Diving into First Place at Swim Gala
The swimmers’ excitement could barely be contained in the lead up to this friendly gala for boys and girls in Year 3 and 4.
Eighteen swimmers from each school swam an individual event, both medley and freestyle relays and an all-in squadron relay at the end. It is always great to see these age groups in action, demonstrating the fantastic progress they have made this year, particularly with their stroke technique and diving. The boys’ composed starts and slick relay changeovers under pressure were equally impressive; many looked as if they had been racing for many more years than they actually have. The Year 3 swimmers won eight from nine individual events and all five of their relay events. The future looks rosy! The under-strength Year 4 team came up against a strong Godstowe team, but there were plenty of tight races, that finished with valuable second place points. At the close, just one point separated the top two teams. Needless to say, the excitement was out of the box! Well done, Team Davenies!
We look forward to our final event of the term, the Division 10 Gala at St. Helen’s Northwood for Year 4–6.
Mr Thomas, Head of Sport