Joint Gala Winners Pelham

On 15th March Merton’s top school swimmers battled hard for their Bronze, Silver and Gold medals at our Gala Finals. Over 30 schools had competed at the heats held in January and February. From these timed events the top six swimmers from each category were invited to take part in the finals at the brand new Morden Pool. 26 of the 30 schools had swimmers represent them at the finals which is a wonderful achievement.

With the limited viewing gallery space at the new pool it was slightly harder for spectators to get involved but the children on the pool side certainly kept the atmosphere alive with their cheering and excitement. Kath from Malmesbury once again kindly gave up her time to run the event with support from the MSSP team and Leaders from Rutlish School.

Schools arrived bright and early and were really eager to get started. There were some very tight finishes and wonderful performances all round.

Congratulations go to all the finalists who did themselves very proud.

Our overall REFSPECT winners were Cranmer who did a great job cheering all the children on throughout the races.

The team trophy was jointly won by Pelham and Wimbledon Chase with Holy Trinity in 3rd place.

Thank you to all the school staff that brought and encouraged their students and to GLL and the lifeguards. The full results can be seen in the table below.

Race No.

Yr Group

Gender

Stroke

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

1

Yr 4

Boys

Backstroke

Hillcross

Poplar

Hatfeild

2

Yr 4

Girls

Backstroke

St John Fisher

Hollymount

West Wimbledon

3

Yr 5

Boys

Backstroke

West Wimbledon

Wimbledon Chase

Wimbledon Park

4

Yr 5

Girls

Backstroke

Singlgate

Wimbledon Park 

SS Peter & Paul

5

Yr 6

Boys

Backstroke

SS Peter & Paul

St Matthew's

Hillcross

6

Yr 6

Girls

Backstroke

SS Peter & Paul

St Teresa's

Wimbledon Chase

7

Yr 4

Boys

Freestyle

Poplar

Aragon

Malmesbury

8

Yr 4

Girls

Freestyle

Merton Park

Wimbledon Chase

Holy Trinity

9

Yr 5

Boys

Freestyle

Sacred Heart

Wimbledon Chase

Poplar

10

Yr 5

Girls

Freestyle

Pelham

St Mary's

Holy Trinity  & Malmesbury

11

Yr 6

Boys

Freestyle

Wimbledon Chase

Merton Park

Pelham

12

Yr 6

Girls

Freestyle

Pelham

Holy Trinity

Wimbledon Chase

13

Yr 5

Boys

Breaststroke

Pelham

West Wimbledon

Holy Trinity

14

Yr 5

Girls

Breaststroke

Hollymount

Sacred Heart

Hillcross

15

Yr 6

Boys

Breaststroke

Abbotsbury

All Saints

St Mary's

16

Yr 6

Girls

Breaststroke

Merton Park  & Abbotsbury

Holy Trinity 

Bishop Gilpin

17

Relay

Boys

Medley

Pelham

St Matthew's

Holy Trinity

18

Relay

Girls

Medley

Pelham

Merton Park 

Holy Trinity

19

Relay

Boys

Freestyle

Wimbledon Chase

Aragon 

Poplar

20

Relay

Girls

Freestyle

Bishop Gilpin

Wimbledon Chase

Holy Trinity

Wimbledon Chase

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