ISA London South Swimming Gala – Tuesday 8th November 2022

On the 8th November 2022, Years 4, 5 and 6 went to Beckenham Spa for the ISA (Independent Schools Association) Swimming Gala.  The pupils were all preparing for this day over the course of 5 weeks.

All the children were very excited when we set off at 7.15am.  The drive from school to Beckenham Spa was about forty to forty-five minutes long.

The girls Year 6 butterfly was first. Nobody from Oakhyrst competed in that race but Joseph L competed in the Year 6 boys butterfly and came first out of the whole butterfly boys.

Next was the Year 4 girls front-crawl race. No qualification.  Then the boys Year 4 front-crawl.  Joshua L qualified. Year 5 race was next. Scarlett K qualified. Year 5 boys. No qualification. Year 6 girls race Daisy H got through to the Nationals. Year 6 boys. No qualification.

After front crawl it was backstroke. Years 4, 5 and 6 competed but unluckily nobody got through.

Breaststroke was tense. Years 4, 5 and 6 competed. Scarlett K, Emily S and Joseph L went through to the Nationals.

Well done to the people who qualified. Thank you to Mrs Cox and Mrs Evans for organising the Oakhyrst pupils. It was a great day and we all had fun.

By Amala S and Daisy H, Year 6

Many congratulations to the children below who are all through to the ISA Nationals in the following races:

Scarlett K Year 5 girls Breaststroke, Year 5 Girls Freestyle, Year 5 Girls Freestyle Relay 

Emily S Year 6 Girls Breaststroke, Year 6 Girls Freestyle Relay, Year 6 Girls Medley Relay – Breaststroke Leg

Daisy H Year 6 Girls Freestyle Relay 

Joseph L Year 6 Boys Breaststroke, Year 6 Boys Medley Relay – Butterfly Leg, Year 6 Boys Butterfly  

Joshua L Year 4 Boys Freestyle, Year 4 Boys Freestyle Relay 


Mrs Evans, Swimming Coach