The Year 8 Swimming Sports were due to be held on Friday 17 February, but due to wet weather, this event was cancelled. The Year 7 Swimming Sports ran on Friday 24 February at the Papatoetoe Pools.

 

These events act as the qualifying round for the South Eastern Zone Swimming Sports that will be held at Lloyd Elsmore Park Pool & Leisure Centre on Friday 17 March.

 

Due to the cancellation of the Year 8 event, an additional swimming trial was held on Friday 3 March for any Year 8 student who wanted  to trial for a place in the swimming squad.

 

The Year 7 day was run with a large number of timed heats that then produced the final times, deciding the students who would qualify for a place in the Somerville swim squad for the South Eastern Zone event. In addition to this, there were also fun events, such as the House "Dance/Chant" competition and "Width Races" that also saw the teachers take part and provided entertainment, fun and additional House points for the school House competition.

 

The event was organised by Mr Bennett, but full credit must be given to the other staff and especially the enthusiastic parent helpers, without whom this event could not take place.

 

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