For the first time in more than five years, Dolphins hosted a team competition.
Following the withdrawal of the Nene Valley SC from the Reliant Novice League, the Dolphins accepted the opportunity to replace them.
Due to the configuration of the Daventry pool making it unsuitable, it meant the club had to find an alternative venue and so they hired the pool at Southam which was perfect for the competition.
The Dolphins had been told that the League was for Novice Swimmers aged 8-12yrs and fielded a team of that ability for their new and less experienced members.
Sadly, the other three competing clubs sent out very strong teams which the Dolphins staff felt ‘wasn’t really in the spirit’.
The result was:
1st Melton Mowbray 150
2nd Coalville 147
3rd Braunstone 126
4th Daventry Dolphins 53
Cara Roberts 8-9yrs 25m butterfly
Girls 8-9yrs 4 x 25m medley: Katie Weller / Ruby Preece / Cara Roberts / Lyla Hepworth
Boys 10/u free team: Tyler Coles / Sebastiao Correia / Ryan Coles / Kacper Kula
Kacper Kula 10yrs 25m free
11yrs 4 x 25m medley relay: Stanley Beasley / James Ward / Mackenzie Patchett-Smyth / Quinn Preece
Boys 12/u 4 x 25m free team: Dan Northover / Justin Murphy / Joshua Hill / Ruben Snelson
Boys 10/u 4 x 25m medley team: Tyler Coles / Sebastiao Correia / Ryan Coles / Kacper Kula
Joshua Hill 12yrs 50m breast
James Ward 11yrs 50m breast
A Team claim gala victory at Borough
DOLPHINS fielded two teams for the first round of the 2015 Leicester & District winter League.
The A Team travelled to Wellingborough and the B Team to Enderby, Leicester.
A Team Gala result
1st DAVENTRY DOLPHINS A 260
2nd Leicester Neptunes A 245
3rd Wellingborough B 174
4th Coalville B 134
5th Braunstone C 109
6th Leicester Sharks C 87
This was a fantastic result for the club as due to injury or illness it found itself without three of the four boys in the 15/u age group, with the 13yrs boys swimming up an age group.
There were nine personal best times recorded and, subject to ratification, a club record for Emily Sharp in the 100m backstroke. It was a real ding-dong battle between the Dolphins and the Neptunes and after 27 events it was neck and neck with both teams on 141 points, but with the Dolphins winning 13 out of the last 22 events, compared to the Neptunes five wins, meant that they were able to pull away to secure the victory by the small margin of 15 points.
Girls 11ys/u 4 x 25m free and medley team: Chelsie Winter / Lucy Browne / Bethan Thomas and Lottie Shaw
Girls 15/u 4 x 50m free and medley team: Keely Saville / Emily Sharp / Megan Browne and Rachel Coates
Girls 13/u girls 4 x 50m free and medley team: Grace Hughes / Hannah Webber / Lottie Shaw and Chelsie Winter
Ladies open 4 x 50m free and medley team: Emma Bond / Emily Smith-Williams / Keely Saville and Emily Sharp
Mens open 4 x 50m free and medley team: Loren Snelson / George Jarman / Jack Bond and William Adhemar
Chelsie winter girls 11yrs 25m back
Rachel Coates 15/u 100m breast
Sam Ayris 15/u 100m breast
Grace Hughes 13/u 50m butterfly and 50m free
Jack Bond open 100m free (first time sub 60 seconds)
Skip Snelson 13/u 50m free and 50m breast
Lucy Browne 11/u 25m butterfly
Keely Saville 15/u 100m free
Hannah Webber 13/u 50m back and 50m breast
Crawford Wright 13/u 50m back
Emily Smith-Williams open 100m breast
Emily Sharp 15/u 100m back (CR subject to ratification)
William Adhemar open 100m butterfly
Boys 13/u 4 x 50m free and medley team: Crawford Wright / Skip Snelson / Stephen Loc and Matthew Natawidjaja
Boys 11/u 4 x 25m free and medley team: Matthew Natawidjaja / Justin Murphy / Ruben Snelson and James Ward
Boys 15/u 4 x 50m free and medley team: Stephen Loc / Skip Snelson / Crawford Wright and Sam Ayris
Matthew Natawidjaja 11/u 25m back
Crawford Wright 13/u 50m butterfly
Emma Bond open 100m free
Bethan Thomas 11/u 25m breast
James Ward 11/u 25m breast
Megan Browne 15/u 50m butterfly
Loren Snelson 100m breast**
Lottie Shaw 11/u 25m free
Emily Smith-Williams open 100m butterfly
Mixed 8 x 25m free team: Chelsie Winter / James Ward / Grace Hughes / Stephen Loc / Emily sharp / Sam Ayris / Emma Bond and William Adhemar
Emma Bond open 100m back
Justin Murphy 11/u 25m butterfly
Ruben Snelson 11/u 25m free
Stephen Loc 15/u 50m fly
It should be noted that Loren Snelson’s time of 1.20.03 for the men’s open 100m breaststroke would currently rank him 22nd in Great Britain in the 40-44yrs age group, third in the East Midlands, and top male in Northants.
