Mavericks splash out

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The Merrick Mavericks Swimming Club held its annual Christmas fun gala on Sunday.

The fun gala is a chance for the swimmers to compete against each other in fun races. They were divided into four teams with mixed ages in each team – Christmas Puddings, Elves, Reindeer and Snowmen.

The races involved hoop-diving, balls, bricks and floats, and various challenges for the swimmers to undertake. As usual, the children had a great time and everyone got into the spirit of the gala.

After the excitement in the pool, there was a buffet spread for the swimmers to enjoy. One of the great strengths of the Merrick Mavericks swimmers is the way in which they encourage each other and especially how the more experienced swimmers are eager to cheer and encourage those new to club swimming.

Well done to everyone, and special thanks to the coaches for all the hard work they put in to making the club such a success. Swimming will recommence at the beginning of the new school term and we look forward to another successful year ahead.