It was an exciting night at the Arc pool in Matlock last Saturday when our 9 -12 year old swimmers represented CABSC in the final of the Derby & Notts Junior Swim League 2016. The following swimmers did the club proud throughout the 3 rounds of this tough competition against the best clubs in the area:
Maisie Bunn, Ava Buxton, Cameron Breedon, Matthew Cox, Charlotte Allbones, Christie Finch, Ryan Lang, Tyler Moodley, Elliott Sibley, Natasha Richardson, Noah Rai, Anastasia Walker, Lewis Warner, Frankie Berry, Lilly Cherry, James Cox, Ollie Dodders, Bella Findlay Jenna Marriott, Tristan Teasdale, Lottie Warsop, Becky Whittaker, Hermione Blackwood, Declan Breedon, Tom Giles, Will Parker and Will Turnock.
The final draw was Sherwood SC, Sutton, City of Derby A, CABSC, Leander A and Bramcote so we were up against some of the best and the favourites going into the final were City of Derby A who were being supported on the evening by their Head Coach and coach to GB’s olympic medal hope, Adam Peaty.
The evening started with the traditional parade of teams around the pool. CABSC looked fantastic in their sparkly stetsons, garlands and flags (thank you Sara, Carole and Sally) and it was great to see all our supporters sitting together and getting behind the team. After the first few events it was clear that Derby were going to dominate the evening but even though Derby may have the next Olympic gold champion we weren’t going to let them wipe the board in this event so well done to Cameron Breedon who won the 9 year 25m Breaststroke, improving the club record he set at the 2nd round (20:42) and Elliot Sibley who won the 10 year boys 50m Breaststroke. Cameron later went onto win the 25m fly in a new club record of 17: 84. There were first places also for Lewis Warner in the 10 years 50m Freestyle and James Cox in the 11 year 50m Freestyle. This was a team effort though and every swim mattered for the points; it was great to see no DQ’s especially on the takeovers and our younger swimmers have certainly grown in confidence as they have progressed through the competition.
City of Derby took the title with 229 points followed by Leander A (187), Sutton (181) and CABSC in 4th with 135 points. The post competition celebration ended up at the local fish bar as there wasn’t a local McDonalds in the area!
Many thanks to the parents and older swimmers who helped us host this event and to our officials, coaches and team managers. Results are now posted on the website.