Due to illness, the Dolphins had no 13-yr-old boys to compete in th B Team Gala, so the 11/unders boys swam their socks off to gain valuable points for the team.
B Team Gala result
1st Ilkeston 228
2nd Burton 211
3rd Loughborough B 154
4th Oadby & Wigston 147
5th Shepshed 139
6th Daventry B 121
Girls 13/u 4 x 50m free relay: Holly Thompson / Caitlin Barratt / Emma Wilkins and Greta Grindrod
Megan Shocklidge 11/u 25m back
Holly Cochrane 15/u 100m back
Boys 11/u 4 x 25m free relay: Stanley Beasley / Quinn Preece / Isaac sharp / Mackenzie Patchett-Smyth
Girls 15/u 4 x 50m free relay: Holly Cochrane / Maya Patchett-Smyth / Holly Preece / Grace Webber
Bradley Bennett 15/u 50m butterfly
Ladies open 4 x 50m free relay: Libby Ward / Charlotte Wilkins / Kimberley Mann / Holly Cochrane
Emily Weller 11/u 25m breast
Kimberley Mann open 100m breast
Quinn Preece 11/25m free
Libby Ward open 100m butterfly
Boys 13/u 4 x 50m medley relay: Stanley Beasley / Isaac Sharp / Mackenzie Patchett-Smyth / Quinn Preece
After round one, the Dolphins A Team top division two, with the B Team in 16th out of the 18 competing teams.
Sadly the second round clashes with the Northamptonshire ASA County Swimming Championships, but the club is making plans to have representation at the Wellingborough Gala.
Winter and Shaw are Harborough winners
THE final team gala for January saw the Dolphins travel to Market Harborough for the friendly ‘Nemo Gala’ for swimmers aged eight-12 years.
This gala was dominated by the team from Kingsbury Aquarius Swimming Club, which is based in North Warwickshire.
Thomas Cramb (11yrs) made his debut for the Dolphins in the week he joined the club, and will prove to be a great addition.
1st Kingsbury Aquarius 268
2nd Market Harborough A 238
3rd Daventry Dolphins 169
4th Market Harborough B 153
5th Leicester Sharks 137
Chelsie Winter 11/u 50m back
Lottie Shaw 11/u 50m breast
Girls 11/u 4 x 25m medley and free relay: Chelsie winter / Lottie Shaw / Emily Weller / Bethan Thomas
Ruben Snelson 10/u 25m breast
Emily Weller 11/u 25m fly
Thomas Vramb 12/u 50m back
Ryan Coles 10/u 25m back
James Ward 12/u 50m breast
10/u boys 4 x 25m medley and free relay: Matthew Natawidjaja / Ruben Snelson / Jacob Hull and Ryan Coles
11/u boys 4 x 25m medley and free relay: Stanley Beasley / Isaac Sharp / Mackenzie Patchett-smyth / Quinn Preece
12/u boys medley and free relay: Thomas Cramb / Daniel Northover / Matthew Natawidjaja / James Ward
Tyler Coles 9/u 25m freestyle (x2) 2nd swim faster than the first!
Mackenzie Patchett-smyth 11/u 25m fly
Greta Grindrod 12/u 50m back
Thomas Cramb 12/u 50m fly
Emily Weller 12/u 50m fly
Katie Weller 9/u 25m back
Jacob Hull 10/u 25m fly
Isaac Sharp 111/u 50m breast
Daniel Northover 12/u 50m free
Bethan Thomas 11/u 50m free
Girls 12/u 4 x 25m free relay: Greta Grindrod / Maddie Ayris / Lottie Shaw / Chelsie Winter
Mixed ages 16 x 25m free relay: Cara Roberts / Jude Walters / Ruby Preece / Tyler Coles / Beth Northover / Matthew Nayawidjaja / Nicole Hall / Ruben Snelson / Chelsie winter / James Ward / Lottie Shaw / Mackenzie Patchett-Smyth / Emily Weller / Thomas Cramb / Greta Grindrod / Daniel Northover
Record numbers are heading for Corby
DESPITE dramatic changes to the format of the 2015 NASA County Championships following the 2014 British Swimming competition review, the Dolphins have had a record number of 64 swimmers achieve qualification times for the 2015 Championships to be held at the Corby East Midlands International Pool.
The dates for the championships are February 7, 8, 21 and 22, and March 1.
Visit the NASA Website www.northants-asa.org where you can view in detail the events programme by clicking on the County Championships logo.