After a compelling first round at Ponds Forge, this time it was a trip up to Leeds for the next round of the North East Region Arena League. After a very tight competition between City of Leeds and City of Sheffield A Team and an impressive performance by the B team in October, there were high expectations of an exciting evening of swimming on the Saturday 24th of November. Despite some key absentees, our open swimmers in both A and B teams were impressive. However, the younger swimmers really stepped up their swimming and put in some fantastic individual and relay performances. Neither COSSS team disappointed! Our A team was neck-and-neck with City of Leeds throughout the evening, finally resulting in a tie after COSSS A team won the final event. However, Leeds were placed first having won more events during the evening. COSSS B also put in a fine performance, finishing just 9 points behind Harrogate. Unfortunately neither Borough of Kirklees or Scunthorpe attended the 2nd round.

A special mention should go to those who travelled to the event to swim one or two relay legs; without them the teams' successes would not have been possible.

The final round will be held at Leeds on Saturday 8th December.

For more details on the Arena League, go to: http://www.nationalswimmingleague.org.uk/

Round 2 final standings

City of Leeds              205

City of Sheffield A       205

Doncaster Dartes        148

Harrogate and District   99

City of Sheffield B         90