Fabulous first round

Weston Swimming Club got off to a fantastic start in the first round of the Southern Junior League.

HUTTON Moor recently hosted the first round of the Southern Junior League.

The league sees 27 of the top swimming clubs in the South West (from Somerset, Devon, Wiltshire and Dorset) compete over three rounds held during April, May and June.

Weston were drawn against two other clubs that had taken part in the 2010 A final with them, so knew it was going to be a tough competition. Weston boasted a full team, with some swimmers even postponing their holiday, in order to represent their club.

The team performed fantastically from the off, winning five of the first eight relays, coming second in two and third in the other. At the first points total, Weston had earned 56 points, with their nearest competitor having 39.

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The amazing results continued with 18 of the 32 individual events being personal best times for the swimmers. This statistic is even better when you remember that the club amassed 256 PBs, just four weeks ago at the county championships.

The coaching team were extremely happy with this continued improvement, but even more so by the fact that Weston received points for all of its events by having no disqualifications.

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Weston won a further six races, including the cannon, an extremely exciting race comprising one male and one female swimmer for each of the four age groups competing (9, 10, 11 and 12-year-olds) to bring the final points to Weston 205; SX3 146; Swindon Dolphins 132; Yeovil 131; Trowbridge 95. At the end of the gala, Weston had won 24 of the 49 races.

Weston is looking forward to finding out who they will face in the second round, which will take place on May 21.

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