U9 Swimming Gala v Barlborough Hall School, Tuesday 8th February, 3.00pm, at home:

On Tuesday a team of 20 boys and girls from years 3 and 4 competed for the school in a swimming gala against Barlborough Hall. There were individual events for Front Crawl, Back Crawl and Breast Stroke, with two races of each for the girls and boys; along with Freestyle and Medley relays. There were sixteen events in total and our swimmers won ten of them!

Congratulations to the following who all won their individual events: Lawrence O (Boys’ Front Crawl); Alice P and Nancy DW (Girls’ Front Crawl); Lawrence O (Boys’ Back Crawl); Rita C (Girls’ Back Crawl); Caleb KL (Boys’ Breast Stroke); Alice P (Girls’ Breast Stroke).

Our girls’ A team (Rita C, Alice P, Nancy DW, Harriet D), also won both the freestyle relay and the medley relay, with the atmosphere poolside being phenomenal; the cheering and clapping from both school teams being heard far and wide! It was super to return to a little bit of normality and invite another school for a gala, it being two years now since we were last able to do this. We hope that by next year we will also be able to have our loyal supporters back on the poolside, to cheer our swimmers on.

S. Anselm’s won overall 216 points to 182 points with every member of our team contributing to this result. Well swum everyone!