On Thursday, 15th November the Avon House swimming team took part in the Redbridge Swimming Gala at Fullwell Cross. We were absolutely delighted to come 4th overall, particularly as we were competing against some far larger schools.
It was a nail biting event and after very successful heats we progressed to 5 finals in which Haimish Patel received first place in a very close front crawl race and we also achieved places in girls’ front crawl, girls’ and boys’ backstroke and the girls’ freestyle medley.
A special mention should be made of our youngest competitor, Ella Wellsman, who swam butterfly. Ella is in Year 3 and competed against much older girls, achieving 3rd place in her race. It is definitely a case of watch this space!
The team comprised:
Simran Attalia (Captain), Aaron Boparai, Maxime Findley, Luke Kaminski, Katie Lonergan, Emma Mall, Haimish Patel, Eve Sullivan (Year 6)
Francis Butterworth, Ben Myers , Pranay Panchani (Year 5)
Olivia Segal (Year 4) and Ella Wellsman (Year 3)