A Fantastic performance from everybody at the first gala of the new season with ISC coming 2nd, just 1 point behind the winners. This puts us in a great position heading into the next round on 4th October which ISC will be hosting at Bramcote Leisure Centre.
There were 28 new best times in total and the whole team swum brilliantly considering the gala came right off the back of the summer break and holiday season.
In total there were:
5 – Speeding Tickets
5 – 1st Places
15 – 2nd Places
12 – 3rd Places
This meant we finished in the top 3 in 32 of the 48 races. 37/48 including STs.
Some highlights of note from the night were:
Grace Bennett making her gala debut and finishing the 25m Butterfly in a huge new PB of 23.18 to add to a new best time for her 25m Freestyle.
Hannah Brompton making her gala debut and contributing to 4 3rd place finishes in the 10/u and 8/9yrs relays.
Robyn Beecham making her Dobbs debut and gaining a speeding ticket and 1st place as well as new PBs in her 2 individual races.
Will Wright getting under the 30s mark for the first time at ISC in the 50m Freestyle with a time of 29.86 and a speeding ticket to go with it.
Jake Elson, Elsie Vivian and Charlie Palmer getting 1st Places and new PBs in the 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly and 50m Butterfly respectively.
As ever with the dobbs galas it was great fun and really close races with all ISC swimmers going flat out to the wall. Big thanks to all the parents for getting all swimmers poolside well in time for the warm-up, it is a real help to me on poolside to know everyone is there early so thanks for that. Also, huge thank-you to all the helpers on the night, great work as always!!
Bring on Round 2!!!
Final Gala Standings:
1st Radford – 153
2nd Ilkeston – 152
3rd Sutton – 146
4th Kimberley – 141
5th Portland – 122
6th Hucknall & Linby – 118
Next Gala is the JC Dobb Autumn League Round 2 on Saturday 4th October at Bramcote Leisure Centre.