Kent Primary School Swimming Championships March 2019

On Saturday 9 March, Walthamstow Hall Junior School took part in this year’s Kent Primary Schools’ Swimming Championships at Hartsdown Pool, Margate. The swimmers representing Walthamstow Hall were: Charlotte W, Annabel N, Caitlin O’S, Sophie Cr and Sophie Ca. The first session included all the individual events with the relays taking place in session two.

Individual Events.

Charlotte competed in the 50m Backstroke, Annabel in the 50m Backstroke and Breaststroke, Caitlin O’S in the 50m Butterfly and Freestyle, Sophie Ca in the 50m Butterfly and Freestyle and Sophie Cr in the 50m Breaststroke.

The girls produced excellent performances in their individual races with the following swimmers finishing in the top 6 places on the day:

Caitlin                 50m Butterfly           Achieved 3rd place

Caitlin                 50m Freestyle           Achieved 5th Place

Charlotte            50m Backstroke        Achieved 6th place

Relay Events

Those representing Walthamstow Hall in the category for the Medium Schools’ Relay Teams were as follows:

  • Medley Relay. Charlotte , Sophie Cr, Sophie C and Caitlin
  • Freestyle Relay. Sophie Ca, Annabel , Sophie Cr, Caitlin

The performances in both relay events were outstanding and in the freestyle relay there was less than 0.5 of a second between the top three places.  St Christopher’s finished first with Walthamstow Hall second and The New Beacon third.

In the Medley relay it was another very close race with Walthamstow Hall just finishing behind St Christopher’s to win their second silver medal on the day.

Well done to all the girls on a very successful day of competitive swimming. Also thanks to all the parents who came along to watch and support Walthamstow Hall during the competition.

Due to finishing as one of the top two schools in their relay events, Walthamstow Hall have automatically qualified through to the South East Regional Schools’ Championships. These will be held at the Spectrum in Guildford on Saturday 11th May.

Congratulations Wally Hall on a fantastic day of competitive swimming.

                                                                                                            Report by: Mr Richard Smith, Head Swimming Coach

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