County Championships 2019
Carnforth Otters swimmers have launched their competitive season with some impressive results at both the Lancashire and Cumbrian County Championships. 13-year-old Owain Heathcote Jones took the County Championship title in 100 Freestyle with a superb time of 1:02.11 and a bronze medal in 200 Freestyle with a time of 2:17.36. 14-year-old Elliot Woodburn, took the Cumbrian Age Group titles in all his 13 events, as well as the Open Championship title in 800 Freestyle and silver in the Open and Junior categories for both 50 and 100 Breaststroke with two great times 31.89 and 1:09.07. Also taking Cumbrian Age Group titles in 8 of his events was 13-year-old James Escolme who swam 1:16.77 for 100 Fly, 2:35.55 for 200 Backstroke and 37.56 for 50 Breaststroke.
Further superb performances against some of the strongest swimmers in the country included 12-year-old Mackenzie Ronson Horrocks who took Bronze in the 400 Freestyle with a time of 4:52.09 and 18-year-old Benjamin Winterburn who swam 9:08.20 for 800 Freestyle. Other swimmers achieving places in the finals included Charlotte Collinson (11), Ieuan Blackwell (15), Thomas Dugdale (16), William Mead (16), Alex Livingstone (17), Aimee Banks (17) and Hannah Edwards (17).
In total 34 Carnforth Otters swimmers qualified and competed at this year’s Championships, up from 22 in 2018. Head Coach, Mark Smith said, “the most rewarding aspect is the progress and quality of personal best performances from our swimmers, who have reached this level and demonstrated that they are up there with the best in the County”. Well done to all that includes in addition to the above, Matthew Crabtree, Robin Austin, Travis Taylor, Aleksander Tokarski, George Cookson, Tom Adamson, Thomas Fox, Oliver Ball, Jacob Dugdale, Felix Brakewell, Kiera Richmond, Gabija Raubaite, Molly Moran, Hannah McMillan, Ellie Howley, Evie Sellers, Imogen Sharp, Pippa Darlington, Sacha Robb, Rosie Walling, Paige Evans and Lucy Adamson.
Carnforth Otters is a competitive swimming club for all ages and abilities based at Salt Ayre Sports Centre. With strong collaboration with the South Cumbria network, 3 competitive teams and active open water swimmers and triathletes, the club offers a pathway to the elite level of competitive swimming.
See all the 2019 results