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Wow, what a week!
Ware Swimming Club won the 2019 Wulfrath gala 227 points to 162 making it six historic wins in a row. It was a real privilege and honour to have Mike Suckling and Stan Vanner; two former Ware SC coaches there with us to celebrate our victory. The atmosphere was fantastic and the gala even made it onto the local news with some of our swimmers being interviewed.
On the day Ware SC finished 11 of the individual races in first and second place, with a sensational 63 PBs. There were two new club relays, the girls U16 4x50m backstroke relay 2.33.60 (Polly Watson, Alice Field, Holly Yeoman and Zoe Van Maanenberg), and the girls U16 4x50m breaststroke relay 2.47.85 (Zoe Van Maanenberg, Katie Swindell, Anais Nicolas and Alice Field). Ware SC didn’t win the wrinkly race but a fine performance was put in by Nick Egerton, Kate Liddiard, Will Osterberg and David Vanner. Well done to everyone who took part and supported the swimmers, with special mention going to the adult helpers and coaches.
All the German host families were really nice and friendly and gave our swimmers a very warm welcome. Everyone enjoyed all the trips and events that were put on, a big thank you to our German friends. On the last night, the gala dinner was very special and Ware SC coming away with even more victories and a lot of good memories.
Herts Major League
The last round of Herts Major League saw Ware SC finish in 4th place with 170 points on the night and finished 4th overall in the league. This was the best league finish for many years. Well done to all the swimmers who took part, there were several individual first place finishes; Archie Rann in the U12 50m breaststroke (44.37) and 25m butterfly (16.25), Callum Cox in the U14 50m butterfly (32.18) and 100m freestyle (1.04.50), Alice Field in the U14 100m breaststroke and a new club record (1.23.69), and to Rye Grover in the Open 100m backstroke (1.09.12). Zoe Van Maanenberg equalled the club record in the U16 100m backstroke (1.18.25).
There were five new club records in the relays, these went to the U14 boys 4x25m freestyle relay 58.50 (Harrison Egerton, Tommy Liddiard, Sid Thompson and Callum Cox), and in the U14 boys 4x25m medley relay 1.06.25 (Callum Cox, Tommy Liddiard, Sid Thompson and Harrison Egerton). The girls U16 4x25m freestyle 1.00.12 (Katie Swindell, Holly Yeoman, Annabel Readman and Victoria George), and in the U16 girls 4x25m medley relay 1.08.37 (Zoe Van Maanenberg, Annabel Readman, Victoria George and Holly Yeoman). The last but not least new club record went to the 8x25m squadron relay 1.54.87 (Amelia Thompson, Archie Rann, Anais Nicolas, Sid Thompson, Victoria George, Thomas Currie, Kimberley Gibb and Sean Brindley).