10 Dec 2018

GSA Swimming Gala

It all went swimmingly well for Derby High’s elite swimmers today in an Eastern region invite GSA gala organised by Bedford girls school and hosted at Stamford Endowed Sports Centre.

Some of our younger swimmers from the Primary school were given their first opportunity of competing in such a prestigious event and Anelise, Emily and Isla gave their all in their individual events to finish 2nd, 6th and 6th respectively.

The U15 team consisted of Lexi and Ava from U4 and Megan and Julia from L4. Consequently they were up against older, strong opposition but approached the task with great enthusiasm and determination and achieved some fantastic 3rd, 4th and 5th place results.

The U18 team were also younger than their opposition but their experience in National events was evident from the start. The medley relay was their first event and they dominated from the beginning with Caitlin’s strong backstroke leg, Libby’s superb breaststroke leg, Aimee’s wonderful butterfly leg and Lucy’s excellent freestyle leg to come out as winners. Individually Caitlin, Libby and Lucy also won their individual 50m races and by the final freestyle relay event were ready to enjoy success again. The girls led from the start and left all the other teams in their wake to win the final race of the meet.

An incredible result from some very talented athletes!

Team manager Mrs Hancock was very proud of all the swimmers for achieving such excellent results and she was also very grateful to Mrs Peake who drove to and from the gala and assisted on pool side.

10th December 2018