EAST Wold CE Primary School in Legbourne sent a team of four swimmers to the Grantham Meres Leisure Centre to compete in Division 4 of the English School’s Swimming Association Championships.
They swam in the small schools category of this relay competition and faced teams from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire as well as Lincolnshire. The mixed team comprised of Emma Maw, Nina Bojen, Luke Freeman (all Year 6) and Max Taylor (Year 5).
First up was the Mixed Stroke Relay with Luke Freeman swimming the first leg backstroke, Emma Maw breaststroke and Max Taylor and Nina Bojen both swimming front crawl.
They won their heat comfortably and after a tremendous team effort provided their supporters with a thrilling finish, taking first place in the last five metres.
They were presented with a trophy and the chance to swim in the National Primary School Championships at Pond’s Forge, Sheffield, on June 18.
After a good win in the freestyle relay heats, the whole team showed great determination and fought back to come second in the final after a difficult start, earning themselves the opportunity to swim both relays at the ESSA Nationals.
As well as attending regular swimming lessons with the school, the four team members receive excellent training and support from the Louth Dolphins Swimming Club, based at the Meridian Leisure Centre, Louth.