City of St Albans finish in style in Arena National League

The club after the second round of the Arena League meeting

The club after the second round of the Arena League meeting - Credit: Archant

City of St Albans Swimming Club (CoStA) ended the Arena National League Premier Division on a high after finishing third in the final round at Harlow.

The squad picked up a number of wins on the night, including Evangelina Fisher with a time of 1:15:60 in the ladies’ open breaststroke, Liam Curran who finished the men’s open butterfly in 58:58, and Shannon Stott in the girls’ U15 butterfly with a time of 1:05:84.

The girls’ U15 medley relay team also claimed top spot on the podium with a time of 2:09:58.

Meanwhile, Kieran McCarthy was narrowly beaten in the boys’ U13 breaststroke with a time of 1:15:61, while Grace Wylie also achieved second with a time of 1:08:33 in the girls’ U15 backstroke.

Thomas Cadenhead in the boys’ U13 freestyle, recording a time of 1:02:87, and Edward Loveman, in the men’s open breaststroke, timed at 1:07:95, also just missed out on the top spot.

His brother, William Loveman, emulated that second place in the boys’ U15 breaststroke in 1:13:25.

CoStA head coach, Mike Cole, said: “Finishing third in a premier division round of a national league is no mean feat and it’s testament to the hours of training our young swimmers put in and their dedication to the sport.

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“Very well done to all who competed.”

Final Standings:

1. Romford Town - 272 points

2. Colchester - 269 points

3. City of St Albans - 246 points

4. Bishop’s Stortford - 243

5. Enfield Swim Squad - 239

6. Shiverers - 213

7. Watford - 165

8. Hoddesdon - 145