Following the regional qualifying championships in October, four Westonbirt Prep squad swimmers qualified to represent the South West of England Team at the ISA National Championship Finals held at the London Olympic Aquatic Centre (host pool for the 2012 Olympics) on Sunday 28th of November.
For all, this was the first time swimming in a 50m pool but the prep pupils rose to the occasion and achieved fantastic swim times. They competed in a mixture of individual and relay swims with one pupil achieving an amazing bronze medal as part of the girls U11 4×50 Freestyle team.
Westonbirt swim coach and former Olympian swimmer, Robin Francis OLY was there to assist the South West team and help present medals on the day. He said;
“To see our Westonbirt Prep swimmers perform so well in the regional qualifiers and achieve team selection was fantastic. The experience gained by competing nationally at prep school age in an Olympic pool is priceless and I’m extremely proud of them all. This not only showcases the success of our long term development plan but also the growing opportunities and potential we are unlocking in the pool.”