On Saturday 3 February the APPS swimming team joined with Parktown Girls High and swam at the annual St Mary’s Summer Splash.

The APPS girls swam exceptionally well. The last three races were ladders so we swam with Parktown. Our BIG team did very well! The Parktown Girls High swimmers were great and encouraged us the whole way.

Everyone swam very well and deserve to be congratulated. Well done!

The team swimmers were unfit at the start of term, but this is to be expected after the Christmas holidays. Early morning training is in full swing and all swimmers have improved greatly. The three teams have competed in galas and have had mixed results. The swimmers are training hard for the rest of the galas this term and very the important Inter House Gala events.

All swimmers must be commended for their continuous efforts.

Congratulations to all the swimmers who completed Midmar.

The St Stithians night Gala took place on 21 February and our swimmers swam incredibly well. Their times are improving and they always put everything into their swim. Well done, girls.

Our girls have been complimented greatly on their good behaviour and sportsmanship. Congratulations, APPS!
Miss Mo Pearson

So far, we have played two fixture matches this term and had two fixtures cancelled due to rain. We are playing a new format this year: every player gets to play one singles and one doubles match. These are run on a time basis. Most girls still prefer playing doubles and we have had various successes. We are happy to report that the girls are enjoying their tennis and have shown huge improvement in their overall game. We have entered a C team into the league and are working on extending this to be able to field a full C and D team in the future.

Unfortunately our Grade 5, 6 and 7 tennis festivals on the weekend of 27 January were rained out, but the Grade 4 girls played in their tennis festival St Teresa’s as planned.

There are still a couple of matches to be played.

Yours in Tennis
APPS Sports Department