As a result of the Primary Schools’ Championships the boys relay team qualified to represent Tubbenden and their county at the ESSA ( English Schools’ Swimming Association ) South East region gala which was held on Saturday 26th April at Guildford.
The boys : Eddie, Ryan, Barnaby and Callum were very excited to be competing at such a high level against other qualifiers from surrounding counties.
The team qualified for the freestyle and the medley (mixed stroke) relays and were competing against 15 other teams. Despite entering the gala ranking 13th and 9th respectively, the boys swam two amazing events knocking two seconds off their times and exceeding all expectations. They finished in 6th place to qualify for both events finals.
It was a fantastic experience for the team who enjoyed the venue and the exciting poolside atmosphere. Considering this was the first time that Tubbenden have entered the competition, to finish in the SE regional finals really is something to be proud of. Well done boys.