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Solid Performances by ESS Division 1 Team at Becontree


ESS had a solid second round in the second round of Division 1 of the National Arena League on Saturday, 9th November in Becontree. Our team had to face tough competition from some strong London Region clubs, but demonstrated once again great team spirit in the battle.
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ESS Consolidate Position in Arena Premier Division


Well done to the ESS Arena Premier Division Team for an all-round respectable performance in Round 2 of the League on Saturday, 9th November at Hertfordshire Sports Village. The calibre of swimmers at the gala was of the finest in the Region, but ESS swimmers stood their ground against the tough competition and are well on their way to cementing the Club’s place in the top division of the National Arena Swimming League for 2014.
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Teddington produce a storming second round performance in the National Arena Swimming League


Saturday 9th November saw a forty strong squad from Teddington Swimming Club travel to Harlow for the second round draw of the London Premier division hosted by City of St Albans Swimming Club.

Teddington claimed an awesome second place, pipped to the top spot by Hatfield, who were National runners up last season. By the end of the night a mere 5 points separated the two clubs. Such a close second place was a tremendous achievement for the Teddington swimmers and ranks as a best ever result against a formidable opponent.

The second round positions and point totals on the night were:

1st Hatfield 316 points
2nd Teddington
311
3rd Chelsea & Westminster
296
4th Hoddesden 201
5th City of St Albans
197
6th Colchester 
195
7th Watford
169
8th Hemel Hempstead 105

Teddington have qualified to swim in the London Premier division ‘A’ final on 14th December at Basildon Sporting Village.

Teddington notched up an impressive 13 wins, 12 second and 10 third places with some dominant individual and relay performances. And fast swimming by all!

Individual race winners were, in swim order, Jacob Patterson (11) in the 50m Backstroke (35.20), Alice Smail (13) in the 100m Backstroke (1.10.66), Sophie Fussell (11) in the 50m Breaststroke (36.99), Thalia Poaros (12) in the 100m Butterfly (1.07.67), Anna Smail (11) in the 50m Freestyle (29.73) and Squad Coach Gina Heyn in the 100m Breaststroke (1.11.42).
 
There were seven relay team first places. The 9-11yr girls’ team of Sophie Fussell, Amelia Mackie, Jessica Mayer and Anna Smail were outstanding winners of both the 4x50m freestyle (2.06.56) and the 4x50m medley (2.25.48). Also showing pace were the 9-11yr boys’ 4x 50m freestyle team of Matthew Hall, Eddie Hunt, Max Johnson and Jacob Patterson racing to victory in a time 2.07.46. The 13/U girls’ 4x50m medley team of Sophie Johnson, Alice Patterson, Thalia Poaros and Alice Smail repeated their first round triumph with a faster winning time of 2.10.40. They then went one better than in the first round to win the 4x50m freestyle also in an improved time of 1.58.82. They were Sophie Johnson, Alice Patterson, Alice Smail and Emma Green.


Second places were scooped by Anna Smail (11) in the 50m Backstroke (35.83), Matthew Hall (11) in the 50m Butterfly (37.36) and 50m Freestyle (32.95), Toby Tolson (13) in the 100m Backstroke (1.10.38) and 100m Butterfly (1.09.02), Jacob Patterson (11) in the 50m Breaststroke (43.76), Emma Green in the 100m Freestyle (1.03.52), Brandon Sayers (15) in the 100m Breaststroke (1.10.39) and James Adams (21) in the 100m Freestyle (52.88). The Ladies Open Medley team of Eliza Cottington, Gina Heyn, Clara Nutting and Molly Savill were second in a time of 1.59.93. The 9-11yr boys’medley team of Jacob Patterson, James Benson, Matthew Hall and Max Johnson were an impressive second in a time of 2.30.56 and the 13/U boys’ freestyle team of Toby Tolson, Oscar Aydin, Elias Petrenko and Jacob Patterson achieved second in a time of 1.59.58.

The evening was rounded off in magnificent style with Teddington taking top spot in both the Ladies’ and Mens’ canons. The Ladies winning team were Zoe Bozzard-Hill, Clara Nutting, Molly Savill, Natalie Redmayne, Josie Savill and Gina Heyn in a time of 2.44.87. The Mens’ team were James Adams, Harry Olding, Leon Smith, Glenn Olding, Oliver Hall and Daniel Edmiston who ended the evening on a high with a winning time of 2.27.02.

The entire squad swam out of their skins and put in 100 per cent effort to produce a historic result for their club. Well done to all!    

Press Release No 64, 12 November 2013

 

Round One Times on British Rankings Database


Did you swim in the London League Galas for the Premier Division or Division One, then your times are now on the British Rankings Database. A big well done to all involved for running Four Licensed Galas on the same evening. Times can be checked here
 

Bishop's Stortford Round One Victory


On Saturday 12th October 2013, a 35-strong team of swimmers (19 boys & 13 girls) from Bishop’s Stortford Swimming Club competed in the first round of the National Arena League held at Eltham Sports & Leisure Centre in South London, against opponents Harrow, Islington Anaconda, Lewisham Saxon Crown, Haringey Aquatics, Potters Bar, Hitchin, and Halstead.

BSSC dominated the event from start to finish, and won the Round convincingly with 27 top 3 places out of 50 events – 21 of those were 1sts, 7 were 2nd places and 9 were 3rd places.  In addition, many PB’s and club records were gained on the night.
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Teddington secure a superb second place in the opening round of the National Arena Swimming League


A squad of forty Teddington swimmers took part in the opening round of the National Arena Swimming League on Saturday 12th October. Teddington compete in the London Premier division and their first round draw was hosted by Hoddesdon Swimming Club at Basildon Sporting Village.

Teddington made an outstanding team effort to secure a superb second place behind Ealing Swimming Cub.  They were always going to face strong competition from Ealing who reached the National ‘B’ final last season.  After some edge of the seat races Ealing just managed to hold their lead. At the final count there were only eight points in it.  Ealing finished on 310 points and Teddington on 302. To their credit the strong Teddington team held off Camden Swiss who twice finished ahead of them last season.
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