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Super Swimmers at Bootle Schools Gala

Bootle Schools Swimming Gala – March 17th 2017


Last Friday, a squad of swimmers from Y6, Y5 and Y4 took part in the gala at Crosby Leisure Centre.  We were one of 10 schools competing.  The previous week we held trials for the squad during swimming lessons.  The relay teams did not have a chance to swim together before the big day.


Girls team

Lillie-Rose Devine – 25m Breaststroke; Freestyle Relay; Medley Relay

Maddie Hardie – 25m Backstroke; Freestyle Relay

Evie Duff – 25m Front crawl; Freestyle Relay; Medley Relay

Milli-Ruth Pritchard-Wang – Freestyle Relay

Melissa Fagan – Medley Relay


Boys team

Kian Morrow – 25m Backstroke; Freestyle Relay; Medley Relay

Steven Snow – 25m individual Front crawl; Freestyle Relay; Medley Relay

Alex Davies – 25m Breaststroke; Freestyle Relay; Medley Relay

Campbell James – Freestyle Relay



We had a swimmer in every final, the first time we have managed this.



Lillie-Rose Devine – Bronze medal individual 25m Breaststroke

                               Silver medal Freestyle Relay

Evie Duff –              Bronze medal individual Front crawl

                               Silver medal Freestyle Relay

Maddie Hardie –      Silver medal Freestyle Relay

Milli-Ruth Pritchard-Wang – Silver medal Freestyle Relay

*Special mention to Alex Davies, Y4, who didn’t attend the trials, but slotted into the squad perfectly and acquitted himself well. Well Done Alex!

The staff who accompanied the children said they were a credit to the school and their parents.

Well done everyone!