NATIONAL ARENA LEAGUE 2018 – ROUND TWO – 2nd PLACE!!
The second round of the National Arena League saw Wyre Forest hosting the event at Perdiswell Leisure Centre, Worcester.
With a couple of swimmers from the first round unavailable, new swimmers stepped up and helped team mates fight for every point, knowing this was going to be another closely fought battle.
First places went to:-
Girls 9-11 yrs 4×2 freestyle & medley relay team of Lillie Grover, Lily Colley, Brecon Westwood, Isabella Hoare. Boys 15/under 4×2 freestyle & medley relay team of Nathaniel Crowther, Charlie Brown, Adam Newey and Rob Darbyshire. Ladies Open 4×2 medley relay team of Isabelle Bowers, Lois Stevens, Abbie Rowley and Emily Watkiss. Girls 10-11 yrs 50m back & 50m fly – Lillie Grover. Ladies Open 100m fly – Abbie Rowley. Boys 15/u 100m fly & 100m free – Rob Darbyshire. Boys 13/u 100m free – Joel Hands. Ladies Open 6×2 freestyle relay team of Lois Stevens, Matilda Calder, Isabelle Bowers, Emily Watkiss, Alexandra Hayes and Abbie Rowley.
Despite a little confusion over the final scores, WF swimmers dug in, with 31 new PB’s being set and finished a fantastic second, just 3 points behind the winners of this round, Northgate. The final scores were Northgate 206, Wyre Forest 203, Flitwick 177, Daventry 160, Bromsgrove 158 and Bicester 141.
Head Coach Brian McGuinness stated, ‘So proud of these Foresters tonight, everyone stepped up and gave their all. I was so proud. Well done all.’
Points from the first and second rounds have been added together, with WF finishing in third place overall in the division which means we will be swimming for promotion in the final round in December!
Well done and thank you to all those who helped out on the night.