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Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

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Well done to Molly who has recently gained her level 1, 2 and 3 Diving Award Certificates at her club. What a brilliant achievement.

Tunbridge Wells Swimming Gala-Thursday March 2nd 2023

 

What an action-packed evening of top-class swimming at Tunbridge Wells Swimming pool last Thursday. Southborough took a strong team of 24 pupils across years 5 and 6 to this prestigious swimming event in the calendar. The team had been training throughout January and February in preparation for the annual competition and all their hard work had clearly paid off. This year fourteen Tunbridge Wells schools were represented at the gala with a very high standard of competition with a number of club and county swimmers taking part for their Schools.

 

Southborough had some brilliant performances with Elsie achieving two personal bests in the Backstroke and Open heat before going on to break the existing Gala Backstroke record of 17.25 seconds and winning the Open final. Irene in the individual Breastroke produced a sensational swim to push away in the final few metres to win the year 6 girls Breastroke. We had notable performances in the Boys and Girls Freestyle event where we finished 3rd along with strong swims from Samuel, Jonathan P and Edward who also finished 3rd in very competitive races.

 

Overall we finished 4th in the larger schools competition only one point behind St James in 3rd place and close to Claremont and St Johns in 2nd place. Well done to the whole team who produced a brilliant set of results and to everyone who took part in the Swimming Squad training in the weeks leading up to the Gala.

 

The Southborough results are posted below and the overall School results are included underneath our individual results.

 

Thank you to the teachers Mrs Messent and Mrs Bootle for supporting the team during the evening and helping to organise the races and for parents with your support as spectators throughout the evening.

 

SOUTHBOROUGH RESULTS

 

No.

YEAR

EVENT

Pupil

Position

3

5

girls freestyle

Lauren T

4th

5

5

boys freestyle

Samuel B

3rd

7

6

girls freestyle

Sophia S

4th

9

6

boys freestyle

Jonathan P

3rd

11

5

girls breaststroke

Arabella B

6th

13

5

boys breaststroke

Edward D

3rd =

15

6

girls breaststroke

Irene H-K

1st

17

6

boys  breaststroke

Conor S

6th

19

5

girls backstroke

Hana R

6th

21

5

boys  backstroke

Jacob S

5th

23

6

girls backstroke

Elsie S

1st(Record-17.25)

25

6

boys  backstroke

Max W

4th

27

 

girls open heat 1

Irene HK

4th

28

 

girls open heat 2

Elsie S

1st

33

 

girls freestyle relay

Sophia S, Sophie Ella K, Hattie C, Rosie F

3rd

35

 

boys freestyle relay

Max W, Charlie G, Samuel B, Jonathan S

             3rd

37

 

mixed medley relay

Back- Anabel L, Back- Tyler N, Breastroke-Ruby E, Breastroke-Jared P, Freestyle- Isabella W, Freestyle- William E

5th

39

 

girls open final

Elsie S

1st(34.29)

 

The Swim Squad were: Lauren, Samuel, Sophia, Jonathan P, Arabella, Edward, Irene, Connor, Hana, Jacob, Elsie, Max, Jared, Sophie-Ella, Hattie, Rosie, Charlie, Jonathan S, Annabel, Tyler, Ruby, Isabella, William, Sookie, Louis, Finley and Henry.

 

OVERALL RESULTS FROM THE EVENING

 

Large schools league: 

 

1st - Langton 77pts 

2nd - Claremont & St John's 58pts 

3rd - St James 45pts 

4th - Southborough 44pts 

5th - St Augustine's 32pts 

 

Small schools league: 

 

1st - Bidborough 72pts 

2nd - Bishops Down 58pts 

3rd - St Peter's 55pts 

4th - Speldhurst 48pts 

5th - St Matthews 37pts 

6th - TWFS 33pts 

 

 

Girls relay winner A - Langton Green 

Boys relay winner A - Langton Green

Girls relay winner B - Bishops Down 

Boys relay winner B - Bidborough 

Mixed medley winner A - Langton Green 

Mixed medley winner B - Bidborough 

Girls diving winner - Frankie (Speldhurst) 

Boys diving winner - Charlie (St Johns) 

Open heat winner boys - Joel (Langton Green) 

Open heat winner girls - Elsie (Southborough) 

 

Records - 

Year 6 Girls Backstroke - Elsie (Southborough) 17.25 

Year 6 Boys Backstroke- St James 17.31 

Open heat boys - Joel (Langton Green) 32.06 

Swimming continues to go from strength to strength with some great results during year 6 curriculum practice in Term 1 and 2. A number of our students compete out of school at club level and we continue to have some excellent results. In Term 3 we see Year 5 practice their swimming during curriculum time. Here is Elsie in Year 6 winning 12 medals at her club championships.

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