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LSST swim to victory

On Wednesday I took a team of year 8 students to The Priory City of Lincoln to compete in a Federation Swimming Gala.

3 girls and 3 boys shared the events each competing in an 1 individual and 2 relays.  

The boys had to swim hard to get in the top three in their individuals when controversy struck in their Medley relay. It was decided that the event should be swam again as we were the only team to swim it correctly (finishing 3rd).

 To give the boys a breather the girls swam their medley next.  Grace started with a smooth breaststroke length giving us a slight lead on the touch.  An extremely nervous Kayley then launched into an amazing backstroke length leaving everyone else well behind and giving a comfortable lead to Emily to finish in first. 

The boys stepped up to swim their medley for the second time.  Sticking with our order, the boys kicked hard but Prashan started the final leg in last position only to storm through and clinch a 2nd place finish.

The girls came first in all of their races except the freestyle relay where Grace just could of done with 5 more meters to clinch it, so they finished second behind Witham.

 

The final result was down to 1 point

Priory LSST WINNERS

Priory Witham 2nd

Priory Ruskin 3rd

Priory City of Lincoln 4th

 

The students were rewarded with a well deserved recreational swim with floats etc afterwards. The team was:

Ben Taylor, Prashan Karanutne, William Audis, Kayley D’auguair Roberts, Grace Williams and Emily Narey

 

Well done to the team, they were fabulous to be with and encouraged each other every race which was great to see.

 

Mrs French

    The Priory Federation of Academies, Lincoln