The Club staged their 31st Annual Sprint Meet at the Link on Sunday 5th November 2016 and played host to teams from Swindon ASC, Tigersharks ASC, Swindon Dolphin ASC, Malmesbury Marlins ASC, Durrington Otters ASC and Wooton Bassett ASC. We were also pleased to welcome for the second time our friends from Gibraltar who brought 33 young swimmers to the meet. Thanks to Tigersharks, we were able to use the 6 lane pool at the Link again, which gives us much greater capacity than using our own pool at Wroughton.
As always, the Link was packed to the rafters with swimmers, together with support from family and friends. The spectators worked on a rota basis to ensure everyone was able to see their youngsters perform – all a bit complicated to explain to anyone new to this type of event, but it worked, and everyone soon slotted into the routine.
We sometimes forget we are a very small club, but that has its benefits, as literally everyone rallied round and contributed to the many tasks that are needed to stage a successful meet – and that was done and done really well. It’s a Meet in the calendar that everyone looks forward to – not sure whether it’s the swimming, the dancing or the PB lollies on offer that makes the difference but something does ! Whilst we were able to fill most of the jobs, we were grateful to Diane Lee, Lesley Leffers (Tigersharks) and Rob & Jane Hart for their expert support and of course to all those that officiated.
The detailed results are available here and because the meet was registered with the ASA, all the results are also on the ASA Rankings – see where you are ranked in the club, the county and the country – it’s worth a look at the ASA Web Site.
So what about our results – Sandra thought they were great:
- 19 of our swimmers went home with medals – a total of 19 Gold, 22 Silver and 22 Bronze
- A total of 57 County Qualifying times were achieved – more than last year
- Scott came home from Uni’ & made 5 first places
- Best performance awards for the best swim in their age group were received by Alex Applegate, Rebecca Gee, Josh Ricketts & Scott Gunning
Congratulations to Wroughton ASC – you have all done it again……..and done it well