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Harpenden Round 1 2017

Harpenden Swimming Club (HSC) has kicked off our 2017 campaign and completed in Round One in the Arena League. This was the first opportunity to wear the new Arnold Laver sponsored kit:
The team finished 8th on the night but swam really well. We were 12 people down on the original call up of 32 so it was a massive challenge for those that turned out to step up to the level of competition and the fantastic commitment was demonstrated by the 18 PBs from the 34 individual races.

The U16 boys did particularly well and specific mention should be made to
Ed Campfield who was first in the 100m Backstroke, Yannik Wilson who was 2nd in 100m Freestyle and 100m Breaststroke, and the Boys U16 200m Freestyle relay team (Ed Campfield, Freddie Arbuthnott, Samrahn Sandhu, Yannik Wilson), and U16 Boys 200m Medley relay team (Ed Campfield, Yannik Willson, Freddie Arbuthnott, Samrahn Sandhu)

Notwithstanding the team’s great swimming, it was disappointing to finish last on the day but you can't ask more of your swimmers than that they swim a PB. It is early in the season and everyone should take heart from their performances and with a full strength team for Round Two we can really focus on getting the results which reflect our ability and ensuring that we, as a minimum, remain in the division.

With all the results in, HSC is sat in 15th position after Round One. Given the strength of the team that we could field, this is a great achievement and we should be looking to move further up after the next round.

London Round One Results 2017 Delay

Please note there will be a delay in disclosing the results and the consequential draw for round 2 of the premier division whilst a query is being resolved. We apologise for the delay.

London League 2017 AGM

The Annual General Meeting of The National Arena Swimming League-London will take place on 21st June 2017 at 7pm at The Wyllyotts Centre, Potters Bar. One representative from each club can attend. The agenda and paperwork for the meeting can be downloaded here

London League 2016 Results

Congratulations to teamipswich on becoming Premier Division Champions in The National Arena Swimming League-London for the 2016 season. The runners up were Ealing. Both these teams will be invited to compete in the National League finals weekend in Cardiff on 8th/9th April 2017.

Barking & Dagenham are the winners of Division One, with Watford as runners-up. These two teams are promoted to the Premier Division for the 2017 season.

Dunmow Atlantis are the winners of Division Two, and Bexley are the runners up.  These two teams are promoted to Division One for the 2017 season.

Bishops Stortford and Brompton are relegated to Division One, and  Hoddesdon and Hitchin are relegated to Division Two for the 2017 season.

Dunmow Atlantis Round One 2016

The prestigious competition saw Dunmow swimming against Hertford, Potters Bar, Verulam, Aylesbury, Putteridge and host club, Braintree.

The Atlantis team, aged between nine and 24-years-old set the pool alight, proving their versatility across a variety of strokes and distances in a total of 50 races.

Good News

The galas in The National Arena Swimming League-London will all be licensed this year.

Originally, the London league was unable to obtain licensing for this year’s galas. After appeals and discussions which have been on-going since the National League Annual General Meeting in June, the ASA Swimming Management Group has agreed that galas in The National Arena Swimming League can, after all, be licensed. The galas can be licensed at level 3.

Although this is not the best outcome for the London league’s premier division galas which have always been licensed level 2, at least licensing is possible again!

The licence numbers for the galas on 8th October will be available shortly.

Please note that The National Arena Swimming League-London rules regarding the qualifications of the officials provided by each team still apply, regardless of the licensing level – i.e. each team must provide a qualified J1 and a qualified J2 official.

Sheila Mackenzie
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