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Andover Swimming and Water polo club’s junior swimmers were in action this weekend

The club, along with other swimmers from Southampton, Romsey, Totton & Eastleigh, Locks Heath, Bassett JSF, and Seaclose attended the Rother League gala.

All swimmers were aged under 14 and took it in turns to compete in an action packed evening that saw Andover take the lead early on in the competition. The evening wasn’t without excitement with a couple of false starts but the youngsters from the Andover club held their nerves well and swam with energy and enthusiasm.

Poppy Harris started off the evening with a 50m freestyle race. In the under 10 freestyle, Poppy started the club off well with a determined race. She was in action again with a mighty 10 person relay squad each swimming 25 meters freestyle for the final event. The crowd were on their feet cheering for all of the swimmers which saw, Poppy Harris, Max Smith, Summer Clark, Corey Marvin, Alice Ross, Petr Koltovs, Catherine Massey, Matthew, Amelia Horne and Oscar Green achieve a second place finish.

All of the points were added together, based on attendees and placing in the races, which saw Andover narrowly miss out on first place by just 4 points.

The young squad were thrilled to be part of the gala and Andover hopes to build on the success of this experience and go on to triumph in more events.