November got off to a flying start for the members of the Daventry Dolphins at the Corby Halloweeeeeeen Gala.
The swimmers had the option of dressing up and some coaching staff travelled over on their broomsticks!
The gala was swum long course (50m pool format) and all events were over 50m distances.
Head Coach Rob Sharp selected the teams and was hopeful of getting them as equal as possible with the swimmers gaining valuable ‘tough racing long course experience’ against each other.
All swimmers were selected to swim at least one individual race and relays.
The gala result saw Daventry Black finish first with 315 points, Corby were second with 305, Daventry Red third with 301 and Rushden fourth with 279.
Both Daventry teams looked very strong and the club is very pleased to have beaten the host and rival county club Corby. (Rivals in the pool, friends out of it!)
Dolphins A claim big victory in Leicester
IN the Autumn League round two the A and C teams travelled to Enderby in Leicester, and the B team travelled to Burton-upon-Trent for their respective second round galas.
With both the A and B teams winning their first round galas, it was crucial that they both tried to achieve top two gala places to ensure that they would be in the final in December.
The A team won their gala with Leicester Neptunes A finishing as very surprising runners up.
The B team finished in an agonising third place against a strong Swadlincote and host team Burton, and everyone at the club has been waiting on tenterhooks to see if they did enough.
Many personal best times were recorded and Emily Sharp broke her own 13-14yrs 100m backstroke record
Enderby Gala Result
1st DAVENTRY DOLPHINS A 243
2nd Leicester Neptune A 216
3rd Leicester Sharks C 201
4th Kettering B 153
5th Loughborough B 144
6th Daventry Dolphins C 42
Girls 14/u 4 x 50m free and medley relays: Holly Cochrane / Rachel Coates / Keely Saville and Libby Ward
Boys 14/u 4 x 50m free and medley relays: Crawford Wright / Chris D’Agostino / Sam Ayris and Skip Snelson
Ladies Open age free and medley relays; Nichola Smith / Emily Smith-Williams / Emma Bond / Keely Saville
Rachel Coates 14/u 100m breat
Chris D’Agostino 14/u 100m breast
Hannah Webber 12/u 50m fly
Loren Snelson open 100m free
Lottie Shaw 10/u 25m breast
Emily Smith-Williams open 100m back and 100m breast
Jack Bond open 100m back
Crawford Wright 12/u 50m back
Skip Snelson 12/u 50m breast
Grace Hughes 12/u 50m free
Girls 10/u 4 x 25m free and medley relays: Hannah Baker / Lottie Shaw / Emily Weller / Bethan Thomas
Girls 12/u 4 x 50m free relay; Grace Hughes / Lottie Shaw / Hannah Webber / Hannah Baker
Mens open 4 x 50m free and medley relay: Jack bond / Loren Snelson / Chris D’Agostino / Sam Ayris
Boys 12/u 4 x 50m medley relay: Skip Snelson / James Ward / Crawford Wright / Daniel Northover
Crawford Wright 12/u 50m fly
Emma Bond open 100m fly and 100m free
Sam Ayris 14/u 50m fly / 14/u 100m back
Jack Bond open 100m fly
Emily Weller 10/u 25m fly
Justin Murphy 10/u 25m fly
Keely Saville 14/u 100m free
Hannah Webber 12/u 50m back Chris D’Agostino Open 100m breast
Holly Cochrane 14/u 100m back
Bethan Thomas 10/u 25m back
Hannah Baker 10/u 25m free
Ruben Snelson 10/u 25m free
Lottie Shaw 12/u 50m breast
Girl;s 12/u 4 x 50m medley relay: Bethan Thomas / Lottie Shaw / Hannah Webber / Grace Hughes
Grace Webber, representing the C team, was third in the 14/u 50m fly.
Nicole Hall and Georgia Speck both made their debuts.
Burton-upon-Trent Gala result
1st Swadlincote SC 225
2nd Burton SC 206
3rd DAVENTRY DOLPHINS B 193
4th Rugby B 164
5th coalville B 118
6th Leicester Knighton Fields 87
Grace Cadd 14/u 100m breast
Rachel Sullivan open 100m free and 100m back
William Adhemar open 100m free and 100m fly
Megan Browne 14/u 50m fly
Lucy Browne 10/u 25m fly
Emily Sharp 14/u 100m back (Club record time to be ratified) and open 100m fly
Gilrs 14/u medley and free relay: Emily Sharp / Grace Cadd / Megan Browne / Charlotte Wilkins
Ladies open free relay: Rachel Sullivan / Grace Cadd / Emily Sharp / Megan Browne
8 x 25m mixed gender free relay: Chelsie Winter / Matthew Natawidjaja / Greta Grindrod / Stephen Loc / Emily Sharp / Tom Hughes / Rachel Sullivan / William Adhemar
10/u girls 4 x 25m free relay: Megan shocklidge / Felicity Cooksey / Lucy Browne / Chelsie Winter
10/u boys 4 x 25m free relay: Matthew Natawidjaja / Isaac Sharp / Mackenzie Patchett-Smyth / Jacob Hull
Mens open 4 x 50m free and medley relays: Tom Hughes / George Jarman / William Adhemar / Tom Stevens
Matthew Natawidjaja 10/u 25m back
Stephen Loc 12/u 50m fly
Grace Cadd open 100m breast
Chelsie Winter 10/u 25m free
Tom Hughes 14/u 100m back
Ladies Open 4 x 50m medley relay: Rachel Sullivan / Grace Cadd / Megan Browne / Emily Sharp
Boys 14/u 4 x 50m free relay: Stephen Loc / Tom Hughes / Tom Stevens / Miles Baker
Megan Shocklidge 10/u 25m back
Tom Hughes 14/u 100m back
Josh Hill 12/u 50m back
Jacob Hull 10/u 25m free
Boys10/u 4 x 25m medley Matthew Natawidjaja / Isaac sharp / Mackenzie Patchett-smyth / Jacob Hull
Youngsters shine at club championships
The Daventry Dolphins 400m freestyle Championships were contested at the Daventry Leisure Centre.
There were three age groups being contested, and they were A: 9, 10, 11 & 12yrs; B: 13, 14, 15yrs and C: 16yrs +
Girl’s age group A
1st Grace Hughes / 2nd Lottie Shaw / 3rd Chelsie Winter
Girl’s Age group B
1st Emily Sharp / 2nd Rachel Coates / 3rd Keely Saville
Girl’s Age group C
1st Rachel Sullivan / 2nd Emma Bond
Boy’s age group A
1st Skip Snelson / 2nd Crawford Wright / 3rd Joshua Hill
Boy’s Age group B
1st Joseph Iacovides / 2nd Thomas Hughes / 3rd Sam Ayris - Joseph broke the 15/16 yrs age group record with a time of 4.12.72 (The previous record time was 4:16.32 by Joshua Sullivan in November 2010)
Boy’s Age group C
1st Jack Bond
All the contestants were awarded a Certificate of Participation to record their individual results. The top three in each category were awarded medals and the age group respective winners received a perpetual shield.