At the same time as the Kent Junior League team were competing in Margate, we had another team of swimmers taking part in the Mike Legrys Gala. Hosted by Beachfield at an extremely hot and noisy Sheerness pool, we were joined by Canterbury, Gravesend, Sheerness and Sittingbourne.
The team was a mix of experienced older swimmers and some more nervous younger swimmers with some competing in a team gala for the first time.
The evening kicked off with a breaststroke squadron, where we came second, and then, following some great swimming, didn’t really move from that position all evening.
With 13 first places and 15 second places, it is hard to mention all the swimmers who had great races. However, I’d like to mention both Kyle and Hughie, who as 11 year olds, covered all the 13 year old races! And also Leah, Molly, Ahmed and Martha who were all representing the club in a team gala for the first time.
Final results on the night were:
1st Canterbury 218
2nd Black Lion 207
3rd Beachfield 204
4th Sheerness 140
5th Gravesend 128
6th Sittingbourne 121
Many thanks to all those who were poolside helping, officials, parents and swimmers for making this a great evening.
Well done everyone!