Cape Town was at its best on 28 March: the sun shone gloriously, it was a day for beaches and swimming pools, it was the last day of term, and it was our Interhouse Swimming Gala.

Speedily and efficiently swimmers moved through the programme, supported by their houses in a way that was unprecedented. Cheers, dancing, a celebration of the strength of the swimmers were the order of the day. Finally, it was the spirit of Wellesley and the determination of their swimmers that allowed them to triumph as winners of the 2014 Interhouse Gala.