On Thursday 24th January BNIS held the first of three swimming galas. The children in Years 1-3 gathered together with much excitement to show off their swimming skills to their parents. For some this was their first time taking part in a swimming gala and for others, they have swum many lengths!
To open the show, eight girls from Years 5-8 treated the crowd to a magnificent demonstration of sychronised swimming. Despite having only had a single rehearsal, the group looked professional, elegant and composed. It certainly brought a smile to all the watching children and adults faces - thank you girls, and thank you to Mrs Bebbington for expertly training them in such a short space of time!
The children in Year 1-3 then took to the pool to show off their skills. They flutter kicked, froggy swam and free styled their way down the pool with, and without aids. It was amazing to see how well children had progressed year on year, and also how determined those who are not yet free swimming were. Children who had never swum a full length achieved their goal on the day and parents were delighted with what they saw.
Mr Masafu and Mr Franco organised an event that ran without hitch and showcased almost every child's ability - thank you to them both.
The gala ended with a parent race, three mums took to the pool and were fantastic role models for their kids. The tumble turns were absolutely professional! This unnerved the men slightly but we still had four dads step up to the mark. It was a strong start from all but sadly one got delayed after looping his arm into the lane tape! Thanks to all parents who attended and particularly to those brave enough to compete in the parent race!