19/06/2010

Micro Gala Saturday 19th June - it was nip and tuck all the way through this nail-biting gala.  After 12 events Otters lay joint second, just one point off the lead, which Otters then assumed after the very next race. However Lancaster & Blackburn were constantly snapping at the Otters' heels; with the competitors being so evenly matched there was no let-up - every race counted. The teams hearts were in their mouths when we were DQ'd for a faulty takeover in a relay close to the end, but at the finish the team had done enough to secure top spot, in this our home gala and first outright win this season.  Most importantly we were able to compete in each race and didn't have to declare any events, which would have been suicide.  The winning margin was just six points over second placed Lancaster and only eight points seperated first and third places.  Every member of the squad played their part and a particularly big thank you goes to those swimmers competing in their first competitive team gala.  Results now on Members' page.

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