Winchester primary schools swimming gala

Congratulations to Alice Calder, Jessica Gordon, Freya Green, Tallulah Jeffes, Phoebe Shannon, Katie Baxter, Iona Morley and Annabel Yeatman who represented St Swithun’s at the Winchester Primary Schools Swimming Gala on Friday 7th June. 

The gala was organised by the Winchester City Penguins Swimming Club and held at the River Park Leisure Centre.  23 Year 6 girls’ relay teams took part with 40 girls in the Year 4 individual freestyle event.  Heats were held with the top six teams and top six individuals qualifying for the finals. 

Iona, Katie and Annabel swam incredibly well in the Year 4 freestyle heats with Iona and Katie qualifying for the finals.  Annabel’s time was equal 6th so she had a swim off for the sixth place in the final.  Annabel had a great swim but was just ‘pipped’ at the finish by the closest of margins.  In the finals Iona had a fantastic swim to win the Year 4 25 metres freestyle with a personal best and new school record of 16.63 seconds, and Katie finished in third place. St Swithun’s Year 6 girls also qualified for the U11 girls’ medley and freestyle relays. 



In the finals the girls swam brilliantly to win the medley relay and place third in the freestyle relay. 

Winners of the medley relay