For the fourth year running a team from Louth Swimming Club (Dolphins) recently qualified for the Northern Final of the Arena Junior
Inter‐League swimming competition. Armed with inflatable dolphins and inflatable clangers the team and parents set off for Blackpool.
The team was selected from all the Clubs squads and in total 30 swimmers, all aged from 9-12yrs represented their club and Louth. They were all looked after on poolside by coaches Charlotte Elliott‐Wright, Danny Ellis, Mark Anstey and Di Adams. Officials from the Club were Joby Barton, Louise Damms and Dawn Waring.
The team on the day consisted of Mathew Tompkinson, Henry Buckley, Lucas Shufflebotham, Finlay Scott, George Ellis, Emma Bocquillon, Bella Walter, Helena Field, Florrie Hensman, Olivia Anstey, Lucy Barton, Grace Twilton, Effie Kennedy, Millie Doubleday, William Taylor, Charlie Jeanes, Edward Leggate, Zebedee Wilmington, Jake Adams, Conor Buckley, Harry Milne, Alexa Milne, Ruby Waring, Evie Wright, Gemma Damms, Holly Giles, Jack Lea, Willem Kloosterboer, Luke Brumpton and Leon Bailey.
In total there were 5 teams with some of the top clubs in the north taking part including The City of Leeds, Southport, Tynemouth, and Nuneaton. Louth, who were the smallest club attending came a respectable 5th overall on the day. Lots of PB times were achieved and with raucous support from parents and coaches Louth gained two 2nd places in relays and the individual races saw many swimmers achieved 3rd and 4th places.
All the swimmers who took part were a credit to Louth Dolphins, with everyone putting in a fantastic team performance.