Trophies Awarded at the Swimming Gala
A fabulous display of swimming talent was on show at the Senior Swimming Gala for Year 7-9 resulting in a hugely rewarding event for all those who took part. The girls chose their swimming strokes before half-term and were well prepared for this inter-house event.
Several awards are up for grabs during this gala, including: medals to the girls finishing in first and second place in each event, the House trophy for the best House, a trophy for the best individual swimmer in each year group, and medals for effort, loyalty and courage that are decided by the PE department after the event itself for those girls who find that perhaps swimming isn’t their most favoured sport.
This year, seven swimming records were broken which really does highlight the strength of the girls swimming. Girls who broke events and their times are as follows:
Year 7 - J Adams (Frontcrawl x1 length 12.22secs), A Helm (Breaststroke x1 length 15.45secs), L Skipper (Breaststroke x2 lengths 34.18secs)
Year 8 - M Foxwell (Backstroke x1 length 13.38secs), H Golding (Butterfly x1 length 13.02secs)
Year 9 - H Hale (Frontcrawl x1 length 10.90secs), A Specktor (Butterfly x1 length 11.72secs).
The best swimmer in each year group were presented to:
Year 7 - J Adams (with A Helm a close second)
Year 8 - H Golding (with M Foxwell a close second)
Year 9 - A Specktor (with H Hale a close second).
Medals for loyalty, courage and effort are also handed out in recognition and were awarded to:
Loyalty - I Yarkutay, N Yarkutay
Courage - A Meredith
Effort - M Reeve-Stephens, M Nairn.
The overall House winner was St Therese, with St Francis, St Vincent and St Ignatius finishing 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively.
Congratulations to all girls involved, but particularly to those girls in St Therese, well done!
Enjoy the photos in our gallery taken by Sixth Former Amy Walters.