St Andrew's School wins Sedgemoor swim gala
St Andrew's School has made a big splash by winning the Sedgemoor
Schools Primary Swimming Gala this week.
eighth annual event, which took place at Burnham Swim & Sports
Academy on Thursday (April 27th) was attended by five schools across
academy's Sara Cox-Conklin told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Everyone
at the Academy would like to say a huge thank you to all heads,
teachers and support staff for making the 8th Sedgemoor Schools
Primary Swimming Gala such a great success."
Academy could obviously not run this event without your 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
impeccably. Without a doubt the standard & 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 8 years! It was
fantastic to see so much community spirit with as much cheer and
support for our 5th place swimmers as for our 1st place award winners."
"Congratulations go to Woolavington, attending the gala for
the very first time. The entire team put in some fantastic performances,
with a total of 4 individual wins & 2 relay wins (4 races being
won by their Year 3s!) & capturing 82 points, Woolavington
will certainly be a force to be reckoned with over the next few
"Brent Knoll have seen great improvements across the whole
team since their debut gala last year. With a victory in the boys
Yr 4 Breastroke, and strong performances throughout, Brent Knoll
were battling it out for 3rd place overall throughout the gala finishing
in a very strong 4th place with 99 points."
swam phenomenally and achieved their highest placing since the Sedgemoor
Schools gala started, ending up on the podium in 3rd place. Churchfield
secured a total of 4 x 1st places in the Yr 4 butterfly (girls &
boys), Yr 4 backstroke & Year 4 relay and finished with 108
"St Josephs put in another great display of swimming
with a very strong team. They got off to a fantastic start taking
the Girls Yr 6 freestyle win & pushed St Andrews throughout
the gala. St Joseph's secured a total of 9 wins, & 13 x 2nd
places, finishing with 143 points."
"And so, to our winners for a phenomenal 8th year in a row
- the incredibly talented team of swimmers from St Andrew's Junior
School who won 21 x 1st places and an outstanding points total of
172! Congratulations St Andrews, our Sedgemoor School Swimming Champions
"Once again, we cannot thank you enough for taking the time
to organise all the logistics that allowed the children to participate
in the gala. We really appreciate all of your support."