Ballymena Leisure Centre hosted the ‘B’ final of this years Divinsion 1 Aquasprint League on Friday Night.
Larne came into this meet with a slim chance of avoiding relegation to Div 2 after a tough season for the youngest competitors in the club.
Aquasprint is a short format gala with an emphasis on team spirit and enjoyment in an environment that has a slight competitive edge.
Over the course of the season we have seen huge improvements in the skill levels on display and, more importantly, a team spirit and enjoyment of the aport of swimming that bodes well for the future.
Sarah Moore has done a fantastic job with everyone and the addition on Fiona to the staff can only be the beginning of an exciting time for the team.
The whole team has improved beyond recongition from that 1st meet of the season.
Our underwater skills on the dives where the best in the pool across the board (and while they may not have been the fastest its important that these skills are learnt early – speed and strength can be added)
Looking forward to next year already.
On Sunday afternoon the junior club traveled to Lisburn, for the final aquasprint gala of the group stage.
Unfortunately Lisburn finished with more points than us but the atmosphere was fantastic there was lots of support from the gallery and the kids had fun.
Most kids produced pb’s and there was a very definite improvement in all swimmers from their very first aquasprint before christmas, which can easily be seen in the quick starts and underwater work.
A special mention need to got to Louisa Humphries, A group girl our only swimmer to win all 4 races!
The Aquasprint season finishes with a series of finals held on friday the 3rd of June. These last gala decide the promotion/relegation/championship results for the whole year.
We are in the ‘B’ final of Division 1 and if we are to stay in the top division we are really going to have to have the whole team rurn out and swim incredibly well.
Obviously this is a very exciting gala ans we could like to see as much support as possible, red balloons, red t-shirt and anything red.
We will let you know the venue as soon as possible.
Maria (girls team captain)