North Lancs Age Groups 2016
There were outstanding performances from 35 Carnforth Otters ASC swimmers at the North Lancashire Age Group competition over two weekends in October which the swimmers have been training hard for. The club entered swimmers ranging from age 9 to 31. There were an amazing 61 podium places with 26 1st place, 17 2nd place and 18 3rd place positions. Hard work certainly paid off for the swimmers with 123 personal best times achieved and 124 Lancashire County level times which is the next major event on the swimming calendar.
Leading the way for the Otters was the only 9 year old entered Tom Adamson achieving 8 first place and 2 second place positions along with 7 personal best times and securing 5 County times. And at the opposite end of the age groups World Record Holder Sophie Casson came in on top spot in the 400m Freestyle with a special announcement of her attendance at the competition; a truly inspirational member of Otters.
All the ages in between gave it their best with personal best times being smashed across the board. Notable performances from 10 year olds McKenzie Ronson-Horrocks who achieved county times for all his events raced and George Wilby who achieved 7 personal best times at the event. 11 year olds Hannah McMillan and Ellie Howley had a great competition gaining 8 personal best times each. In the 12 year olds George Cookson and Alice Sands had a fantastic competition with George gaining 12 personal best times; which was for all but one of his events and 9 of which were county level times and Alice with 6 personal best and 6 county times. Thomas Dugdale reached the final for 50m butterfly finishing first in the 14 year olds. The 15 year old girls were very strongly represented and came away with a haul of podium positions, county times and personal best times. More inspirational swimming from the older age group in which we saw Joshua Thompson entering 14 events and finishing in 1st place in all but one where he achieved a 2nd position.
Thanks go to the hard work of the coaches preparing the children for this event and to the poolside coaches and parents for supporting over the two weekends.