Arena League Round 3 – A Team Report

Last Saturday saw the final round of the National Arena League with The Borough of Broxbourne Swim Squad back at The Venue Borehamwood.  Going into the final round BoBSS were seeded 2nd overall which meant that if they held onto 2nd place then they would be promoted to the 1st Division.

The competition was fierce and after the first 10 events BoBS were in 4th place behind Hackney Aquatics, Puckeridge and Aylesbury & District.  Event 13 saw our first win with Dayna taking the 100m BR followed by Lily Merrett & Molly Cobbold.  The girls also rose to the challenge in the U12 Medley relay, U14 FS relay & U16 medley relay with Charlotte Williams, Holly Morgan, Lily Rogers, Abi Larkman, Bella Parkus, Catherine Ryan, Libby Dunford, & Ezme all adding to the winning team races.

The boys also performed well with a whole host of 2nd place finishes from Zane Batt, Iggy Mrodeja & Dominic McCarthy.  It was this consistency which showed in the end.  By the time the squadron relays were swum BoBSS had already secured 2nd place overall which meant that next year they would be promoted to Division One.  This was an excellent 1st year of competition of gaining promotion at the 1st time of asking.

The squad was set up to ensure that swimmers from local clubs are able to compete at a higher level and by the end of the 1st competition it is mission accomplished. The next event for the squad will be the East Region Swimming Championships which are held at the beginning and end of May.  Watch this space for further success.