Matt 'The Mackerel' Cumber Served Up For One Last Splash at Sussex Swimming League

11th May 2017

Atlantis swimming club are in a rich vein of form and have an A and B team entered into this seasons Sussex Swimming League. Both teams competed on Saturday evening in away fixtures with the A team traveling to Worthing whilst the B's travelled to Crowborough. 

Both teams had busy evenings competing in nearly 60 events in a three hour time slot. The A team in division one had some stiff opposition swimming against Worthing and Brighton with the B's up against Lewes and Marlins B in division 2. 

The A team swimmers got off to an amazing start with win after win dominating each section of the gala. The opposition was literally left in the wake of Atlantis who showed formidable strength, technique and power cruising to an emphatic win with a points total of 449 well over 100 points ahead of the second place team Brighton. 

The B team swimmers also stepped up to the mark with some determined swimming securing a commendable second place on the night. A special mention must go out to Matt 'The Mackerel' Cumber who served up one last splash coming out of retirement to compete in the men's open division and treated the crowd to a now rare glimpse of magic in the pool! Cumber who is also a highly regarded coach at Atlantis arguably took his life in his own hands competing against competitors 30 years younger than himself showing that an old fish can still swim with the best. 

Head coach Andy Lobley commented "I don't think we can ask any more from our swimmers. Two really great performances from two great teams that both perform at such a great level is really rewarding".