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Swimming Success for St Peter’s Pupils

Pupils from St Peter’s School, York, are celebrating after their recent success in the English Schools Swimming Association competition. Both the Under 13 girls and the Under 18 boys gave outstanding performances at the London Aquatic Centre for the finals of the national competition on Saturday 20 November.

The Under 13 girls finished 6th in the country for their freestyle relay, followed by a strong 10th place in the Medley Relay final later in the afternoon. The Under 18 boys' team put in a huge effort to finish 11th in England for the freestyle relay, narrowly missing out on the final. This is by far the most success the school has ever achieved at this event.

Congratulations also go to Toby and Finlay, from St Peter’s 13-18, who have also qualified for the short course British Nationals in swimming; Toby in 5 events (100 IM, 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 backstroke and 50 butterfly) and Finlay in 1 (400 IM). They will be representing York City Baths Club where they train 7 times a week in addition to their school swimming commitments.

Toby has also earnt himself a scholarship as an athlete starting in August 2022 at DI Canisius in Buffalo, NY.

Mr Maycock, Swimming Teacher at St Peter’s School, York, said: “Congratulations to Toby and Finlay on what is a brilliant achievement. We are very proud of them, and they are both fantastic role models for our younger sporting athletes.”