SWIM Bournemouth made a flying start to life in the National Arena League South, winning their first round gala at High Wycombe by 27 points.

The Dorset club, who have switched from the Western League, are already the early table-toppers in the South’s Division Two West after winning 26 of the 50 events.

Amy Brown led the scoring with wins in the women’s 200m individual medley (IM) and the 15/u 100m backstroke and breaststroke.

The 15/u girls dropped only one point with Ella Chown winning the 100m butterfly and freestyle and first and second places in the relays.

The 11/u girls had a 100 per cent record with two relay wins and individual firsts from Halle Harris in the 50m fly and freestyle, Minnie Barratt in the backstroke and Eva Hourigan in the breaststroke.

Other double winners were Freddie Hodgetts in the boys’ 10-11 50m backstroke and freestyle, Conor Cherrington in the 13/u 100m breaststroke and backstroke and Ellie Brown in the 13/u 100m backstroke and freestyle.

Molly Sleaman won the 13/u 100m fly and Phoebe Kelman-Johns the women’s breaststroke.

Result: 1 Swim Bournemouth 347, 2 Guildford City C 320, 3 City of Oxford B 299, 4 Wycombe District C 197, 5 Alton & District 176, 6 Eastleigh 171, 7 Haslemere 157, 8 Chichester Cormorants 113.

• In the Western League Premier Division at Bristol, Poole came third, which was the best they could hope four against opponents who included 2017 national champions Millfield and promoted high-fliers Mount Kelly.

“We were the highest-scoring third-placed team in the first round, which places us seventh in the league,” said coach Barry Alldrick.

“We’ll need a high number of gala points in round two to make the final.”

International Jacob Peters led the scoring with wins in the men’s 100m butterfly and freestyle.

Luca Sartorius was also a double winner in the 10-11yrs 50m breaststroke and freestyle, clocking 38.84 in the breaststroke to break an 11yrs club record from 1994.

Runners-up included Abi Sedwards, Aaron Hopkins, Freddie Beasley, Jazz McCrea, Robbie Hemmings and Alex Chiriac.

Result: 1 Mount Kelly 257, 2 Millfield 255, 3 Poole 184, 4 Bristol Henleaze 135, 5 Truro 128, 6 Weston-super-Mare 88.

• Seagulls came second and promoted Poole B fifth in Division One at Millfield – but not before a row over four controversial disqualifications against Poole.

After protests, the referee removed the official from the poolside but the DQs stood, costing Poole up to 24 points.

Seagulls’ winners included 10-11yrs swimmers Madison Kingsley and George Honor in the 50m breaststroke, Hugh Jackman-Jones in the fly and Finley Lock in the freestyle.

In the boys’ 15/u events, winners were Sonny Chamberlain-Hyde in the 100m backstroke and both relay teams.

Poole B’s only win came from the 9-11yrs medley team of James McNamara, William Taylor, William Webster and Jack Goddard.

Result: 1 City of Newport 290, 2 Seagulls 213, 3 Devonport Royals 201, 4 Clevedon 187, 5 Poole B 187, 6 Southwold 165, 7 Burnham 138.