match report

Swimming Gala - Years 3 and 4 at New Hall (Away)

Congratulations to all the Year 3's for surviving their first gala experience against tough competition at New Hall.  Adjusting to a 25 metre pool is no mean feat let alone asking the children to race in it! More was also asked of the Year 4s at this fixture - butterfly! - and much persuasion was required to fill our lanes, yet with some very pleasing results.

 Making her debut for the Year 4 girls was Margot F, and, despite a goggles malfunction in her freestyle event, she still managed to touch in second place.  For the boys, Ralph B-S had a fantastic afternoon placing second in the butterfly race and going one better in the backstroke.

The Year 3 boys placed second in all the individual races; Edward S in both the backstroke and breaststroke, Lewis T in the first freestyle race, and Henry M in the second freestyle event.

But it was the Year 3 girls that showed us what grit and determination looks like!  They got off to a tremendous start in the Medley Relay, (Emily B, Julia K, Anna B, and Imogen J), with a first place.  This was equalled by both Julia in her breaststroke event, Anna in the first freestyle race, and Sarah E was not to be outdone in the second freestyle race.  Their winning streak continued as well in the Freestyle Relay with Poppy D-R, Flora D, Anna B and Sarah E swimming.



Year 3 Boys

Holmwood 22  New Hall 31


Year 4 Boys

Holmwood 22  New Hall 32


Year 3 Girls

Holmwood 28  New Hall 27


Year 4 Girls

Holmwood 19  New Hall 35


Final Score: Holmwood 99 - 131  New Hall



Year 4

Paige S, Jemima L, Millie M,

Sabine S, Martha M, Margot F,

Henry D, Ned N, Ralph B-S,

William T, Josiah C.


Year 3

Imogen J, Emily B, Julia K,

Sarah E, Flora D, Poppy D-R,

Anna B, James B, Edward S,

Oscar S, Toby P, Henry M,

Jack E, Lewis T.


Mention must also go to the Holmwood supporters.  Thank you for coming along to give your encouragement to the swimmers - you were wonderfully vocal and got behind all the swimmers.

Mrs Jeffery