Competing Teams :
Chorley Marlins had there first fixture in this years North Lancs Swim League on Sunday 19th of Feb. It was a trip to the seaside at Fleetwood,with a team consisting of Boys and Girls under twelves,under fourteens and open age swimmers. The format consisted of, individual events for each age group at each stroke ie Freestyle, Backstroke,Butterfly and Breaststroke, and team relays at Freestyle and Medley.
Chorley pulled out all the stops against some very tough opposition,and recorded numerous excellent swims, and as the event unfolded it was evident that it was becoming a two horse race between a very strong Burnley team and Chorley Marlins who once again were showing fantastic team spirit for such a small club.
At the half way stage the scores were:
Into the second half of the event and the two front runners were once again showing there strength in depth and producing some very exciting finishes. Going into the last event of the evening the mixed canon which consists of one boy and one girl out of each age group swimming in a freestyle relay the competition was at its most intense. Chorley showed how strong they were at every age by winning the canon,and everyone waited with anticipation for the final score to be announced.
After thirty seven events there was only a five point gap and Chorley had just been pipped at the post into second place.Once again a fantastic effort from all the team, who were a credit to the club.
Thanks to all the swimmers, poolside helpers, parents and Mary our Head Coach for all your support and we look forward to the next fixture with great anticipation.