Tigersharks are the 2015 Wiltshire Winter League champions! Wiltshire ASA have had to call off the final round of the competition to allow the main county championships to take place with the Winter League being declared on the positions at the end of round 3. Sitting at the top of the table after 3 fantastic performances is Tigersharks!
The league consists of a number of rounds with the results of each team being put together in a virtual super league and the scores are awarded for each event based on the time achieved. The actual results on the night don’t count but for the record Tigersharks won all 3 rounds
The first round saw us travel to Salisbury where we faced last years champions Trowbridge. Tigersharks were in great form as we pulled out all the stops and won the gala, with our overall league score of 798 points leaving us in 1st place. Round 2 was at Wroughton and whilst we won the gala on the night, a strong performance from Trowbridge elsewhere saw them score 798.5 points and leapfrog us as we sat in 2nd place overall.
In the final round at Calne, Tigersharks were in blistering form and won 26 of the 39 events on the night as we dominated the gala. This performance proved to be crucial as we scored the highest single number of points in any one round from all the clubs with 799 points, making up the deficit on Trowbridge and returning to top of the league.
Normally, the first 3 rounds are to decide who ends up in which gala for the final round with the winners of the top final gala being crowned champions. However, the need to hold the county champs has meant this has been cancelled and the results have been declared based on the first 3 rounds of the league, with Tigersharks sitting pretty on top.
This is a great achievement from a small club in a competition based on relays where we need 4 strong swimmers in each event across all of the ages. There are too many swimmers to pick anyone individual out and many of the team have turned out in the worst strokes to help the team. The consistency of performance has been fantastic and we should be really proud of ourselves
Well done to all involved.