Congratulations to the Talbot Heath Year 4 swimmers who won medals in all of their events recently!
On the 8th May the year 4 swim team represented the school at the Bournemouth and Christchurch gala at the Two Riversmeet Leisure Complex in Christchurch. The team, consisting of Nia Edwards, Katy Jarvis, Grace Williams, Jasmine Brewer and Neda Kolahy, were very excited about their first school swimming gala. 25m freestyle was the first race of the day for Nia Edwards and after a difficult start she made an amazing come back, catching up and over taking the rest of the field. She finished 3rd overall, receiving a bronze medal and came 2nd in Bournemouth.
With just a short rest Nia was up again in the 25m Breast Stroke. She dominated the race from the start finishing in 1st place. Not only does she go through to the County Final in this event but she also broke the Bournemouth and Christchurch gala record.
Katy Jarvis followed in the 25m back stroke; she had a fantastic start and powered her way to finish 2nd overall by just one one hundredth of a second! Katy and Nia were then joined by Jasmine Brewer and Grace Williams for the freestyle relay. The girls finished 3rd overall but 2nd in Bournemouth, missing out on a County Final spot by one tenth of a second.
For the Medley relay Neda Kolahy stepped in for a strong freestyle leg with all the girls finishing in 2nd place overall. This was a fantastic performance for all girls involved and we wish Nia the best of luck in the County Final on 2nd July at Bryanston School.
A huge well done also goes to Holly Harris and Isobel Place, who took part in the IAPS national swimming finals on Saturday 10th May in Crawley. In qualifying, both girls were already in the top 16 in the Country. Izzy was up first in the 25m Breast Stroke and put in a fantastic performance to finish 2nd reserve for the final, achieving 10th place in the Country for her event. Holly then stepped up for her 25m Butterfly against a strong field finishing 14th in the Country.