PSC success in Blackpool

Preston Swimming Club youngsters celebrate at Blackpool
Preston Swimming Club youngsters celebrate at Blackpool
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Preston Swimming Club took 73 swimmers to the recent North Lancashire Age Group Championships held over two weekends in Blackpool.

It was early in the season and this gala had now got level 2 status in order for swimmers to gain national times for the newly established Short Course National Winter Championships to be held later in the year.

There were some great performances from all the swimmers but most notably from 13-year-old Kyo Tanner who gained a remarkable ninegolds and one silver, Katie 
Hale (10), who won eight golds, two silvers and two bronze medals and 14-year-old Billy Dewhurst who also gained eight golds and one silver.

Twelve-year-old Imogen Moss also had a great competition, winning five golds, seven silvers and a bronze 

Ella Newton (11) gained four golds, one silver and two bronze medals, and 14-year-old Emily Lawrence also picked up four golds, one silver and one bronze.

Jack Howard (13) collected nine medals – three gold, three silver and three bronze. Nine-year-old Martha Millar– making her debut at these championships – also came away with three golds and got a couple of silvers, while veteran swimmer Kat Greenslade (17) came away with three golds and a silver.

Harry Robinson (12 years), earned himself two golds and two silvers and 17-year-old Robert Hamer also collected two golds.

The following swimmers all picked up at least one gold medal: Elizabeth Wafer, Elizabeth Woodcock, Daniel Holmes, Katie Jepson, Ethan Ramalli, Nathan Holmes, Oliver Covill, Andrew Davison, Johnny Rowland, Harry Rowland, Nathan Smith, Adam Tabernacle and Ryan Bennett.

Matthew Wright, Lauren Airey, Ben Rogerson and Ellie Cameron all earned themselves at least two silver medals.

Debutants Owain Heathcote-Jones, Lily Yau, Emma Tabernacle, Georgia Holding, Kenan Yeung and Matthew Monks all picked up at least one silver.

And the medal haul was rounded up by Tom Clifton, Bailey Reid, Emily 
Hughes, Amber Mann and Morgan Gilmore, all 
collecting one or more bronze medals.