Gala stars in the swim

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WEST Lan­cashire Com­mu­nity High School pupils swam their way to success at this year’s Spar Lan­cashire School Games Dis­abil­ity Swim­ming Gala as they joined to­gether at Salt Ayre Leisure Cen­tre, Lan­caster.

The chil­dren did the dis­trict proud, bring­ing home 34 medals in­clud­ing 10 gold, 14 sil­ver and 10 bronze.

Success came from Me­gan Moore, who scooped gold in the Key Stage Five girls’ 25m breast stroke, while Rochelle Nel­son took home gold in the key stage five girls’ 50m front crawl and third place in the 25m front crawl.

The success did not stop there for West Lan­cashire Com­mu­nity High School, with the school’s stu­dents storm­ing to success in the egg, flip and wob­ble race and freestyle race to se­cure sil­ver, while Kayne Gil­lard and Mor­gan Thorpe both snatched sil­ver in the key stage three and four 50m front crawl com­pe­ti­tions.

The Dis­abil­ity Swim­ming Gala is the first of two main events in the Spar Lan­cashire School Games cal­en­dar.

More than 3,500 chil­dren from schools in Lan­cashire’s 15 dis­tricts are bat­tling it out for a place at the county fi­nals, which will be held at Black­pool’s Stan­ley Park on July 3. Schools will com­pete in 16 sports this year, in­clud­ing gym­nas­tics, foot­ball, ath­let­ics, mixed cricket and touch rugby.

The Spar Lan­cashire School Games is the biggest school games pro­gramme of its kind, im­ple­mented by the county’s school games or­gan­is­ers.

Lewis Tip­per, win­ner from West Lan­cashire High School in the KS3 boys’ breast stroke

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