Well done to all swimmers that were racing at the Jamie Rigby Gala last weekend. As usual, we opted to race two teams to ensure everyone had a chance to race at this special club event that we hold in memory of Jamie every year.
A total of 58 swimmers represented the club for Ilkeston Blue and Ilkeston White! Our squad consisted of several experienced swimmers and many younger development squad swimmers who raced on the night making their debut in the memorial gala.
The 16 swimmers making their debuts were; Elliot Bestwick, Eleanor Moore, Arwen Moore, Fern Hunter, Reece Tait, Holly Newton, Emmi Charlesworth, Leo Charlesworth, Leo Allanson, Olivia Dougan, Caitlyn Cooke, Katie Tompkins, Gabriel Rawson, Adham Zilante, Chloe Pearson, and Owen Sheehan making his comeback.
A very close gala once again from start to finish with all teams racing aiming to be crowned Champions of the Rigby Gala. Congratulations to Belper Marlins on the night who won the gala. A fantastic second place finish and eight place finish for our two teams. Team Ilkeston Blue proving victorious in the Cannon, which was a great way to finish the evening on a high.
1 – Belper Marlins 381
2 – Team Ilkeston Blue 341
3 – Derby Phoenix 320
4 – Etwall Eagles 307
5 – Eckington 288
6 – Burton Bluefins 209
7 – Burton Bluerays 178
8 – Team Ilkeston White 122
Thanks to Belper Marlins, Derby Phoenix, Burton Bluerays and Burton Bluefins, Eckington and Etwall Eagles who all supported our gala. Thank you to all officials, coaches, team managers, helpers and swimmers who attended, so we could watch some fast swimming in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
Thank you to our trophy sponsors; Digraph Transport Ltd, Stephen Darkins, The Hudson Family, Castle Blinds, Lennox Chiropody Clinic, Maz’s Boutique, and Hudson Aquatics.
The official results for all clubs have been uploaded to our members section, and the team named official results sheet will be available asap.
Well done swimmers