On a hot and sunny Wednesday on the 11th of July the Linwood School Swimming team travelled to Beaucroft School to participate in their Annual Swimming Gala. The Swimming team consisted of girls and boys from KS3 and KS4. With most of the swimmers having never participated in a gala before, it was natural that there were some nervous swimmers in the water. But the butterflies settled very quickly and the swimmers got on with what they do best, with our swimmers putting in great performances not only individually but also in the team relays.
Other schools competing were Beaucroft, our hosts for the event, Yewstock and Westfield from Weymouth. At the end of the event, Westfield took the honours of winning the gala, Linwood came 2nd, Yewstock took 3rd and Beaucroft took 4th place. Our result of 2nd place was a fantastic reward for all the great swimming put in by our swimmers. The gala did highlight that our swimmers are in need of more practice in a competitive environment against other schools to help ease the nervous butterflies. But still an outstanding result!
A huge thank you must go to Beaucroft as the event was fantastically organised and run by their staff.
Till next year!