Strong performance seals success in High Wycombe & Oxford

The COSC Ragingbulls have started their journey to the Cardiff International Pool for the National Arena Swimming League Finals. This season sees City of Oxford Swimming Club entering two teams into this premier event, that is the equivalent to the FA CUP for swimming. With Team A in the Premier Division South and Team B in Division 2 South West, the swimmers swum the pools alive at Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre and High Wycombe Leisure Centre to seal a 1st and 3rd place in Round 1.

City of Oxford Team B
City of Oxford Team B

Team A swum against 5 other teams from Seven Oaks, RTW Monson, Beckneham, Sutton & Cheam and Windsor. They finished 1st (236 points) ahead of RTW Monson 2nd (192 points) and Sevenoaks A Team 3rd (166 points). Highlights from the Team B were the Mens Open 200 Individual Medley Toby Mackay-Champion 1st, Girls 11 and under 4 x 50m Freestyle Pearl Sophastienphong, Bella Green, Zofia Conway, Zara Porter 3rd, Boys 11 and under 4 x 50m Freestyle Farris Sharif, Monty Salmon, Angelos Agko, Neil Timblo 2nd, Girls 13 and under 4 x 50m Medley Megan Peake, Ellen Bagley, Lily Brabbin, Julliet Anthony 2nd, Girls 15 and under 4 x 50m Freestyle Evie Mclean, Illizane Pinfold, Delphine Little, Safiya Sillah 1st, Boys 15 and under 4 x 50m Freestyle Nick Skelton, Billy Wotton, Mikki Petrovic, Geo Ratouly 1st, Womens Open 4 x 50m Medley Emily Ford, Illizane Pinfold, Kate Mills Yasmin Tajali 1st, Mens Open 4 x 50m Medley Dan Jenkins, David Murphy, Chris Motha, Luke Wilby 1st, Girls 11 and under 50m Backstroke Pearl Sophastienphong 1st, Girls 13 and under 100m Breaststroke Ellen Bagley 1st, Girls 15 and under 100m Backstroke Mimi Morley Iszatt 1st, Boys 15 and under 100m Backstroke Nick Skelton 1st, Womens Open 100m Fly Kate Mills 1st, Mens Open 100m Fly Chris Motha 2nd, Girls 11 and under 50m Fly Zara Porter 2nd, Girls 13 and under 100m Backstroke Megan Peake 2nd, Girls 15 and under 100m Fly Delphine Little 1st, Boys 15 and under 100m Fly Nick Skelton 1st, Mens Open 100m Backstroke Dan Jenkins 1st, Girls 13 and under 100m Fly Megan Peake 3rd, Girls 15 and under 100m Freestyle Evie Mclean 1st, Boys 15 and under 100m Freestyle Geo Ratouly 1st, Womens Open 100m Breaststroke Illizan Pinfold 2nd, Mens Open 100m Breaststroke David Murphy 1st, Girls 11 and under 50m Freestyle Pearl Sophastienphong 1st, Boys 11 and under 50m Freestyle Farris Sharif 3rd, Boys 13 and under 100m Freestyle Chris Skelton 3rd, Girls 15 and under 100m Breaststroke Illizane Pinfold 2nd, Boys 15 and under 50m Breaststroke Billy Wotton 1st, Womens Open 100m Freestyle Jasmin Tajali 2nd, Mens Open 100m Freestyle Dan Jenkins 3rd, Girls 11 and under 4 x 50m Medley Pearl Sophastienphong, Jessica Bagley, Zara Porter, Bella Green 1st, Boys 13 and under 4 x 50m Freestyle Kayden Sillah, Oliver Conway, Andrew Taylor Chris Skelton 3rd, Girls 15 and under 4 x 50m Medley Mimi Morley Iszatt, Safiya Sillah, Delphine Little, Evie Mclean 1st, Boys 15 and under 4 x 50m Medley Nick Skelton, Billy Wotton, Geo Ratouly, Logan Bryan 1st, Womens Open 6 x 50m Freestyle Kate Mills, Nicole Ryan, Emily Ford, Mimi Morley Iszatt, Safiya Sillah, Jasmin Tajali 1st, Mens Open 6 x 50m Freestyle Luke Wilby, David Murphy, Connor Bryan, Chirs Motha, Toby Mackay-Champion, Dan Jenkins 1st. Full results can be found here http://www.nationalarenaswimmingleague.org/uploads/1/1/8/5/118571306/premier_gala_2.pdf

Subject to verification from Oxon & North Bucks, three County Records were broken during the Premier Division competition in the Girls 15 and under 4 x 50m Freestyle relay, Boys 15 and under 4 x 50m Freestyle relay and Boys 15 and under 4 x 50m Medley relay.

