AJIS Swimming

A fine performance!

The annual AJIS Swimming Gala took place at Darwen Leisure Centre yesterday with 19 children from Years 5 and 6 competing against a host of independent school from across the region. With a total of 72 races to be held, including 28 finals and with more than 300 children in attendance, there was a lot of action to be jam packed into the afternoon.

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All swimming disciplines were on display over distances of 25m, 50m and 200m where the individual medley was concerned. Initially heats were held in order to determine finalists with every race proving to be extremely competitive. Westholme students stood up to the challenge and produced some fantastic individual and team displays in order to reach 17 of the 28 finals.

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With the top performers from each heat going head-to-head Westholme School demonstrated its swimming calibre, winning four individual medals and two more in the team races. Medallists are as follows:

Hollie Cubbon – 3rd place U11 Girls 200m Individual Medley
Aisha Sykes – 3rd place U11 Girls 50m Backstroke
Ruby Williams – 3rd place U11 Girls 25m Butterfly
Ethan Colman – 2nd place U10 Boys 25m Butterfly


2nd place – U11 Girls Freestyle Relay
3rd place – U11 Girls Medley Relay

Well done and congratulations to everyone who represented our school in every single race.