Swindon ASC swimmers were in action on Saturday 29th February in the
Wiltshire Moonraker Winter League’s Round 2 at the Link Centre.
League programme is quite unique in that it’s all about Relays, with 34 relay events
swam by 4 swimmers over 25m/50m distances and a mixed “Canon” relay at the end
with 8 swimmers racing 25m each. The competition was going to be close with
Marlborough and Bradford on Avon swimming A & B Teams plus also Melksham
chasing for every point. After 10 events, Marlborough A opened an early lead
with 57 points with BOA A and Swindon chasing 2nd and 3rd
places with 42 and 40 points respectively. This set the theme for the evening
with Marlborough A extending their lead after 20 events to 102 points with
Swindon hot on the tails of BOA A with just 3 points separating the 2nd
and 3rd placed teams – 83 and 80 points for each team.
After 34 events, the final points and positions on the evening were as follows:
Bradford on Avon A
Bradford on Avon B
Finishing in a
credible 3rd place on the night, Swindon can take a lot of positives
away from the competition which includes Jess / Freya / Alyssa and Emily
winning the Girls Squadron 4x25m Breaststroke and Seb / Ashton / Rhys and Matt
winning the Boys U13 4x25m Breaststroke. With a further twelve 2nd
place finishes and nine 3rd place finishes, Swindon can look forward
to the next round with confidence.
Well done to all
Swindon ASC swimmers with a special shout out for Buster, who swam his first
A big THANK YOU to all the officials and helpers, without whom we would not be able to have such fun!
With 143 years experience in swimming coaching at Swindon Amateur Swimming Club (ASC), you’re in safe and experienced hands!