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City of Chester Host Schools Swimming Gala
20 local school teams and 80 junior school children took part in the annual Junior Schools Swimming Gala gala held at City Baths on 22nd May. There were 4 swimmers per relay team racing 100m freestyle in initial round heats and then finals.
There was much enthusiasm from the children who enjoyed taking part in the gala which is an annual event run by City of Chester Swimming Club at City Baths. For many children this was the first experience of entering a swimming gala.
Boys Competition - winners : Belgrave A
Belgrave A won, the Kings School A team was second and Overleigh St Marys Primary School A team came third. Also in the final were Newton Primary School A team, Kings School B team and Boughton Heath Church of England School A team.
Girls Competition - winners : Queens A
Queens Lower School A team came first, Queens Lower School B team came second, and Overleigh St Marys School A team came third. The other school teams taking part in the final were Newton Primary School A, Waverton Primary A, and Kings A school teams.
Small Schools Competition - winners : Hammond
A gala was also held for the small schools in the area, for those schools with 25 pupils or less in years 5 and 6. Hammond Prep School came first, Delamere School came second and Barrow Church of England School were third.
Other schools competing in the first rounds were Chester Bluecoat School, Christleton Primary, St Oswalds Church of England, Hoole Church of England Primary School and Upton Heath Church of England Schools.
There was a demonstration of competitive swimming by members of the Club: Caleb St Hill, Georgia Williams, Lucy Fisher and Lucy Osborne who between them hold a number of county, and regional swimming times.
Thanks to Sue for organising the event and all the volunteers for helping with judging, timing and marshalling. City of Chester Swimming Club is pleased to support the local community and hosts this annual event at no charge to the participants. City of Chester swimming club holds swimming lessons and development classes for children of all ages, tel 01244 317300.