Sunday 25th February saw Round 3 of the Merseyside & District League. Due to a few withdrawals, particularly from the boys several swimmers were called on to either swim up an age group or swim an event they do not normally do or in same cases both.
A special mention to Charlotte Dodson for winning her 2 events and for going under 1 minute for 100m Freestyle for the first time. Other winners for Prescot were Daniel Clark (2), Neil Wylie, Ella Roberts, Charlotte Clark, Katie Rawnsley, Jess Deeley and Lucy Parsons. An honourable mention too for Louis Kivi who after getting over the shock of being selected for the 13 & unders 50m Butterfly had to "take one for the team" and swim the 15 & under version instead because of an injury.
Final result; 1st: Everton 196 points, 2nd: Halton (196), 3rd: Prescot (167), 4th: Garston (144), 5th: Liverpool Penguin (101). The results firms up our middle table position in the league and we may even improve if we get all the swimmers back for the next gala on the 10th March.
A large contingent of Prescot's younger swimmers descended on Liverpool's Aquatic Centre to take part in City of Liverpool's Splash n Dash. This event, held in the 50m pool was the first time many of our swimmers had swum in a Long Course competition and it was a good experience for many.
As well as a great number of PBs Zach Roberts won the 9yo 50m Backstroke, Daniel Pender 3rd place in the 9yo 50m Breaststroke and Adam Rusk the bronze medal in the 14yo 50m Breaststroke
For the girls Jess Ball got silver medals in both the 9yo 50m Butterfly and 50m Freestyle, Lucy Parsons 3rd place in 10yo 50m Freestyle and Grace Rhead 3rd place in the 10yo 50m Backstroke.
This year saw a large number of Prescot swimmers achieve qualifying times for the county championships which were held in Liverpool and Manchester. Many made finals and the following won medals in their age groups... Katie Rawnsley (200 IM champion, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal), Joe Burns (1 silver and 1 bronze), Neil Wylie (1 silver and 1 bronze), Lucy Parsons (1 bronze) and Charlotte Dodson (1 bronze).