Date Posted... May 5th 2023

2nd and 3rd Year Swim Gala

Following on from the success of the 1st Year swimming gala the 2nd and 3rd Years took to the pool for the annual House competition last Thursday.

The 2nd Years were up first in the morning, with some swimmers taking on 50m races for the first time. Congratulations to all swimmers who participated, especially some who stepped in to help their team gain extra points towards their house total score. Miss Raines and Miss Bickley were proud to see some swimmers representing their house in all events, showing remarkable resilience.

After some close and fast racing the victors for the 2nd year were Barnaby O and Victrix to Eva N.

Well done to joint runners up Joe O and Jack C and to runner up Victrix Naomi H.

‘Spirit of the Gala’ was awarded to Freddie G and Joseph G.

In the afternoon, it was the 3rd year’s turn. This gala saw, for the first time this year, records being broken by students as well as the debut of board racing.

Benjamin O, who won overall Victor for the years, broke the 50m Front crawl record with a time of 28.28 (previously 29.12)and the 50m Butterfly record with a time of 30.77 (previously 34.64). Well done also to the runner-up Victor Luke R.

The girl’s competition saw some close racing and great determination, with some swimmers competing for the first time.

Well done to Elodie V, who achieved Victrix of the gala and Harriet S, who was runner-up Victrix.

‘Spirit of the Gala’ award went to Mimi O, Drake L, Julia P, George S, Yilin C, Alex C and Josh C, all of whom contributed significantly to the afternoon’s event.

2nd Year House Results:
School 97 Smith 106 Vinter 112 Wickett 113

3rd Year House Results:
School 76 Wickett 83 Smith 128 Vinter 139

Miss Raines and Miss Bickley want to thank all swimmers for their hard work and efforts this week during the galas. The perseverance from all the swimmers was terrific and they should be very proud of their hard work.