Fareham Nomads - Round One 2015

Fareham Nomads Swimming Club (FNSC) had a speedy start to the first round of the 2015 Arena League.

The Club competed against teams from Maxwell, Alton & District, Newbury, Littlehampton and newly promoted to Division 1 East, Chalfont Otters.  

For the first time ever in this league the team were sponsored by Metis Homes of Winchester.  Not only were the swimmers keen to improve on last years mid table position of 10th but were also very keen to impress their sponsor, Metis Homes.

Stewart Crowe, head coach at FNSC, said: “Many of the team were competing at this level of competition for the first time; however it was the experience of the senior swimmers that dominated for the Fareham Nomads.  

“A clean sweep of seven wins from their events was very impressive and does not occur that often in events of this type. “

Chris Finch and Jamie O’Donnell led the way with a double wins in the 200m Individual Medley and 100m Freestyle recording times of 2.13.87 and 53.86 respectively.  

O’Donnell doubled up in the 100m Butterfly in 56.96 and dominated the 100m Breaststroke recording figures of 1.04.51.

Assistant Coach John Molyneaux chipped in the with the final win in the 100m Backstroke in a time of 59.98.  They were joined in the relays by Matthew Riley, Clive Marquis and returning to this league since first competing in it some 20 years ago; Will Felgate.  

More double success was achieved by 18 year old Jessica Davies winning both the 100m Backstroke and Freestyle events in times of 1.03.05 and 59.33.

Stewart added: “At the halfway point of a very close and exciting gala the Nomads were in second place, 14 points behind Maxwell but only one point ahead of newly promoted Chalfont Otters and a further four points ahead of Newbury.”

The only other individual winner for the Club was Daisy Ireland in the 100m Butterfly.  More relay success came from the Ladies Open 6 x 50m freestyle relay squad of Jess Davies, Noemie Peignon, Xanthe West, Laura Molyneaux, Alice Moyse and Isabella Talbot.

Adding to the points tally with second place finishes were Alex Finch, Ellen Jewell, Matthew Sullivan and Edward Hollands.

Final Points & Positions:
Maxwell S.C. 202 1st
Fareham Nomads S.C. 200 2nd
Chalfont Otters S.C. 192 3rd
Newbury S.C. 179 4th
Alton S.C. 145 5th
Littlehampton S.C. 129 6th


Fareham Nomads is a competitive swimming club and provides competitive opportunities for swimmers from novice up to national standards. The club has 6 competitive squads plus a new Masters squad to develop swimmers from novice level up to national competition standard.
For further details on Fareham Nomads Swimming Club or to join, please visit our website www.fnsc.wikidot.com

For all Press Enquiries, please contact:

Laura Molyneaux

Or Head Coach, Stewart Crowe