Basildon Takes Inaugural National Arena Junior Swimming League Trophy

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September 21st, 2021 News


  • Sunday, September 19th
  • Alan Higgs Centre, Coventry, England
  • SCM (25m)
  • Swimmers Aged 9-12
  • SwimSwam Preview
  • Results

The 2021 National Arena Junior Swimming League final took place on Sunday, September 19th, with the team of Basildon & Phoenix taking the top prize in terms of team points.

Amassing a total of 171 points, the team from Essex earned the inaugural crown, as this is the first edition of the junior edition of England’s long-running Senior Arena Swimming League. Basildon was able to hold off Guildford who settled for runners-up with 158 points while Newcastle rounded out the top 3 squads with 152 points.

Final results

  1. Basildon 171 points
  2. Guildford 158
  3. Newcastle 152
  4. Camden Swiss Cottage 147
  5. Chelsea & Westminster 121
  6. Woking 114
  7. Plymouth Leander 113
  8. RTW Monson 98

These top 8 teams who participated were decided based on earlier round results of their swimmers racing the same 31-event program within a designated window for each round.

Due to coronavirus restrictions, this Sunday’s live match represented the first time many athletes joined other teams in a non-virtual environment in over 18 months.

Individual recognition went to the following athletes for their performances throughout the competition:


Best Male in Age Group 9/10Jayden Carter Basildon

Best Male in Age Group 11 – Martin Vermaat Camden Swiss

Best Male in Age Group 12 – Matthew Scott Newcastle

Best Female in Age Group 9/10 –  Ellie Macleod Woking

Best Female in Age Group 11 – Alexandra Nurney Camden Swiss

Best Female in Age Group 12 – Evelyn Hallissey Newcastle


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