Swimmers crowned Under-10 National Champions - The Leamington Observer

Swimmers crowned Under-10 National Champions

Leamington Editorial 8th Jun, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

A TEAM of four swimmers from Warwick Prep School were crowned Under-10 National Champions at the prestigious IAPS National Swimming Finals in Crawley.

Over 4,000 pupils from nearly 300 schools across the country took part in qualifying rounds during the spring term for a place at the national finals at the K2 Leisure Centre.

Imogen Hodge, Emma Bowden-Williams, Ione Morison and Rebecca Morrison represented Warwick and were successful by finishing runners-up in the medley relay and they came fourth in the freestyle relay.

In the individual events, Hodge qualified in first place in the 25m Backstroke and in the nerve-wracking final she took Gold.

Bowden-Williams took part in the 25m breaststroke and she finished fourth which was enough for Warwick to finish as the best team in the country.

The school’s Under-11s squad also competed at the event and placed sixth in the medley relay and tenth in the freestyle relay.

The team consisted of captain Maddison Nuttall, Natasha Selley, Sofia Bloor, Amalia Macheng Midtsaeter and Amelia Marshall.

Maddison also finished in eighth place in the 50m Breaststroke against some tough opposition and overall both sides finished in sixth place.

“We are all extremely proud of the girls and for what they have achieved,” said Miss Carvell, swimming teacher at Warwick Prep.

“All the training both in school squad sessions and at their respective clubs has paid dividends.  To be crowned National Champions is amazing, well done girls.”

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