Report by Dan Valovin – Team Manager
Wow, what a night we had in the first round of the Sussex League on Saturday 24th March 2018. We had two teams out, in Crowborough and Eastbourne, and everyone swam brilliantly.
Our A team were against Brighton A and Beacon A. Leading from the start, the team won 52 out of the 57 races including winning every relay race; amazing swimming. In fact, across the 57 events, we picked up 52 wins, 24 second places and 13 third places. The final scores were:
- Mid Sussex Marlins A – 504 points
- Brighton – 328 points
- Beacon – 218 points
Well done Marlins A – you smashed it!
Our B team, formed of swimmers from six different squads, with ages ranging from 10 to 45, were against Eastbourne A and East Grinstead A. The competition was very tough, however, against two A teams our swimmers did really well, winning 10 out of the 57 races and placing second in 25 and third in 18. Well done Team Marlins. The final scores were:
- East Grinstead A – 411 points
- Mid Sussex Marlins B – 331 points
- Eastbourne A – 304 points
So after Round One the rankings in Division 1 and 2 can be found here:
Round two is on 28th April 2018; our A team are up against Hastings and Littlehampton and will be at home at the Triangle. The B team are against Atlantis B and 1066 and will be at the Pavilions in the Park, Horsham. A top two finish in the next round for the B team will give us a good chance of getting to the final for Division 2. We really do have everything to swim for.
A great start with lots to build on, really well done Team Marlins.
B Team @ Eastbourne
A team @ Crowborough