In one of the most exciting and closest finals ever Guildford City claim victory and break the mighty Plymouth Leander’s long strangle hold on the National Final of the Arena League. Well done to all the fantastic teams who took place as always it is a pleasure to be part of the league and to compete against so many amazing athletes.
Guildford are now the Champions of both the Senior and Junior Arena Leagues which is a double first for us and a first in the history of the Arena League.
Well done to all swimmers, coaches & parents for all your hard work.
“Words can’t accurately express what we are feeling right now” exclaimed a very jubilant Guildford City Chief Coach Richard Garfield
“After over a decade of representing the South in the National Final we have won the ultimate club prize in GB swimming. It really is an ambition come true.This was an outstanding team display with every athlete giving everything to the single cause of victory. We couldn’t be more proud! A big thanks to all our swimmers, their coaches parents & our Executive Committee.
Nail biting does not do justice to the finish. We led from event 10 but every time we moved away from Plymouth Leander they edged there way back. Make no mistake they are an awesome team. We always feel honoured to compete against the best clubs in the country but to actually win feels incredibly special.
We also want to congratulate our friends from the Region who made the finals. Well done to Thanet, Oxford & Wycombe. The South is on the rise.”
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Further reports to follow from the coaches.
Top Club (Evt.50)
Relay Challenge (Evt.50)
|Top Male Swimmer|
|Xavier MOHAMMED||Co Cardiff||830 Points|
|Most Improved Male by age group|
|11/Un||Ellis CLEWORTH||Co Liverpool||0.18|
|13/Un||Tobey RYLAND||Co Liverpool||1.41|
|Top Female Swimmer|
|Chloe TUTTON||Co Cardiff||810 Points|
|Most Improved Female by age group|
|11/Un||Bekki DE TORES||Co Cardiff||0.53|
|15/Un||Tatiana BELONOGOFF||Guildford Ct||-0.83|