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Team B swum against seven other teams from Bournemouth, Guilford, Alton, Haselmere, East Leigh, Wycombe and Chichester. They finished 3rd (299 points) behind Guilford C Team 2nd (320 points) and Bournemouth 1st (347 points).  Highlights from the Team B were the Women’s Open 200 Individual Medley Megan Smit 3rd, Men’s Open 200 Individual Medley Kenji McDade 2nd, Girls 11 and under 4 x 50m Freestyle Scarlett Shorter, Eleni Ioannou, Anna Donskikh, Fiorella Pucks Fazel 3rd, Boys 11 and under 4 x 50m Freestyle William Turner, Ted Bowling, Tristan Dennis, Cameron Middleton 2nd, Girls 13 under 4 x 50m Medley Ella Joyce, Willa Merttens, Mary Cater, Hony Valdiserri 3rd, Girls 15 and under 4 x 50m Freestyle Lara Mills, Jasmine Johnson, Ayanna Fulga, Gretel Goodgame 2nd, Boys 15 and under 4 x 50m Freestyle Arya Firake, Charles Pauling, Diego Bravo, Chris Sims 1st, Mens Open 4 x 50m Medley George Rudd, Arnold Marton, Max Bolcato, Kenji McDade 3rd, Girls 13 and under 100m Breaststroke Willa Merterns 3rd, Boys 13 and under 100m Breaststroke  Joseph Watkiss 3rd, Boys 15 and under 100m Backstroke Charles Pauling 1st, Women’s Open 100m Fly Tiana Porter 1st, Men’s Open 100m Fly Max Bolcato 2nd, Girls 11 and under 50m Fly Eleni Ioannou 3rd, Boys 11 and under 50m Fly Ted Bowling 1st, Girls 15 and under 100m Fly Ayanna Fulga 2nd, Boys 15 and under 100m Fly Chris Sims 1st, Womens Open 100m Backstroke Dotty Goodgame 2nd, Mens Open 100m Backstroke George Rudd 2nd, Girls 11 and under 50m Breaststroke Fiorella Pucks-Fazel 3rd, Boys 11 and under 50m Breaststroke Qiu En Zang 1st, Boys 13 and under 100m Fly Lachlan Middleton 1st, Girls 15 and under 100m Freestyle Megan Smit 2nd, Mens Open 100m Breaststroke Freddie Wilkinson 3rd, Girls 11 and under 50m Freestyle Scarlett Shorter 3rd, Boys 11 and under 50m Freestyle William Turner 3rd, Girls 15 and under 100m Breaststroke Millie Tomlin-Davies 2nd, Boys 15 and under 100m Breaststroke Chris Sims 1st, Womens 100m Freestyle Gretel Goodgame 2nd, Girls 11 and under 4 x 50m Medley Scarlett Shorter, Fiorella Pucks-Fazel, Eleni Ioannou, Anna Donskikh 3rd, Boys 11 and under 4 x 50m Medley Tristan Dennis, Qui En Zang, Ted Bowling, William Turner 2nd, Girls 15 and under 4 x 50m Medley Lara Mills, Millie Tomlin-Davies, Ayanna Fulga, Gretel Goodgame 1st, Boys 15 and under 4 x 50m Medley Arya Furake, Morgan Smith, Chirs Sims, Diego Bravo 1st, Womens Open 6 x 50m Freestyle Zoe Combs, Jasmin Johnson, Tiana Porter, Dotty Goodgame, Jenny Burrel, Megan Smit 2nd, Mens Open 6 x 50m Freestyle Kenji McDade, George Rudd, Arnold Marton, Freddie Wilkinson, Chris Sims, Max Bolcato 3rd. Full results can be found here http://www.nationalarenaswimmingleague.org/uploads/1/1/8/5/118571306/div2_west_gala_2.pdf

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Round 2 on the 10th November 2018, will see Team A traveling to Guildford to compete against Guilford B Team, Thanet A Team, Rushmoor A Team, Woking and Beckenham. Whereas Team B will be traveling to Southampton to compete against Bournemouth, Rushmore B Team, Chesham, Alton, Wey Valley, Haslemere and West Wight.

Well done to all the swimmers involved, especially to all those swimmers that experienced their first ever National Arena Swimming League event. Hone those skills in training and let’s swim those pools alive in Rounds 2 and 3, we have two teams to be proud of.

A big thank you to all the Officials, Volunteers, Team Managers, Coaches and Host Clubs that made these events possible.

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Link to official press release: Strong performance seals success in High Wycombe & Oxford

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