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PS Challenge Gala


The Primary School held their annual Challenge gala on Monday 26 February. This internal event is an opportunity for the swimming team to showcase their fitness and speed. It was a notably successful meeting with a series of pleasing performances and numerous new records being established.

Highlights include:

  • Isla Thomas and Grace Daly won the Junior and Senior IM events respectively.
  • The overall Grade 3 champion was Natania Komakech
  • In Grade 4, the champion over 25m was Laura Brownrigg
  • The Grade 5 25m events were so closely contested it resulted in a three-way tie between Zara Colyn, Jodie McLeman and Scarlett Krzchylkiewicz all finishing on the same points. It was rewarding to see such depth in our swimming (no pun intended!)
  • Amiee Gillespie emerged as the Gr 5 champion over 25m.
  • In the 50m events Isla Thomas was crowned the Gr4 champion, while Olivia Safarikova took the honours in the Grade 5 50m events. Grace Daly was the Gr 6 champion in the 50m races.

In the pursuit of excellence, it was also pleasing to watch several new benchmarks being set as old records fell.

In the 25m events, Natania Komakech set a new time in the Grade 3 backstroke whilst Amiee Gillespie added her name to the record books in the Grade 6 backstroke event. Grace Daly also set a new mark in the Grade 6 Butterfly.

In the 50m events, Yukino Kashihara broke the backstroke record and Yvonne Mthembu set a new fastest time in the freestyle races.

Meanwhile, Grace Daly set a further 2 records in the Individual Medley and breaststroke.

All in all, the Brescia swimmers can quite rightly feel proud of themselves for producing a most pleasing competition. 

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