ESSA Primary Schools Relays

ESSA Primary Schools Relays

The boys were entered into both the Medley Relay and the Freestyle Relay in the Open Schools category, schools with more than 100 pupils in year 5 and 6.

The first event was the Medley Relay heat in which they needed to achieve fast time.  Josh lead the boys out with a fine backstroke, followed by Charles on breaststroke who made great headway on the Dragon swimmer, George kept up the pressure with his very strong butterfly and Joe completed the event with his lovely freestyle bringing the team home in second place.  On the pool side Mrs Boddy and I were keeping a discrete eye on the times and we knew this would be good enough to put them through to the final as well as making them second fastest in the county!  Little did we know that a disqualification put the boys in first place and therefore County Champions!

The second event was the Freestyle Relay heat and again the team needed to achieve a fast time.  The four boys, Zack, Josh, George and Joe all put in fast performances and came second.  There were no disqualifications this time around so the team achieved a second place in the County Championships.

Both teams were put forward to the final events which were really for fun as the hard work had been achieved in the heats; But nonetheless the boys all swam hard and won the Medley Relay very convincingly and took second place.

A fantastic afternoon of swimming and with well-deserved Champions. 

Mrs Peters

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