Bobcats impress at meet

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Burnley Bobcats had 10 swimmers in action at the Derventio Excel Swim Squad’s February Festival Level 1 Meet at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

Katie Rennolds (16) won gold in the 800m freestyle and reached the finals of the 200m freestyle and 200m butterfly. Katie was also fourth in the 400m freestyle.

Joshua Lambert (15) swam in the 200m freestyle and reached the finals of the 200m Individual Medley and 100m butterfly, narrowly missing out on his 100m butterfly British Qualifying time.

William Beaven (16) won bronze in the 100m freestyle final and swam in the 200m freestyle final.

Ellie Taylor (15) reached the final of the 100m and 200m freestyle, winning bronze in the 100m freestyle.

Harry Pilkington (14) came away with a bronze in the 50m freestyle, narrowly missing out on his British Championship time.

Other swimmers taking part were Thomas Brown (15), Kerry Holding (18), Erica Minozzi (16), William Murray (17), and Elliot Norman (13) who all put in great performances and achieved personal best times.

Head Coach, Noel Horton said: “This was a very competitive Level 1 meet, which shows the ability of the swimmers who competed.”