I never sleep well before a gala and this was no exception having arrived in Hogwarts car park narrowly missing the crimson Ford Angelia stuck up the tree in the corner of the cricket ground
Being a bit tired I picked up my bags and headed at a great rate of knots to the entrance to platform 9 3/4 only to bounce off the automatic doors. This was going to be a day to remember especially for the parents of the swimmers as the dementors had already encircled the balcony and cast a spell on the level of heat which was nearly unbearable. The paintings on the walls for the revolving staircase up to the balcony depicted people in swim suits and fanning themselves with one picture showing a fireman and water spouting out of the frame to cool people as they passed.
After the owls had delivered the programme for the day the sorting hat (start list) was issued and the quest for as many horcruxes (medals) began.
There were far too may excellent swims and personal bests to mention all the times mainly for fear of me missing a pupils pb out from all of the four houses (Slythern, Gryffindor, Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff)
Alice, Ellie. Emma, Darcy Rachel and Kirsty all managed to hide underneath the invisible cloak and rocket up and down the pool without being seen by the opposition. Incidentally there is no truth in the rumour that our swimmers had eaten Gillyweed and grown gills before the gala started.
Horcruxes were in abundance and the winning theme continued all day with the pupils testing out the new firebolt broomstick much to the annoyance of other Quidditch teams in the afternoon warm up.
Thomas, Elliot, Aimee, Sam, Kara, Abby and Annabella all chased the snitch in the afternoon Quidditch game although alarm bells rang when the gala was nearly cancelled as the team pet mascot scabbers the rat could not be found. Later recovered from a locker but not before it had chewed its way through a brand new swimsuit lol. Well one way of destroying the opposition.
All the horcrux winners were summoned to the ministry of magic for going so fast and being unfairly accused of casting a Patronas spell in the presence of a muggle.
Elliot Furniss, too young to drive nevertheless drove too fast in the crimson Ford Angelia on one of his swims and has now amassed 12 points on his license and his dad is now paying a 120 pound fine.
I think I am right in saying that despite other teams having Lord Voldemort on their side four club records have been broken details of these will follow.
I am now going to seek some medical help for turning insane and also going to lie down in a darkened room to recover.
Keep training hard and bringing these times down as there is no doubt at all that we are a force to be reckoned with against the dark side.
Head Coach Scorpion Swim Team