𝗪𝗘𝗟𝗟 𝗗𝗢𝗡𝗘 to the 23 Union Preparatory School swimmers who competed in this event!
You were 𝗔𝗠𝗔𝗭𝗜𝗡𝗚
Well done to Union Preparatory School Grade 3 learner Grant Murray on setting a new record at yesterday’s Karoo Gala.
Grant broke the u/9 50m record for Freestyle set by then UPS learner Andrew Fischer in 2002. This was the oldest record broken on the day.
𝗪𝗘𝗟𝗟 𝗗𝗢𝗡𝗘 𝗧𝗔𝗬𝗟𝗢𝗥!
Huge congratulations to Grade 3 learner Taylor Jacobs who broke the u/9 50m Backstroke record at the Karoo Gala held at the Volkskool swimming pool on Tuesday, 22 February.
The record – dating back to 2012 – was previously held by Laer Volkskool’s Milah de Klerk.
• 𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗨𝗟𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 to the Grade 1 to 4 Union Preparatory School Girls’ Medley Relay Team, consisting of Taylor Jacobs, Klara van Jaarsveld, Allison Gilfillan and Haley Krige, who bettered the previous record with a whole 5 seconds ! 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙣𝙚𝙬 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙙 𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙖𝙩 1 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙩𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 36 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙨.
• Grade 2 learner Catie Davenport broke the record set by Mia Botha in 2018 in the Girls’ u/8 25m Breaststroke with her time of 34.82s and;
• Grade 2 learner Gemma Murray broke the Girls’ u/8 25m Freestyle record, set by Tinae Pretorius in 2020, with her time of 22,70s.
𝗪𝗘𝗟𝗟 𝗗𝗢𝗡𝗘 on these stellar efforts girls
The annual 𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗘𝗥𝗦𝗖𝗛𝗢𝗢𝗟𝗦 𝗦𝗪𝗜𝗠𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗚𝗔𝗟𝗔 between the Union Schools and Laer and Hoër Volkskool was held this afternoon, Wednesday, 16 February.
An excellent performance by the swim stars of these two schools treated spectators to an exhilarating show of athleticism.
𝙐𝙣𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙗𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙃𝙤ë𝙧 𝙑𝙤𝙡𝙠𝙨𝙠𝙤𝙤𝙡 𝙬𝙝𝙤, 𝙤𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣, 𝙢𝙖𝙙𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙛𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙘 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩.
As always, Union and Volkskool had a strong team of staff and volunteers operating poolside and we extend our thanks to all those who acted as time keepers and to those charged with officiating duties.
The gala ran exceptionally smooth, with close to 80 individual events and relays being held.
Union’s swimming squad trained very hard for this event and have made the school so very proud with their performances and marvellous team spirit.
𝘈𝘴 𝘴𝘸𝘪𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘸𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘴𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