Ben celebrates big medal haul

Barnoldswick swimmer Ben Havers-Strong
Barnoldswick swimmer Ben Havers-Strong

Ben Havers-Strong from Barnoldswick returned with an incredible 13 medals from the annual Blackpool Rocks Gala.

The 10-year-old Pioneer ‘79 swimmer competed in 14 events, winning medals in all bar the 50m breaststroke, in which he came fourth.

He won bronze in the 200m butterfly, 100m breaststroke, 50m butterfly, 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke; silver in the 400m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 200m individual medley, 200m backstroke, 100m freestyle and 200m breaststroke; and gold in 100m butterfly and 200m freestyle.

All Ben’s times were personal bests, beating his 200m breaststroke best by over 13 seconds.