It was non-stop action at the Pool as we held our West Norwich & Dereham Swimming Gala's for nearly 300 children from Years 3 to 6 at Dereham Leisure Centre.
The Gala's were arranged as a Team competition, whilst the individual Swimmers were going all-out to win their Race and be in with a chance to qualify to represent Team WNDSSP at the School Games County Finals. The fastest swimmer from the morning and the afternoon session would be the lucky pupil to represent WNDSSP in that race.
The Schools from West Norwich kicked things off at our morning Gala, and 6 of them competed in 25m races across Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke & Butterfly. Full results can be seen on the enclosed document but the top 3 were as follows...
1st - DRAYTON JNR 2nd - REEPHAM 3rd - EASTON ST.PETERS
Our afternoon Gala was for our Dereham Schools, and with 6 Big Schools and 4 Small Schools taking part it was a packed schedule full of close finishes and great effort all round. The big Schools all swam together & against each other leaving the top 3 in the Team Competition as follows...
1st - DEREHAM JNR ACADEMY 2nd - SCARNING 3rd - TOFTWOOD JNR
As for our Small Schools, the 4 who entered competed against each other which left the final standings as follows...
1st - YAXHAM 2nd - NORTH ELMHAM 3rd - GARVESTONE 4th - HOCKERING
As mentioned, full results can be found on the enclosed documents as well as a list of those pupils who qualified to represent WNDSSP at the School Games County Finals on March 2nd. Huge congratulations to those guys, as well as to all the children who took part and competed so admirably & with great enthusiasm.
A huge thank must go to Paul Robson & the staff at Dereham Leisure Centre for all their help in helping the events run so smoothly, and to the team of volunteers from Dereham Otters Swim Club who were an enormous help in things running so smoothly. Also, we were lucky to have the Leaders from Neatherd High School helping us out and they were great, so a big thank you to them too!
Dereham Otters host trial events on the first Monday on every Month at Dereham Leisure Centre, starting at 7pm - so if you or your son/daugheter would like to swim in a club environment please feel free to head along.
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