This year’s Arena League on the 14th October was another hugely memorable event for the whole of FDSC. An ecstatic atmosphere, combined with excellent swimming and the best team morale on the night are only a few of the qualities that all of our swimmers displayed.

Right from the start of the first event, it became clear that the Flitwick Dolphins swimmers were performing to the best of their abilities - with Georgie Curtis coming 1st in the Ladies 200M IM. To continue with this extremely high standard of swimming: a further 11 first places were achieved, 11 second places and 5 third places. These results show just how well all of our swimmers did in Round 1!

On a personal level, 13 PB times were achieved during the event at Pingles Leisure Centre. These swimmers should be extremely proud of themselves, as despite the p ressure to swim as part of a team, they still displayed an ability to improve their own times.

Club Captain James Handler awarded “swimmers of the event” to Tyler Watson and Georgie Curtis, who did an excellent job and were a pleasure to watch swim.

All of these fantastic achievements all contribute to the 1st place that Flitwick Dolphins SC was awarded at the end of the first round. Everyone who competed at this event should be extremely proud to have been a participant in such a successful event for the club!

The team consisted of Carl Halford, Melissa Dolby, Thomas Allen, Francesca Baber, Ruby Blackmore, Georgie Curtis, George Hart, Billy Cutler, Tyler Watson, Mari Cutler, Sophie Fowler, Olivia Fowler, Rebecca Grogan, Autumn Handscombe, Lauren Young, Mikolaj Leski, Adam Thompson, Joe Vesztrocy, Tom Malia, Giselle Martin, James McFarland, Eddy McFarland, Ben Rayner, Eloisa Miller, Jake Hickmott, Chris Murphy, Callum Runchman, Max Thomas, Imogen Thompson, Lilli Thompson, Paige Walker, Maddie Phillips. Adam Holmes, Isaac Moon with James Handler attending as Club Captain and assisting the team manager and coaches, Nigel, Judy and Louise.

Round Two of this year’s Arena League will take place on the 11th November, and will certainly be an event to look forward to.


James Handler
Press Officer