King’s St Alban’s Swimming Gala
The U8 and U9 swimming teams headed to King’s St. Albans for a swimming gala against the hosts and RGS The Grange. It was the perfect opportunity for all competitors to show off their wonderful swimming and for some, be the first experience of competitive swimming. All the children got to compete in an individual event, medley relay and freestyle relay as part of A and B teams. The gala started off strongly with excellent swims in all the backstroke events, with Holly placing 1st, and Oliver, Sophie and Finn, all coming 2nd. During the freestyle individual events, there were impressive performances by Pippa, Harriet and Izadora who all finished 1st in their events. The U9 Girls A team finished strongly in 3rd position in the freestyle relay, which was repeated by the U9 Boys A team moments later. The U8 relay teams displayed excellent swimming, despite being the only teams entered in the events. Everyone performed to the best of their ability and the strong efforts led to the Hawford A Team winning the gala overall. All swimmers should be commended on their excellent swimming and behaviour on what was their first swimming gala representing King’s Hawford.