Ware vs Wulfrath Gala – 15 April 2019, hosted by Wülfrath
In the 45th meeting of Ware Swimming Club and Wulfrath TB, Ware became the first team to complete six consecutive victories and take the overall score to 24 to 21. Whilst the significance of the victory shouldn’t undervalue the performance of the Ware swimmers, the size of the two clubs has diverged in recent years with Ware growing to 150 swimmers and Wulfrath remaining at around 110. This along with a greater amount of swimming competitions in Hertfordshire appears to be providing Ware with the perfect platform to maximize their potential.
The format of the gala requires each club to enter 2 swimmers in the individual events and 4 in the relays and in a great performance by both the girls and boys squad, Ware took 29 first places and 21 second places out of the 40 races, on the way to victory by 227 points to 162. Head coach Claire Matthews commented “I couldn’t be prouder”. Club chairman Chris Buck also extended her congratulations to the team and Claire who also swam in all 6 of the victories.