SWIMMING - Redditch SC achieve highest ever position in West Midlands National Arena Swimming League - The Redditch Standard

SWIMMING - Redditch SC achieve highest ever position in West Midlands National Arena Swimming League

Aaron Sutcliffe 20th Jan, 2022 Updated: 1st Mar, 2022   0

REDDITCH SWIMMING CLUB recently achieved their highest ever position in the Premier League of the National Arena Swimming League.


The competition is contested over two rounds of galas with clubs across the West Midlands competing with the top six clubs going through to the West Midlands final.


Redditch were handed a tough draw in round one but were given home advantage at Abbey Stadium and performed magnificently to take second place overall on the night.


And Redditch were handed a more favourable draw in round two, again at Abbey Stadium, as the club secured a comfortable victory to advance to the West Midlands final.


Redditch SC finished fourth overall at the final in Rugby, claiming one win on the night, much to the delight of Head Coach Jon Fletcher.


Fletcher said: “It was a great campaign by the whole team, who showed fantastic fight and desire for the club.


“To be selected for the team in this competition is a great achievement for the swimmers, with some only selected for a relay race but the commitment shown by all gives me great hope for the future.”


Redditch competed against elite performance clubs Leicester Sharks and City of Coventry in round one and impressed with seven first-place finishes and 10 second-place finishes.


This included individual wins for Paul Wilkes, Orla Power, Max Davidson and Harry Chandler as Redditch pipped City of Coventry into second place by one point.


And Redditch swam their way to the West Midlands final with an extraordinary performance in round two as they secured 17 first-place finishes and 12 second-place finishes.


There were individual wins for Aled Lee, two for Ashleigh Green, Millie Checkley, Paul Wilkes, Orla Power, two for Harry Chandler, Riley Perry, two for Abi Salcombe and Aimee Hood.


The club competed against some of the best in the West Midlands in the final with the top two advancing to the national finals.


Redditch SC’s Lee won the 100m breaststroke on the night which marked the club’s only victory on the night and was backed up by strong performances from the rest of the squad.


Redditch finished fourth on 134 points, only six points behind Boldmere in third whilst Leicester Sharks claimed the title with 188 points.


Anyone who would like to join Redditch Swimming Club or request a trial, please visit their website for further details.


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