Falcon swimmers on cloud nine after joy in home pool

HUCKNALL Falcon maintained their rich vein of form.
HUCKNALL Falcon maintained their rich vein of form.

The swimmers of HUCKNALL FALCON were on cloud nine after maintaining their rich vein of form so far this year in the second round of the Notts Sports Centre League.

In a gala held at their home pool at Hucknall Leisure Centre, Falcon recorded nine victories to finish a close fourth, only 32 points behind the winners.

Said happy head coach Ian Melvin: “There were sopme great swims. Well done to all, and many thanks to the coaches, officials and timekeepers.”

Falcon’s roll-call of first places was headed by George Webster, who racked up a hat-trick, in the 13-and-under boys’ 50m butterfly, 100m breaststroke and 100m freestyle.

Individual successes were also registered by Kyle Raison (open boys’ 100m butterfly), junior captain Emily Butler (11-and-under girls’ 50m breaststroke), Sophie Melvin (15-and-under girls’ 50m butterfly), Ben Canavan-Taylor (open boys’ 100m backstroke) and James Terry (open boys’ 100m breaststroke).

The nine-and-under mixed cannon relay team of Tilly-Mae Oldnall, Dylan Hutchinson, Dylan Walker and Mya Orton also raced to victory, while Tom Howarth finished second in the open boys’ 100m individual medley.

The gala, which left Falcon in third place in the league table overall, also yielded no fewer than 33 personal-best times for the club.

The successful swimmers who beat the clock were: Adam Webber, Jai Raison, Kyle Raison, Sophie Melvin, Dylan Walker, Tilly-Made Oldnall, Mya Orton, Dylan Hutchinson, Holly Bramwell-Ward, George Webster, Grace Allsop, Charlie Stenson, Grave Allsop, Finley Ellis, Sophie Hutson and Archie Penlington.

RESULT -- Calverton and Bingham 192 points, Arnold 171, Kimberley 167, FALCON 160, Leander 136, Carlton Forum 110.