Swimming: City side second in final clash.MERSEYSIDE demonstrated its strength in depth when City of Liverpool The term City of Liverpool may refer to: England
The former gualified fourth from the North of England Final and was conseguently seeded only eighth in the national final.
However, the team made light of their low ranking to finish only 10 points behind the champions, Borough of Kirklees.
The competition consisted of 49 events, a mixture of individual and relay races for children aged nine to 12. Liverpool were first in five, second in 13 and third in nine.
The winners: Girls 12yrs 4 x 25m Medley med·ley
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Southport's Jordan McDonald produced a record-breaking performance in the boys 10 years 50m butterfly in which he set a new competition best of 33.63.
The Southport winners: Boys 10yrs 4 x 25m Medley Relay 1.09.52, Boys 10yrs 50m Backstroke S.Delmonte 37.56, Boys 9yrs 25m Backstroke E.Clark 18.87; Boys 10yrs 50m Fly J.Mcdonald 33.63; Boys 10yrs 50m Freestyle J.Mcdonald 30.74; Boys 9yrs 4 x 25m Medley Relay 1.15.41; Boys 10yrs 4 x 25m Freestyle Relay 1.02.41.
Final points and places: Borough of Kirklees SC 270 2nd City of Liverpool SC 260, 3rd - Southport SC 227, 4th -Lincoln Vulcans SC 226, 5th - City of Norwich SC 218, 6th - Northampton SC 192, 7th - City of Derby SC 190, 8th Thurrock SC 178.
Liverpool's assistant swimming development officer Ian Ingman said: "The City of Liverpool Swimming Club have won the National Junior Inter Swimming League final nine times and finished second on four other occasions since joining the league in 1992.
"This means that we are the most successful individual club in the history of the league.
"In 2008, as part of the Capital of Culture celebrations, City of Liverpool SC will be hosting both the Junior League North of England Final and the National Final at Everton Park Sports Centre sports centre (Brit) sport n → centre sportif
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For further information on local swimming clubs contact Colin Stripe or Ian Ingman on 233 3880.