Crowned National IAPS Champions!
Junior School Swim Team - National Champions
The boys performed magnificently at the National Finals over the weekend and were crowned U11 4x25m IAPS Freestyle Relay champions! A first in the school's history.
With 200 schools and 1500 swimmers taking part at the K2 Centre at Crawley, we knew it would take something special to win a medal. This was particularly true as the team qualified for the final as fifth seeds with a time of 64.15 seconds nearly 2 seconds slower than the teams ranked above them.
In the final everything went to plan with exceptional starts and swims. As George touched the wall at the end of the race, it was too close for spectators to determine the winner. Our quartet of George Gloster, James Selley, Isaac Morison and Charlie Mackenzie won the race by 9/100 of a second and was duly crowned national IAPS champions - a fantastic achievement and our first ever success at this level. In winning the race in 57.61 seconds, they also set a new school record by 1.5 seconds.
George then contested the 25m Butterfly finals narrowly missing out on a medal by an even smaller margin of 4/100 of a second, perfectly illustrating the highs and lows of competitive sport.
Huge Congratulations boys.