Rio Athlete Supports School Swimming Finals
Posted: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:00
Our Level 3 School Games final are now in full flow. We have our annual summer School Games on 7th July but various stand alone competitions are also taking place throughout June and July.
On Friday 24th June, we hosted the year 5 and 6 level 3 Swimming Finals at Corby International pool.
Two schools from each of the five partnerships took part in a series of 11 different races. All schools had a mixture of boys and girls taking part in a variety of events including butterfly and back stroke as well as relay races.
After the finals were completed, SouthEnd Junior School from Rushden and Nicholas Hawksmoor from Towcester were tied on points so a "swim off" was needed to determine a winner.
SouthEnd just snatched the win, with Parklands from Northampton coming third.
While the judges sorted out the medal ceremony, we were joined by special guest Eleanor Robinson, an inspirational swimmer from Northampton Swimming Club, who is going to the Paralympics in Rio in September.
Eleanor came to present the medals to the teams, but she also offered us her time to talk about her achievements and dreams. Eleanor trains 8 times a week and now has a nutritional plan to follow, in order to keep herself in the best shape for Rio.
She spoke about how excited she is to be part of a team of 31 athletes, aged 13-30plus, all heading out for the Paralympics in September. She takes it all in her stride and is clearly loving and living the dream.
Eleanor presented our third and second place medals before having a picture with the eventual winners, SouthEnd Junior School. Well done to all teams and thank you and Good Luck to Eleanor in Rio.