Dunstable - Round 1 2015

Dunstable Swimming Club got their 1st leg of the National Arena League off to a fantastic start with a 3rd place position in their West Midlands Three East Gala. Held at the Hucknall Leisure Centre in Nottingham on 10th October 2015, DSC swimmers were very excited to be travelling as one squad by coach.

Competing against Etwall Eagles, Rykneld, Lichfield and Braunstone B, DSC was against some tough competition. It is superb to report on 7 1sts, 12 2nds and 9 3rd place positions for the DSC swimmers. The whole DSC squad worked really hard all night and the relays in particular were tremendously exciting to spectate.
The atmosphere pool side was very much alive, and certainly the support from DSC parents as always was lively!

The points at the end of this 1st gala were as follows;

1st place – Etwall Eagles – 179
2nd place – Rykneld – 169
3rd place – Dunstable SC – 142
4th place – Lichfield – 136
5th place – Braunstone B – 119

DSC also celebrated some excellent new PB’s with 5 new personal bests coming from the boys, and 2 coming from the girls. Swimmers of the gala went to Jessica Kefford who made an outstanding contribution to the gala, with a good win and a new PB, and to Sam Mead who won his individual events and achieving 2 new PB’s on the night. DSC’s senior swimmer Michael Flanagan also had a fantastic night of swimming as spectators watched in awe as he flew through his races catching up and overtaking! Well done to you all.

Head Coach Tim Hutton said “There is something very special about National League and our first round certainly didn’t disappoint. Although we were short of some key swimmers the team held their own against some very tough opposition. Our swimmers have worked really hard on and off season to achieve such great results, and we now look forward to round two in November”.

Thank you to all DSC swimmers that competed and did their best, for what is a high profile event. Thank you also to the organisers and supporters that make this event so well organised and above all tremendously exciting.

DSC looks forward to the 2nd round that takes place on 14 November 2015.

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