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June 2019

Date Event
16th British Masters Championships. Day Three

On the final day of competition, Philip took part in the 400m Freestyle, in which he finished 4th in a time of 5:12.40.
15th British Masters Championships. Day Two

Philip was competing in the 100m Breaststroke and the 200m Individual Medley. He finished 5th in the Breaststroke event with a time of 1:24.41 and was unfortunately disqualified in the Medley event, but did manage a time of 2:49.30.
14th British Masters Championships. Day One

Nearly a thousand swimmers descended upon the Welsh National Pool in Swansea for the British Masters Championships (50m) 2019 from all over the UK, including some from Ireland and other parts of Europe

Club Chairman and Masters swimmer Philip Croxall was also there competing in the 50 to 54 years age group as he took part in the 100m Freestyle and finished 12th in a time of 1:07.19.

His next event was the 200m Breaststroke, which took place in the early evening and he managed a time of 3:12.08 for the 4 lengths and received a silver medal for his efforts.

May 2019

Date Event
30th The Club take delivery of a new blue basket for the floats and pull buoys. This replaces the old white basket which was falling apart.
20th Friendly League

The swimmers of Colne travelled down the M65 to the Hyndburn Leisure Centre, Accrington to take on Accrington ASC in their latest fixture in this seasons Friendly League.

In what proved to be a fairly even contest, it was Accrington who went out to an early lead by 16 points to 13 after 10 events. By half-way the scores were 27 points to Accrington and 29 to Colne due to a strong breaststroke performance. After 30 events Accrington had reached 42 points, but Colne were slowly stretching their lead to 47.

The freestyle events were even as both teams won 4 events each, but Colne won the final cannon relay to take the contest by 61 points to 55.

Over the course of evening their were a further 19 new personal bests with 11 amongst the boys and 8 for the girls.

April 2019

Date Event
20th Scottish National Masters Championships 2019 (25m). Day Two

The championships was taking place in the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh, in which, Philip Croxall was competing in the 50 to 54 years age group and taking part in six events throughout the day. His first event was the 100m Individual Medley where he finished 4th in 1:15.38. Next up was the 200m Freestyle, in which he finished 3rd in 2:24.96. The third event of the morning was the 200m Breaststroke, where he was 1st in 3:00.14. The afternoon session started with a 2nd place in the 400m Freestyle with a time of 5:00.00. He followed this by finishing 3rd in 50m Breaststroke in 37.39, and then a 4th place in the 50m Freestyle in a time of 29.10. All six of his swims were seasons bests.
19th Scottish National Masters Championships 2019 (25m). Day One

Only one member of the Colne ASC Masters Team travelled north to the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh, to take part in the Scottish National Masters Championships 2019 (25m). Club Chairman and Masters swimmer Philip Croxall was competing in the 50 to 54 year age group. His first event was the 200m Backstroke in which he finished 4th in 2:59.77. His next event was the 200m Individual Medley in which he finished 3rd in 2:45.12. Both swims were seasons bests.

March 2019

Date Event
27th Friendly League

The Colne swimmers travlled to the Padiham Leisure Centre to take on the Burnley Bobcats in our second fixture of the 2019 season of the North East Lancs Friendly League.

In what proved to be a close contest as Colne took a five point lead by half way. Burnley managed to cancel out the lead as both teams went into the start of the freestyle races with the score level.

Both teams then traded wins as they went through the freestyle races. Colne thought they had edged it, but Burnley won the final cannon relay to tie the contest at 58 points all.

During the course of the contest there were a further 28 personal bests, with the girls having 13 and the boys 15.
26th Pendle Schools Gala

Club Chairman helped out at the last of three schools galas. He was assisted by Mia Dodman, Grace Barker and Caitlin Harper.
A total of six schools took part.
19th Pendle Schools Gala

Club Chairman helped out at the second of three schools galas. He was assisted by Mia Dodman, Grace Barker and Caitlin Harper.
A total of five schools took part.
12th Pendle Schools Gala

Club Chairman helped out at the first of three schools galas. He was assisted by Mia Dodman, Grace Barker and Caitlin Harper.
A total of seven schools took part.
11th Friendly League

In a closely fought contest, Colne were hosts to Accrington in the North East Lancs Friendly as we began our title defense. Colne started well by winning the opening medley relay, but were soon overtaken as Accrington won 6 of the next 9 races. By half way the scores were 28 to Colne and 29 to Accrington.

The second half of the contest was just as close as the two teams traded wins leaving Colne on 46 and Accrington on 44, with just the freestyle remaining.

Accrington won the first two, but then Colne strung together 5 consecutive wins before winning the cannon relay to edge the contest by 61 points to 56.

Over the course of the evening, the Colne swimmers managed 69 new personal bests between them with 33 for the girls and 36 for the boys.

Before the start of the gala, there was a presentation and group photo of the team to celebrate winning last seasons Friendly League title.

February 2019

Date Event
23rd Swim England North West Region Masters Championships 2019

The Masters Championships for the Swim England North West Region were held at the Palatine Leisure Centre, Blackpool. There were just two members of the Colne ASC Masters Team in attendance.

Swimming in the 50 to 54 years age group for the first time, Club Chairman Philip Croxall finished 1st in the 100m Backstroke, 2nd in the 100m Breaststroke and the 50m Breaststroke, 3rd in the 100m Butterfly, 4th in the 100m Individual Medley, the 50m Backstroke and the 100m Freestyle, 5th in the 50m Freestyle, and 6th in the 50m Butterfly

Swimming in the 70 to 74 years age group was Tony Catterall who finished 1st in the 200m Individual Medley, and 2nd in the 100m Individual Medley, the 50m Backstroke, the 100m Breaststroke, the 400m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke and the 200m Breaststroke events.
12th Friendly League Annual General Meeting

The Friendly Leagues Annual General Meeting was held at St. Peters in Burnley as there was only teams from Colne, Burnley, Accrington and Great Harwood present.

Having withdrawn from the league part way through last season, Darwen will not be re-joining for this season.

We were informed that we had won the 2018 season of the Friendly League, and that we would be receiving the Friendly League Trophy at the end of March.

The format of the league has been tweaked to ease too many events. The 16 and under age group has now been removed with the 12 and under becoming 13 and under, and 14 and under age groups becoming 15 and under. It was also agreed to introduce more mixed relays, so there are now 10 and under, 13 and under, 16 and under and open mixed medley relays. The mixed open medley relay will now start the gala.

With the loss of an age group, it means the canon relay will become 8 x 25m with one boy and one girl from each of the four age groups.
4th Most Improved Swimmers

The Most Improved Swimmers for January were Thomas Holgate and Isabella Taylor, who both received their trophies poolside from Club Secretary Joan Croxall.

January 2019

Date Event
24th Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Age Group Gala for January

There were a total of 19 boys and 34 girls who participated in the Cherry Wilkinson Memorial Age Group Gala for January.

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Of all the swimmers who swam there was only one boy and one girl who qualified for the Most Improved Swimmer award. They were Thomas Holgate with a 3.13% improvement and Isabella Taylor with a 3.05% improvement.

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Thomas and Isabella will receive their awards the week beginning the 4th February.
3rd First Club Session of 2019

The Club resumes in the large pool following the Christmas break.