Following an afternoon of exciting swimming, London West became the 2016 ISA National Swimming Champions, clinching overall victory from the Midlands Team by 0.34 seconds in the final relay of the day. The Midlands Team were poised for victory having been two points clear with one race to go but there was late drama in the Men’s Year 11-13 freestyle relay, where three teams were separated by finger tips as they touched the pads. Having finished the quickest by a third of a second, London West took their points tally to 437 with Midlands one point behind on 436 and the North Team finishing third on 395 points respectively.
The race concluded a magnificent event which gave talented young swimmers from ISA schools another invaluable opportunity to swim at the Olympic Pool. Nearly 2000 spectators came through the gates to support family and friends, creating an electric atmosphere. The competition produced an exceptional level of swimming with a total of 19 national records being broken over the course of the day. Every competitor represented both their school and region with an exemplary attitude and all should be proud of what they have achieved. A huge thank you must go to everyone who helped make the day run smoothly allowing for all the children to enjoy their experience.
Congratulations also to the victors of the junior and senior competitions. You can see all the points by clicking on the PDF file below. A full report of the day will be published in due course and you can find all of the race results by clicking the link below: