A SWIMMING group has fought off competition from around the country to help win a prestigious trophy.
Six members from Blackpool’s multi-disability swimming club, the Polar Bears, roared to victory as they represented the North West region at the National Swimming Gala for the disabled in Leamington Spa.
The local swimmers won the Junior Relay trophy, before joining up with some members from the Cheshire Terrapins team to become the overall national winners of the Junior Events.
Lynda Inglis, chairman of Blackpool Polar Bears, said she was really proud of the competitors, Liam Eastaff, Jack Wilding, Nathan Wasp, Courtney Holt, Erin Green and Jenna Lloyd. She said: “I’m really pleased about how well they’ve all performed.
“I would also like to thank the council for their generosity by giving our team the use of the minibus to get us all to the competition in Leamington Spa.”
Coun Graham Cain, Blackpool Council’s cabinet member for tourism and culture, offered the group his congratulations. He said: “It’s a great achievement yet again by the Polar Bears, who continue to reinforce the point that Blackpool is very strong for disability sport.”