Guildford City Swimming Club came through a tough test to retain their status as the top ranked Arena League team in the South East on the 10th December at Wycombe Leisure Centre. Competing against the best clubs in the South East Guildford City won the regional Arena League Final for the 12th consecutive year.
The victory extends our record breaking run of success in what turned out to be a very close contest. While the club got off to a great start and lead the competition after 10 events by 8 points, City of Oxford continued to fight hard and swim fast. With only 16 events remaining Oxford had taken a 10 point lead. However thanks to a storming final round of relays which saw us winning virtually each race including both squadrons, we made sure that our long unbeaten run of consecutive Arena League victories continued.
Lee Spindlow commented ‘This was the toughest final for many years and it was great to see our team step up and swim fast. The swimmers took confidence in the work they have done in training and in many cases swam big personal best times.’
‘It was inspiring to see us pull together as a team of swimmers, coaches and parents to achieve this wonderful success. Any of the six teams represented in the final could have conceivably won tonight and ultimately it was the contribution of team spirit and determination to support each other that pulled us through,’ Commented Josh Williamson.
Guildford City would like to extend congratulations to all six teams represented in the final all of who contributed towards a great atmosphere and a fantastic competition. Roll on 2017!
Furthermore, this victory is representative of our B and C teams who also had terrific results through the three rounds of competition. The B team have maintained their status in the Premier division and the C team held their spot in the first division. The success of the A team has come through the competition put on the A team swimmers from both B and C teams.
Well done to all involved – we are very proud of you !
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