Swimmers from Shoreham College returned with a huge haul of medals last week after competing in the ISA's National Swim Gala held at the London Aquatic Centre in the Olympic Park.
It was a fantastic day of competitive swimming, with the pupils competing in both individual and team relay events. Shoreham’s swimmers, most of who are training for 3 to 6 times a week at club level, enjoyed phenomenal success, winning 8 gold, 4 silver, and 3 bronze in what was quite possibly our most successful swimming competition ever. Our swimmers were part of the London South Team which is made up of swimmers from ISA schools in South London, Kent, and Sussex. As a region, the junior team finished 3rd and the senior team finished 4th.
There were some outstanding performances throughout the afternoon. Frankie won gold medals in both the 50m breaststroke and the 50m freestyle in the U12 girls' category. Georgia won silver in the Y7 breaststroke and then teamed up with Freya and two other girls from the region to do the double - winning gold in both the 200m medley relay and the 200m freestyle relays - a truly fantastic achievement.
Rebecca was part of the Y8 relay team that won the bronze medal in the 200m medley relay and Leah also won 2 gold medals - the first in the U16 girls 100m breaststroke and another in the 200m medley relay.
In the boys' events, Eoghan won 2 Silver medals and a bronze - silver in the 50m backstroke and silver and bronze for his part in the Year 8 boys freestyle and medley relays. Thomas, also from Shoreham College, was part of the Year 8 medley relay team that won the bronze. Mackenzie swam a super race in the Y9 & 10 individual medley and won a silver medal, which completed a huge haul of 15 medals for the Shoreham swimmers!