House Swimming Galas – The Results!
This year’s swimming galas took place on the morning of Friday 22nd May, comprising of four back to back galas; the first being for the Juniors (Years 3 and 4), then the Pre-Prep (Reception, Years 1 and 2), followed by the Middles (Years 5 and 6) and culminating in the Seniors (Years 7 and 8). All in all approximately 187 pupils competed in the four galas and between them swam a total of 115 events, including individual events, medley and inter-house freestyle relays.
The Juniors were the first to start and did very well to be in school, registered, changed and ready to start their gala at 8.30am. They all swam well and relished the opportunity to swim in front of the supporters, giving them all plenty to cheer and clap about. This was only the second year that Reception had been involved in the house galas and all of them impressed, swimming incredibly well. All of the Pre-Prep thoroughly enjoyed their gala and it was super to see so many children swimming with such huge smiles on their faces, cheered on by a large number of supporters. The Middles never cease to amaze us and this year there were even more of them; but thanks to Mr Wood and Mrs Seddon’s slick marshalling, Mr Wittmann’s quick scribbling of times and results and Mrs B’s prompt race starting, we were able to get through an incredible 32 events smoothly and still finish five minutes early! The supporters also thoroughly enjoyed this gala and lots of the races were really, closely contested, giving adults and swimmers plenty to cheer about. The Seniors were also on form, and despite the majority of their races being over two lengths, the Years 7 and 8 pulled together to ensure we had completed all 29 events in time for the start of half term. The competitors and supporters all worked overtime to cheer the swimmers on, with all thoroughly enjoying the occasion. At the end we were able to applaud Tara O’Rourke and Sam Watts our National IAPS Swimming Finalists on their superb achievements in the Breast stroke and Butterfly Individual events.
All of the pupils in the Pre-Prep swam in at least two relay events; whilst those in Years 3 through to 8 swam in a front crawl race, with the standard in this stroke really impressing. The Prep. pupils also competed in at least one other race from individual back crawl, breast stroke and butterfly events, along with medley and front crawl relays for boys and girls. The Pre-Prep Gala culminated in a 5 length multi-stroke relay; whilst each of the Prep. Galas finished with the inter-house freestyle relay, which involved everybody in the house swimming at least one length, with the longest of these races involving teams of 17 swimmers. With a cup at stake for the winning team, this event ensured each gala finished on a real high. Medals were awarded to every swimmer of each event, excluding the inter-house relay this year and medals were also awarded in the presentations to the overall fastest boys and girls for each stroke in the individual races. The full results for each gala, including the names and times of the fastest medal winners are listed below:
20m Front Crawl Relay – Churchills – Oliver Goodear, Zara Bell, Ruby Brailich, Holly Kilner and Isabella Mayson
10m Hoop Relay – Churchills – Bruno Formela, Ben Walker, Charlie Phillips, Phoebe Bell, Max Grundy and Edgar Tingley
15m Board Relay – Churchills – Bruno Formela, Ben Walker, Charlie Phillips, Phoebe Bell, Max Grundy, Isabella Mayson, Edgar Tingley and Neville Wilson
20m Multi-Stroke Relay – Churchills – Oliver Goodear, Ruby Brailich, Zara Bell, Holly Kilner, Neville Wilson
Overall Results – 1st Churchills, 64 points; 2nd = Pitts and Nelsons, 36 points; 4th Wellingtons, 24 points.
Boys 20m Front Crawl – Rufus Ludlam, 14.81
Girls 20m Front Crawl – Georgina Tarbatt, 15.68
Boys 20m Back Crawl – Max Hope, 19.70
Girls 20m Back Crawl – Beth Phillips, 20.21
Boys 20m Breast Stroke – Archie Carter, 24.22
Girls 20m Breast Stroke – Freya Larvin, 23.65
Medley Relay – Nelsons – Hugo Holmes, Rosie Marriott, Alex Dinnigan, Georgina Tarbatt – 1.34
Front Crawl Relay – Wellies – Rufus Ludlam, Angus Ludlam, Jeremy de la Haye, James Hepper – 1.24
Inter-House Freestyle Relay, Winners of Stuart Cup – Nelsons – Alex Dinnigan, Rosie Marriott, Georgina Tarbatt, Frankie Cobb, Hugo Holmes, Harriet Manning
Overall Results – 1st Wellingtons, 112 points; 2nd Churchills, 106 points; 3rd Nelsons, 88 points; 4th Pitts, 72 points.
Boys 40m Front Crawl – Sam Unsworth, 28.65
Girls 40m Front Crawl – Flora Kanan, 27.69
Boys 20m Butterfly – Sam Unsworth, 16.53
Girls 20m Butterfly – Flora Kanan, 14.10
Boys 40m Back Crawl – Hector Mellor, 41.06
Girls 40m Back Crawl – Ella Hill, 35.22
Boys 40m Breast Stroke – Sam Unsworth, 40.37
Girls 40m Breast Stroke – Flora Kanan, 36.09
Boys Medley Relay – Churchills – Edward Mayson, Alec Formela, Gavin Guthrie, George Penrose – 1.16
Girls Medley Relay – Wellingtons – Alex Blackhurst, Iona Connolly, Phoebe Whawell, Katie Smith – 1.10
Inter-House Freestyle Relay, Winners of Perkins Cup – Churchills – Henry Walmisley, Thea Whatley, Will Dobson, Arabella Green, Edward Mayson, George Penrose, Inge Turk, Harry Twelves, Isobel Elwood, Alec Formela, Gavin Guthrie, Scarlett Mycock, Teddy Raper, Amelia Elwood, Colin Wilson
Overall Results – 1st Churchills, 210 points; 2nd Pitts, 168 points; 3rd Wellingtons, 160 points; 4th Nelsons, 156 points.
Boys 40m Front Crawl – Sam Watts, 24.76
Girls 40m Front Crawl – Annie Middleton, 28.35
Boys 20m Butterfly – Sam Watts, 12.47
Girls 20m Butterfly – Annie Middleton, 15.34
Boys 40m Back Crawl – Sam Watts, 30.83
Girls 40m Back Crawl – Annie Middleton, 33.60
Boys 40m Breast Stroke – Sam Watts, 32.45
Girls 40m Breast Stroke – Sophie Corner, 37.19
Boys Front Crawl Relay – Pitts – Adam Seddon, Jack Pearson, Freddie Marsh, Jaime Leache – 1.00
Mixed Medley Relay – Nelsons – Sophie Corner, Louis Street, Florence Taberner, Joshua Glynn – 1.12
Inter-House Freestyle Relay, Winners of Alexander Cup – Churchills – Miriam Aylott, Sam Watts, Thomas Wright, Hattie Nieper, Isaac Bamford, Thomas Green, Luke Dobson
Overall results – 1st Wellingtons, 162 points; 2nd Pitts, 160 points; 3rd Churchills, 144 points; 4th Nelsons, 118 points.
Combined Totals From All Four Galas:
1ST – CHURCHILLS, 524 points – Winners of Anderson Swimming Cup
2ND – WELLINGTONS, 458 points
3RD – PITTS, 436 points
4TH – NELSONS, 398 points