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We Are In The London Div 1 National Arena Swim League Final

We have qualified for the London Division 1 play-off final round of the National Arena Swim League in December!

After finishing in 4th= spot with Greenwich Royals on 228 points in Round 1 we amassed enough points overall in the Round 2 gala, despite then only finishing 5th, to qualify. In their Round 2 Gala, Greenwich also finished 5th but they fell 4 points short of our cumulative  total of 447 points.

The team competition involves individual and relay races for 9-11 years, 13’s & under, 15’s & under and Open events. Points are awarded from 8 through to 1 depending on the placings in each race. The margin by which we qualified for the final play-offs underlined how every swim counts, even an 8th place finish. Congratulations therefore to every team member who took part over both rounds, including Head Coach Rikki Morris. He was called upon to swim the Men’s Open 100m Backstroke in Round 2 and managed 5th place with a creditable time of 1:01.97 .

We now go into the final against teams from Watford, Anaconda, Hackney Aquatics, Dunmow Atlantis, Barking & Dagenham, Aylesbury and Potters Bar.

The final round takes place on 8th December.

Wherever we finish in the final we are assured of once again finishing in the top half of Division 1. Well done all.

 

 

Eleven English National Masters & Seniors’ Medals

Fantastic results from the 2018 Swim England National Masters & Seniors Championships. We won a total of three Gold, three Silver and four Bronze individual medals, a Relay Silver and set three new Beds County Masters records.

With ages ranging from 22 to 63 years, all ten squad members who competed swam either a lifetime and /or season best times.

Colin Mayes, Dave Wright, Malcolm Barton & Graham Powell

Club Coaches Alex Mason and Dave Wright together with Graham Powell each won an individual title. Read here for a full report.

Six Finalists At British & National Summer Championships

The 2017/18 competitive swimming season has ended with a flurry of outstanding swims over a two-week period across the length and breadth of the British Isles. One English Champion, four National medals, two Beds County records and numerous personal best times were the icing on the cake for a year which has seen well over 100 of the Club’s own records broken. Read here for a detailed report.

Chantal Smith: English National Champion

Open Water Successes Across The Ages

Congratulations to Abbie Barnwell qualifying for the National Open Water championships  on 30th July, following her swim at the East Region event.

From ages ranging from 11 up to 57 years, our swimmers won 1 Silver and 2 Bronze East Region medals and 4 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Beds County medals. Read here for more details.

15 Medals Won At East Region Long Course Championships

Congratulations  to all sixteen of our swimmers who competed over the three weekends of the East Region Long Course championships. We won a total of 1 gold, 4 silver and ten bronze medals with many individual PBs. The medals total was more than any other club in Bedfordshire reflecting the breadth of talent and is testament to the time given by all of our coaches. Read here for full report.