Friday, February 12, 2016

The Swimarathon

The Prep Piranhas 2016 took part in the 27th Anniversary Rotary Club of Grantham Swimarathon on Sunday. This year we had a mixed team of eight made up from year 3 up to year 6. With the record of 216 in mind the squad set off at a blistering pace - despite advice from coach Park to "calm down" and "don't get too excited" they ignored his pleas and they set about reeling in the record. After 10 minutes it became clear to the older heads of the team that the record was out of their reach and they should just swim for fun and the pride of being part of a wonderful event. 174 lengths was our eventual total and the end of a very satisfying afternoon's swim. The hard work now begins as the team members - and coach attempt to gather in the £750 pledged. If you could honour your pledges to your team member as soon as possible that would be most appreciated and we can send off our record total to the Rotary Club as soon as possible. Well done everyone who so generously sponsored the team.

Mr Park
Grantham Preparatory International School (United Kingdom)

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