National Arena league 2015 round 1: With the new season well underway Saturday 10th October meant it was time to start the Arena league campaign.
Mid Sussex Marlins were drawn to host the first round at K2 Crawley facing tough opposition from Kingston Royals, Maidenhead Marlins, Portsmouth North sea B, Chesham and Tigers of Jersey.
Kingston placed 3rd in the league last year missing promotion to the premier league by two points with Maidenhead placing 5th overall last year in the league.
From the start Marlins showed great team spirit and support, Personal best times came in abundance and we held the lead from start to finish.
Marlins dominated the relays throughout the night showing our depth of quality culminating in victories in both the men’s and women’s 6 X 50m squadron relays.
There were many highlights and great swims individually but the most impressive thing is how the whole team gave 100 % and came together for a great victory, 18 points clear of second place finishers Maidenhead.
This result puts Marlins in a great position (joint first in the league) going into round two on the 14th November.
Final result round 1
1. Mid Sussex Marlins
2. Maidenhead Marlins
3. Tigers of Jersey
4. Kingston Royals
6. Portsmouth Northsea B
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