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On 18th May it was time for the first Blackpool Polar Bears Club Gala 2014. Our theme for this gala was the “World Cup” - what could be more topical?!?

We split these events into two parts according to swimmers ability, and Gala 1 in the morning had 36 members taking part.

Gala 2 from 12 noon to 1.30pm had 34 members taking part, all for fun and to recognise effort and achievement.

What a result!!! 36 personal best times were recorded! Big CONGRATULATIONS to all who took part! All members came away with three medals each – an important recognition of the effort each and every one puts in.

A big “thanks” goes to Sainsburys (Red Bank Road) for donating sport relief goods and fruit for all members for this event. Contributions from local businesses are a real help and very much appreciated.

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