Manor wins Uckfield schools swimming gala

Manor Primary School won an Uckfield schools swimming gala on Wednesday. Runners up were Nutley and Rocks Park were third.

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Members of the Manor Primary School swimming team are back, from the left: Aleks Petersen, 11; Niamh Weldon, 11; Rhys Dopson, 10; Hannah Parsons, 11; Hannah Longhurst, 11. Front: Riley Batkin, 11; Matthew Ashby, 11; Arran Wallis, 11; Sian McSherry, 11 and Leila Newman, 11.

Head teacher Margaret Coleman, who praised Uckfield Community Technology College for their hard work in organising the event at Uckfield Leisure Centre, said the Manor team competed against schools from within the town and the outlying area at the gala, which is held annually.

Each team is made up of ten children and there are boys and girls races in free style, breast stroke, back stroke and a 50m race in free style and a relay.

Points are collected across the races and there are individual awards and certificates for the winners.

Groups of four schools race at a time and all races are timed so that it’s not just about winners and losers – each child can strive to improve their own times.

 

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