Blackpool Polar Bears are on a roll.

nash2013-000In September Blackpool Polar Bears attended the N.A.S.C.H. Regional Qualifying gala in Warrington. 12 members of the club attended, where 10 of the squad qualified to attend the N.A.S.C.H. National in Royal Leamington Spa on the 2nd November 2013.

There were nine regions taking part in the final event fighting for the chance to win any of the 19 championship trophies.

All winning competitors were awarded point for the positions they won and added together to give the results. At the end and after 27 events the points were totalled up which resulted in the Blackpool Polar Bears North West Team winning:

  1. Wickham Trophy: Junior Relay Winners
  2. Ken Goad Junior Trophy: Junior Overall Winners
  3. N.A.S.C.H. Marlin Trophy: Men's Relay
  4. Derik Braham Trophy: Senior Winners Trophy
  5. Founders Trophy: Overall Winners

The theme for our Club Gala this October was "Superheroes", and all our swimmers were indeed superheroes in their own right.

In Gala 1, we had 60 personal best times from the 30 swimmers that took part, and a further 31 swimmers took part in Gala 2.

Everyone had a great time - thanks to all swimmers for taking part, thanks to all spectators who were there to cheer the swimmers on, and thanks to all who helped out on the day!

Just A Quick Update

In the N.A.S.C.H. Regional Gala, Warrington, 29th September we competed successfully and achieved:

  • 12 Gold
  • 6 Silver and
  • 2 Bronze Medals

 Gold Medallists now go to the N.A.S.C. H. Nationals to be held in Leamington Spa on the 3rd November 2013!

Junior Swimmers

Blackpool Polar Bears has a long history of achievements going back to 2001 where several gold, silver and bronze medals were won by our participants.

Some of our past major achievements include:

2005 Special Olympics GB summer
games in Glasgow
  • 3 gold
  • 5 silver
  • 3 bronze
Special Olympics - Glasgow 2005
Special Olympics - Leicester 2009
2009 Special Olympics
in Leicester
  • 5 gold
  • 6 silver
  • 2 bronze