Swimming v Godstowe
Godstowe’s new pool provided an excellent backdrop to a first gala meeting at the High Wycombe school.
Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 were out in force to compete in many tight races across the age groups. There were individual wins for Ben Hobbs (25m Backstroke), Joe Nagele (25m Backstroke), William Andrews (25m Breaststroke), Max Orme (IM and 25m Backstroke), Matthew Costa-D’Sa (25m Butterfly), Tom Patten (25m Freestyle) and in all five, Year 8 events: Alex Moore (IM and Butterfly), William Alexander (Backstroke), Noah Wheeler (Breaststroke) and Crosby Burnett (Freestyle). This set up a close finale of relays in which Davenies won five from eight, clinching an overall win by just ten points! There is plenty of work to do on dives and relay changeovers (particularly in the shallow end), but the swimming was fast, determined and promising for the future.
The next ‘all-in’ gala is not too far away. We travel to Lambrook on Tuesday 5th November with Years 3–8, with the hope that we can use the experience gained in the Godstowe gala to be a little more clinical in closing out races and, in the relays, a little more legal in the changeovers!
Well done to all the swimmers. A great effort.
Result: Davenies 173 Godstowe 163