U11 Swimming v Yarlet (08.05.17)

The under 11A swimming team dived into the unknown as they took on the challenge of an outdoor swimming pool at Yarlet School. The team led ably by Captain Sophie H started as they meant to go on with Sophie H and Celeste coming 1st and 2nd in the girls individual medley. (4 lengths consisting of a butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and front crawl length). This was likewise followed in the boys individual medley with Seb L and Oliver M also finishing 1st and 2nd respectively. Further excellent swims from Sophie T, Lola, Harry, Austin and Henry M gave the team more good results from individual backstroke. Individual butterfly saw Sophie H and Celeste for the girls and Seb L and Harry for the boys again finish 1st and 2nd respectively. In individual breaststroke, Amelia, Lexie, Tyra, George and Matthew D were particularly impressive. The relays followed and Denstone Prep were pretty untouchable as they swam to victory in the backstroke, breaststroke and medley relays. Finally, the team combined fantastically to give DCPS a superb victory in the whole team front crawl relay. Cheered on emphatically by Amelia, the team led off by Sophie H, took the team into an early lead before she passed onto Austin, Celeste, George, Lexie, Harry, Lola, Henry M, Sophie T, Sophie H doing her second leg of the race, Oliver, Tyra, Matthew and finally Seb L who swam the team home to victory.

The gala was a brilliant event in the outdoor heated pool and thanks go to all the swimmers for their tremendous effort and performance throughout the afternoon representing the school so well.

Girl of the Gala: Sophie T for her support for all swimmers.
​Guy of the Gala: Henry M for effort and commitment throughout.