Proud mum and proud swimming teacher :o)
I have taught nearly all of Arbory School years 5 and 6 swimming at some point, whether it be at school swimming lessons, Castletown swimming pool or Southern IOM ASC. I was lucky to be able to accompany them to the Isle of man primary schools swimming gala a week or so ago. This is my favourite gala of all those held throughout the year as the atmosphere is electric and for many of the children it is their first ever competitive swimming event.
The children from Arbory all swam out of their skins on the day with their worst position in any race being third!
With a total of 103 points they were over 20 points clear of the second placed team and finished well with a beatifully paced and executed relay.
This is team captains Nickie, Ellie & Elliot with the trophy:
And they did look smart in their new swimming hats which we provided for them :o)