Swimming Sports 2019

Wednesday 13th February marked our 2019 Swimming sports. With a cloudy start, also came the hope of a cooler day – even right by the pool. Students gathered in their house colours for the infamous ‘fashion by the pool’ Parade. We had a great turn out and everyone had at least one thing that was the colour of their house. The seas of Blue, green, red and yellow dancing and having fun around the perimeter of the pool, chanting their house name, certainly set the scene for a great day! By the time the first race was called the clouds were gone and the sun was bright, it was going to be another scorcher! The heats for Freestyle, backstroke and breast stroke were all held prior to the break for lunch. Participation levels this year were excellent and the students were excited to get involved! The positive support for their competitors within each ‘house’ was overwhelming – especially the enthusiastic encouragemnent –  I’m sure the noise coming from around the pool could well have been heard in the main street! After lunch we held finals for A and B grades for each stroke followed by our butterfly Finals. An outstanding result was Heather Hills managing to break The Junior girls 1 length freestyle school record with a time of 17.36s beating the three previous holders whose time were all 17.6s. The first record was set in 1994, and later met in both 2003 and 2005.

The day ended with four year 13 students vs four teachers in a freestyle Relay, and – even with a spot of cheating and the teachers best effort, the senior students some how pulled off the win!

The medley relay and the 3 length races had been held on Tuesday for our competitive swimmers which made the Wednesday run a lot smoother, particularly with such hot weather. With a great turn out for those races, house points have been well topped up by the competitors over both days of competition.

The College is proud of all the students who came along to support/compete in what was a really great day in the sun! Our top 3 racers in each race are now eligible to compete in the Thames Valley champs on the 4th March