Unlike the Felixstowe Gala, the school had to select 4 girls and 4 boys for the competition which will be split in to two challenges.
1 challenge for accomplished swimmers will be based in the deep end of the pool and will require four children to swim continuously for 4 minutes around buoys positioned in the water. The combined distance / laps achieved by the 4 swimmers will be totalled and then used to work out which team take home the title!
The other challenge is designed for less confident swimmer and is based in the shallow end of the pool. Pupils can touch the pool bottom if they need to but as above need to navigate their way round the 4 buoys continuously for 4 minutes each. Again, the distance / laps will be totalled and used to find a winner.
The children did exceptionally well! All of the swimmers completed at least 3 laps (which is over 150 metres) in the 4 minute time frame. Harvey, Madelynne, Ava and Luke represented Year 4 and Zack, Robbie, Lauryn and Molly represented year 6.
During the event the children met Olympic Silver Medalist, David Davies, and Lauryn was chosen to take part in a master class led by the athlete.
All of the children received goody bags and a free GREEN swimming hat!
When we arrived back at school the new TSM swimming hats we had ordered for the competition had finally arrived! Typical!
Overall out of 12 teams, we finished a very respectable 5th place. Well done swimmers!