Prescot Swimming Club make it four wins out of four

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Prescot Swimming Club travelled to Blackpool with a team of nine to 12 year olds and made it four wins out of four.

After taking three wins from the first three galas the team - which competes in the Division C Micro League North West Gala - was fully motivated to add a fourth win and so secure top spot in the division and with it a Division B Swim Off at Blackpool in September.

The final gala featured teams from Blackpool, Lytham St Anne’s and Garstang and started where the team left off in the previous three rounds with 12 first places from the first 15 events.

This almost perfect start continued throughout the gala with some top draw racing from both the girls’ and boys’ teams taking top places on the touch from some determined opposition.

The girls team showed their dominance throughout the gala by taking a total of 21 first places from 24 races and were well supported by the Boys team who although weakened by some absences and illness still managed to return a majority of first and second places throughout the gala.

Notable performances came from Katie Rawnsley, Ella Roberts, and Grace Rhead who all took maximum points in every individual swim they did and a special mention goes to Chris Bellard who took first places in both his own age group and the age group above.

The final score gave Prescot the win on 167 points from Garstang on 135 points, Lytham on 101 and Blackpool on 72 points.

A club spokesman said: “A note of thanks should go the coaching team from Prescot Club and Squad as without their volunteer help and assistance these results could not be possible.

“This fantastic first place finish was a result of lots of hard work and training by these young swimmers who are all members of Prescot’s successful club and squad that trains at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park and Parr Pools seven days a week.”