Beacon Swimming Club based in Crowborough was victorious in its return, after an absence of over 15 years, to the Sussex Swimming League with a win in a gala last Saturday against Eastbourne and Bognor Regis Swimming Clubs.
Beacon has been making a waves recently following a £3.2 million refurbishment last year of the Freedom Leisure Centre in Crowborough used by the Club, with a record number of qualifying swimmers in the recent Sussex County Championships, several Age Group winners in the Championships and swimmers achieving regional and near national qualifying times.
This success continued last weekend with Beacon taking on Eastbourne and Bognor Regis in a Division 2 Sussex League Swimming Gala hosted at Beacon’s pool in Crowborough. Despite Eastbourne being seeded number two in the Division, and having convincingly beaten Chichester Swimming Club by over 100 points in the previous Sussex League Gala, Beacon were dominant throughout the gala taking the lead after 10 events and eventually winning the Gala after 55 events with 419 points to Eastbourne’s 373 points and with Bognor Regis third with 210 points.
The victory for Beacon in its first Sussex League Gala in many years demonstrates the growing strength at the Club and its desire to be one of the top competitive swimming clubs in Sussex. The next Sussex Swimming League Gala for Beacon is against Hailsham and Chichester Swimming Clubs on 26th April.