King's St Alban's

5 May

Swimmers head to IAPS National Final with fastest qualifying times.

The much-awaited Independent Association for Prep Schools (IAPS) swimming qualifier results are in!  We are delighted to announce that the King’s St Alban’s U11 Girls Medley Relay team came in 1st place in the country. Competing against 124 Prep Schools in the qualifying round, Lilly-Mae, Mia, Lucia, and Lara impressed with their outstanding performances during the qualifying gala held at Millfield School during the Spring Term.

For our pupils, the experience of competing at the Millfield School venue was an achievement in itself but the results don’t stop there for King’s St Alban’s. The U11 Girls Freestyle Relay team, consisting of Lara, Immie, Mia and Lilly-Mae delivered a strong performance against tough competition from 139 Prep Schools to achieve 2nd place in the country going into the  IAPS National finals. Currently away from school on a residential trip, the girls jumped for joy when they were told the news by Director of Sport, Mrs Clark via video call.

IAPS Swimming

In addition to the school’s exceptional team performances, King’s St Alban’s pupils are also celebrating several outstanding individual performances. Year 6 pupil, Lucia achieved 4th place in the 50 metre Breaststroke, whilst Year 6 peers, Mia achieved 6th position in the 50 metre Freestyle and Lara, 18th place in the 50 metre Butterfly. Miss Woodger, King’s St Alban’s Swimming Coach commented “I am lost for words! It just goes to show what embracing training sessions, learning from one’s mistakes and listening to advice, can result in! Fabulous results. We are so proud of them all.”

The girls weren’t the only one’s celebrating incredible results. Year 5 pupil, Harry, who also competed at the Millfield School qualifying gala, put in a determined performance to achieve 19th place out of 115 Prep Schools in his category. It goes without saying that we are incredibly proud of all our King’s St Alban’s swimmers, many of whom swim purely for King’s St Alban’s and are not necessarily members of external clubs. Mr Chapman, Head of King’s St Alban’s added “I am delighted to hear about our successes in the pool.  We are blessed with a superb pool and outstanding swimming coaches, but this is still a remarkable achievement for a school of our size.  I am very proud of our children and looking forward to a special day in London next month.”

We are thrilled that Harry, together with the Year 6 girls have reached the IAPS National Finals which will take place at London Aquatics Centre on Saturday 11th June. We wish them all the best of luck and look forward to sharing their results in due course.