Exmouth Swimming and Life Saving Society celebrate winning the East Devon Mini League

PUBLISHED: 10:49 19 November 2013 | UPDATED: 10:49 19 November 2013

After a long wait Exmouth Swimming and Life Saving Society have finally won the East Devon Mini League, writes Glenn Currie.

This competition is swum over three3 rounds with sprints and relays making up the galas. After three consistent galas of good swimming the cup was handed over to Exmouth.

They finished first with 572 points, twenty more than runners-up Torquay with Newton Abbot third with 493 points.

The minor placings went to; Sid Vale, fourth with 395, Exeter, fifth with 365 and Dawlish, sixth with 336.

Building on from this success was the start of this year’s national Arena League which started off with Exmouth being promoted to Division Two.

Exmouth swam their first round at Bodmin and finished in fifth place ahead of Devonport Royal. The complete result sequence was; 1, Penzance 214; 2, Caradon 195; 3, Tavistock 192; 4, Seagulls B 160; 5, Exmouth 138; 6, Devonport Royal 131.

Exmouth were 13th out of 18 in our division which is a great start after just being promoted to the division.

Twelve personal bets were achieved and Jack Moss broke the 100m freestyle club record!

Next up was a trip to Dorchester against Trowbridge, Cirencester, Tavistock, Street and Ilfracombe. This was a sterner test as this round was seeded and Exmouth went in as a fifth seeds. This proved to be correct as fifth place was the final position with Trowbridge winning their second gala out of the two contested.

The full result from Dorchester was; 1, Trowbridge 249; 2, Cirencester 237; 3, Street 182; 4, Tavistock 169; 5, Exmouth 113; 6, Ilfracombe 92.

With one gala to go in December it has been a successful period so far for Exmouth in their first season in the higher division.

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