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It has proved to be a very successful time in various swimming pools around Wiltshire and Somerset for some of St Mary’s keen swimmers. There have been medals and personal best times in abundance.

On Friday 13th January, Westonbirt hosted a friendly, but competitive, gala. A and B swimmers competed in Senior, Inter and Junior age groups. Eighteen individual events covering all four strokes and an Individual Medley were up for grabs. Of these, St Mary’s won an outstanding 14 - putting them in to a strong position before the Freestyle and Medley Relays.

St Mary’s didn’t get it all their own way, however, dropping a couple of points on a Junior Relay and Seniors forfeiting points, unable to field a full B Team due to injuries and other commitments. Fortunately, it wasn’t too detrimental, with an overall win achieved.

The evening was rounded off with delicious sausage rolls and cake which were eagerly devoured by the hungry competitors before a blustery coach trip home.

Juniors - Won
Inters - Won
Seniors - Drew

Congratulations to everyone who took part; the St Mary's team spirit was certainly high!

This year, the Wiltshire Counties were hosted in Salisbury and Swindon whilst Somerset Counties were at Millfield.

Florence B (MIV, Year 8) and Ava F (LIV, Year 7), representing their respective clubs, competed at the Wiltshire event over two weekends. Both produced excellent personal best times in numerous events.

Florence was outstanding, bringing home a huge and well-deserved medal haul:

Gold - 50m Free and 50m Butterfly;
Silver - 100m Individual Medley, 100m Free and 200m Free;
Bronze - 50m Backstroke, 100m Backstroke and 200m Individual Medley;
School Records - 100m Individual Medley and 50m Butterfly.

This weekend, Florence P (UIV, Year 9) had her first events at Millfield. She also produced personal best times and has more events next weekend.

School Records - 50m Backstroke.

It's wonderful to see our talented swimmers achieve success, particularly with the hardwork and commitment to training they give each week. Well done to all.

Mrs Nikki Harris, Swimming Coach