Well done Team Ilkeston Swimmers that competed in the Round 1 draw of the NASL held at Daventry Leisure Centre. It was a great start to a very competitive league with some fast swims from the team. We competed well throughout the gala, and the skill level on show was very strong from all teams that were racing. That being said we still performed very well, and most importantly have improved from last seasons round 1.
Comparison of 2015 & 2016 Round 1 Performance:
2015 Round 1 – 138 Points
2016 Round 1 – 152 Points
A total of 6 first places, 9 second places, and 5 third places, and 11 personal bests! Three Club records were broken during the event in Daventry.
The duo starting the gala off and competing in the 200 I.M were Leah Burgin-Rawson & Charlie Palmer who both attained Club records respectively.
Leah Burgin-Rawson raced well breaking Krissy Tomlinson’s record dated back from 2011 in a new time of 2.44.82. Charlie Palmer breaking his own 200m Individual Medley record by 3 seconds to a 2.17.44. Will Foster then went on to break his own 100m Backstroke record in a new time of 1.03.97! Well done swimmers #FastSwimming
The final points scoring was; Flitwick Dolphins (206), Dunstable (195), Market Harborough (195), Worksop Dolphins (158), Team Ilkeston (152), and Daventry Dolphins (133).
Well done all and thank you to team managers, coaches and officials! Remember the next round is on 12th November and selections for this gala will be communicated over the next few days. Can you also ensure that you keep round 3 (10th December) free in your diaries as we want to field our strongest possible team.