Dolphin Continue Arena Ascent
Event: National Arena League Western Division, Division 2 Final Venue: Hutton Moor, Weston-super-Mare Date: 10th December 2011
Swindon Dolphin achieved an emphatic victory in the National Arena League Western Division League 2 final at Weston-super-Mare, winning 37 of the 50 events contested.
The win earns Dolphin promotion to division 1, along with overall second placed Swim Bournemouth B and third placed Tornadoes, where the standard of competition is likely to increase dramatically. Dolphin are just one year away from achieving their original goal when they resumed Arena League competition of regaining premier division status and the opportunity of competing against some of the best teams in the country.
Team captains Jon Audis and Charlotte Gardo
A Dolphin victory was never in doubt as they only dropped one first place in the first ten events, and only slipped into third place on three occasions throughout the entire meet. An excellent atmosphere prevailed throughout the afternoon from all eight clubs and despite Dolphin’s dominance, a closely matched Tornadoes, Dawlish and Swim Bournemouth B provided some exciting and close finishes for all supporters.
Round 3 Points: Swindon Dolphin 384, Tornadoes of South Dorest 235 Dawlish 232, Swim Bournemouth B 231, Barnstable 194, Nofio Sir Gar B 184 Caradon 178, Torquay 163
Total League Points: Swindon Dolphin 1047, Swim Bournemouth B 773, Tornadoes of South Dorset 770, Dawlish 709, Nofio Sir Gar B 657, Barnstable 651, Caradon 591, Torquay 566