Leicester Diddy League Round 2 – May 2018: Times and Report

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Meadowside Leisure Centre – 12th May 2018

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The 2018 Diddy League continued with Round 2 at our home venue of the Meadowside LC. This league is for 4 age groups as at the 30th June. The age groups are ages 9, 10 , 11 and 12 – with all age groups doing all 4 individual races ( so age 9 doing fly) and free and medley relays.

Last year BASC for the first time had made the Grand Final and a win in round 1 at Hinckley had set us up nicely to try and repeat the heroics we saw last year again in 2018.

The league this year has 27 teams – with 5 different galas taking place across the middle of the country to see who would make what level finals for the June conclusion of the league. The draw saw Burton face the triple champions in the last 5 years , Kimberley, plus Solihull B, Coalville B and Rugby.

Taking your first steps in a competitive league gala is a big step for children so young but all did fantastic last night. Competitive Diddy League debuts for Burton SC went to Beth Holmes and Cassie Parry (first ever galas for both young girls), Issy Mills, Daisy Wong, Yuri Oliferuks, Finlay Pearson and Henry Duncan.

On the night we gained an amazing 26 First Places:

Lana Clamp – 25m breast
Jonathan Stimpson – 25m breast
Georgia Ulyett – 25m free
Rosie Bolton – 50m back
Harrison Jones – 50m back
Charlie Miller – 25m breast
Harry Preston – 25m breast
Harrison Jones – 25m free
Ella Cooper, Rosie Bolton, Issy Stanley and Daisy Wong – age 12 free relay
George Preston, Sam Duggan, Harrison Jones and Henry Duncan – age 12 free relay
Charlie Miller, Bella Smith, Rachael Greener and Issy Mills – age 10 medley relay
Ruby Welsford, Georgia Ulyett, Issy Mills and Jaina Muogbo – age 11 free relay
Harrison Jones, Edan Maxwell, Oliver Frost and James Copley – age 11 free relay
Lucas Joubert, Josh Cooper, Dylan Campbell and Yuri Oliferuks – age 9 free relay
Ella Cooper – 50m breast
Lana Clamp – 25m fly
Daisy Wong – 50m free
George Preston – 50m free
Georgia Ulyett, Charlie Miller, Jaina Muogbo and Rachael Greener – age 10 free relay
Ruby Welsford, Bella Smith, Amelie Brown and Issy Mills – age 11 medley relay
Ella Cooper – 50m fly
Rachael Greener – 25m fly
Ruby Welsford – 25m back
Harrison Jones – 25m back
Rosie Bolton, Issy Stanley, Ella Cooper and Daisy Wong – age 12 medley relay
Cannon relay team

17 Second Places:

Dylan Mitchell – 25m free
Edan Maxwell – 25m fly
Lucas Joubert, Jonathan Stimpson, Dylan Campbell and Yuri Oliferuks – age 9 medley
Lucas Joubert – 25m back
Dylan Mitchell, Harry Preston, Jasper Saunders and Finlay Pearson – age 10 medley
Lana Clamp. Bella Richards, Freya Smith and Cassie Parry – age 9 free relay
George Preston – 50m breast
Charlie Miller – 25m back
Dylan Mitchell – 25m back
Ruby Welsford – 25m breast
Oliver Frost – 25m breast
Dylan Campbell – 25m fly
Jasper Saunders, Dylan Mitchell, Harry Preston and Finley Pearson – age 10 free relay
Harrison Jones, James Copley, Edan Maxwell and Henry Duncan – age 11 medley
Lucas Joubert – 25m free
Harry Preston – 25m fly
Sam Duggan, George Preston, Edan Maxwell and Will Stevens – age 12 medley

3 Third Places:

Amelie Brown – 25m fly
Freya Smith – 25m back
Bella Richards – 25m free

Throughout the 49 races it was very tight between the impressive Kimberley and Burton SC. We trailed narrowly after 16 races but were just ahead after 34 races. As we entered the cannon we knew it was very close –both sets of kids waited to see who had won and it was then announced to scenes of excitement as below

Result – on 5 points for a win

Overall Result:

Team Points
Burton Barracudas 207
Kimberley 196
Solihull B 111
Coalville B 84
Rugby 79

 

Highlights from a great night included :-

STAR SWIMMER – Joint award to Dylan Campbell for his amazing fly at only 9 years – and George Preston for leading the line in the age 12 boys once again and adding more wins to his BASC career

STAR RACE – Jonathan Stimpson = a huge win in the age 9 25m breast in a PB time

Thank you to all who helped the kids achieve another great performance:-

– Simon, Ian, Brian and Jo for coaching and advising
– Craig, ,Martin, Bev, Jo Paul E, Debbie, Carmen and Chris for officiating
– Karen, Kate, Dave, Jane and Paul for timing
– Emily, Rachel, Mary, Lee, and Simon for sending the kids to races
– Scoring table of Suzanne, Sarah and Pete
– Desk – Hannah and Katie
– Announcing – by Anita
– As ever the parents without whom we would not have a team

The kids now wait to see where the Grand Final will be on 16th June – they were AMAZING!!!

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