Yesterday’s gala was an exiting day for every one from Form 1 up to Upper 6, it was every house for itself.
There were 47 different races between the different houses; some were relays and some individual races; there were many different swimmers, with different ambitions, and in the end, only a few could be among the winners. It was hot and watching the swimmers made most of us want to dive into the cool turquoise water.
The first race was the Open 200m freestyle; meaning anybody from Form 3 to Upper 6 could participate in the four laps. Brothers Andresious and Brendon Cyprianos, both from Georgians, won the race. The next races were the 50m races in the Under 14A, 15A, 16A,17A and Under 14B, 15B ,16B, 17B divisions.
Grant Smith of Davidians broke the U14A 25m butterfly record which was previously held by A. Findlay (14.27 seconds in 1992). Grant’s time was 14.25. We interviewed Grant, who said that he feels good because he’s only in Form 1 and it’s his first year. He also mentioned that he had been training every night.
In the end these were the Scores:
- 4th Place: Patricians with 225 points
- 3rd Place: Andreans with 380 points
- 2nd Place: Georgians with 449 points
- 1st Place: Davidians with 538 points
The swimmers did very well and made their houses proud, while Mr. Muhomba was impressed with the way staff members uniformly and timely attended the swimmers and how they ran the event.
Edited by: Kishan Parekh, Ben Evans and Keletso Moyo.