Last week Clockhouse attended the annual Havering Swimming Gala for only the third time. At the gala Clockhouse would meet some schools who have their own pools on site as well as club swimmers. The standard on the day was very high.
The first event was the Girls Backstroke. Milly-Rose G was first in the water for Clockhouse with an amazing 2nd place in her heat.
Boys Backstroke was next, Charlie B dipping his toe in for Clockhouse and finishing a very respectable 3rd in his heat.
The next even was the Girls Breaststroke. Amy E was up for Clockhouse finishing 6th in her heat.
Boys Breaststroke came next William S finishing 4th in his heat for Clockhouse.
In the final individual events Kayleigh S swam for Clockhouse in the Girls Freestyle finishing 4th in her heat while Zach S was in the water for Clockhouse, finishing 6th in his heat.
Both relay teams finished 6th in their heats despite impressive starts.
For the first time in Clockhouse history we had a swimmer make the finals. Milly-Rose G had a great time in her heat and swam in the final. In a tight race where there really was nothing between 2nd and 5th. Milly-Rose picked up Clockhouse's first ever swimming medal, finishing 3rd in bronze medal position.
After the gala Mr Yarrow said 'We continue to improve year on year at the swimming gala. I could not have asked for more from the 6 children who swam for the school! There was lots of nerves and excitement but we improve year on year and the children smashed our expectations.
The standard at the gala was so high, it just goes to show how important a life skill swimming is!
A special mention to Milly-Rose G who was not only our first ever finalist but also our first ever medallist. A huge achievement! Milly was modest and did not show much emotion but she's a fantastic swimmer and everyone is proud of her achievement!'
Swimmers: Kayleigh S, Amy E, Milly-Rose G, William S, Zach S, & Charlie B.