Arena League R1 2018

The Arena League Is the highest level League that Penguins competes in. Clubs from all over the UK swim in 6 regional leagues, and this Saturday there were some 53 individual galas held across the UK. Penguins compete in the Premier Division of the “London” area league and they will swim against some of the top swimming Teams in the UK.

On the night, Penguins achieved an outstanding result, possibly one of their highest placings in recent years finishing 4th on the night, details of the final placings are detailed below. Please do not underestimate the achievement of beating a team such as Chelsea & Westminster and of course it is great to beat local rivals from Stortford.

1st. Team Ipswich 246
2nd. Camden Swiss Cottage 321
3rd. Teddington 234
4th. Harlow Penguins 192
5th. Bishops Stortford 185
6th. Chelsea & Westminster 179
7th. Enfield Swim Squad 172
8th. Leander 164

Individually there were outstanding times set, 17 PB’s in the 32 individual events, but this is a “Team” event and there were some 29 fastest relay splits recorded. Amongst the PB’s set there were new Regional times for William White, Phoebe White, Ben Stringer, William White& Misty Eren and it was great to see Kitty Jarvis and Claudia King going through the 50m Free 30sec barrier for the first time.

On the night, 1st places were hard to come by with Ipswich and Camden claiming 40 victories between them in the 50 events swam, however we claimed 7 second placed finishes, congratulations to Brianna Hansen-Hoare (50m Back), Alessandro Rioda (100m Brst), William White (50m Fly) and Phoebe White who finished 2nd in both the  100m Free and 100m Fly.

It was pleasing to see our relay squads achieving outstanding results, the Boys 11&U 4x50m Free squad of Kevin Moldovan, Jack Banning, James Gourpinar and William White gained 2nd place as did our 15&U squad of Ethan Peirce, Tyler Jackson, Daniel Monk and Alessandro Rioda.

Full details of times and places are on the attached file:          Arena League – Result,

 

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