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The Club Talk to Real Radio

Local radio station Real Radio runs a weekly Breakfast show Blag where one of the presenters Lorna, helps worthy causes Blag for free goodies. GH Otters were chosen for the Blag and Taurus Promotions from Bolton kindly agreed to provide our club 100 free poolside Tshirts.

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Generous Donations from North West Businesses

The Co-Operative community fund have generously donated £1750 to Great Harwood Otter Swimming Club. This will help us make available our much loved training sessions to many children for the coming years. A Big Thank you to the Co-Operative from all of the Otters. For more information on the Community Fund click here.

Prestons Funeral Services of Great Harwood will be sponsoring our club Championships by paying for all of the trophies that are won by our talented swimmers on these occasions. They have pledged to donate £500 per year for the foreseeable future to pay for these much loved trophies. For more information about Prestons click here.

Club Presentation Night 2012 Awards

And the winners of the great harwood otter swimming club presentation night 2012 awards are…

F.J. Neale Endeavour Trophy

  • Girl winner – Samantha Hepworth
  • Boy winner – Dominik Allen

Coaches Award

  • Girl Winner – Alice Roberts
  • Girl Winner – Megan Davidson

Merit Awards

  • Cubs – Isabel Bentley
  • 1st Group – Sophie Donovan
  • Top Group – Robert Dyer

Cubs Award

  • Top Boy Cub – Stevie Hacking
  • Top Girl Cub – Eve Wall

Swimathon raises over £670 for charity

Otters took part in Swimathon and raised over £670 for charity

Aquabears Summer Swimming Meet

Great Harwood Otter Swimming Club are having a fantastic season, now back in the 1st Division NELF league, all our swimmers are swimming their hearts out, and enjoying the opportunity to perform at this higher level again, and this good form our swimmers are in continued, when Head Coach Craig Lord and Team Manager Tracey Beswick took our largest number of Otter swimmers ever, to The Aquabears Summer Swimming Meet at Broughton Pool In Salford on July 2/3rd. Twenty Otter Club Swimmers competed aged from 9yrs to 14yrs old, Coach Craig Lord said “all our swimmers competed over both days at a consistently high level, all those training hours at our club really paid off we competed in 113 swims gaining our swimmers 75 P/Bs, I dont like to single any one out as there were some very pleasing powerful swims achieved over this weekend, but special mention must go to Elliot Norman, Ellie Ward, Saffron Fenton, Lucy Alexander and Matthew Sharpe who produced some blisteringly fast swims.

We won 35 medals (11 golds, 13 silvers and 9 bronzes) The swimmers who competed and helped the club to our biggest ever Medal haul were Jarvis Davies, Lucy Alexander, Madison Beswick, Eleanour Bolton, Megan Davidson, Saffron Fenton, Aaron Guy, Scott Davidson, Kara Layne, Elliot Norman, AlIce Roberts, Flynn O’Rourke, Emily Sharpe, Georgina Smith, Matthew Sharpe, George Taylor, Harvey Taylor, Ben Turland, Ellie Ward and Holly Williams.

Wet Nose Day

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