Colne swimmers victorious in Blackpool

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COLNE ASC put in a good showing at the ASA North West Region Masters Championships at the Palatine Pool in Blackpool.

Philip Croxall, in the 40 to 44 years age group, and Tony Catterall, in the 65 to 69 years age group, were representing the town.

Tony won the 100m Individual Medley, 50m Backstroke and 100m Backstroke in his age group. He was also second in the 400m Freestyle, 100m Breaststroke, 200m Freestyle and 50m Freestyle. Overall his finishing positions were 20th, 10th, 8th, 5th, 15th, 13th and 33rd in his respective events.

Philip won the 400m Freestyle and 200m Breaststroke in his age group. He was also second in the 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley, and was fourth in 100m Breaststroke. Overall his finishing positions were 6th, 7th, 19th, 14th, 6th and 11th in his respective events.

On Monday, the Colne ASC team travelled to Todmorden for their latest fixture in the Friendly League. It proved to be a one sided contest as Colne beat their hosts by 73 points to 46 to maintain their 100% record.

Colne’s final fixture is on Friday, September 7th against Pioneer 79 where they hope to make 2012 a perfect season.