John Herbert Trophy Gala

On Saturday 23rd June Marlins took a huge team of 70 swimmers, four officials, two club captains, two coaches, two team managers and four poolside helpers to the K2 for the season ending John Herbert Trophy Gala, which was organised and hosted by East Grinstead Swimming Club.

Marlins entered two teams which were called MSM Dolphin and MSM Triangle.  The teams comprised of swimmers from our teaching groups, our youth set up and also our competitive squads.  Both teams swam exceptionally well and it was especially pleasing to see some of our younger swimmers take part in an inter-club competition for the very first time.  They were, of course, a little nervous, however, with a friendly word from our poolside support team they swam their hearts out and did so well.

After a night of high quality competition swimming the final results were:

  • 8th Crawley, 176 points
  • 7th Littlehampton, 193 points
  • 6th East Grinstead, 223 points
  • 5th MSM Dolphin, 236 points
  • 4th Atlantis, 264 points
  • 3rd Edenbridge, 280 points
  • 2nd MSM Triangle, 304 points
  • 1st Beacon, 309 points

Really well done Dolphin and Triangle teams.  Each and every one of you did yourselves and your club proud.  Congratulations to Beacon on their well deserved win and thanks to East Grinstead for hosting such a wonderful gala.

During the season we have given hundreds of swimmers from across the whole club the chance to wear our blue hat with pride and to compete for Team Marlins.  We ended the season like this:

  • Sussex League Champions 2018
  • Airtech Relay Gala winners
  • Overall top club in Sussex County Championships 2018
  • Top age group club in Sussex County Championships 2018
  • Sussex Relay Champions 2018
  • Winners of National Arena League Division One East 2017 and promoted to Premier Division