A host of Personal Bests for Clayesmore Prep swimmers at IAPS Regional Gala

On Tuesday 27 February, Clayesmore Prep School hosted one of the many IAPS Regional Galas being held over the county between January and March. 

175 pupils in Years 5 to 8 from prep schools in Dorset and Wiltshire competed at the Clayesmore Gala. The competition is a qualifying round leading to the National Finals which will be held at the London Aquatics Centre on Saturday 9 June 2018.

Clayesmore entered a strong team and recorded 16 Personal Best times overall (9 for Years 5 & 6 and 7 for Years 7 & 8). Outstanding swims came from:

U10 Girls Relay: Erin, Georgia, Emily, Daisy (all in Year 5)
U11 Boys Relay Team; Thomas J, Jimmy, Charlie H, Fraser (all in Year 6)
U11 Girls Relay Team; Lottie, Elodie, Portia, Izzy (all in Year 6)

Ryan and Georgia (Y5); 25m Breaststroke

Lottie (Y6); 50m Backstroke (Lottie also broke her own school record for the third time this term!)
Charlie H (Y6); 50m Front crawl

Thomas K (Y7); 50m Backstroke
U12 Boys Relay team; Henry H, Thomas K, Xander, Fabian (all in Y7)

Elen (Y8): 25m Butterfly
Evie (Y8); 25m Breaststroke

After all the Regional galas have taken place, the IAPS organisers rank the times submitted by Regional event hosts. The top 16 Individuals and top 12 relay teams are then selected to compete at the National Finals. We expect to hear the news regarding qualifiers during the Easter holidays or start of the Summer term. Fingers crossed for Team Clayesmore.