We had a big turn out, even though the Swimathon was interrupted half way through and was rescheduled a week later!
It was very impressive to see all students (and teachers) showing so much effort in swimming as many laps as possible for the charities.
We had 6 teachers supporting the Swimathon in the water. TBS was well presented by Mr. Holmes, Ms. Street, and Mr. Parkinson in the Primary, as well as Ms. Ellis-Stimpson, Ms. Robinson and Ms. Shepley-Clark from Secondary. Mr. Parkinson swam the most of all teachers with 104 laps, followed closely by Ms Robinson with 92 laps.
This year we introduced an annual Swimathon Award, which is named after Jan Szymanski. To recognize and remember Jan’s contribution to TBS and to the community this Swimathon Award will be awarded to the swimmer who completed the most lengths in the pool. There were some amazing efforts from all students, including 12 brave Year 2 swimmers, some of them swam up to 12 laps in the pool. There was one swimmer this year who has swam an incredible amount of 140 laps in the pool in 45 minutes. The Jan Szymanski Annual Swimathon Award is going this year to Vincent Dwyer from Year 12. The award will be presented at an assembly where we will also present the total amount of money raised for our House Charities.
The swimmers should now try to collect the raised money from their sponsors and give it in an envelope to the primary and/or secondary offices. Final date for pledge money to be returned is Friday, May 31st. Please give as much as you can for this worthy cause, which contributes in making the Swimathon a huge success. Of course, if you didn't have a chance to swim but still want to contribute to this worthy cause then you are welcome to sponsor the Swimathon as well. Together, we can make a difference!
A big thank you to all the parent, student and teacher volunteers that supported us with counting laps. Without the help and effort of the great TBS community and staff this Swimathon would not be possible.
Head of Primary PE