National Arena League Rnd 2- Report and Results

Bram Montgomery

Although the performances were not up to the standards we would have expected from the those selected to compete, overall the swimmers who represented Brompton in the 2nd round of the National Arena League competition over the weekend managed a 4th place finish on the night, which was an improvement on our seeding coming into the night, and certainly a big improvement over the 7th place finish we managed in the 2nd round last year. 

Nov. 2018 National Arena League Rnd 2- Brompton SC Results

The 2nd round of Arena League falls at a tricky time in the season; for some swimmers it was obvious they'd not put in enough work during the school holidays (or at all this season), while many of our older swimmers had just come off very strong performances at the London Winter Champs meaning it was going to be hard to race well after getting back into a week of intense training in the pool and the gym. 

Once again our 10-11 Girls and our Sr. swimmers lead the way for the club. Our youngest girls finished in the top 3 in all 6 races (4 individuals and 2 relays) including wins for Mia in the 50m fly and 50m free. The older swimmers boosted our point totals by winning 3/4 of the Open relays including thrilling back to back victories in the 6x50m relays to finish the meet.

Lorenzo hit a lifetime best and broke the club record in the 100m Backstroke while 5 other swimmers also managed to hit PB's; Anabelle, Saint (twice), Joseph, Angelica, and Marc. 

The final round of the 2018 National Arena League takes place on Saturday Dec. 8th and as always we hope the swimmers will all make themselves available for selection. We will send out a short list of selected swimmers after the Hitchin Meet, but may not make final selections until after the Club Champs on Dec.2nd to give as many swimmers as possible the chance to stake their claim to a place on the team! 

A big thank you to Bob and Ruhksana who volunteered on the night as officials and to Ramtin and Emma who supported the swimmers from poolside.