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Friday, 31 January 2014 (3047998)
Golden delight for school swimming team after contest win
by Tom Martin

SCHOOLCHILDREN from Crosby and Lydiate swapped the classroom for a swimming pool last month as part of an annual competition.

The young swimmers from 11 different primary schools took part in a hotly-contested Swimming Gala at Crosby Leisure Centre on Friday, January 24.

The 12 races included baton relays, medleys and mixed team tournaments with boys and girls.

An overall winner between the schools was announced at the end of the event and St Thomas Primary School, from Lydiate, took home the gold medals.

The children were left delighted and it is the second time in a row that the young team of 14 swimmers have won the competition.

Assistant head teacher, Mark Ward, said: “Everyone at the St Thomas' are incredibly proud of our team of swimmers.

”The children tried so hard on the day and gave it their all, which was all we could ask of them. When we found out we came in first place we were thrilled and it was the icing on the cake.

“This is the second time our school have won the event in as many years.

Mrs Davis, who coordinates the school's swimming, works hard with all the children throughout the school, to be able to become confident swimmers and encourages many children to take it up as hobby.”


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