National Arena League Round 2
LOBSC attended Round 2 of the Arena National Swimming League which took place on Saturday 12 November and had another long coach journey, this time visiting Loughborough Town SC to compete along with Notts Leander B, Melton Mowbray and Calverton and Bingham.
A few swimmers were required to swim up an age group as illness and injuries meant a shuffle was needed, but under difficult conditions, all performed very well.
Lowestoft had solid swims in the initial rounds with both the boys and girls 9-11yrs relay teams posting second place finishes, but it was Joe McGillivray who posted the first win of the night when he won the boys 10/11yrs 50m Backstroke some two seconds clear of his nearest rival.
Syd Newnham-Stebbings was next to secure a first place finish, comfortably winning the Men’s Open Breaststroke and Katie Hitter immediately following that up with first in the girls 10/11yrs Freestyle and shortly after Abi Marshall claimed our fourth but ultimately our final first placing of the evening in the girls 13/u Freestyle.
As with round one, there were some impressive personal bests on the night against some very good opposition and some incredibly tight races that needed eagle eyed officials to work out placings.
Overall LOBSC finished with 177 points which gets added to our Round 1 total and we and we await the details from other results across the country to see where we currently stand in the ‘Virtual League’ and we also eagerly anticipate the Round 3 draw, with the racing to take place on the 10 December.
Calverton & Bingham: 248
Melton Mowbray: 225
Loughborough Town: 192
Notts Leander B: 143
Newport Pagnell: DNA
Thanks go to Belle Coaches for providing transport and to the coaches and officials who travelled with the team and of course our swimmers who all performed exceptionally well.
Team: Lily Charlesworth, Syd Newnham-Stebbings, Katie Hitter, Ellie Burwood, Kiera Turner, Maddison Winney, Joseph McGillivray, Harrison Holmes, Ashton King, Conor Fitzgerald, Natasha Maw, Kiara Jessop, Imogen Block, Kassie King, Joe McGillivray, Matt Bessey, Brandon Riley, Jack Pallant, Alice Newnham-Stebbings, Naomi Boots, Abigail Marshall, Katie Howlett, Sonny Ling, Harry Garner, Brandon Greenwood, Oliver Simpson, Daniel Smith, Sam Every, James Boots, Katie Lines