Keen contests in pool
Last updated at 11:50, Monday, 09 July 2012
THE swimming pool at the Wentworth Leisure Centre was awash with first schoolchildren competing in the annual district wide swimming gala.
Around 100 youngsters from Tynedale schools participated in the popular sporting event, with competitors battling it out to finish ahead of their counterparts.
There was an array of individual competitions, with medals handed out to the winners of the various backstroke, breaststroke, fly, front crawl and relay competitions.
There were also trophies handed out to the school which had accrued most points over the competitions, with Hexham’s Sele picking up the 15m trophy and the town’s St Mary’s winning the 25m silverware.
First published at 09:09, Monday, 09 July 2012
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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