Gala Report – Senior Fenland League Round 1

We had a fun night out on Saturday as Bottisham hosted Round 1 of this year’s Senior Fenland League at Newmarket Leisure Centre.  We were drawn against Chatteris, March, First Strokes Godmanchester, and Diss Otters in this round.  There were a brilliant 22 PBs in the individual races, which is pretty awesome at the end of the season – well done to

3 pbs – Anouk – they keep on coming, well done!

2 pbs – Justin, Matthew C, Josh V and Thomas M;

and to all those who achieved 1 pb: Ellen C, Tom C, Ella G, Ellen H, Jack H, Tom H, Nina, Anna I-K, Jacob, Faith and Luna.

We won 11 of the 47 races – so well done to our winners Thomas M (4), Anouk (3), Faith (2), Josh V (1) and the girls’ junior 100m free relay team of Anouk, Ellen H, Anna I-K and Luna. It’s rare for BSC to win a relay so that one was particularly sweet!

Finally, we had a magnificent 9 club records: Thomas M took all 4 he swam in the age 17 category – 100 free, 100 fly, 100 back and 100 IM; Faith got 3 in the age 13 category – 100 IM, 100 fly and 100 breast; and Anouk improved 2 in the age 10 category – 50 fly and 50 breast.

We came 4th in this round – not far off First Strokes in 3rd – which puts us comfortably in the B final (as usual). This will take place on the evening of Saturday 16 September, but we’re not yet sure where… Thanks to everyone who swam, and all the parents who helped out: coach Karl, Anne-Marie and Rob poolside, Paula refereeing, Sharon and Paul timekeeping, Trish judging, Mark on computers, and Carol and myself starting/finish judging; Sally V, Heather and Gordon on the door, Simon announcing, and Cathryn as the chief controller.  Thanks also to our kind helpers from Newmarket Chris B and Sophie, and to Dave Robinson from Mildenhall for refereeing. A great team effort and everything went really smoothly.

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