Stingrays and Sharks joined forces

PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:51 15 June 2010

Riverside pool in Exeter hosted the East Devon Mini League for swimmers across the area.

Riverside pool in Exeter hosted the East Devon Mini League for swimmers across the area. The event comprised entirely team relay events, as opposed to individual events, and, for this reason, there were a large number of swimmers taking part. Honiton Stingrays and Sid Vale Sharks collaborated to put forward a combined squad called 'Sid and Otter Valley' for the event. This was the first time that Honiton has been able to participate in this particular event, thanks in part to a number of new young swimmers now coming up through the system. There were 40 different relay events, with age categories ranging from 10 and under through to 18 and under, and also some mixed age relays. To the great excitement of the Sidmouth and Honiton spectators, by halfway through the races, Sid and Otter Valley were in the lead. Alas, they were unable to hold onto first position, and finally had to settle for third place. The final results were: 1, Newton Abbot 152pts; 2, Dawlish 113pts; 3, Sid and Otter Valley 111pts; 4, Paignton 94pts; 5, Exmouth 72pts.It was very much a mixed team event, and so it is not possible to pick out individuals for particular mention. Instead, just very big thanks and well done to all who took part.

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