Primary Swimming Gala

Stoneygate Swimming Team had a very successful evening on Wednesday 20th April. As part of the School Games Competition we entered a Primary Swimming Gala against ten other schools from the area.

There was a variety of timed races and relays.

The team consisted of George H, George A, William M, Liana B, Millie B, Freddie C, Tasia D, William W, Lea B, Phoebe P and Jacob M.

At the end of the evening we were amazed to find out we had won the whole event!

Meadowdale School came third and Leicester Grammar School came second.

As we were winners of the event we now go through to the School Games Summer Championships final on June 30th.

All the team put in a fantastic effort and swam brilliantly.

Well done everyone!!

Swimming Gala v Ratcliffe College – Monday 18th November

One of Stoneygate’s most eventful Swimming Galas took place on Monday 18th November against Ratcliffe College, for Years 5, 6, 7, and 8.

From a swimming point of view, it was a rollercoaster of a gala with the Stoneygate team having to battle with the strong side Ratcliffe.

Molly and started off really strongly, winning the first race for our Years 5/6 75m Medley. Freddie and Louise also put up a strong fight in their 75m Medley for Years 7/8.  Our Back Crawl for Stoneygate 25m for Years 5/6 was next, with Eleanor and Thomas putting up a good fight to win.

Liana from Year 4 swam in the gala, producing some brilliant swimming to come second in her race.

At the half way mark it was 37 to Stoneygate and 44 to Ratcliffe.

The mixed relay was a great result for Years 5/6. Teams for both came in first and second.

The Mixed Relay for years 7/8 was strong with Harry and Philip doing well to pull their teams back to take 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Butterfly was a strong test for us, pulling in 2nd in most of these races but Sian won her fly. The Ratcliffe coach commented that he saw some good technical fly from our team, one race for Ratcliffe to watch out for in future.

The last mixed cannon is always an exciting race: we came 1st and 4th in the final race.

Other swimmers who attended and swam really well were: William, Millie,
George, Jamie,  Fran, Spike, Ella, Sam and Oliver.

Mrs Cave’s Swimmers of the Gala were: Spencer and Sian, for pure determination, enthusiasm, and dedication to win in their races.

For some of the Swimmers it was their first big gala, so well done for competing!

Well done to the all the team and also for keeping focused throughout a challenging gala. The final score was 115 to Stoneygate and 135 to Ratcliffe; however this did not reflect the sheer determination the whole team put in.