Swimming – Conisborough Schools Gala – Rossington Street’s Success

September 1936

Mexborough and Swinton Times September 25, 1936

Conisborough Schools Gala
Rossington Street’s Success

For the third year in succession Rossington Street school retained the district championship when winning the Shield at the Conisborough and Denaby schools swimming gala, at the Conisborough Urban District Council Baths on Saturday afternoon. The judges were Miss McHuskey (Sheffield) and Mr A. Butler (Mexborough) while Mr W. Linstead acted as starter.

The girls events were swum off first and when the interval arrived the placings were: Rossington Street 26; St Albans 11, Morley Place and Station Road 10, Balby Street five. It was then evident that Rossington Street would retain the championship.

The boys steadily increased their points to finish up 27 points ahead of their nearest rivals, Denaby St. Albans. The final placings were: 1 Rossington Street 53; 2, Denaby St Albans 26;3, Station Road 25;4, Albany Street 17; Morley Place 11. Rossington Street house at the Conisborough Middle School won the “House” swimming championship cup.

During the interval, an exhibition of “straight” and fancy swimming and diving was given by Messrs W. Linstead (baths manager) and J. Parry (assistant baths manager), F. Dudhill, S. White and R. Linstead.

The arrangements were made by the school swimming Association with Mr W. Watson, chairman, Mr J. Proctor, treasurer, and Mr T. Wallace secretary.