Marlins make a splash

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CHORLEY Marlins Swimming Club are celebrating after their team secured promotion to the Micro League A.

Officials from the club sent a team of 16 boys and 16 girls to Blackpool for a ‘Swim-off’ at Blackpool.

They competed against the excellent teams from Division A, Lancaster and Blackpool and from Division B Clitheroe Chorley’s swimmers produced some of the best swims of the year.

Swimming for the girls were: Elizabeth Woodcock, Charlotte Lavin, Rhyanna Wilson, Maddie Kennedy, Eleanor Anwyl, Chloe Cottam, Sian Ormesher, Mariette Braithwaite, Lydia Wilcock, Alex Highcock, Caitlin Thompson, Megan Ireland, Kelly Anne Roscoe, Anna Doughty, Hannah Lavin and Kaitlin Wilson.

Meanwhile,Luka Hyam, Mason Fowler, Conner Stevens, Jack Wilson, Ben Hughes, Lorcan Hart, Dan Hurst, Callan Sharples, Adam Parks, Steven Hancock, Oliver Derby, Ben Gibbs, Callam Pritchard, Connah Chadwick, and Jack Hardman were in action for the boys.

At the end of the Gala Chorleys swimmers had finished in the following positions - 10 first spots, 18 second places and seven bronze medals.

Chorley finished second overall with 120 points - 35 behind hosts Blackpool.

Press officer Stuart Anwyl said: “This has been the perfect culmination to a great season, not only did we win three out of the four rounds throughout the year but to then finish with a well-earned 2nd place in the final is a superb achievement that we are all very proud of.

“The work and effort by our coaching staff, committee, parents and of course the swimmers only goes to prove how much the club is moving forward and this has made this year one of the best years for our club.”