Super swimming

Thursday 26 January 2023
On Saturday, three of our children competed in the Winter Development Gala organised by the City of Leeds Swimming Club (CoLSC).  Children from Stage 8 competitive swimming teams across the city competed against children from the Regional Fast Track and County squads for CoLSC.  
With around 250 children from Leeds taking part, there were three medals available for boys and girls in each age category (8 -12) for Stage 8, and three medals in the same categories available to CoLSC swimmers. 

With such fierce competition, our children did brilliantly: 
Danny (Y5) competed in four races, setting four personal bests (PBs) and knocking an impressive 8 seconds off his PB for 50m butterfly, to win a bronze medal and to achieve a Yorkshire swimming time in the process; 
Ralph (Y5) competed in three races, winning a silver medal in 50 m freestyle.  This was Ralph’s first swimming gala so he got off to a flying start!; 
Henry (Y4) competed in three races, winning two gold medals and setting PBs in three different races.  Henry will now be swimming for CoLSC. 
Amazing achievements – I wonder if they have flippers instead of feet?!