National Arena League – Rd 1 2018!

Dunstable Swimming Club got the 1st leg of the National Arena League 2018 campaign off to a fantastic start with a brilliant 3rd place position in their West Midlands Division 2 gala.  Held in Daventry on 13th October 2018, DSC swimmers were on dazzling form holding 2nd place position for the majority of the gala!  

Competing against Daventry Dolphins, Flitwick Dolphins, Lichfield, Cheltenham and Bicester Blue Fins, DSC were against some very tough competition.  DSC did not disappoint, and the whole squad worked really hard all night with the relays in particular being tremendously exciting to spectate.

The atmosphere poolside was very much alive, and certainly the support from DSC parents from the gallery did not disappoint!

The points at the end of this 1st round gala were as follows;

1st place – Cheltenham – 219

2nd place – Daventry Dolphins – 185

3rd place – Dunstable – 181

4th place – Flitwick Dolphins – 169

5th place – Lichfield – 153

6th place – Bicester Blue Fins – 141

Overall Dunstable achieved a 3rd place position on the night, achieving 9 1st place positions, 14 2nd place positions and 6 3rd place.  From the 24 teams competing in this division, DSC currently sit in 11th place and giving us 4 league points.

DSC also celebrated some excellent new PB’s.  Swimmers of the gala went to Hannah Swan and Rhianne Carrick who both made outstanding contributions to the gala.  

Thank you to all DSC swimmers that competed and did their best, for what is a high profile event.  Thank you also to the organisers and supporters that make this event so well organised with over 10,000 swimmers competing all across the country on the same night!

DSC look forward to competing in round 2 on 10th November 2018. 

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