KING’S Worcester swimmers are celebrating after bringing home a whopping 17 golds in the annual Droitwich and Worcester Secondary Schools Gala, held recently at Perdiswell Leisure Centre.
The team competed against some of the region’s top swimmers from six other schools, Nunnery Wood, Bishop Perowne, Droitwich High, Blessed Edward, Christopher Whitehead and RGS.
The gala, with a gruelling 37 races, was split into three age groups: Years 7, Years 8 and 9 and Years 10 and 11. Faced with a few withdrawals due to injury, replacements were found to ensure the full programme of races went ahead.
Having been narrowly in the lead at the halfway stage, the King’s Worcester swimmers nervously awaited the results. They were over the moon to learn that they had won the gala by 13 points, securing more silverware for the King’s trophy cabinet.
Coach Lizzie Monkhouse said: “Well done swimmers; we are very proud of you. You all showed great team spirit and, without exception, swam with true grit and determination.