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Dolphin Trophy Swimming Galas 27 May 2004

The Department of Educationís swimming galas for primary schools were held at the National Sports Centre on Wednesday 26 May 2004. Over 350 children from Island school years 5 and 6 travelled to Douglas to take part in the four separate galas. Events for small and medium sized schools were held in the morning. In the Small Schools Gala Ballaugh School triumphed winning the event with 95 points over a close runner up the Dhoon School with 84 points.

Swimming for Ballaugh were:

Chris Owen, Sophie Leaton, Liam Moorhouse, Sarah Pearson, Chris Owen, Zoe Oxley, Mathew Meechan, Allana Graham and Rebecca Killip.

The second gala saw the Phurt le Moirrey team of Anand Patel, Catreeney Harkin, Tim Cook, Emily Hall, Ben Kelly, Ruby Callister, Thomas Beard, Rebekah McCutcheon, Gregory Beard, Johanna Gledhill, Andrew Spiers and Megan Hartley achieve a magnificent 88 points to claim their Dolphin Trophy. Ballacottier and Sulby Schools shared a close second place with 83 points.

Large schools competed in the afternoon and in category (1) Andreas School proved worthy winners. The team gaining 84 points were Connor Christian, Poppy Evans, Niall Kelly, Carolyn McGeehan, George Rawlinson, Katie Blaker, Michael Hodgett, Olivia Rawlinson, Theo Leach, Alex Callow, Elliot Shimmin and Becky Blaker. Second place was Laxey School with 70 points.

The category (2) gala for large schools was awarded to Albert Road with 87 points.

Albert Roadís team consisted of Rvairi Poole, Shannon Clague, Jed Fisher, Tamsin Armour, Ryan Armour, Shanice Crowe, Andrew Johnson, Roisin Quinn, Ryan Porter, Deanne Fairclough, Daniel Webb and Hannah Stoutt. Second place was awarded to Rushen School with 72 points.

The Director of Education, Mr John Cain and Deputy Director, Mrs Anne Newton presented trophies to winning teams. Thanks were also expressed to the IOM Swimming Association who provided officials for the galas and also to the teachers, parents and helpers, National Sports Centre staff and all those involved in making this a successful annual event.

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