The A team came first and Sharks B and C came 6th in their respective galas.
It's one of those times when the scores don't tell the whole tale.
The A team win was brilliant, but more importantly, some of our older elite swimmers were a real inspiration to the younger members of the team. One parent commented that her daughter was incredibly excited to be in a relay team with some of the fastest swimmers in the club. Good work older, fast swimmers!
The B and C teams swam their best but the competition was just too strong on the night. That, alas, is the nature of competitive swimming; someone's always trying to beat you. The good part? You can try to beat 'em next time! It's always good to have a (moving) target to aim for...
For the C team, special mention must go to Ben Cunliffe who wore three different hats. He coached, team managed and...swam. This is clearly taking commitment to a whole new level. Bravo Ben!
The C team was short of swimmers for the gala, but in true Sharks spirit, the swimmers rallied round. The younger swimmers bravely swam up and the older swimmers volunteered for every race they could get their hands on. Lucy Griffiths we're particularly looking at you! Thank you :-)
And remember dear readers, swimming galas are like exams. When the results come through, celebrate the wins in style and learn the hard lessons when you lose.
Most importantly, once they're over, forget 'em and look forward to the next one. Onwards, upwards!