Leicester Diddy League Round 2 – May 2019: Times and Report

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Hinckley Leisure Centre – 11th May 2019

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Hinckley Leisure Centre hosted last night round 2 of the 2019 Diddy League. 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 second year running had made the Grand Final and we started the league looking forward to seeing how the 2019 Squad would perform – we hoped for another great Diddy League season and in round 1 we had won our gala by nearly 100 points to set up round 2.

The league this year has 29 teams -– we did not get the kindest of draws as Wellingborough (usual finalists) joined Burton and Hinckley as three very strong teams – plus Penguins and Solihull.

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 Percy Mercer, Sam Benstead , Oliver Mitchell and Josephine Brutton

The team captains for the Junior League in 2019 are Ruby Welsford and Harrison Jones, who had played such key roles in helping us reach the Grand Final for the last two years..

On the night we gained 19 First Places from 49 races:

Lana Clamp – age 10 25m free

Dylan Campbell – age 10 25m free

Georgia Ulyett – age 11 25m fly

Harrison Jones – age 12 50m back

Alek Tutt, Joseph Mills, Seb Jones and Percy Mercer – age 9 medley relay

Josh Cooper – age 10 25m breast

Jaina Muogbo – age 11 25m free

Lucas Joubert, Josh Cooper, Dylan Campbell and Oliver Mitchell – age 10 medley relay

Bella Richards – age 10 25m back

Josh Cooper – age 10 25m back

Charlie Miller – age 11 25m breast

Sophia Wheeler – age 9 25m fly

Josh Cooper, Lucas Joubert, Oliver Mitchell and Yuri Oliferuks – age 10 free relay

Orla Leyland, Blythe Wroughton, Sophia Wheeler and Josephine Brutton – age 9 free relay

Sam Benstead – age 9 25m free

Lana Clamp – age 10 25m fly

Dylan Campbell – age 10 25m fly

Georgia Ulyett – age 11 25m back

Harrison Jones, James Copley, Edan Maxwell and Connor Small – age 12 medley relay

13 Second Places:

Ruby Welsford – age 12 50m back

Josephine Brutton, Chloe Clamp, Orla Leyland and Blythe Wroughton – age 9 medley relay

Harrison Jones, Connor Small, Edan Maxwell and James Copley – age 12 free relay

Georgia Ulyett, Jaina Muogbo, Charlie Miller and Rachael Greener – age 11 free relay

Olivia Standley, Freya Smith, Lana Clamp and Beth Holmes – age 10 medley relay

Orla Leyland, Blythe Wroughton, Sophia Wheeler and Josephine Brutton – age 9 free relay

Sam Benstead, Alek Tutt, Joseph Mills and Percy Mercer – age 9 free relay

Bella Smith – age 12 50m breast

Harry Preston – age 11 25m breast

Connor Small – age 12 50m free

Lana Clamp, Bella Richards, Olivia Standley and Beth Holmes – age 10 free relay

Dylan Mitchell – age 11 25m back

Ruby Welsford, Bella Smith, Amelie Brown and Amelie Spiers – age 12 medley relay

8 Third Places:

Chloe Clamp – age 9 25m breast

Dylan Mitchell – age 11 25m free

Ruby Welsford, Amelie Brown, Charlie Moorby and Amelie Spiers – age 12 free relay

Dylan Mitchell, Harry Preston, Finlay Pearson and James Williams – age 11 free relay

Harrison Jones – age 12 50m breast

Edan Maxwell – age 12 50m fly

Amelie Brown – age 12 50m fly

Cannon Team

Result based on 5 points for a win:

Team Points
Burton   183
Wellingbrough   163
Leicester Penguins   147
Hinckley B   107
Solihull B     92

Highlights from a great night included:-

STAR SWIMMERshared between Georgia Ulyett, Lana Clamp and Dylan Campbell – both winning two individuals despite the higher standard of opposition than what we faced in round 1.

STAR RACESophia Wheeler winning the age 9 25m fly – she came from 4th after the dive to swim all others down in a great race – a very determined swim!!!!

Thank you to all who helped the kids achieve another great performance which was our 39th win since March 2014 :-

  • Brian, Mary, Sophie and George for coaching and advising
  • Debbie, Bev and Craig for officiating
  • Jenny, Kate, Dave and Colin for timing
  • Paul, Emily, Simon and Wayne for sending the kids to races
  • As ever the parents without whom we would not have a team

Round 3 is on 16th June – we await news of the venue for what will be a TREBLE of Grand Diddy finals for BASC – it will be our 9th major league final over all the 3 leagues we swim in over the last 5 years.

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