Northgate Swimming Club - Round Two 2014

Northgate’s swimmers are on course for a comfortable finish in the National Arena League after finising fourth in the second round at Leamington Spa.

After winning their first round gala, the swimmers will now go into the final round next month knowing their place in division two is safe for the next season.

With many swimmers again swimming in higher age groups, they performed solidly against some of the region’s stronger clubs.

Abi Whitehead won both her individual races and the 15 and under girls again won both their relays, with Abi Nolan claiming the fifth first place on the night.

Earning second places were Cameron Minifie (butterfly), Abbie Nolan (breaststroke), Harry Sanders (breaststroke), Jennie Ballinger (breaststroke), Oliver Smith-Machancoses (freestyle) and the 11/u girls freestyle relay team.

Third places went to Robbie Ross (individual medley), Connor Roberts (butterfly), Henry Willis (freestyle), Jennie Ballinger (breaststroke) and the 11/u boys freestyle and 11/u girls medley relay squads.

There were fourth places for Cameron Minifie (IM and backstroke), Matthew Whitehead (backstroke), Connie Sanders (freestyle), Connor Roberts (backstroke), Matt Griffiths (freestyle) and the 11/u boys medley, 13/u boys freestyle and medley and open age girls medley teams.

Fifth places went to Jack Cole (breaststroke), Matt Griffiths (butterfly), Daniel Galloway (butterfly), James Lyle (backstroke), Corey George (freestyle), Jack Sanders (breaststroke), Elle Humphries (freestyle), Cerys Toner-Furlong (freestyle), Louise Edmunds (breaststroke and backstroke) and the boys open age medley and freestyle relays teams.

Earning the important points which made the difference between fourth place and fifth were Will Bernasconi (backstroke), Cerys Toner-Furlong (butterfly), Jacob Shinton (butterfly), Harriet Fitzpatrick (backstroke), Elle Humphries (butterfly), Jack Cole (breaststroke) and the 13/u girls medley and freestyle, 15/u boys medley, girls open age freestyle and 15/u boys freestyle relay teams.