Lancashire Team Finish Second at Inter- County Team Competition

24 October 2016 in Swimming Competition Info

Thanks must go to our swimmers for their great performance. It was always going to be very difficult this year facing the strongest Yorkshire team to date.

Our team gave their all and fought for everything. To be second (a clear second at that) was a great achievement and the swimmers should hold their heads high. We are very proud of the whole team and the coaches and team staff feel exactly the same.

Team Captains Niamh Robinson and Matthew George did a stirling job in motivating the team.

Thanks to Mike Wilson and Adam Naylor, our team coaches, for their motivation, support and feedback to the team.

Our thanks also to Carolyn Dawe (Team Manager) and Joshua Thompson (team chaperone and motivator) for their work.

It has been noted by several people, including a FINA Referee from Essex about how gracious the Lancs Team were in applauding Yorkshire as they received their award.

The Red Rose WILL be back!!!!
Janice Whittle

Hon Secretary

Lancashire County Championships 2017

21 September 2016 in Swimming Competition Info

Please see attached QTs and conditions.



Lancashire County Masters Competition

5 September 2016 in Masters Competition Info

Congratulations to all those who took part in the Lancashire Masters Competition and a big thank you to the officials and helpers who facilitated the meet.

Lancashire Masters 16 Results S1

Lancashire Masters 16 Results S2

We are pleased to announce that the Lancashire County Masters will be held on Sunday 4th September at Blackpool Palatine Pool.

Session 1 warm up 9.00am start 9.45 am
Session 2 warm up 12.30 pm start 1.15 pm

Confirmed entries Lancashire Masters 2016

As ever, the competition will be open to the wider Masters community, from clubs not affiliated to Lancashire County.

The entry pack is available below.

LWPSA Masters Entry Information 2016 LWPSA Masters Entry Form 2016 LWPSA Masters Prog of Events 2016

Lancashire County Championships 2017

30 July 2016 in Swimming Competition Info

The 2017 County Championships will be held on the week-ends of

28th/29th January and 4th/5th February 2017

Both week-ends will be at Manchester Aquatics Centre

The full pack will be circulated in the autumn.

Lancashire County – Level 3 Junior Meet

1 March 2016 in Swimming, Swimming Competition Info

It is with regret that we are having to cancel the Junior Meet scheduled for 2 July at Broughton.

This is by a majority decision from the Executive Committee. It is generally felt that the idea of a Junior Meet is great and is needed but as a leading County we do need to get it right or not do it at all. We need to have more clubs taking part so that we create a good atmosphere. Out of the few clubs that did enter only one entered the maximum 20 swimmers.


The Association will be staging a Level 3 “Junior” Meet at Broughton Pool Salford on Saturday 2nd July 2016.

The Meet is targeted at 9-12 year olds, who have not competed at this years County Championships.

Licence Number 3NW161064

Malcolm Wilson

21 February 2016 in Uncategorized

IMAG0806_BURST002_COVERLancashire and North West Swimming are mourning the recent death of Referee Malcolm Wilson, following a short but brave battle against cancer.

Malcolm was a friend and mentor to so many within the swimming community, a true gentleman in whom there was no guile.

He has enriched the swimming world through his invaluable contribution over so many years, particularly in relation to the training and development of officials.

A past member of the Lancashire County Executive, Past President of Bolton & District S&WPA  and a Life Member of the North Lancs Association, Malcolm will be greatly missed by his many friends in the swimming community.

We extend our heart felt condolences to Malcolm’s wife Vivien and his son and daughter.

Donations can be made in memory of Malcolm to either “Bolton Hospice” or “The Christie” Charity.

Contemporary Officials Course

13 February 2016 in Uncategorized

Thursday 18 February – County Hall, Preston in the Mess Room Start Time: 18.30 (prompt) No of Spaces: 40

Tuesday 23 February – Leigh Sports Village Start Time: 18.30 (prompt) No. of Spaces: 40

Places will be reserved on a first come first served basis but priority will be given to

J1  in training since September 2015 and require Contemporary Issues in order to complete their assessment.

Officials whose licence runs out before the end of June 2016

If anyone is wishing to attend please can they confirm to Helen Whittle ASAP

Recap from Lancashire County Championships 2016

12 February 2016 in Swimming, Swimming Competition Info

Don’t forget  you can recap on all the action from the section weekend on YouTube.

Visit the Swim Lancashire YouTube Channel click here or go directly to the session you want below.

Session 5*

Session 6

Session 7

Session 8

*Not available on some mobile devices due to copyright content, we are looking to remove this content.

National Inter- County Team Champions 2015

1 February 2016 in Swimming

The successful Lancashire Inter-County Champion team were presented with commemorative salvers at the 2016 County Age Group Championships.

Inter County Winning Team 2015 Inter County Captains & Officers 2015 Team Captains – Josh Thompson and Holly Hibbott with 2015 County President Garry Whittle and County Secretary Mrs Janice Whittle

Lancashire Swimmer of the Year – Lewis Clough

1 February 2016 in Swimming

Swimmer of the Year Lewis CloughSwimmer of the Year City of Salford’s Lewis Clough is presented with his trophy and a cheque for £250 by Association President Mrs Pam Haworth