Reshuffled Dolphin Teams put up a Good Fight

Date: Saturday 14 July 2007 Location: Link Centre Event: Moonraker Summer League Round 3

Tigersharks A won the third round of the Moonraker Summer League with 17 points to spare over Swindon Dolphin A at the Link Centre on Saturday Night; Trowbridge A were third and Swindon Dolphin B finished fourth.

With most of the National qualifiers and European bound masters away in Millfield School for the long course training camp and a few other regulars from both teams unavailable, there was an unfamiliar look to the Dolphin A and B team sheets. However, this was seen as a golden opportunity for some of the younger and less experienced swimmers to demonstrate their ability and they all played their part in a memorable gala.



Zoe Pattenden & Jade Cholod enjoying the Moonraker gala

There were first places for Jon Audis (men’s open 4×1 IM, 100m fly & 100m bk), Tom Iles (boys’ u14 50m brs & 50m fly), Charlotte Pitts (girls’ u12 brs), Charlotte Gardo (girls’ u12 50m fly), Joe Kerslake (boys’ u14 50m bk) and Nigel Masters (men’s open 100m brs).

The A team also had relay victories in the boys’ u12 & u14, 4×1 frs, and the men’s & women’s open 4X1 frs. >

Niall Westman (boys’ u12 50m brs) was the sole winner for the B team but there were creditable seconds for Ben Clark (boys’ u14 50m brs) and the men’s open freestyle relay team of John Drake, Richard Fouracre, Sam Wells and Paul Kirk. >

Result: Tigersharks A – 157 points, Dolphin A – 140 points, Trowbridge A – 139 points, Dolphin B – 63 points.

Meanwhile in Division 4, Dolphin C finished in third place behind Wootton Bassett and Warminster in a closely fought gala. Matilda Meers, Matt Rose, Louise Cullen and Andy Bilko were individual winners. There was also a win for the girls’ u12 4X1 frs relay quartet of Niamh Montague, Matilda Meers, Emma Prunty & Michelle Bilko.

Result: Wootton Bassett – 161 points, Warminister – 150 points, Dolphin C – 131 points.

Source: Swindon Dolphin Press Team

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