Inter-Squadron Swimming Competition

On Sunday 4th September, 4 cadets from 966 (Wallingford) Squadron woke up nice and early to meet 150 cadets from around Thames Valley Wing, where they would take part in the annual Wing swimming event.

We were all nervous as we changed and assembled ourselves on the seating by the pool. After several briefings, we all jumped into the freezing cold pool for a warm up. Four lengths later, we were ordered out of the pool to claim our seats on the stand again. Then the races began.

We had Cdt Godwin-Suttie doing junior backstroke and freestyle, Cdt West doing junior butterfly and freestyle, me, Cpl Harrington, doing senior breast stroke and freestyle and Flt Sgt Whiteside doing senior backstroke. The races went extremely well, with two medals being won – Gold by Cdt West in freestyle and Bronze by me, Cpl Harrington also in freestyle. The cadets all supported each other well and we made a great team.

After her success in junior freestyle, Cdt West has been asked to represent Thames Valley Wing in the regional swimming competition.

After a very successful day, we were all exhausted but stood proud on final parade, before returning home for an early night!

Cpl Harrington