National Arena League round 1 - Well done ADSC!

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It was a triumphant return to the pool for Alton’s first team gala in almost 2 years! 25 swimmers were selected to represent our club and what a great job they did!

Round 1 of the National Arena League was at Guildford Spectrum on the evening of Saturday 9th October and the team was up against clubs from Wycombe, Dorking, Godalming, Wantage and Wey Valley.

It was a close-run event right from the start and at the first checkpoint, Alton and Wycombe were tied for first place. Wycombe just edged ahead in the end with Alton in a fantastic 2nd place on the night. But if there had been points for team support, Alton would have won by a mile!

Well done to all the swimmers – between them they managed 17 Personal Bests and 13 first places! You can see the results here:

We were sad that a couple of our swimmers couldn’t make it on the night (for Covid and non-Covid related reasons) but special mentions must go to Jess C (for her round trip from Swansea to take part) and James P (for joining the team with half an hour’s notice!)

And our Under 12 team was fabulous! New to team galas, they entered into the spirit from the start and I suspect there were a few sore throats on Sunday morning.

Round 2 will be on Saturday November 13th, with the third and final round on December 11th.

Good luck team Alton and #swimfast!