Arena League 2014 Round 1 Report

Round One of the Arena League was a cracker!

Team Ilkeston finished third out of five teams that were really tough opposition. It was great to see Ilkeston prevail as a top three team hammering Dove Valley who has been our bogey team for the past three years!

This result proves how far you have all come as swimmers and put up a fight especially in the final two relay races!

We have swimmers on the freestyle relays pulling 26’s, 27’s and 28’s out and some of the 13/14 year old’s doing 29’s for 50m’s! Its fantastic and obviously its only a fraction of what you are capable of at this moment.

In terms of top three positions:
6 – 1st places
8 – 2nd places
14 – 3rd places

Final scores:
1st Falcon – 178
2nd Wantage – 174
3rd Ilkeston – 138
4th Matlock – 135
5th Dove Valley – 109

A lot of personal bests were recorded last night! Swimmers were knocking several seconds off their times which proves if you work hard you will receive rewards in return. But, swimmers get to know your pb’s please! Every time we asked last night, “great swim – what’s your pb!?” Half of you looked and didn’t know. You need to know what your goal times are to fire you up for the race!

In addition, we had some debuts for Team Ilkeston last night in their first Arena League for the club – well done to these swimmers!

Leah Burgin-Rawson, Keira Banks, Ashley Hutchinson, Lewis Brown, Kian Eaves, Ollie Hunt, Ellis Haddon, Evan Coggins, William Foster, Daniel Sloan, Robyn Beecham!

Big thanks to all the parents that helped out on poolside!

Wait until you see these results!! Well done Team!

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