Swimming Gala

19th March 2017

Another fantastic year at the Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School Swimming Gala. The records which improve every year were once again smashed with a total of 17 different records broken over all the individual and team events. The turnout was also arguably the best we have had in many years which culminated in a fantastic event.

In the first round of individual 50m freestyle Ashwin Ganesaratnam was the only new record holder for the year 9 boys. The event then switched to the backstroke and another year 9 student, Marianna Jerez was again the only new record holder increasing the number of records she holds at the school. The 25m Butterfly saw Max Parpworth pick up the first of his two individual records for the day, Tamzin Myburgh also got the record for the year 9 girls. The seniors increased their distance to 50m for their individual butterfly and records were broken by both Zack Rothman and Eloise Clements.

The 100m individual medley always tests the more competitive swimmers and we had some very close races and records broken in all four races. Max Parpwoth and Lily Jewell both collected the wins and records for the junior house races with Sam Crabtree and Eloise Clements collected the records for the senior races.

During the relays there were a large number of records broken, particularly by the year 10 girls MS squad who continue to re-write the record books for both medley and freestyle relays. RP Senior girls got the only senior freestyle relay which left just the house relays to go. In the house relays we saw three out of the four records broken, both senior records were broken, the boys by RP and the girls by TS. The junior house relay was broken by MS – well done to all record breakers!

Overall it was an excellent day, the quality of swimming was again outstanding, and equally impressive was the support for all levels of swimmers who were cheered on for competing for their house ensuring the houses did as well as possible. Thank you to all who took part and all who supported the event.

Overall results are as follows:

1st – RP – 830 points

2nd – MS – 788 points

3rd – TS – 709 points

4th – KH – 637 points

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