Success for Prep School Swimming Squad

Our Old Palace Preparatory Swim Squad swimmers took part in an extremely exciting friendly swimming gala at Whitgift last week! We had a small team of 19 ranging from Year 3 to Year 6 students.

The event was rather unusual as it comprised of only relays, no individual events. Lana, Year 3, swam ten times as there were only three Year 3 swimmers, meaning she had to go first and last in all five of the Year 3 relay events! Joining Lana were Grace and Eileen who both swam tremendously well.

Year 6 were the only year group to have a Butterfly relay in which Lana’s big sister Tamalia was joined by team mates Moriah, Sarah and Caroline.

Year 5 swimmers did exceptionally well in all their age group events. Hiru, Aanya and Anokhi swam the Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle and Medley relays with Fatemah and Aashna sharing the load.

Charlotte, Year 4 swam a beautiful length in the Year 4 Breaststroke relay. Aideen, Harriet and Ellie swam with her in the latter and all other the Year 4 relays. Also in the Year 6 Breaststroke relay were Jasmine M, Karlie and Avika, who all swam maintaining very good stroke technique. The gala finished with a spectacular 16 x 25 metre Squadron, four swimmers from each year group, in which Old Palace finished second of the six teams.

Mrs Tamplin would like to thank the swimmers for their excellent swimming and all of their excited parents who went along to spectate and cheer…very loudly!

Read more Sports News here: Issue 268: 11 November 2022