“Visiting Club Trophy” for Otters at Blackpool Rocks 2016
Carnforth Otters Amateur Swimming Club have won the “Visiting Club Trophy” at the Blackpool Rocks Open Meet at Palatine, Blackpool. Competing against 36 other clubs involving 700 swimmers, the 29 strong Carnforth Team took podium positions in over 40 events, amassing enough points to forge ahead of all the visiting clubs. Leading the way for Carnforth was 10 year old McKenzie Ronson-Horrocks who not only achieved the top boy award for the 10 year old age category but secured the 2nd fastest time recorded this year in Britain in the 400m freestyle (5:13.57), with a 4th place in the British rankings for 200m freestyle (2:33.21).
Thomas Dugdale (13) took gold in 100m freestyle, 50m and 100m Butterfly and 50m Backstroke with silver in 50m Freestyle, with some impressive personal best swims. Rhys Ashton (11) took Gold in the 50m and 100m Backstroke and Silver in 50m, 100m and 200m Freestyle with personal best swims in all events. Kiera Richmond (13) was superb with gold medals in the 50m and 100m Breastroke and a Silver in the 200m Breastroke as was Tom Adamson (9) who took golds in 100m Breastroke, 100m Freestyle, a silver in the 50m Freestyle and a Bronze in the 200m Freestyle. Hannah McMillan (10) took a Gold in the 50m Freestyle and Silver in the 200m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke. Gold medals were also won by Benjamin Winterburn (15) in the 100m Freestyle, Richard Mead (15) in the 200m Freestyle and Sadie Spencer (15) in the 50m Backstroke. George Cookson (12) took gold in the 400m freestyle with a time of 4:56.63 that places George at top of the Lancashire rankings. Silver medals were secured by Maia Bishop (10) in the 400m and 100m Freestyle with a Bronze in the 200m Freestyle and Owain Heathcote-Jones (10) in the 100m Freestyle with a bronze in the 50m Freestyle.
Further superb personal best swims and points towards the club trophy were picked up by Ashton Pinnington (9) who took Bronze in 100m Backstroke, Alice Sands (12) took Bronze in the 100 Breastroke and 200m Freestyle, George Wilby (10) who took Bronze in 50m Butterfly and 200m Breastroke, and Connor White (13) who took Bronze in 50m Breastroke. Ellie Howley (11) made some fantastic gains including 20s of her 400m Freestyle time and 10s off her 200m Freestyle time. Ace Bower (11), Aleksander Tokarski (12), Anya White (10), Imogen Sharpe (10), Lucas Pinnington (12), Mathew Crabtree (14), Sasha Robb (10). Jack Collett (10), Louie Drummond (12), Lydia Denby (14) and Connor Salisbury (13) all made significant gains.
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Carnforth Otters ASC are based at the Salt Ayre facility, and have members from Lancaster, Morecambe and the surrounding area from Kendal in the North to Preston in the South. They are supported by the local solicitors, Oglethorpe, Sturton and Gillibrand and compete in the Premier Division of the North West Microleague and the top division of the North Lancs League. The club partners Blackpool Aquatics in the National Arena League and supports members participating in Triathlon and Pentathlon. These results build on what has been a superb early season for the club that have included: A 400m Freestyle World Record for Masters swimmer Sophie Casson; Josh Thompson competing at Olympic trials, a handful of swimmers currently looking to qualify for Summer National Championships as well as some significant advances for the older swimmers at the North West Regionals. The club has also had success in the Pentathlon arena for Isabelle Woodman who is now the National Modern Triathlon champion (U13) and Emma Whittaker who took a Bronze medal in the U15 category of the national Championship. For more information on joining Carnforth Otters please visit carnforthotters.co.uk.