King’s had fourteen pupils compete in this year’s Worcester County Swimming Championships, this is a prestigious annual event that the swimmers need to qualify for by gaining times at licensed meets over a nine-month period previously.
Hannah Woodcock from the Upper Fourth Form (Year Eight) had a fantastic championships winning five gold, five silver and one bronze medal and qualified for Regional Championships, the next step on the swimming ladder, in the process. Daniel Day, also from the Upper Fourth, having qualified for fourteen out of the sixteen events available performed extremely well setting new personal bests and achieving regional qualifying times. He medalled in every event securing twelve golds, one silver and one bronze. Naomi Marsden swam well gaining personal best times in most of her events, made several finals and won bronze medals in three events.
Adam Rutter of the Lower Fourth (Year Seven) qualifying for his first County Championship this year managed to secure a fantastic gold medal in the fifty metre backstroke. He also qualified for Regional Championships in two events. Several other pupils qualified and swam well at the championships. They were Olivia Howard, Isabella Trow, Hannah Dixon, Leo Rendall-Baker, Isabella Woodcock, Sam Hawes, Henry Halford, Ben Holmes and Oscar Van Vuren.
It is a great achievement to qualify for these championships where clubs from Hereford up to Halesowen are eligible to compete. It is fantastic that we have such talented and committed swimmers within our school.