ST MICHAEL'S School at Tawstock beat 11 other local schools to become this year's champions at the North Devon Junior Schools Swimming Gala. The event, hosted by Aquarius Swimschool and sponsored by Bairstow Eves Estate Agents, saw more than 200 young s

ST MICHAEL'S School at Tawstock beat 11 other local schools to become this year's champions at the North Devon Junior Schools Swimming Gala. The event, hosted by Aquarius Swimschool and sponsored by Bairstow Eves Estate Agents, saw more than 200 young swimmers take part at the North Devon Leisure Centre. Previous winners Fremington School were fourth this year, with West Buckland School third and Woolacombe second. The Outstanding Performance award went to Alex Lane-Beech of Southmead School in Braunton and the award for Special Achievement went to Yeo Valley's Sam Damsell-Atyeo.Aquarius is presently in talks about the possibility of organising individual galas next year for Barnstaple, Torridge, Ilfracombe and South Molton schools, with a grand final. The swimschool would welcome any local businesses who may be interested in sponsorship, to make contact.Individual race winners were: Girls open 50m front crawl - Hannah Tamalage (Fremington); boys open 50m front crawl - James Wilson (Woolacombe);girls open 50m backstroke - Stephanie Coats (Woolacombe); boys open 50m backstroke - Nicholas Moore (Sticklepath); girls open 50m breaststroke - Rebecca Challacombe, (Woolacombe); boys open 50m breaststroke - Sam Wordley (Caen Primary); girls open 25m butterfly - Lani Ashford (Woolacombe); boys open 25m butterfly - Nick Harris (St Michael's); girls Year 5 25m front crawl - Amy Powell (Ilfracombe); boys Year 5 25m front crawl - Ross Jeffery (Ilfracombe); girls Year 6 25m front crawl - Lani Ashford (Woolacombe); boys Year 6 25m front crawl - Josh Surridge (Sticklepath); girls Year 5 25m backstroke - Evie Rosebro (West Buckland); boys Year 5 25m backstroke - Alex Lomas (St Michael's); girls Year 6 25m backstroke - Hannah Tamalage (Fremington); boys Year 6 25m backstroke - Nick Harris, (St Michael's); girls Year 5 25m breaststroke - Bethan Funning, (Fremington); boys Year 5 25m breaststroke - Will Knill (St Michael's); girls Year 6 25m breaststroke - Rebecca Challacombe, (Woolacombe); boys Year 6 25m breaststroke - Sam Wordley (Caen Primary); girls Year 5 25m front crawl relay- St Michael's; boys Year 5 25m front crawl relay- St Michael's; girls Year 6 25m front crawl relay- Woolacombe; boys Year 6 25m front crawl relay - St Michael's School.