THE Oratory Prep School snatched victory at an evenly matched swimming gala when they entertained Oxford’s The Dragon School on Monday of last week.
Archie Griggs and Edward Bindoff came first and second in the U11 freestyle and this winning form was replicated in the U13 freestyle by Max Martin and Jake Elliott.
The trend followed through into the U11 relay teams where the boys’ team of Xavier Watson, Freddy Martin, Edward Bindoff and Archie Griggs beat the Oratory Prep School’s girls’ team of Tilly Browett, Elizabeth Summerfield, Alice Summerfield and Caitly O’Leary into second place.
The senior boys’ team of David McDonald, Max Martin, Chris Motha and Jake Elliott won both the medal relay and the freestyle relay. Other individual winners were Chris Motha, U13 backstroke and senior butterfly, Freddy Martin, U11 breaststroke and Max Martin, U13 breaststroke.
The combined efforts of the Oratory saw them run out winners with 162 points to the Dragon School’s 158.