Duel In The Pool

This a two club competition between Leyland Barracudas and Chorley Marlins.

The competition was started in 2012 and is intended to be a friendly competition between senior swimmers from both clubs and is open to all swimmers from the two clubs who are 13 or over on 31st December on the year of the final round.

The event consist of up to three rounds of 8 events, plus a final. Calendar availability sometimes means there is only one round.

  • 25m Butterfly
  • 25m Backstroke
  • 25m Breaststroke
  • 25m Freestyle
  • 50m Butterfly
  • 50m Backstroke
  • 50m Breaststroke
  • 50m Freestyle

All swimmers swim in all the events. For each event the swimmer is ranked, based on the time achieved, from fastest to slowest. Points are awarded to each team based on the rankings within each event.

To be eligible to swim in the final each swimmer must have competed in two of the three preliminary rounds. For Round 1, swimmers are seeded within each event based on entry times supplied by each club. Where swimmers have no entry times are seeded randomly at the bottom of the draw. For any future rounds the swimmers are seeded based on the times achieved in the previous round. For the final they will be seeded based on their best times from all the preliminary rounds.

There are age group medals awarded at the final along with trophies for performances in the preliminary rounds.