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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 Uncategorized



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 Uncategorized

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.”


ASA Team County Championships 2015

13 October 2015 in Uncategorized

The Lancashire team will be heading over the Pennines to Ponds Forge on Sunday 18th October for the highly charged atmosphere of the ASA National Team Championships.

Lancashire have truly dominated this competition, having won the event for an unprecedented thirteen successive years.

We congratulate those who have bee selected for the team and wish them every success in the competition.


16/17 Years

Joshua Thompson                          Holly Hibbott

Lewis Clough                                   Niamh Robinson

William Beavan                                Kathryn Greenslade

Dominic Walker                                Katie Rennolds

14/15 Years

Matthew George                              Athena Clayson

Jack O’Brien                                     Emma Whittingham

Ben Martin                                        Ellie Molyneux

Matthew Pomford                             Miranda Bower 

12/13 Years

Kyo Tanner                                      Holly White

Nathan Smith                                  Pia Murray

Tobey Ryeland                                Jennifer Green

Max Martin                                      Lucy Hardey



Lancashire County WP&SA AGM

9 October 2015 in Uncategorized

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 12 December 2015 10:30 am for 11:00 am start.

at the Holiday Inn Express (previously Park Inn), Leigh Sports Village, Sale Way, Leigh, WN7 4JY (Tel: 01942 366334).

AGM Notice

Nomination Form

Club Contact Form



Lancashire County Championships 2016

17 July 2015 in Uncategorized

The County Championships for 2016 will be held over the week-ends of:

23rd/24th and 30th/31st January, with both week-ends now being held at Manchester Aquatics Centre.

Please note that the dates are different to those previously published on this site, following confirmation from MAC.

2016 Champs Conditions Qualifying Times etc


Holly Hibbott wins Gold with team GB at the Baku European Games

25 June 2015 in Uncategorized

holly-hibbott Lancashire Association would like to congratulate Southport’s Holly Hibbott on her fantastic achievement winning gold in the 800m Freestyle.

Holly Hibbott stormed to 800m freestyle gold after a nail-biting final at the Baku 2015 European Games. The 15-year-old kept pace with the rest of the field for much of the race before pulling clear in the final 100m. She held off Russia’s Anastasiia Kirpichnikova in the final few metres to win gold in 8:39.02.

Holly said: “I didn’t really expect to win gold but I was hoping that I could do it. I’ve got world juniors at the end of August so I’ll go out there and see what I can do and then look ahead to 2020 but for now it would be nice to add more medals here in Baku”

full story:

Lancashire Club Grant Scheme – Second Round

10 June 2015 in Uncategorized

Lancashire WP&SA are pleased to announce the launch of the second round of the Club Development Grant Fund.

The full details and application form are below.

Please note that the closing date for submissions is 31st July 2015 and all applications should be submitted electronically to the e-mail address specified on the form.  Please ensure that you receive an automatic acknowledgement when submitting the form.

Clubs should note that coaching/teaching aquatics courses will not qualify for the grant, as funding for such courses is already provided under the Pat Gabbitas Bursary.

The Lancashire Executive

Lancashire WPSA Funding Invitation June 14