On the 18th of January at Blackpool Palatine Leisure Centre, Chorley Marlins participated in Division 2 Round 1 of the North Lancashire Swimming League. For those who are unfamiliar with this Competition, it is an annual event that consists of 3 swim meets against other local clubs and events range from 11 and under swimmers to open age swimmers. This year the Marlins will swim against 7 other clubs which including Preston B, Ormskirk, Clitheroe, Lancaster, Blackpool B, Leyland B, and Garstang.
On the day, the Marlins swam well and managed to achieve a point tally of 125.5 to take into the next round. However, Preston B currently sit at the top of the table with a total of 256 points. To achieve promotion to Division 1, Chorley need to finish in the top 2 places after 3 rounds, so ultimately that is the long-term goal the club need to work towards.
Well done to all the swimmer that represented the club on the day especially to the younger one’s making their debut in this competition. Round 2 of the competition is planned for Saturday 14th March at 16:30 at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre in Lancaster. Hopefully the selected squad will be given plenty of notice so that we can field our strongest team (How about 2 weeks’ notice Mary 😊).