Notts ASA Stage 3 League - Gala 3

Falcon-196, Sherwood -181, Ripley -169,Kimberley-132, Southwell- 130, Mansfield B – 79.

No team dominated this Gala with all teams getting a chance to score high points at some time during the night. Our main opposition was Kimberley and if we had not had a few unfortunate DQs we would have beaten them. We had some good performances from our swimmers with another crop of improved swims. The most impressive swim of the night came from Rebecca Flisher who won the 12yr 100m Backstroke by completely annihilating the opposition doing a 3sec pb and posting a Midland time. She also got a 2nd in the 100m IM. Other winning swimmers putting in superb swims were; Fabio Incerti in the 14yr 100m Breast(new 6 sec pb) and the 100m Free(new 3sec pb) and Katie Mellors 12yr 100m Free and 2nd in the 14yr 100m Fly. Further close fought second places were achieved by; Ben Pierpoint in the 12yr 100m IM and the 100m Free and the 12yr Boys 4x50m Freestyle Relay Squad. Third places achieved by improved times came from Charlie Armstrong in the 12yr 100m Fly with an astonishing 28sec improvement, Miles Indovino 14yr 100m Fly, 10sec, Harriet Ferguson Open 100m Breast, 3 sec, Lucy Johnson Open 100m Back, 1 sec. The evening was brought to a close with a thrilling close fought Cannon Relay. Well done team for all your hard work.

June 'Swimmer of the Month'
Congratulations go to the June swimmers of the month, Hannah Gardner and George Glass who swam out of age during the last season but both were outstanding supporters of the team at swimming Galas often willing to help out at the last minute. Well done both of you.

SOUTHWELL WATER POLO CLUB

Huge congratulations go to Adam Walker, a member of our Senior Polo team, for being the 1st British Swimmer to complete the gruelling 'Oceans 7' swimming challenge. This is a series of 7 of the hardest worldwide long distance swims and it has taken him the best part of 7 years to complete. His final challenge was to swim the Northern Chanel between Northern Ireland and Scotland. He started the swim at 6.45am on Wednesday 6th August from Robbies Point near Donaghadee in Northern Ireland and despite being stung by Lions Mane Jellyfish and sent off course by strong currents during the last 3km of the swim, he finished it at Portpatrick in Dunfriesshire, Scotland 10hrs and 45 mins later to the cheers from his Brother, Mark and Girlfriend Gemma Clarke. Well done, Adam, you deserve to put your feet up now!

Marilyn Broadhead