PBs mark suc­cess in club’s 150th an­niver­sary

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YOUNG­STERS at Rochdale Swim­ming Club broke a host of per­sonal bests and a club record as they nar­rowly missed out on medals in the 2018 sea­son.

The club – which cel­e­brated its 150th an­niver­sary this year – com­peted in the Ju­bilee, Ju­nior and In­ter­me­di­ate Leagues run by Cen­tral Lan­cashire Swim­ming & Water­polo As­so­ci­a­tion.

The sea­son be­gan in March with the first round of the Ju­bilee where Jake Cooper, 13, won three of his four in­di­vid­ual events – swim­ming 50m Freestyle un­der 30 sec­onds for the first time.

He re­mained un­beaten in the 50 Back­stroke and Breast­stroke un­til fi­nal, held in Oc­to­ber, where he came up against the 400m In­di­vid­ual Med­ley na­tional bronze medal­list in his age from Duk­in­field Mar­lins.

De­spite this, Cooper com­bined with Char­lie Oddy, Rocco Tha­yaran­jan and Sule­man Sa­jad to win the Boys 13yr med­ley re­lay in the fi­nal.

Oddy was also part of the 11/12yr mixed squad which fin­ished third in the Ju­nior League – only the top two are awarded medals.

He was joined by Henry Travis, El­liott Booy, Amelia Ker­shaw, Char­lotte God­ward, Ella Sharp and Lucy McIn­tosh.

With points from the boys and girls events by Luke McCormick, James Squir­rell, Wayne Ben Green, Robert Grundy, Har­vey Smith, Joey Tucu and Sophia Ka­vanaghHoy Rochdale’s 11/12yrs fin­ished third over­all.

Rochdale’s 15/16yr mixed team of James Kerr, Daniel God­ward, Ja­cob Black, Dakota Rave­tali, Char­lotte Power, Na­dia and Sofia Ri­ley also fin­ished third – one point be­hind league cham­pi­ons Chad­der­ton.

In July, D.God­ward matched Cooper to swim 50 Free in un­der 30 for the first oc­ca­sion while in Septem­ber Rave­tali beat the 50 Breast club record with a su­perb 32.47.

Kerr also raced in the In­ter­me­di­ate League’s Boys 15 and un­der cat­e­gory and fin­ished un­beaten in the 50 Free.

The club turned 150 on July 19 and is now look­ing for­ward to an­other sea­son of com­pe­ti­tion when it re­sumes in March next year.

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