St Andrew's are the Primary Swimming gala Champions for the 9th Year running.
What a fabulous start to the summer term with the annual Primary schools swimming gala, a couple of weeks ago. Our year 4 and 5 swimmers participated on Monday 16th April and our year 3 and 6 swimmers having their turn on Friday 20th April. We had entered 2 teams with an Awesome (A) team and a Brilliant(B) team.
The Year 4 and 5s A were crowned champions on Monday with a lead of 14 points over second place, and our B team were placed 4th, all children swam brilliantly with amazing achievements by all children, although we wouldn't know who had won overall title until the year 3 and 6s had had their gala on Friday.
So on Friday with the pressure on the year 3 and 6s teams arrived at the pool. The children on both teams swam exceptionally well with some fantastic individual performances. There was fantastic competition from St Josephs who were competing with us for the lead throughout the afternoons competition with the lead changing throughout the afternoon between both the teams.
The results for the year 3 and 6 gala were St Andrews A team 2nd place and St Andrews B team in third.
But when the scores for both galas were combined St Andrews A team were crowned Champions by 8 points and our B team were bronze medal winners.
I was so proud to accompany these talented children to the pool and would like to leave you with the words from Sara Cox Conklin from the pool;
"St Andrews B swam superbly to take 4th on Monday, & 3rd today thereby capturing the overall Bronze Medal Position.
Gold on Monday, Silver on Friday, & for the 9th Year in a Row have once again captured the Primary School Championships with some outstanding swimming from the whole team. Phenomenal! – Well done St Andrews."
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