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Tunbridge Wells Swimming Gala 2019

Tunbridge Wells & District Swimming Gala 2019

On Wednesday 27th February, the schools Swimming Team competed in the Tunbridge Wells Annual Swimming Gala. Claremont, Bidborough, St. Augustine's, Langton Green, St. John's and St. James', St. Peter's, St Matthew's, The Wells Free School, Pembury, Bishops Down and Speldhurst all took part.

There were races for front crawl, back stroke and breast stroke, with St. James' doing exceptionally well, winning lots of the races. The team also did very well in both the boys and girls relay races, before winning the mixed medley race, by 0.04 seconds! AJ & Jasmine, won the boys and girls diving trophies. St. James' were the overall winners of the gala, winning 4 trophies.

Gala Team: Jasmine, AJ, Fran, Byron, Grace, Dan, Eleanor, George, Evie, Zach, Kitty, Archie, Rachel & Zeb.

JS - 28 February 2019 14:26 - GeneralSwimming Gala

Swimming Gala – April 2011

On Wednesday 5th April St. James’ Swimming Team went to the Tunbridge Wells Swimming Gala at St. Johns Sports Centre. In the first race was Emily, she did 25m front crawl, and while she raced, the divers - Elliott and Jessica - practiced. Emily finished third. The next race was George in the 25m front crawl and he also finished third. The girls and boys 50m open race came next. In the first heat was Charlotte; she came first and went through to the finals. Alice was in the next heat and she also came first, so also went through to the final.
In the diving competition Jessica and Elliott were both amazing, but unfortunately only Jessica got through to the next round with a high score of 8½.
Next it was the girls 25m relay; we were fantastic and won the shield for the third year in a row!
Then it was back to the 50m open final. Charlotte and Alice both swam, Charlotte finished first for the third year running and Alice finished second, which was really good as she had never swam that race before. In the boys 50m open, Anthony finished third.
Overall we finished joint second and retained four of the trophies won last year.

Thank you to everyone who supported us and well done to Connie and Olivia who swam for another school who were short of swimmers!

A big thank you to Simon Killick for coaching and supporting us.

Swimming Squad; Charlotte, Alice, Chantelle, Olivia, Issy, Jessica, Emily, Connie, Gemma. Ben, Anthony, Torin, Elliott, Zak, Matthew, Elliott J & George.

Report by Charlotte, Alice and Issy.

- 8 April 2011 10:14 - General
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