North Lancashire Championships. Weekend 1

Iain Hazell

Under the leadership of their new Head Coach, Ian Spencer, Burnley Bobcats ADM Swimming Club opened their 2018/19 season by attending the first weekend of the North Lancashire Championships at Darwen on September 29th and 30th.

The weekend started in fine fashion with the women’s team consisting of Lucy Turner, Hattie Varley, Lydia Dewhurst and Lola Baron sweeping up the gold in the 200m medley relay.

This set the tone for remainder of the weekend which saw Lucy Turner, Hattie Varley, Lydia Dewhurst, Katie Dewhurst, Lola Baron, Spencer Cragg, Dakota Ravetali, Jamie Clayton and Alexander Eagles, all featuring amongst the medals in individual events. 

In total the club took away 11 gold, 10 silver and 7 bronze in the age groups and 4 gold, 3 silver in the finals.  The coaching team, headed by Ian Spencer and assisted by Craig Lord and Frances Livesey, were pleased with how the squad performed over the weekend. Ian commented “Although it’s early in the season with lots of work in the pool to come, things are looking extremely promising moving forward”,