Heat one of the Merton School Sport Partnership Swimming Gala took place on Wednesday 22nd May at Morden Park Swimming Pools.

This is the first year a swimming gala has been held in the Borough and the demand was so popular that the schools had to be split into two heats (heat  two taking place on Wednesday 5th June) with the fastest swimmers in each race qualifying for the finals on Friday 21st June 2013.

The swimmers competed in a range of individual and relay races and the standard was exceptional!  Qualifying places for the finals will be selected from times across heat one and two (top six times to qualify) so competitors had to give everything to the very last stroke.  All competitors will now have an anxious wait until after heat two to find out if they have qualified for the finals.

Well done to all swimmers!  The competition and atmosphere was fantastic!  Thank you to Kath Bennett for organising the event, the leaders from Rutlish Secondary school and Morden Park Pools for providing the venue.  Also, thank you to the following schools for bringing your teams…..

  • Aragon
  • Dundonald
  • Wimbledon Park
  • Garden
  • Pelham
  • Hollymount

Good Luck to all those who qualify for the finals!!  We hope to see lots of you there!!

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