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Another great night’s swimming and a very enjoyable evening, with a fantastic win from our Open Men’s relay team to finish the gala! Well done to everyone who swam!

There were some good PBs from Rachel Houlgate, Becky Smith, Archie Strowger, Holly Brockwell, Darragh McSporran and Emily Pryke – the largest with 1.92s off her 100 back.

We had 11 wins: Abby Smith – open 100 fly; Holly Brockwell 10-11yrs 50 fly & 50 breast; Ella Thornburg 13/U 100 fly & 100 free; Ashton Netherwood 10-11yrs 50 free; Matty Smith 15/U 100 breast; 13/U girls free & medley relays; 15/U boys medley relay; Mens Open Free relay – with a very close and exciting finish!!!

In the end we were just 8 points behind Alton to finish in 3rd place – a fantastic TEAM effort from everyone. With special thanks to reserves Ollie Harvey & Will Clark who stepped in at very short notice to cover.

A huge thank you to our team managers and coaches: Helen, Tamsin, Rachael & Tracey. Also to Heidi for getting all the official splits off the scoreboard for me!

Thank you also to those who helped Chichester set up and run the gala – Tim, Paul, Dean, Darley & Jacqui. And to our officials Mark, Dan & Bernie.

It was lovely to see Tom C & Georgie H there supporting the team too.

We are currently lying 5th in Division 2 so will be in the top gala for the next round on 14th December.

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