08 February 2018
A Report by Sue Clinton
What a great gala with some very close races with winners coming from all 4 houses. The overall result was
!st – Walton (148)
2 nd – Conygar (146) – equating to one position in one event!
3 rd – Marine (116)
4 th – Valley (110)
Great to see current club members from Clevedon school swimming well and supporting their house teams some of whom did not have gala experience. Also several club swimmers were instrumental in organising their house teams – well done to them. It was great to see ex club swimmers competing well including volunteer poolside helper India Gibson.
The club has been supporting this event since it was introduced in 2007.
Our contribution is to lend our starting equipment , stopwatches/clipboards and most importantly our expertise in running galas. Once again John Merritt (as he has since started) volunteered to referee. He was ably supported by myself, Mo Hutchinson, Kate Gay and Clevedon school parents – Susan & Criag Stanbrook, Nicola Mark, Suzie Morris (official from Weston SC) & Rachel Bassett. Just before the gala was due to start we discovered the school teacher who was to be chief marshall had been detained in a meeting! Rachel was asked by the school to step in & with support from others did a great job.
A big thank you to all. Clevedon School has emailed to thank the club and all who helped.
Sue Clinton (Club/school link officer)