12 November 2017
Last night again saw a great team effort as Tilehurst competed in a tough second round of the Arena League. This time we took a bigger squad, giving more swimmers the chance to compete and represent the club.
As always there was a fantastic team spirit, with swimmers travelling back from uni to swim (thanks to Hannah, Alex and Alex), ‘singing’ on the bus and cheering on each other during the 50 events through the evening. There were again many great performances, with numerous examples of swimmers finding that little bit extra during their races for the team.
We achieved one 1st place (Liv), four 2nd places (Ben, Ffion, Anna and Beth) and seven 3rd places (Anna, Beth, Ben, Isabel N, Joe R, Alex B-N and the 9-11 boys relay team with Adnan, Alex C, Eshaan and Michael). Special mention also to Abbie, Alex, Arya, Elliot, Emily, Emma and Molly who were great additions to the team for this round. For most of the evening we held on to 5th place before eventually getting pipped into 6th place over the last few events.
The final double points round of the Arena League for 2017 is on Saturday 9th December so please leave the date clear!
Well done again to all our swimmers, thanks to the coaches and team managers, the parents who volunteered as officials and those who came to support.