The first round of the Leicester Winter League held at Loughborough Leisure Centre was a fantastic start to the New Year. After a year out of the League and only three sessions back in the pool after the festive period, we were looking strong, and this was with several swimmers missing too! Everyone that raced gave everything they had for their team mates and we finished in the top three in 39 races of 49 events. A total of 21 first places, 13 second places, and 5 third places. 16 individual race pbs, and 62 relay split pbs, making a total of 78 pbs on the night.
Overall, the points total of 235 on the night, which I believe is a record points total for a Leicester gala for our Club in recent times. Just behind us in second place by 1 point was Long Eaton who also swam well and gave us a close battle all the way until the end of the gala. Followed by Shepshed in third, in fourth place was Loughborough Town and in fifth place was Coaville.
Swimmers that made their competitive debut in the LL were; Amber Wilkins, Dominic Wynn, Eja Coe, Erin Pickard, Erica Beharall, Emma Wilkins, Eleanor Higgins, Eleanor West, Finley O’Neill, Leo Charlesworth, Louie Stadler and Thomas Ingram.
Thanks to all that helped on poolside, judging, time keeping, team managing and coaches.
Well done swimmers