Sunday 13 November, 2016, by Sarah-Louise Green
On Saturday 8 October 2016, Kingsbridge Kingfishers Swimming Club (KKSC) travelled to Bristol to take part in the first round of the 2016 Arena League Gala.
For many of the 21 KKSC competitors, this was their first experience at Arena League level so congratulations to everyone who took part!
The relay and medley teams all swam well and in the individual races there were personal bests for Ed Carson, Ben Cusack, Zoe Durant, Phoebe Ede, Jan Gallardo, Maddie Gautier, Aaron Landsdale, Ellie Langman, Emily Lawrence, Kate Lindeque, Charlie Pearson, Oliver Pound, William Rawlinson, Alpheus Terblanche, Rosie Timmis and Zak Zaffiro.
Special thanks to our university swimmers who travelled a long way to compete for their club. Thanks also to coaches Mat Cusack and Jo Lawrence who oversaw the event poolside and Mel Jeynes who officiated during the gala.
KKSC is proud to be in Division 1 of the Arena League, which puts the club in the top 26 or so swimming clubs in the South West of England.
It is an honour to be chosen to represent the club at this event so if picked to swim, swimmers should do their best to attend or inform the coach immediately if unable to participate.
The second round will be held on Saturday, 12 November 2016 and the third round on Saturday, 10 December 2016. The locations to be confirmed.