A slightly overcast and warm summer morning provided the perfect setting for the 55th Annual WSPS Interhouse Swimming Gala. The talented team of WSPS teachers made the most of the opportunity to coordinate another memorable event and the spirit of the supporting children and parents created a festive environment and inspired our swimmers to produce some excellent results.
The fierce competition between the houses was matched only by the camaraderie between children, staff and parents on a day when the sounds of laughter and war cries filled the air.
Congratulations to Atholl House for their dominant performance and being the worthy winners of the house trophy on the day. Westville House were the highly motivated winners of the Spirit Trophy.
Winner of the Victor Ludorum, Luca Holtzhausen, smashed three individual records on the day, and was also part of the record breaking relay team. His performances were a clear reminder of why he is part of the South African team travelling to Egypt to participate at the Cana Junior Africa Championships. The Victrix Ludorum, Tatum Botha , produced excellent performances to rise above the competition.
Heartfelt thanks to Mr Y Pillay for coordinating the event so skilfully, to all the staff for their hard work and support of the children, and to the parents who took time to join us for what was a very enjoyable morning.
Special thanks are extended to our Guest of Honour and WSPS old boy, Sebastian Crawford, South African para athlete and current holder of the gold medal at the National Championships in the p3 class. We will be following his progress towards Japan and the 2020 Paralympics with great interest.