Last Saturday in the second round of the Spring JC Dobb Gala 2018 held at Bramcote Dolphins put on a greatly improved competitive performance. Notching up six firsts, six runners up spots and five thirds, along with twelve individual personal bests.
The first victory of the night came in the 14/U 50m Backstroke where Luke Hill also set a personal best. Joel Gospel then followed this with a win in the 10/U 25m Backstroke, again setting a PB. Ten-year-old Katie Hill then stepped up to win the 12/U 50m Butterfly. Individual firsts were then rounded off with a great double from Lynden Johnson in the 14/U 50m Butterfly and 50m Freestyle.
The final first place of the night came from the impressive mixed 14/U 4×25 Medley Relay team of Luke H, Lauren Daft, Lynden and Iris Marks swimming a superb anchor.
With many close finishes once again, the individual runner up spots were a plenty for Dolphins and came in the 14/U 50m Breaststroke Lauren, 14/U 50m Breaststroke Curtis Flint, Open 50m Freestyle Mark Turner, 10/U 25m Breaststroke Ellie Norris and 10/U 25m Breaststroke for Luke Chambers. The mixed 8/9 4×25 Breaststroke relay team Joel, Scarlet Housley, Luke C and Tilly-Mae Goose getting another second place for Dolphins.
Third places on the night for Lauren 14/U 50m Backstroke, Hayley Goodwin Open 50m Butterfly, Joel 10/U 25m Butterfly, Mark Open 50m Backstroke and the 14/U 4×25 Freestyle Relay team of Curtis, Lynden, Luke H and Luka Gospel.
Personal bests on the night, not already mentioned, going to Lauren, Luka, Curtis, Mark, Ellie, Iris, Ella Staniforth, Joel Gospel, Tyler Dennis, and Megan Flint.
The remainder of the points were won by Brianna Brown, Thomas Hallam, Matthew Horton and Lucy Fitzpatrick.
A spokesperson for the club said “It was a great effort tonight and the team showed great spirit. We are now currently placed fourth in the league and looking forward to the final round on June 2nd.’
Result: Kimberley 192 , Radford 178, Sutton 177, Portland 131, Dolphins 124, Ilkeston 85