Resounding victory in final round of Mercian League
RSC finished off the season with a resounding victory in the final round of the Mercian League at Leamington Spa. This was the final for those placed in 13-18th in the overall table. Rugby occupied 18th place, due to only having swam in one round of the previous two, due to other commitments. This left the club in the un-favoured lane six, but with the swimmers positioning themselves next to the lane, and with the parents all grouped together, the Rugby Roar, as it is now known, was in full evidence. The team spirit, and support amongst the swimmers is being matched by the parents and their backing, who are really making their presence felt.
Rugby led from the front from the very first point check after 10 events, and just kept moving further ahead, and finished well clear of the rest. The points totals was Rugby, 237, Kingsbury 199, Nuneaton 172, Solihull 157, Beeches 144, and Etwall Eagles 129. Rugby had 22 wins over the evening, but equally importantly, only finished 5th or 6th a total of four times, which as I keep saying, is what makes the difference over these team events. Also Rugby didn’t have a single Dq which across 50 events, with 16 relays, is pretty much unheard of.
The team was Harriet Troupe, Max Green, Cerys James, Luke Anspokes, Maddie Haywood, Gleb Popov, Abbie Dolly, Jess Mackenzie, Luie Gilroy, Charlotte, O’Brien, Dan Carey, Megan Williams, Jack Carey, Ellen Armeson, Anna Farrow, Lana Wilson-Shrubb, Rhys James, Aaina Muralidhur, Devesh Chohan, Simon Rigg, Erin Lloyd, Rachel Lloyd, Jasmine Rigg, Aofie Williams, Ethan Fletcher, Nathaniel Kayada, Olivia Guyatt, Mairead Williams, Lucas Marshall, Aaron Kirkaldy.
A well-deserved summer break is now upon us, but the club is still looking to recruit and 7/8/9 year olds for next season.