Thursday 24th May 2018
Last Wednesday all the girls in the swimming squads took part in an inter-school swimming gala. It was excellent to see all the girls competing and there were some superb performances across all year groups. A special mention goes to the Year 3 girls; for many it was their first gala and they showed much improved stroke skills and some competitive racing starts off the blocks. The team captains were: Eleanor and Lara for Team Turtles; Sienna and Ariana for Team Whales; and Ella and Nefeli for Team Sharks. They all did an excellent job, setting a good example to the younger girls and helping to organise their teams. A special mention must also go to Ava who, despite being injured, fulfilled her duties as Swimming Captain exceptionally well, assisting both the younger swimmers and helping to keep score!
The gala opened with the Year 4, 5 & 6 Individual Medley races with a particular ‘well done’ to Jessica, Daisy and Freya in Year 4! Then followed individual races in all four strokes, the gala culminating in some fast paced and closely fought relay races. The end results were exceptionally close: Turtles achieved third place with 55 points, in second place came the Sharks with 56 points and the winners were the Whales with an impressive 65 points.
Very well done to everyone and thank you to the Year 3 parents for coming to show their support!