First Swimming Gala Fun for Nursery Children

Children at Little Trinity Nursery in Kidderminster were all smiles as they received their swimming certificates after taking part in their first competitive Nursery Swimming Gala. Over 20 children took part, competing in four teams; Jellyfish, Sharks, Starfish and Dolphins, with the children swimming widths of the pool and jumping in at the deep end to swim the full length of the pool to the delight of family members shouting support from the pool balcony. Nursery Manager, Miss Gaynor Carter, said: “The end of the year swimming gala always provides a great deal of fun for all the children, their families and for our staff who have worked so hard to support each child as they’ve learnt to swim.” Demonstrating swimming skills learnt throughout the year in the nursery’s weekly swimming lessons and having the chance to compete and race is a positive experience and offers parents the opportunity to see and give their support, with all children receiving a certificate for participating, a medal and the winning team presented with a trophy! Swimming in several different fun-packed races, team Jellyfish was eventually crowned the overall swimming gala winner. Added Miss Carter: “Swimming is a much-loved activity in our nursery week, so it is immensely rewarding to see how confident and self-assured in the water they all have become. There were lots of cheers, smiles and happy tears as the children competed, and what a fantastic time we all had. “Parents really appreciate being able to see their children so excited and overjoyed at taking part in their first ever swimming gala. Well done to all!”