What a fantastic night we all had at Pond’s Forge on Thursday night for the Annual Primary Schools Swimming Relay Event!

A total of 14 children from St Wilfrids competed against 9 other schools in 10 different swimming relays, covering the full range of swimming strokes. Y3 , Y4, Y5, and Y6 boys and girls all combined in various relays . The first five races were freestyle and the children really gave it their all in each and every race.Races 6 to 10 were a combination of backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.

Down at poolside the temperature must have been close to 80 degrees and the children made sure they kept fully hydrated with plenty of isotonic sports drinks!

For some of the children this was their first taste of competing for St Wilfrids in an event. However none of them showed any nerves and performed like veterans!

When all the results had been totalled up the organisers announced that we had managed to secure third place ! The children stepped up to receive their bronze medal to rapturous applause from all the other participants.

All in all a fun night in a really friendly atmosphere with lots of goodwill between all the schools.

Many thanks to  the parents who came to support the children on the night. Particular thanks to Mr Lawrence who was an official timer and Mrs Jones and Mrs Batey for helping direct the children to the relevant lanes.


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