Round 2 of this year’s Arena League saw us travel to Rugby. Round 2 can always be a very open competition and apart from the runaway winners on the night, Sutton-in-Ashfield, it was fairly close between the other 5 teams during the gala. At the end of the racing we placed 4th, merely 5 points behind the City of Derby ‘B’ team. Results for the team were similar to round 1 with the younger ages finding it a bit tougher due to some inexperience and swimmers racing up in age, while more of our points came in the older ages, particularly in the relays. Again we won both cannons at the end of the gala and our team atmosphere and racing skills were superb all night. Victories on the night came courtesy captain Rob Cowley in the open Mens 100 Breast, 100 Free and 200IM, Wil Carter in the open 100Back, Tom Rowley and Michael Doyle in the 15/under 100Back and 100 Breast respectively and both 6×50 free cannon teams. Onto round 3 on Saturday 12th December.