Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Scottish Swimming Championships

Harry, one of our Year 8 learners, has recently achieved incredible success at the Scottish Swimming Championships, held in Aberdeen from 29th - 31st March 2017.

Despite only taking up competitive swimming three years ago, Harry won two gold medals (50m free and 200m back); 3 silver medals (100m free, 100m back, 100m fly); and 2 bronze medals (50m fly and 200m fly), as well as reaching all the finals in every U13 years event he entered and setting personal bests in every race.

Harry trains for a minimum of 11 hours a week, still managing to fit in his schooling and homework around this. His Head of Year Mr. Coxon said "you would never know the amount of time and effort Harry has to put in out of school for his sport, as he never complains, never misses homework and is as committed to his school work as he is to his swimming."

Principal Mrs. Cooper said "Harry shows real dedication and am am so proud of his success at the Scottish Nationals.  He has a great future ahead of him!"

Harry himself commented "I was really surprised at how well I did at the championships, but it proves that with determination and dedication you can achieve so much success."

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