Wednesday 27th July 2011 – Marathon Swim
The marathon swim is a final day tradition stretching back to 1981. Each year, the children in Year Six compete for a slot on the team. The fastest three boys and the fastest three girls then spend an hour relaying lengths of the pool as quickly as they can. The current record of 225 was set in 2003, and it is an enormous challenge to get anywhere close to this result.
This year’s team swam fantastically, achieving a result of 216 – just 9 short of the record. Even more impressively, there result was only one length behind the second place result of 217, meaning that this years team have become the joint third fastest team ever to compete. A fantastic achievement for Emily, Janina, Lizzie, Max, Finn and Archie – and a huge challenge to the year group who will follow them!