Aylesbury Christmas Relay Gala 2017!
DSC were invited to Aylesbury’s Christmas Relay Gala on Saturday 16 December 2017. Always a terrific gala to end the swimming year, as it remains highly competitive, but also bags of fun with festive music and lots of silly hats! Held at the Aqua Vale pool in Aylesbury, 6 teams competed on the night – DSC being fabulous as usual with tenths of seconds separating races many times and overall gaining a 2nd place position.
With no individual swims at all, this gala is a real team event with mixed relays, cannons and squadron races and so the atmosphere poolside was electric. Competing on the night were Henley, Bourne End, Aylesbury Yellow, Leighton Buzzard, Aylesbury Blue and of course DSC.
Overall points after 30 events were as follows;
1st place – Aylesbury Blue’s – 156 points (well done to them, we had some terrific races together)
2nd place – DSC – 144 points
3rd place – Leighton Buzzard – 117 points
4th place – Bourne End – 74 points
5th place – Aylesbury Yellows – 73 points
6th place – Henley – 43 points
Swimmers of the gala went to Maisie Humphrey and Ollie Bradshaw for their outstanding contribution to the gala – well done to both of them.
DSC now have a break over Christmas and the New Year, but will be back in the pool swimming competitively at the end of January 2018, when the start of Bedfordshire County Championships commences.
Massive thank you to all volunteers, officials, parents and swimmers in making 2018 a sensational year for Dunstable Swimming Club! We look forward to more of the same next year.