Croydon Schools Primary Swimming Champions!

Huge congratulations to Hiru, Aanya and Anokhi in Year 5, Sarah and Tamalia in Year 6 and Lana in Year 3, who competed in the prestigious Croydon Schools Primary Swimming Championship finals last Friday evening.

The girls all swam tremendously well and collected a massive haul of thirteen medals between them!

Hiru was triumphant in the Year 5 Backstroke, securing a fantastic new Championship record and beating the existing record set in 2016 by 0.08 of a second! She also came fourth in the Open Butterfly.

Aanya swam a great race, winning the Year 5 Breaststroke in a nail-bitingly close finish. Lana, who is only in Year 3, swam a magnificent race – winning the combined Year 3 & 4 Breaststroke. She held her beautiful stroke for the whole 25 metres to touch ahead of her rivals. Our Medley Relay, comprising of  Hiru (Backstroke), Aanya (Breaststroke) and Tamalia (Freestyle), swam their hearts out touching in a great second place, having qualified in fourth position. Anokhi was third in the Year 5 freestyle, finishing a place ahead of her qualifying position. Our Freestyle relay of Tamalia, Sarah, Hiru and Anokhi bettered their entry position too, finishing in a hard earned bronze medal place. Tamalia was also fourth in her Year 6 Freestyle.

Old Palace records show that this year is the first time we have had three champions in one evening since 2007! Old Palace were also Girls Runners Up overall. Mrs Tamplin was delighted with the results and very proud of each and every one of the swimmers.