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Articles by Dartes Swimmers Past and Present

Every now and again, someone pops up out of the deep end and writes an article for the website. Sometimes these are former Dartes swimmers with happy memories to share. Often they're current members with something special or interesting to shout about. Either way, if it's interesting and in some way connected to Dartes or Doncaster Swimming, we'll probably publish it.
Here's one of those articles.

The Stories behind the Headlines

Loud and Proud!

In the recent Carling Cup final at Wembley the sponsor pledged £100,000 to The Bobby Moore Cancer Research Fund if the fans of Manchester United and Spurs could break the 100 decibel level. They needed 100,000 people to succeed.

In the recent Yorkshire Swimming Championships at Ponds Forge our athletes gave a brilliant performance to easily win the "Most Improved Club". The Doncaster DARTES traveling fan club of parents, grandparents family and friends numbered a few less than Wembley's 100,000 but I am sure we easily hit the 100 decibel level in support.

Whilst I may learn more about the sport of swimming at each and every event, its rules and regulations still remain a mystery to me. What is not a mystery - but a huge source of pride - is the way the Doncaster DARTES supporters get behind EVERY swimmer in EVERY event. DARTES may still be a small club compared to the likes of the larger borough clubs of Leeds, Sheffield, Kirklees etc but the addition of the “Most Improved Club” cup is proof (not that it’s needed), that our swimmers are truly a MAJOR force to be reckoned with.

Our coaching staff continually set new goals and targets for our swimmers to achieve at each meet. Perhaps Andy, Dave and Kevin’s Support Squad, or is it Barmy Army, should set itself some goals for the next meet.

Lets break the 200 decibel level and deafen the opposition in support of ALL the DARTES swimmers. I believe this can easily be achieved with some intensive coaching from Grainger senior.

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