National Arena League Rd 1 13/10/2018

Posted on: January 6th, 2019 by John Donovan No Comments

The Arena league is always an exciting and fun team event on the fixture list and this season Anaconda were looking forward to the campaign which saw the 1st round held at the Inspire pool in Luton. A fantastic effort by every swimmer on the night saw Anaconda victorious with 32 podium finishes from the 50 races. Well done guys! A great start to this years campaign as we seek to improve on last years finishing position of 4th.

1st Place finishes: Elena  Dewhurst 15/u 100m backstroke 1:07.81 & Open 100m freestyle 57.86: Tommy Donovan Open 100m fly 57.83 & 100m breaststroke 1:04.77: Lily Waite 13/u 100m fly 1:15.20: Helena Flynn 11/u 50m breaststroke 40.47: Rocco Giustiniani 11/u 50m fly 33.82: Girls 11/u 4×50 medley relay 2:34.29 (Ella, Helena, Rose & Stephanie) Girls 13/u 4×50 medley relay 2:11.32 & 4×50 free relay 2:01.07 (Mabel, Leila, Lily & Etti): Girls 15/u 4×50 free 1:51.06 & 4×50 medley relay 2;08.46 ( Elena, Alice B, Leto & Dorothy):

2nd Place finishes: Tommy Open 200IM 2:10.11; Asa Williams 11/u 50m back 38.44; Alex Mahon 11/u 50m breaststroke 45.97; Leila Shafiq 13/u 100m breaststroke 1:22.31; James Brealey 13/u 100m breaststroke 1:22.30; Mabel Hayes 13/u 100m backstroke 1: 13.30; Etti Hutt 13/u 100m freestyle 1:05.36; Leto Atherton 15/u 100m fly 1:08.32: Dorothy Brock 15/u 100m freestyle 1:00.43; Sadie Wilson Open 100m backstroke 1:08.68; Boys 11/u 4x50m medley 2:34.40 ( Asa, Mahmoud, Rocco & Alex); Men 4×50 medley relay 1:50.80 ( Alan, Tommy, Anatolay & Alex) Men 6×50 free relay 2: 31.45 ( Alex, Luke, Anatolay, Wayne, Tommy & Alan)

3rd Place Finishes: Rose Lin 11/u 50m backstroke 39.83; Asa Williams 11/u 50m free 33.69; Sam McAllister 15/u 100m breaststroke 1:15.40; Boys 11/u 4×50 free relay 2:15.49; Boys 13/u medley relay ; Women Open 4x50m medley relay 2:05.57 (Sadie, Alice H, Esme & Elena) Womens 6×50 free relay 2:52.07 ( Elena, Leto, Dorothy, Alice B, Jess & Alice H)


Anaconda 292

Dunmow Atlantis 250

Aylesbury 245

Potters Bar 243

Brompton 220

Harrow 196

Hemel Hempstead 186

Haringey Aquatics 154


Congratulations to the following who broke Club records on the night!

14yr 100m fly 1:08.32 Leto Atherton

15yr  & Open 100 free 57.96 Elena Dewhurst

15yr 100m backstroke 1:07.81 Elena Dewhurst

16yr 50m backstroke 31.91 ( medley relay 1st leg) Sadie Wilson

16yr 100m backstroke 1:08.68 Sadie Wilson

16yr 100m breaststroke 1:19.59 Alice Hockey

Open 100m fly 57.83 Tommy Donovan

Open 200IM 2:10.11 Tommy Donovan