Barnsley League Round 2 Another good win for Armthorpe

Post date: 01-Apr-2019 11:57:10

Sunday 31 March and Round 2 of the Barnsley League in a hot and very noisy Armthorpe Leisure Centre. The atmosphere was electric all afternoon but reached fever pitch when in the last race (a cannon with double points at stake) Armthorpe were just pipped at the post by Wakefield. As for the overall result Armthorpe again ran out as winners by 28 points from Adwick. Again there were many brilliant swims and close finishes. Armthorpes finishing has improved this year and it is paying dividends as we snatch the extra point by finishing strongly. No DQ's in this gala for us so a big well done to all swimmers for showing good control. Overall there were 11 disqualifications and it does make a huge difference to the final score. My swimmers of the day were Nick Honeybone who came to the gala directly from training at DARTES and then did 11 swims without one word of complaint so thank you Nick. Also the hugely impressive performance from Millie Colbear who showed us grace, power and points it was a pleasure to watch. The 10 year olds competed well, got themselves some pb's and points for the team. The "old man" of the team Richard Ellis declared himself a bit old for 50 Fly but still did a 30.54 and Joseph Greenhalgh continued to defy the odds by recording a very impressive 26.71 for 50 Free.

Our guest Referee who is a national referee had a word with me at the end and complimented the club for its good organisation and running of the gala. That was very pleasing and anyone who had anything to do with setting up or running of the gala should take pride in knowing that their efforts were noted and appreciated so BIG well done to all.

The times are attached and the final result was:

Chapletown 93 Armthorpe 160 Adwick 132 Wakefield 92

Round 3 is at Chapletown on Saturday 27 April warm up 2.30