We’re off to Sheffield! On Friday we took a team of 9 swimmers over to Warwick School for the regional ESSA qualification. This was the fourth and final round of the Midlands qualification and we were joined by some of the best schools in the Midlands at this final qualifying gala.

At last year’s final in Ponds Forge our U11 Girls were crowned National Freestyle Champions! With the pressure on, our current U11 Girls rose to the occasion and qualified as Midland regional champions in both the Freestyle and Medley relay, qualifying with a faster time than their predecessors in the Freestyle. Our U11 Boys narrowly missed out on qualifying in the Freestyle relay, but after a team talk swam an incredible Medley relay and qualified as Midland regional bronze medallists.

Congratulations to Maya, Storm, Kieran, Skye, Poppy, Neave, Alex B, Alex F and Shayan on qualifying for the ESSA National Finals. You have all worked incredibly hard and thoroughly deserve the opportunity of competing at Ponds Forge in Sheffield in the ESSA National Final!

Mr Kelly