The Wickford Family Swimming Gala

On Tuesday 14th January Grange and Wickford participated in the first of two galas at the Everyone Active Swimming Pool in Wickford.  The second part involved Oakfield, Runwell, Abacus, and Hilltop Juniors and was competed on Friday 17th January.

As the gala was held over two days each race was timed and recorded so the results could be compared.  There was an incredible amount of noise throughout the whole gala as schools cheered on their swimmers!

The overall results saw Wickford win both year group events with Oakfield runners-up in both competitions. It was particularly close on the Year 3/4 age group with Oakfield pipping Abacus to second place by just one point!

Many thanks to the staff who accompanied their pupils to the gala for your superb organisation and management skills; the event ran so smoothly and to time.

A huge thank you to Julie Hearn, swimming manager, and her team of swimming instructors who helped me out on both days; they were enthusiastic and encouraged all the children to do their best whilst also acting as time keepers and judges.  

These schools will go through to represent the Wickford family at the Partnership finals on Thursday 21st May at William De Ferrers School.

Zoe Ford

School Sport Coordinator

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