Twenty-six girls were selected to swim in the gala at Walthamstow Hall. It was always going to be a tough match, and there is growing competition for team places as swimming times are collected and analysed.
The Year 6 girls once again proved just what a talented swimming group they are. In the individual races, Zoё N-P came first in her two events; and Sasha Kelly also won her race.
The A string relay teams won both the Medley and the Freestyle races.
Rosie – Backstroke 20.44s
Sasha – Breaststroke 19.48s, Fly 18.48s
Zoё – Freestyle 14.75s
Ellie – Freestyle 17.77s
Other team members – K Matson, E Cons and S Collins.
We had some new faces in the U10 team; the girls have been working very hard in lessons, and it was a pleasure to reward some of them with the opportunity to swim in a competitive gala. Two of the regular team were unavailable on the day, and led to a last minute shuffle of the team. Georgina Vertue won her race, and we got three thirds, and three fourths.
Florrie – Backstroke 23.07s
Esme – Backstroke 22.84s
Izzy – Breaststroke 24.92s
Maddy – Fly 18.31s
Other team members – G Vertue, L Brooke, K Pope, V Barker, E McDonagh,
An enthusiastic and rapidly improving group of young swimmers. Their technique in the pool is very good, and we now need to work on holding form right to the end of the race. Heather Gibb won her Freestyle race in 19.59s. We also achieved three second places, two third and two fourth places.
Eleanor – Backstroke 22.30s
Anika – Breaststroke 25.03s
Telian – Breaststroke 27.34s
Annabelle – Freestyle 20.05s
Other team members – H Gibb, I MacKenzie, L Hinds, K Davies.
Mixed age Squadron Relay – 2nd and 4th places.
OVERALL RESULT – WALTHAMSTOW HALL 147 POINTS, GRANVILLE 114 POINTS