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Yr 3-4 Swimming Gala - 18th January '23

Yr 3-4 Swimmers Secure Silver Medals



With the postponement of the KS1 Swimming event last week, this week’s Yr 3-4 swimming gala was the first competitive event of 2023 – and it was a real cracker! On Wednesday afternoon 8 pupils set off to Lymington Recreation Centre full of excitement and keen to get stuck into the races.

Two other schools, Lymington Juniors and Brockenhurst Primary attended the event, which consisted of individual stroke races and team relay. With 1st place awarded 5 points, 2nd 3 points and 3rd 1 point, every race would have an impact on the overall standings, making the afternoon an exciting affair for the athletes and spectators alike! The gala began with two heats of front crawl races for both girls and boys and was followed by backstroke and breaststroke races, each over 25m. Team MOSPS notched up wins in Girls breaststroke and boys back stroke and a hatful of well-earned second places. After that it was time for some relays (front crawl and mixed) in which our swimmers put in some spirited performances against a strong Lymington squad. The event ended with a fun raft race and this ensured that all the participants finished exhausted, but with a smile on their faces.

At the end of the afternoon, points from all 19 races were added to give final totals for all three schools. Gold medals went to Lymington Juniors, Silver to team MOSPS and Bronze to Brockenhurst.

Mrs Rand was so proud of the attitude of all of our swimmers. She said that they were determined, respectful and supportive of all the other swimmers throughout the event and wanted me to say a huge WELL DONE to all who took part.  Thank you to everyone for being such great ambassadors for our school. Thank you to Mrs Rand for her poolside management and, of course, thanks also to all of the parents who helped out and transported the excited bunch to and from the event.

Next week, it is the turn of the Yr 5-6 team to get their feet wet!