Blackburn with Darwen, 4thJune 2018 : Today Blackburn with Darwen’s competition swimming club Blackburn Centurions is proud to announce that six of some of its promising crop of young swimmers have been chosen to represent North Lancashire in the Inter Association Gala on the 24thJune 2018.

Blackburn Centurions Coach, Darren Newsham, from Darwen, says “What a great result! The six swimmers chosen to represent North Lancashire have all worked hard to achieve their selection and the whole club and all the coaches are very proud to have Blackburn Centurions representing North Lancashire. We are looking for some PB’s and wins from our swimmers and we wish the whole team good luck in their endeavours to beat teams from all over the North West of England ”

Nick Hartshorne-Evans Chair of Blackburn Centurions comments that “ The club are delighted with six of our swimmers being chosen to represent North Lancashire. The progression, by the club over the past 12 months has been all down to the hard work, dedication and teamwork of all involved. Go Centurions Go! We are very proud to represent the borough of Blackburn with Darwen.”

Featured left to right – Anastasia, Ethan, Lottie, Amy, Amelie and Holly.

Blackburn Centurions, based at Darwen Leisure Centre is a competitive Swim England affiliated and SwimMark Essential Club, the only in the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen. Swimmers compete and represent Blackburn Centurions across many competitive events where swimmers gain ASA times to qualify for County, Regional and National Championships. Ana Hopkin recently won a Bronze Medal at the Commonwealth Games in Australia 2018, she started her swimming career at Blackburn Centurions. The club trains at Daisyfield swimming pool Monday and Tuesday and at Darwen Leisure Centre Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. To contact the club for further details please email