𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗝𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗢𝗥𝗦 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗮 𝘀𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘀𝗵 𝗮𝘁 𝗞𝗮𝗿𝗼𝗼 𝗚𝗮𝗹𝗮
The annual Karoo Gala was held in the Hoër Volkskool swimming pool, on Wednesday afternoon, 22 February.
In events ranging from u/9 through to the Open swimmers, 104 events in total, our swimmers made a difference by seeing that the Union lanes were filled where ever possible.
Congratulations to Union’s juniors, who claimed the win for Union in the Primary Schools’ section with 457 points, followed by Laer Volkskool in second place (335), Gill Primary in third place with 157 points, the Homeschoolers in 4th place (49) and Cradock Primary in fifth place (18).
𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗨𝗟𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 to Union Preparatory School, Graaff-Reinet Grade 4 learners, Taylor Jacobs and Mateo Schoeman, who were announced as the 𝗝𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗢𝗥 𝗩𝗜𝗖𝗧𝗥𝗜𝗫 and 𝗩𝗜𝗖𝗧𝗢𝗥 𝗟𝗨𝗗𝗢𝗥𝗨𝗠, respectively.
Their superb solo swims saw Taylor setting a new 𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗢𝗥𝗗 in the Girls u/10 4x25m Individual Medley, Girls u/10 50m Freestyle and the Girls u/10 50m Backstroke, while Mateo broke the 𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗢𝗥𝗗𝗦 in the Boys u/10 50m Breaststroke and the Boys u/10 50m Backstroke.
The UPS u/10 Girls’ relay team, comprised of Taylor Jacobs, Klara van Jaarsveld, Allison Gilfillan and Catie Davenport, also added to Union’s point tally, improving the Medley Relay 𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗢𝗥𝗗 time with 7 seconds! They also claimed the win in the Freestyle Relay.
The UPS u/10 Boys’ relay team, comprised of Mateo Schoeman, Michael Finlaison, Dan Davenport and Grant Murray, also didn’t hold back, smashing the 𝗥𝗘𝗖𝗢𝗥𝗗 time in the Medley Relay by 10 seconds and winning the Freestyle Relay comfortably.
(𝘚𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘝𝘰𝘭𝘬𝘴𝘬𝘰𝘰𝘭 𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴, 𝘑𝘑 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘡𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘦 𝘷𝘢𝘯 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘸𝘺𝘬, 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘵 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵.)
With regards to the 𝗦𝗘𝗡𝗜𝗢𝗥 𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡, Union extends its congratulations to Hoër Volkskool, on coming out victorious.
Here, Volkskool’s Kate-Lynn Kruger claimed the title of senior Victrix Ludorum, while Marlow’s Hennie Snyman won the Victor Ludorum title.
Union claimed second place in the senior girls’ section, with the boys coming in third in theirs.
𝗪𝗘𝗟𝗟 𝗗𝗢𝗡𝗘 to all our swimmers who competed in this event! You were 𝗔𝗠𝗔𝗭𝗜𝗡𝗚 and we look forward to the announcement of the Karoo team in the next couple of days.
In closing, we’d like to extend our thanks to our coaches and parents for all they do, and to our friends from Volkskool on a well run gala and for being excellent hosts