Yr 5-6 Swimmers Shine In Final Gala Event
This week saw the last of the three swimming events in the PSP calendar and it was the turn of the Yr 5-6 pupils to travel down to Lymington Leisure Centre Pool and compete.
As with each of the events so far, COVID caused some teams to drop out at the last minute, leaving just MOSPS and William Gilpin at the poolside, but the enthusiasm from both school more than made up for the lack of competitors. The afternoon followed the same format as last week’s event beginning with front crawl races for both girls and boys. After all 12 heats were concluded, it was 7-5 to MOSPS. Next up were the backstroke races, which were again a close affair, but MOSPS notched up another 8 wins to William Gilpin’s 4. In the breaststroke races, both teams won 6 of the 12 heats, so shared the honours.
It was a similar story in each of the relay races, with both schools competing hard and sharing the wins. In fact, both sets of swimmers were so evenly matched, that there was nothing between them in the ‘raft’ and ‘float’ races, either with both schools winning 4 of the 8 heats swum. Mrs Rand and Mrs Wills, were on the edge of their seats and those poolside cheered their teammates on all afternoon, so they must have all been exhausted at the end.
As with the Yr 3-4 competition, the winners were not announced at the end of the afternoon and we will have to wait and see if those early wins have given us enough points to come out winners.
Mrs Rand was so proud of the effort that our swimmers put in throughout the event and wanted to say a huge WELL DONE to all who took part. Thanks also to Mrs Wills, who helped out with the girls’ team and to all of the parents who transported the excited bunch to and from the event.
Next week, we leave the pool and head onto the astro turf, for the first of three hockey competitions.