After a year of not being able to compete in the pool due to the pandemic, the swimmers were back and ready for action at the Inter-house Gala – their perseverance, love for, and dedication to the sport brought them back.
Mrs BrendaCoetzee had dedicated her time to training and helping the team of girls improve and become great swimmers. Jeanine Sirsawy (Gr 9) says that she doesn’t focus much on improving her style but she swims because it keeps her fit and happy. Swimming is not only about being the best swimmer or winning the most awards; it’s also about enjoying swimming even if you aren’t the best at it.
Zoe Coetzee, winner of the Coaches’ Cup, Best Open Freestyle, and Best Backstroke Awards, and also the Victrix Ludorum says that, for her, the highlight of the gala evening was the relay.
Some say that the highlight of the was the hilarious prank pulled on Ms Rumarie van der Walt during the relay between the teachers. They planned their sly scheme by letting Ms Van der Walt dive into the pool when Reverend Trewern pulled the trigger while the other teachers just looked on.
Laughter and cheer filled the premises and you could almost smell the team spirit in the air. Swimming is one of the sports that unite the school through singing, cheering, and the presence of people who share the same pride in the sport as the swimmers themselves.