Captaincy of Tyldesley Swimming Club

The race for Captaincy of the club was between Thomas Smith of Astley and John Plunkett of Bedford.  Joseph Dixon was prevented from competing by the rule which required a 3 year residence within a certain radius of the baths.

John Plunkett won the Gold Medal and was Captain of the Club, but before the medal became his own property he had to hold it against All-Comers, and if required competed for once a month for a year.