Derby and Notts Round 1 report

On Saturday 8th April, Bramcote’s younger swimmers competed in the first round of the Derby and Notts Junior League. In 2016, Bramcote made the division final in this competition.

The races in this league are 25m for individuals and relays for 9 year olds, and 50m individuals and 25m relays for 10, 11 and 12 year olds – a real splash-and-dash gala!

Congratulations to Seema Chaman who represented Bramcote for the first time in a gala!

Due to many swimmers unavailable due to the school holidays and open meets, many of the swimmers competing filled in age groups and events that they were not used to; but they all took it in their stride and swam their fastest throughout the gala, with many personal bests and good positions!

Congratulations to Olivia Beard, Jessica Brandom, Ellie Loades and Emily Morris who all secured 1st places in the gala!

The gala was however very tough and Bramcote finished 4th on the night, behind City of Derby B, Dronfield, Radford and in front of Etwall. Many races were won (and lost) on the finish, with the races closer than the points suggest. But even with the result, it was a very respectable result with a small and (very!) busy team who performed their best throughout, whether it was for 1 event or 7!

Bring on Round 2!

Go Bramcote!

Final Scores:

  1. Dronfield Dolphins – 214
  2. City of Derby B – 212
  3. Radford – 196
  4. Bramcote – 168
  5. Etwall Eagles – 95

Times achieved in individual events are posted on the notice board at Bramcote LC

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