Fantastic Friday 1st December at the ISA National Swimming Championships

ISA National Swimming Championships 1.12.23

3 children (Scarlett K, Alec W and Sienna O) from years 6 and 4 travelled to the London Aquatics Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on a frosty Friday morning to represent London South in the ISA National Swimming Finals.

Their programme started with the individual breaststroke races. Alec was first to swim in the year 4 boys 50m breaststroke and was chasing down the lead swimmer and finished a brilliant second, to receive a silver medal. Scarlett was next to swim in the Year 6 Girls breaststroke 50m. She was going for a hat-trick win, so the pressure was on.  The race was nail biting and was so close, but her determination and grit was not going to let the medal pass. Gold for the third year. 

The medley relays were the last events before a break. Scarlett was selected to swim the second leg, breaststroke for the girl’s year 6 relay. She pulled the relay up to second position, they fought hard but finished in 4th position.

The second session of the day started with the freestyle events. Alec took to the block for the second time and lead from the start clinching the gold and PB.

Scarlett was up next in the 50m butterfly, and she powered her way to gold and a PB for her too.

The last events of the day were the freestyle relays, and it was Sienna’s time to swim, she swam the third leg of the relay and pulled her team up to 5th position, well done.

The last event for the OGS children was the Year 4 boy’s relay. Alec was swimming the last leg and brought home a silver medal for team and another PB.

I was so proud of all the children’s swims, they are all amazing and to swim not only with children that they have never met, for two of them it was their first time in a 50m pool.

Thank you to all the parents who cheered the LS team on, we really appreciated your support.

Mrs Michelle Evans

Swimming Teacher