The second round of Arena League saw both A and B Teams back in action at Borehamwood and with some strong opposition teams. This led to some really exciting racing and some great new PB’s for many of the swimmers. Highlights of the evening included Callum’s Pb’s in the 100 fly and 100 free resulting in first places, and the girls open 6 x 50 freestyle relay which saw Libby Dunford return to form with a truly exciting finish to secure 1st place for the Team. Mention must be made of all those securing new individual PB’s – Molly Cobbold, Kevin Moldovan, Dayna Shepperson, Aaron Pickard, Holly Morgan, Max Coltman, Abi Larkman, Zane Batt, Iggy Mordeja, and Catherine Ryan, but most importantly this was a team effort and every single member of the Team contributed to the success. The A Team won by 31 points, beating Linslade Crusaders into second, and Watford B into 3rd.
The B team also had many good swims and there were some great Pb’s swum as the swimmers raised their game to compete with the opposition. Some great 2nd places were achieved by the Open Medley team of Rhys, Danny, Paul and Jamie and individuals by Paul O’Doherty, Molly Hagan and Danny Brinkley. Individual PB’s were achieved by Emily Pickard, Rhys Dolan, Izzy Short, Sam Reynolds, Charlotte Williams, Bella Parkus, Jake Evans, Rosie Batt, Thomas Brown and Maggie Wyper. Again everybody contributed to the evening’s swimming and the team were always in the running to finish higher than 7th. In the end a series of DQ’s tipped the balance but there is much potential here for a better finish in the last round.
Well done to all the swimmers who took part – what an exciting evening!
A big thank you also to all those involved in Hosting this Gala. It ran very smoothly, so well done Team!
The results are HERE