National Arena League - The Final Round
On Saturday night the team boarded the coach to Horsham. With little traffic, our swimmers arrived early and keen to get in the pool. As this was the final round of the league the atmosphere was buzzing with excitement and nervous energy. With 50 events on the programme and 10 swum we were in 4th place after the first set of relays. The swimmers watching, cheering and working out the points race by race telling each other which teams they had to beat. Race by race the points began to build. The last set of relays everyone knew what needed to be done. Age by age group we raced with the volume at the pool increasing with each take over. By the last two races, the ladies and mens open 6x50 freestyle, the excitement was intense and the volume incredible. Both of the races were tight, with positions changing numerous times through out. Our swimmers in both events came through and managed to finish in first place. It was a great evening with great team spirit and excellent individual swims from our younger swimmers to our masters which resulted in us finishing the evening in 2nd place! Final results 1st - Croydon - 214 points 2nd - Orpington Ojays - 201 points 3rd - Ashford & East Grinstead - 179 points 5th - Shepway - 168 points 6th - Dover - 108 points Thanks to all the helpers, coach Damien, parents and swimmers.