Jamie Rigby Memorial Gala 2017

Reporting by John Casey – A Squad Coach

Some of the Eckington Swimming Club Swimmers who took part in the Jamie Rigby Gala

Our club took part in the James Rigby Gala held by Ilkeston Swimming Club at Arc Leisure Centre Matlock on Sat 3rd June 2017.  We took 28 swimmers ranging from 8 years old up to 17 years old.  It was a great opportunity to get a good range of swimmers together and to really build team spirit.

It was great to see younger swimmers performing really well and enjoying the experience while also watching and learning from older, more experienced swimmers.  All credit to older swimmers too who were great role models for the younger ones and who supported and encouraged throughout.

A special thank you to all who helped on the night as team managers and officiators:

ESC Team Managers

  • Julie Pickard
  • Sam Thorpe

ESC Officials

  • Paul Parsons
  • Jonathan Pickard
  • Andy Sands

We performed really well finishing a very credible 5th out of 8 teams.

Well done to all swimmers who took part – you were all a credit to our club.

Full results can be downloaded by clicking here