Cranleigh Prep took a mixed ability swimming team, with more novices than squad swimmers, to the Cranleigh Schools’ Gala on Sunday 18th November. It was a very closely contested event, with Cranleigh Prep and four other local schools taking part.
The aim was to encourage those children who do not swim regularly with a school team to simply “have a go” in a competitive arena. The competition between Park Mead, Cranleigh Primary and Cranleigh Prep could not have been closer, with several races finishing up to the wire.
There was a great team spirit and the Cranleigh Prep swimmers were delighted when they retained the Girls’ Trophy for the fifth consecutive year but also won the Overall Schools’ Team Shield, which we lost out to Park Mead last year.
Lisa Waller, swimming coach, says ‘Thank you to all those children who swam up, not just one age group but two years their senior, to make up a team: Jacob M, Wren H-D, Abigail W – most finished 2nd on many occasions’.