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

Lancashire County Championships 2016 Live Stream and Results

30 January 2016 in Swimming, Swimming Results

Click Here to go straight to the Results.

Pick up all the results from weekend on the link


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Pat Gabbitas Bursary

10 January 2016 in Funding

The Lancashire Executive have now extended the Bursary to cover teaching/coaching courses provided by all ASA accredited tutors.

It is no longer a requirement that the course has to be provided by the IOS, provided that it is recognised by the ASA, who are the accrediting body.

Lancashire Clubs may apply for funding in respect of courses provided by any ASA accredited training organisation since 1st October 2015.


Lancashire County Championships 2016

3 January 2016 in Swimming, Swimming Competition Info

Confirmed Entries 2016

2016 Prog-Session 1

2016 Prog-Session 2

2016 Prog-Session 3

2016 Prog-Session 4

2016 Prog-Session 5

2016 Prog-Session 6

2016 Prog-Session 7

2016 Prog-Session 8


Lancashire County President 2015-2017

12 December 2015 in Uncategorized

  We are delighted to announce that Pam Haworth was elected as President of the Association for the next two years at the AGM on Saturday 12th December.

Pam President AGM

Outgoing President Garry Whittle welcomes Pam Haworth into office

The Haworth family has thrown itself into the sport of swimming and all members have been active enthusiasts in the aquatic disciplines. All began their involvement with Preston SC in the 1970s and supported the club across the disciplines. Pam herself is a well-known and highly regarded personality in Synchronised Swimming. Her late husband, Craig, was involved with swimming and synchronised swimming and a technical official in both disciplines. Son Paul has been actively involved in water polo for many years as a player and a coach and as well as coaching club teams he also coached several Northern Counties and Regional teams with great technical insight and aplomb. Daughter Fiona was a top British international synchronised swimmer in her own right and won a medal at the European Championships and competed for Great Britain on several occasions and was Northern Counties solo champion from 1990 and duet champion from 1988 until the Northern Counties finished in 2005. She has since gone on to become a top coach and choreographer in her own right.

Wanting to put something back into the sport herself and in addition to her club responsibilities Pam was elected to the Northern Counties ASA Synchronised Swimming Committee in 1986 and became its Hon Secretary four years later succeeding Irene Williams who had been the founder secretary and she also went on to succeed Irene as the ASA Synchronised Swimming Committee secretary in the 1990s for almost ten years where she was responsible for managing the discipline and organising the national championships. It is fair to say that there is no better Synchronised Swimming Championships than one that Pam has organised.

In 2002 she was appointed the Competition Manager for the Commonwealth Games in Manchester and organised a fantastic celebration of Synchronised Swimming there. That same year she was awarded the Mary Black Award for services to Synchronised Swimming by the ASA.

In 2003 she set up the City of Preston Aquatics Club so that Synchronised Swimming could maintain its position and keep going as the Preston SC re-organised. She has been a member of Lancashire County Executive Committee for many years and once she joined immediately pushed successfully for the inclusion of Synchronised Swimming within the County’s activities.

For her services to the sport in this area she was selected as the ASA North West Region President for 2009-10 having been nominated by Lancashire County. She is thus one of the very few people in any region who will have been Regional President before County President but Pam is no stranger to being unique!

Lancashire County Championships 2016

8 December 2015 in Swimming, Swimming Competition Info

Electronic entry file:


Just a reminder that the closing date for entries to the 2016 County Champs is the 24th December 2015.

Lancashire County AGM

1 December 2015 in Uncategorized

The Annual General Meeting of Lancashire County Water Polo & Swimming Association will be held on Saturday 12 December at the Holiday Inn Express Leigh Sports Village, Sale Way, Leigh, WN7 4JY, Tel: 01942 366334. Coffee and tea served from 10:30 am. Meeting to commence at 11:00 a.m.

AGM Agenda 15

LWPSA 2nd Letter AGM

2014.12.13 AGM

LWPSA 2015 Exec. Report


Treasurers Report for AGM 2015

Year End Accounts Sept 2015 page 1

Year End Accounts Sept 2015 p2-3


Sophie Casson Bags Second World Record as a Masters Swimmer

2 November 2015 in Masters, Masters Competition Info



Congratulations to Sophie Casson of Carnforth Otters who has secured her second World Record with an incredible swim at the ASA National Masters Championships. Sophie claimed the record in the 400M Freestyle for the 30/34yrs age group in a time of 4:15.04, almost thirty seconds ahead of second place.

Sophie ‘s earlier world record was set in October 2013 in the 25-29 year old age category for the same event with a time of 04:15.74.

Lancashire Top Inter- County Team Championships

19 October 2015 in Swimming, Swimming Results

lancashire_ctc_485px-485x258[1]Very well done to the Lancashire County Team who have secured the National Inter-Counties Team Competition for an unprecedented fourteenth time in succession.

In an exciting competition at Ponds Forge the Red Rose team beat their White Rose counterparts by 46 points.

Commenting on the victory Girls Team Captain Holly Hibbott  said

“It was a great team to be part of. Everyone stepped up and swam really well.

“We were pretty confident coming in to the competition, I think we are often seen to be the underdog behind Yorkshire as they have a very strong team, but we always seem to pull it out of the bag. I think it adds a little bit of pressure being so successful in the past, but it is just a bit of fun.”