Melbourne Marlins, a group of Year 5 swimmers from MJS who were challenged to "SWIMLIKELEWISWHITE". Lewis White is a paralympic swimmer who still attends The Pingle School in Swadlincote. As part of their weekly swimming lesson at Greenbank Leisure Centre, all the children were challenged to swim 400m as a relay team to see if they could beat Lewis' paralympic bronze medal time of 4 minutes 21 seconds. All the swimmers took part.
The "Melbourne Marlins" produced an amazing time of 6 minutes 55 seconds for the 16 lengths, with each swimmer swimming at least 3 lengths of 25 metres. Not only were they the quickest team at MJS, their time was the quickest out of all the schools who participated in the the challenge.
Their reward for this terrific team effort was to meet Lewis and pick up their Active Nation goody bag at a special celebration of his achievement