St Peter’s Sports Department is proud of its Swim Team who were awarded over 50 medals, including 17 Gold, at the World School Swimming Championships, held at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
The amazing haul of 52 medals in total was broken down into 17 Gold, 16 Silver and 19 Bronze.
The school was specially invited to compete with schools from across the globe after a consistently good year of swimming results.
St Peter’s School took a team of 18 swimmers to compete in the under 13, under 15 and under 17 competitions. The day started very well with the under 13 girls taking the Gold medal in the 4×50 freestyle relay and breaking the school record.
The medals then kept coming across the age groups, showing strength and depth across the board.
Jeremy Walker, Head Master, said:
‘What an astounding achievement. At St Peter’s, we are so incredibly proud of all the pupils who took part, and hugely appreciative of the brilliant training and coaching from Ian, our committed Head of Swimming, and his team.’
Ian Maycock, Head of Swimming, added:
‘This has been the highlight of my year by some way. It’s hard to express my pride and admiration for the St Peter’s swimmers who travelled to London. Over 50 medals with nearly 20 Golds, was simply breath taking, but I equally valued their exemplary behaviour, positive attitude and sense of fun and teamwork. I’ve ordered a new trophy cabinet!’
Raya, who achieved 8 of the 17 Golds, added:
‘I was so glad I took part! It was pretty cool to represent my school and win a handful of medals and a trophy. Training seven times a week is worth it for fun, fitness and teamwork with my friends. I can’t believe how well we all did. Thank you so much to my coaching team.’
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