Nuneaton Junior League Round 2: Cheslyn Hay; Saturday 12th May 2012

Diddy league round 2 saw us back at the same venue as the first round, Cheslyn Hay, to improve on the 3rd place we earned back in April. And improve the junior team did!! Having learnt from the unfortunate DQ’s that cost us previously, the young swimmers were much more solid in their swims and their overall team performance and it showed in the results! 27 1st places, yes 27!!!, backed up by a further 15 top 3 finishes meant we won on the night with a massive 239 points! This means we have moved up the league table to 5th with a real chance of making the final in September.

The girls 9yrs excelled once again, winning both their relays again, this time with the addition of Darcy Rimmer, whilst Gemma H won the back and fly and Sophia M-E won the Free. A further 9yrs victory came courtesy of Josh Porter in the boys back! Ben T won the 10yrs breast while Woody Goodall took 1st place in the back and the team won both their relays. 11yr old victories came from the girls, with Hattie winning the back and Grace winning both the fly and free and they both teamed up with Josie Adams and Anya Lonergan to win the Medley relay. Not to be outdone, Zac Plant swimming up an age won the 11yrs 50 Fly for the boys. The most successful age group of the night was the 12yrs, with both the boys and girls winning 5 out of their 6 races. The girls took maximum points in both relays along with Orla in the free and breast and Beth Powney in the fly, while the boys again won both relays, plus Tom R in the back and fly and Robbie Jowett in the breast. Finishing off our tally of victories was the girls 8x25m cannon and the gala ending mixed 8×25 cannon.

All swimmers made valuable contributions throughout the evening and the atmosphere again was awesome, as was the support from the travelling parents! Here comes round 3!