Burnley Bobcats swimmers walk away with 70 medals


THE recent Aquabears open summer meet saw the Bobcats come away with a total of 70 medals.

The competing 21 swimmers swam to the Top Club prize, beating their rivals by over 200 points.

Head coach Michael Robinson, who trains the Bobcats at the St Peter’s Centre in Burnley, said: “The gala was great for the squad to swim as a whole. The less experienced competitive swimmers were able to swim with the very experienced swimmers and put on a good show.”

Individual medalists were; Jamie Sharpley (seven gold), William Beavan (six gold), Harry Pilkington (five gold, two silver), Kerry Anne Holding (five gold, one silver), Emma Fothergill (three gold), Elliot Norman (three gold), Grace Pickles (two gold, four silver), Lucy Cole (two gold, two silver), Katie Rennolds (two gold gold, one silver two bronze), Dean Moorehouse (two gold, one silver, one bronze), Robert Bryce (one gold, one silver), Colette Meade (one gold, one bronze), Ellie Taylor (four silver, three bronze), Marsha Banks (two silver, three bronze), Madison Beswick (two silver, two bronze), Saffron Fenton (one silver, three bronze), Alex Minozzi (one silver, two bronze), Thomas Mackay (one silver), Charlotte Waddington (one bronze and Sophie Murphy and Elicia Brown who both swam personal best times.

With 39 gold medals, 23 silvers, 18 bronze and personal bests for all swimmers, Robinson added: “The whole squad is heading in the right direction, whilst adding another top club title to the Bobcats haul for the season.”

The Bobcats next competition is the National Youth Championships in Sheffield July 17th -21st.