Round three of the Moonraker summer league on 25th June was moved to Tidworth after a last minute change by the hosts Durrington because of problems at their home pool.
The coach trip down was a lively affair and the team had high hopes after the success of the previous rounds and after some last minute instructions from Ryan the team was ready to race.
The night started a little slower than previous rounds and we had to wait until race 4 for our first win of the night which went to Annabel in the U12 fly and was the first of 5 straight wins from Max A and Beth in the 50m free and Caitlin and Tyler in the 50m breast. Although we led by 5 points after the first session the team went on win just 3 of the next 10 races (Max S in 1 25m BR and boys and girls U16 relay teams of Sasha, Rowan, Liberty, Beth and Will, Alyx, Max A and Andrew) and our lead was reduced to just 3 points after 20 races. The next session saw Alyx taking first in the 50m backstroke (Liberty was just beaten into second). The boys and girls U14 Medley teams of Aaron, Alex S, Tyler, Charlie, Sasha, Caitlin, Olivia and Alice along with the Open medley teams of Alyx, Tomas, Max, Brad, Sasha, Rowan, Emily and Beth all took first place along with Max A and Harvey in their individual races. This improved things dramatically and give us a 19 point lead at the top of the table after 30 races.
Performances in races 31-40 were more in line with Ryan’s pre-race chat, and saw Addison, Harvey, Harry and Max S taking first place in the U12 freestyle relay and the girls and boys U16 teams of Rowan, Olivia, Liberty, Beth, Andrew, Max A, Will and Alyx repeated this achievement. Individual wins for Tyler (by a royal mile) in the 50m fly, Tomas in the 100m breast along with a great swim by Freya, Molly, Amy and Annabel in the U12 freestyle relay meant we had a lead of 25 points going into the last session.
Three more individual wins in the final session from Alex, Alyx, Rowan along with wins from both the U14 freestyle relay teams of Alex S, Aaron, Charlie, Tyler, Alice, Sasha, Olivia and Caitlin saw us end the night with a total of 164 points, a lead of 33 points over second placed Warminster.
Well done team. Thank you to all officials, helpers and supporters.
Final Round is at home – Milton Road on September 17th
Final points position:
1st Swindon ASC – 164 points
2nd Warminster – 131 points
3rd Melksham – 111 points
4th Durrington 81 points