On the first of February City of Belfast hosted LeCale in the first Aquasprint meet of the season. Excitement was high amongst both teams and supporters, with both having swimmers competing in their first ever gala! The gala was fast and furious with little between the teams in the first set of relays and individual back strokes. However after that Le Cale showed their strength to become the winners by 222 to City of Belfast’s 178. Despite losing, there were some great swims and close contests in many of the races from the COB swimmers. The coaches were delighted with the number of PB’s – 83 in all – over 80%! After the races, bun’s sandwiches, crisps and juice were enjoyed by all before this season’s Aquasprint team captains, Ellie and Theo Falls, led the three cheers for Le Cale and both team captains wished each other well for the rest of the season. So a massive well done especially to the new swimmers from both teams. We are looking forward to the next Aquasprint on 28th February against Newry & Mourne . As ever thank you to all the parents who volunteer to helprun these galas and provide refreshments, co-ordinated by Linda, and of course to our coaches yesterday, Stephen, Dara and Conor. The swimmers were given this season’s Aquasprint Tshirts provided by sponsors Forest Feast – a big thank you to them again!