Well done to Molly who has recently gained her level 1, 2 and 3 Diving Award Certificates at her club. What a brilliant achievement.
Clara recently produced some fantastic performances to win two Gold Medals for her club over the weekend in the 100 metre 'Individual Medley' and 50 metre 'Front crawl' swimming for Monsoon U12's.
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.
girls open heat 1
girls open heat 2
girls freestyle relay
Sophia S, Sophie Ella K, Hattie C, Rosie F
boys freestyle relay
Max W, Charlie G, Samuel B, Jonathan S
mixed medley relay
Back- Anabel L, Back- Tyler N, Breastroke-Ruby E, Breastroke-Jared P, Freestyle- Isabella W, Freestyle- William E
girls open final
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)
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.