Swimming Gala 2018

19th March 2018

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 14 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. Well done to all swimmers, not just those who broke records but those who turn up for their house as often it is these individuals who make the gala what so successful. 

The individual events saw nine new records across backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly disciplines, and no new records were set for the freestyle. The first new record of the day belonged to Marley Barham in the year 7 backstroke. Following her well know family name in CCGS swimming Anika Ganesaratnam also broke the year 7 backstroke for the girls. Her brother, Ashwin, soon broke the year 10 boys backstroke record with the year 10 girls record being beaten by all-rounder Lily Jewell. Lily broke another record later on in the day in the 50m breaststroke adding her name yet again to the record sheet. The only other breaststroke record went to Gabby Rothman in year 9. In the butterfly the final two individual records went to Alana Wright in year 7 and Max Parpworth in year 9 who now holds the butterfly record for year 7, 8 and 9. Max also went on to break the individual medley record for the junior boys, beating his own record he set last year. 

The medley relays were very busy as always with some very close races in all age groups. The year 7 RP girls broke the record and will be hoping they can keep up this success and break the record again for the next few years. Both year 10 boys and senior boys from RP broke the medley relay and the freestyle relay records giving RP house a huge boost in the final points tally. 

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 – 817 points
2nd – MS – 759 points
3rd – TS – 660 points
4th – KH – 654 points 


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