The swimming team have had a busy Lent term
22 March 2023
Gresham’s swimming team have had a busy lent term, with their first match taking place at home against King’s Ely on Tuesday 27th February 2023. It was a close match with the final score resulting in a win. Gresham’s 147, King’s Ely 145.
On Thursday 2nd March, the swimming team travelled to Oundle, to compete against Oundle and Uppingham. It was a tough match with the final score resulting in us gaining second place. Oundle 220, Gresham’s 158, Uppingham 81.
On Friday 10th March, the team travelled to the London Aquatic Centre in Stratford to take part in the National Schools Relay Competition, where there were 78 Girls Teams and 70 Boys Teams. This is the biggest event in our calendar so swimmers compete to represent the school. The following teams took part:
Girls U19 4 x 50m
Stephanie L/Yee Yan C/Tilly L/Maddie S
Girls U19 4 x 50m Medley
Yee Yan C/Stephanie L/Tilly L/Maddie S
Boys U19 4 x 100m Freestyle
Konstantin L/Will B/Aaron M/Arthur B
Boys U19 4 x 50m Medley
Arthur B/Konstantin L/Emil S/Will B
Although they did not qualify for finals, all teams gained faster finishing times than expected with seven PB times gained during the races. PB Times gained by Will B, Arthur B, Maddie S and Tilly L in Freestyle Relay, plus Konstantin L, Will B and Tilly L in the Medley Relays. It was a great experience to swim at such a large event.