Dunstable Round One 2016

Dunstable Swimming Club got the 1st leg of the National Arena League 2016 off to a fantastic start with a magnificent 3rd place position in their West Midlands Three East Gala.  Held at the Daventry Leisure Centre on 8th October 2016, DSC swimmers were on good form.

Competing against Worksop Dolphins, Flitwick Dolphins, Daventry Dolphins (hosts), Ilkeston and Market Harborough, DSC were against some very tough competition.  DSC did not disappoint, and the whole squad worked really hard all night with the relays in particular being tremendously exciting to spectate.
The atmosphere poolside was very much alive, and certainly the support from DSC parents did not disappoint!

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

1st place – Flitwick Dolphins – 206
2nd place – Market Harborough – 195
3rd place – Dunstable – 195
4th place – Worksop Dolphins – 158
5th place – Ilkeston – 152
6th place – Daventry Dolphins – 133

Overall Dunstable achieved a 3rd place position, because despite gaining the same points as Market Harborough, they achieved 17 1st place positions, whereas DSC achieved 7.

DSC also celebrated some excellent new PB’s.  Swimmers of the gala went to Walter Hackett and Will Richards who both made outstanding contributions to the gala.

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 with over 11,500 swimmers competing all across the country on the same night!

DSC would also like to give a huge thanks to the Woodside Clinic Dunstable, who very kindly sponsored the swimmers T-shirts.

DSC look forward to competing in the 2nd round of NASL on Saturday November 12th 2016.

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Stop Press: Lucy Buckingham also broke a club record from 2010 in her 10 Yr old 50 breaststroke, previously held with Keira McNally in a time of 45.87.  Lucy broke the record in 45.47.