Soundwell Swimming Club

Established in 1962

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Top 50 in the UK

Wed 17 December 2014 at 8:12am

Soundwell Swimming Club have made history after competing in the National Arena Western League Premier Division Final for the first time.

The National Arena Swimming League has 400 teams participating in 7 Regions around the Country.

The South Gloucestershire club finished 7th out of 64 teams in the South West of England and Wales. This ranks them top 50 in the UK and is the best performance by any Gloucester County club for more than a decade.

The B Team also performed with distinction in Western division 2 at Horfield, winning their final gala with an impressive 17 point margin to finish 9th overall in the league.

With Olympians like Ruta Meilutyte and James Guy, along with European Junior and Youth Olympic swimmers regularly competing for large City, Town and School club’s; Soundwell’s remarkable rise throughout 2 divisions over the past five years to sit at the top of the Western Region’s Premier Division is a phenomenal achievement.

Head Coach Matt Puddy said: ‘’To make the Western Final was a proud moment for our club. Our swimmers, coaching team and management committee deserved this result. I would like to congratulate everyone involved.’’

Final positions: Plymouth Leander 324, Millfield School 302, City of Cardiff 219, Swansea Aquatics 248, Swim Bournemouth 176, Taunton Deane 174, Soundwell 170, Bridgend County 136

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