Top Ten Finish for NHEHS Year 6 Swimming Relay Team in National Finals!

By Mr Bent, Swimming Teacher & CoachNHEHS Y6 Swim teamSheffield Forge Pool

On Saturday June 15th, the NHEHS Year 6 swimming team travelled to the 25th ESSA team championships for primary schools at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.  The train was quite busy on the way up, but the journey went like clockwork and we were even able to sneak in a cheeky Starbucks on the way! We arrived at 1 pm then picked up the team hoodies at the signing in desk and proceeded to the poolside by the marshalling area.

The girls had a last minute bite to eat before the parade of captains and officials, with Alex and Evie representing our teams as the captains marching behind the London banner. Then they lined up for the National Anthem ahead of the badge presentation for the participating teams from all over England by the president of the ESSA, Simon Bedford.

The NHEHS team put on a tremendous performance in the races, beating the original qualifying times by 5 seconds in their events and qualifying for both medley and freestyle B finals on the day.

NHEHS Y6 SwimmersThere were three heats in each event in the eight lane pool, so with 24 teams for each event, the team came a fantastic second in the medley relay B finals (10th fastest NHEHS Y6 Swim team hoodiesin the country) in a time of 1.11:19, then third in the freestyle relay B final 1.02:65 (11th fastest in the country)!

We travelled back high as kites after such a brilliant day, returning to Ealing by 20.30 pm. I suspect they all had a great night’s sleep after all the excitement!

 

Freestyle relay team:

Morven 

Evie 

Alexandra 

Amy 

Medley relay team:

Evie 

Alexandra 

Amy 

Maya 

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