B Team Triumph in Moonraker Round One

Event: 2007/08 Wiltshire ASA Moonraker Winter League – Round 1

Date: 1st December 2007

Venues: Salisbury , Trowbridge & Swindon (25m)

Swindon Dolphin’s A, B & C teams were all in action in the opening round of the 2007/08 Wiltshire ASA Moonraker Winter League on Saturday.

Dolphin B were in tremendous form at Trowbridge Leisure Centre, recording 21 firsts and 9 seconds on their way to victory over the home B team. Dolphin only finished outside the top three on one occasion in the 39 event gala with the boys’ under 13 group of Craig Lofts, Andrew Butler, Alex Chantler-Mayne, Sam Hunter, Jon Fouracre & Liam Jefferies particularly impressive.

Results: Swindon Dolphin B – 203 points, Trowbridge B – 178, Warminster – 177, Swindon ASA – 103, Westbury – 102, Pewsy & Tidworth – 34

Meanwhile at the Five Rivers Leisure Centre in Salisbury , seventeen swimmers from the original team sheet were unavailable for the A team due to their participation at the Bath Open Meet or other commitments. Nevertheless, the small squad gave a good account of themselves, swimming more than their usual quota of events with many youngsters taking the opportunity to test themselves against considerably older opponents. Dolphin were eventually beaten into third place by the hosts, Salisbury Stingrays and Trowbridge A in a very friendly and exciting gala.

Special praise goes to Swim Channel’s Lydia Harper who put in some strong swims having been called up at the eleventh hour to take part in her first team competition.

Results: Salisbury – 238 points, Trowbridge A -219, Swindon Dolphin A – 201, Melksham – 126, Marlborough – 110, Wroughton – 109, Tigersharks B – 86

The C team found themselves among formidable A team opposition at the Link Centre but turned in a brave performance and demonstrated a remarkable team spirit in this arduous contest, won convincingly by Tigersharks A.

Results: Tigersharks A – 229 points, Bradford on Avon – 173, Corsham – 148, Chippenham – 139, Wootton Bassett – 72, Swindon Dolphin C – 53

Source: Swindon Dolphin Press Team

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