Youngsters take to the pool

Leigh Journal: Youngsters take to the pool Youngsters take to the pool

MORE than 60 youngsters took to the pool for the joint Tyldesley Swimming Club and Pelican Centre gala this weekend.

Children aged 10 years and under entered the gala, with a host of events kicked off by the two x10m improvers’ races for under eights from the Pelican Learn To Swim programme.

The gala was split into age groups for 10-year-old boys and girls and eight-year-old boys and girls, competing at breaststroke, butterfly, front crawl and backstroke.

In the 10m freestyle improvers’ race, Isobel Tipple came first, followed by Thalis Smith and Ben Appleton, while the 10m backstroke improvers’ race saw Lewis Edwards finish first followed by Smith and Tipple.

Results: Boys, 10 years: 25m butterfly: 1, James Blenkinship; 2, Owen Smith; 3, Luke Warburton.

25m backstroke: 1, James Blenkinship; 2, Luke Warburton; 3, William Hornby.

25m breaststroke: 1, James Blenkinship; 2, William Hornby; 3, Andrew Hale.

25m freestyle: 1, James Blenkinship; 2, William Hornby; 3, Andrew Hale.

Eight years: 25m backstroke: 1, Elijah Wright; 2, Anders Finlay; 3, Thomas Howarth.

25m breaststroke: 1, Elijah Wright; 2, Evan Davies; 3, Thomas Howarth.

25m freestyle: 1, Elijah Wright; 2, Evan Davies; 3, Alex Hornby.

Girls, 10 years: 25m butterfly: 1, Rachel Hornby; 2, Freya Higson; 3, Jessica Emson.

25m backstroke: 1, Rachel Hornby; 2, Holly Toone; 3, Freya Higson.

25m freestyle: 1, Holly Toone; 2, Jessica Emson; 3, Millie Burns.

25m breaststroke: 1, Jessica Emson; 2, Freya Higson; 3, Eva Howarth.

Eight years: 25m backstroke: 1, Madason Lawley; 2, Jasmine Higson; 3, Rachel Lawrence.

25m breaststroke: 1, Madason Lawley; 2, Jasmine Higson; 3, Rachel Lawrence.

25m freestyle: 1, Madason Lawley; 2, Jasmine Higson; 3, Rachel Lawrence.

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