Well done to all our swimmers who competed at the dukeries open meet at Sheffield last weekend. Chorley Marlins took a team of 25 swimmers to the meet. They all swam some great races with lots of pb's obtained, a great start to the coming season!
Swimmers were as follows:
Boys : Jack Dandy, James Highcock, George Wilson, Liam Donohoe, Henry Wilson, Isaac Brennand, Callan Sharples, Liam Hardman, Jordan O'Hara, Jack Wilson, Bradley Astles and Jack Hardman.
Girls : Anna Nikolakis, Anna Doughty, Alex Donohoe, Jasmin Roberts, Holly McHugh, Kate Doughty, Chloe Cottam, Alex Highcock, Lizzie Woodcock, Eleanor Anwyl, Maddie Kennedy, Sarah Glen and Georgia Ashton.
The team brought home a total of 31 medals: 9 gold, 13 silver and 9 bronze, a fantastic achievement!
Well done to the medallists as follows:
James Highcock - Gold 50 breast, Bronze 100 breast
Alex Highcock - Gold 50 breast, Bronze 100 breast
Anna Doughty - Gold 100 breast, Silver 100 free, Silver 100 back, Bronze 100 fly
Jack Dandy - Gold 50 fly, Gold 100 free, Silver 50 back, Silver 100 fly, Silver 50 free
Isaac Brennand - Silver 100 breast, Bronze 50 fly
Jack Hardman - Silver 50 fly, Silver 50 free, Bronze 100 free
Lizzie Woodcock - Gold 50 fly, Gold 50 free, Gold 100 back, Silver 50 back, Bronze 100 free
Chloe Cottam - Bronze 50 fly
Bradley Astles - Silver 100 free, Silver 100 back
Georgia Ashton - Bronze 50 back
Anna Nikolakis - Bronze 50 breast
Unfortunately we weren't able to put many relay teams in, however the 14u teams managed to collect 3 medals between them, two silvers for the boys (free and medley) and a gold for the girls (medley).
Well done to Lizzie Woodcock for winning the top 12yr old girl award for the highest amount of FINA points obtained in a single event!
She was closely followed by 5 other swimmers who made the top 3 - Jack H , Jack D and Anna D finished 2nd and Bradley and Chloe finished in 3rd place. There were 13 of our swimmers who finished in the top 10.
And finally - points are accrued from the fastest finishers in each event to give a points total for each club at the end of the meet. Chorley finished a very creditable 3rd place only 11.5 points behind 2nd!! A great improvement on last year when we were 6th. A huge well done to all the swimmers who made this possible, not just down to the medallists!