Blackpool Rocks for Lancaster swimming club

Lancaster City Swimming and Water Polo Club youngsters with their medals from the Blackpool Rocks Gala.
Lancaster City Swimming and Water Polo Club youngsters with their medals from the Blackpool Rocks Gala.
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Swimmers from Lancaster City Swimming and Water Polo Club enjoyed a highly successful weekend at the Blackpool Rocks Gala.

The club’s swimmers from all age groups achieved 80 personal best performances from 120 events with the City team also winning the best supported club award.

There was a scintillating performance from nine-year-old Heidi Coldwell who in addition to six personal bests won six individual gold medals, one silver and two bronze. She also won the overall award for best nine-year-old girl in the competition.

Rio Quarry won two silvers and a bronze, and also took the award for best 12-year-old boy. Olivia Robinson and Millie Sykes were in top form with Olivia winning gold, silver and bronze with three personal bests and Millie excelling with six personal bests from eights races, collecting a gold, silver and two bronze medals.

Malachy Duffin had a great competition taking seven seconds off his 100m breaststroke personal best to finish in one minute and 36 seconds, also setting eight new personal bests, winning the bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke.

Daisy Pollit, Georgia Wilson and Emily Wilson all achieved personal bests in each event they competed.

Isaac Quarry had a great competition winning a silver and bronze and taking 20 seconds off his 200m backstroke and 200m freestyle personal bests.

There were pleasing performances from Jack Lancashire, Marcus Robinson, Louis Evans and Holly Satterley who all achieved multiple personal bests with significantly quicker times.

Adam Leech, Callum Seaton, Lucy Tidswell, Macy Evans, Paige Robson and Amy and Harry Shaw also all had good swims with several personal bests.

All that added up to Lancaster’s most successful Rocks gala with eight gold medals, six silver and eight bronze.