11/04/18

Belgravia Leisure successfully hosts its first NSW Belgravia Cup

Coaches from all five Belgravia Leisure Swim Clubs at the end of competition.

The first year of the Belgravia Cup was held over the weekend with over 200 competitors from five facilities competing in both Age Group and Overall Point Score competitions. Held at Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre, Saturday evening and saw a flurry of personal bests posted with some outstanding racing across the event.

The format of the Belgravia Cup was developed to offer our Squad programs from across NSW compete for the Team Point Score, showcasing the talent and demonstrating Belgravia’s commitment to its competitive swimming programs. Only two individuals from each centre are eligible to score points in each event, creating an even playing field for centres regardless of squad size, with the key challenge to provide competitors across all the events.

The Belgravia Cup provided a quality racing platform for the National Age qualified athletes, with three new National Age qualifying times, two from time trials and another in the regular event. The event also saw an enjoyable end of the season for many club swimmers, providing some powerful motivation for next season to lift personal times.

“The Belgravia Cup is an opportunity for several swimming clubs to come together in a fun competitive environment with an exciting unique format” says Belgravia Leisure’s NSW State Manager James Ellender. “Belgravia Leisure is looking to support competitive swimming through this event and see it as something that will grow year-on-year. To see so many competitors come along to our event and be supported by our coaches from across the five facilities is testament to the growing culture of competitive swimming across our venues.”

Congratulations to the following team category winners

Overall Team Point Score
1st – Cook & Phillip Park Aquatic Centre
2nd – Waves Fitness & Aquatic Centre
3rd – Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre

10 & Under Point Score
1st – Waves Fitness & Aquatic Centre
2nd – Cook & Phillip Park Aquatic Centre
3rd – Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre

11-12 Years Point Score
1st – Cook & Phillip Park Aquatic Centre
2nd – Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre
3rd – Waves Fitness & Aquatic Centre

13-14 Years Point Score
1st – Waves Fitness & Aquatic Centre
2nd – Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre
3rd – Cook & Phillip Park Aquatic Centre

15 Years & Over Point Score
1st – Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre
2nd – Cook & Phillip Park Aquatic Centre
3rd – Waves Fitness & Aquatic Centre

With the success of its first event, Belgravia Leisure looks forward to welcoming more of its 22 Aquatic venues to participate in next season’s event.