Splash-tastic: Sunderland schoolchildren in swimming gala

Primary schools Swimming Gala at Hetton Community Pool.
Primary schools Swimming Gala at Hetton Community Pool.
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YOUNGSTERS dived in for a fun time when they took part in a Sunderland swimming gala.

The event, held at the Hetton Community Pool, was attended by almost 50 pupils from four schools.

Swimming gala at Hetton Marina for 4 local Sunderland schools.

Swimming gala at Hetton Marina for 4 local Sunderland schools.

Students from East Rainton, Easington Lane, Bernard Gilpin and Dubmire primary schools took part in the event, which was a mixture of competitive swimming and fun games.

All of the children who

participated were given a medal. The winning school team, from Dubmire Primary, was given a trophy.

Tony Mullen, manager of the Hetton centre, said: “Most of the pupils come and use the pool with their schools, so we hold the

gala as an end of term event. It is a competition, with lots of swimming, but we always have fun events at the end.” This year the pool staff came up with a variation of the egg and spoon race, with the youngsters having to swim balancing a ball on a little float.

Tony said: “The youngsters really enjoyed it, they had a lot of fun.”