Chadwick.
Swimming for the Girls:
Elizabeth Woodcock, Maddie Kennedy, Chloe Cottam, Eleanor Anwyl, Megan Ireland, Mariette Braithwaite, Alexandra Highcock, Kelly-Anne Roscoe, Martha Horton, Anna Doughty and Kate Doughty.
We saw some fine swims from these swimmers over the course of the gala, and I can't name everyone of note but you've all done us proud and represented your club extremely well. In fact I think it's safe to say that nearly everyone set PB's in most of the events they entered, which is great to see. WELL DONE!
Overall a very successful gala for Chorley Marlins, 30 podium finishes, immeasurable PB's, great team spirit, a great work ethic and not to mention that we now have over 20 swimmers who have attained entry times for the Lancashire County Championships in March. We couldn't ask for more could we?
Keep up the good work and long may these good times last.