St Andrew's School celebrates swimming victory
St Andrew's School is celebrating this week after winning the
7th Sedgemoor Schools Primary Swimming Gala for a seventh year
at Burnham's Swim & Sports Academy, schools from across the
district took part in a series of races over the course of an
Sara Cox-Conklin tols Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We would like
to say a huge thank you to all the Heads, teachers and support
staff for making the 7th Sedgemoor Schools Primary Swimming Gala
such a great success."
Academy could obviously not run this event without their support
and we cannot thank you enough for allowing your swimmers the
opportunity to take part."
were extremely proud to watch first-hand the passion the swimmers
had for racing and 'giving it a go', whether they touched first
or last they represented themselves, the school and the community
a doubt the standard and speed of swimming is getting faster and
faster every year."
"The atmosphere in the pool hall, and spectator gallery was
once again unbelievable the support from your teams family
and friends was the loudest I have heard in over seven years!"
was fantastic to see so much community spirit with as much cheer
and support for our fifth place swimmers as for our first-place
must go to Brent Knoll, fielding a full and strong team after
a five year absence from the championships. With a win in the
Year 3 Mixed medley relay, and 2 individual wins, they will certainly
be a force to be reckoned with over the next few years."
"Churchfield was very strong this year, going head to head
with Brent Knoll throughout the gala, and getting faster and faster
as the gala went on. Capturing a superb win in the girls Yr 6
Breastroke, and a total of 7 x 2nd place finishes, they competed
well to secure 4th place."
"St Andrew's B got off to a great start, battling fiercely
with St Joseph's. With two wins in the girls Year 4 races, backed
up with 15 x 2nd place finishes, St Andrews captured a very strong
"A fantastic performance was given by St Josephs swimmers,
with 8 victories and 9 second places, securing the runners up
position for 2016."
"And so, to our winners for a phenomenal seventh year in
a row - the incredibly talented team of swimmers from St Andrew's
Junior School who got 27 1st places and an outstanding points
total of 180! Congratulations St Andrew's, our Sedgemoor School
Swimming Champions for 2016."
The overall points totals were St Andrew's: 180 points, St Joseph's:
133 points, St Andrew's B: 121 points, Churchfields: 94 points,
Brent Knoll: 87 points.