The final results, individual times and relay split times can now be found on the website in our member area:
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We were drawn against some tough competition, but this did not appear to phase our swimmers, nor did they disappoint on the night!
Throughout the night, we managed to secure two first place finishes, ten second place finishes and fourteen third place finishes which is a brilliant effort by all swimmers.
We held third place overall throughout the gala right up until the final event, the cannon at the end, where unfortunately we were disqualified for one of the takeovers. Whilst disqualifications can be extremely frustrating, we learn from them, move on, and use them to further motivate us for the next round.
Overall, we finished in fourth place, missing out on third by one point! The effort levels from our swimmers were extremely high, and it was brilliant to see everyone (parents included) coming together as one team, and supporting their teammates.
The final results were City of Derby A in first with 269 points, Etwall Blues in second with 174 points, Nottingham Leander B in third with 160 points, Ilkeston in fourth with 159 points, Eckington in fifth with 159 points and Hucknall and Linby in sixth with 84 points.
A special mention and well done goes to Felicity Dobbs, Sami Zilate, Kieran Law and William Radford for representing Team Ilkeston for the first time at a team gala.
Thanks to Gary, Victoria, Kay, Steph, Kate, Jake, Eve, Holly and Delainey for all helping out on the night.
Round two is on Saturday 18th May and team selections will be being sent out via text message very shortly.