Arena League Round 2

ArenaNov14_2Martin and Lorraine write: On a wet Saturday evening the team made its slow way to Enfield to battle it out for a place in the final in December. We needed to come first or second: game on!

There were some stunning swims, nail biting finishes, and cheers aplenty. Half way through the gala Leander were only third, then moved narrowly into second, just ahead of main rivals Hertford. A series of stunning wins increased the gap to 12 points and we came second overall.

Leander swimmers came first in 10 individual events and 4 relays. Individual winners were: Sandor Apponyi (twice), Jules Rognon (twice), Tymek Filipowicz (twice), Jordan Sydney-Darling, Jacob Wood, Rui Cachopo, Kirstin Harvie and Bella Hodges.

Our 11 and under boys stay unbeatable both in medley and freestyle relay. And our 13 and under boys remain unbeaten in the freestyle relay.

The final scores were:
Brompton 315
Leander 268
Hertford 256
Tring 169
Verulum 164
Southward Aquatics 160

Well done everyone! The next round’s on Saturday 13 December. Keep the date free – even if you’re not swimming it’s worth coming along to watch – it’s so exciting!

Gold’s Halloween training with Neville

goldhallo2Gold had a special Halloween training session on Saturday with coach Emilly and Neville the skeleton. They did Fartlek training (which means “speed play” in Swedish, is a training method that blends continuous training with interval training) using the skeleton for main set + fun at the end.

They seemed to thoroughly enjoy the session with the skeleton but worked hard as well. 

 

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Some sessions cancelled tonight and AGM 2014

Gold, Silver and Fitness are cancelled tonight (but Junior and Senior squads will train as normal) because the Club’s Annual General Meeting is happening at 7.30pm in the Ernest Bevin College sixth form Lecture Theatre.  Refreshments will be served.

All parents are welcome to participate.  However, if you are a paid up member of the Club, you are entitled to vote.

More details in the AGM documents.