Swimming Gala vs Richmond House

The first gala of the year saw us compete against Richmond House.
Richmond House got off with a strong start in the Backstroke races, however great performances were shown from Ishaan and Dominic. Breaststroke was a much stronger stroke for Moorlands and saw Max (U8) and Oliver. N (U11) both winning their races whilst James. F (U9) and Oliver. S (U10) gained very respectable 2nd places.
Moorlands held their own nicely against Richmond House in fly. Stand-out swims came from Matty in the under 9 race and Arthur and Dominic for the U11s.
Freestyle however was our best event, with Moorlands U8 Ollie, U9 Elliot and U11 Arthur all winning their races. Lele and James. A also swam really well, both placing second. Richmond House pulled out all the stops in the relays, however nothing could stop the U11s who convincingly won both relays.
All in all a close gala, which ended Moorlands 122 – Richmond House 136. A big well done to the whole team, especially the U8s who swam so well in their first gala.
Thanks you to Mrs Grayson for coaching us.
By Oliver N