Regent’s play host to a splash in the pool

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The Regent’s School had the pleasure of hosting two swim galas recently. On Monday 11th March, the school played host to St. Andrew’s School in the greatly anticipated KS1 Swim Gala. Our Year 1 and 2 students have been working very hard all year, under the watchful eye of Miss Meena. Each year we like to show off the skills of our youngest swimmers.

The events ranged from a 25m kickboard swim, all the way up to a 50m full stroke swims.  It was a truly amazing experience seeing students so young, performing so well in the swimming pool. At this stage, children are beginning to work on their stroke technique and it was great to see so many KS1 students performing in this year’s gala. It was a very friendly and enjoyable event.

A lot of smiles and fun from the swimmers.A lot of smiles and fun from the swimmers.

The event was supported by many parents, who were so proud to see the progress their children have made in such a short space of time. The KS1 Gala was a huge success, especially considering the number of students swimming here at Regent’s, and we hope to hold another one before the end of the school year.

The following day, Tuesday 12th March, saw Regent’s play host to our ESAC friends in an entertaining swim gala. The gala was perfect timing for our Primary students, who are deep into preparation for this year’s Primary FOBISESA Games in Penang, Malaysia. The Regent’s school filled three lanes, with swimmers keen to put practice into performance.

There were some fantastic performances on the day. Year 4 student, Alana, produced a fantastic display of swimming, winning the 100m individual medley. Cammy Mill and Natasha Johnson showed off their technique in the 50m breaststroke and picked up first place for their efforts.  In the 25m backstroke, Year 6 students Nae Nhae and Eoin Guiney showed great strength and determination to place first against tough opposition. Christopher Draper produced an excellent swim in the 25m freestyle, leaving everybody in his wake to touch the wall first. In the hardest event of the day, David Anderson Jr. placed first in the 25m butterfly.

There were many more excellent performances and it was great to see some new faces representing the school. Swimming at Regent’s is continually evolving, with many of our students keen to take part.

We will be starting a new swim club after the Songkran holidays, where students of all abilities can join our ‘Regents Dolphins’ swim club on a Thursday. The club aims to cater for children wanting to learn to swim and develop their techniques. Please look out for further information.