Crosfields has celebrated phenomenal success in the last year with its swimming, and currently being ranked 4th in the country with the Independent Association of Prep Schools is a definite highlight. That success continued recently as six Crosfields pupils qualified for the County Swimming Championships.
Alan, Oliver, Eshaan, Anna and David all reached the final in their respective events, with nail-biting finishes in many of their competitions. The swimmers were supported at the event by family and friends from their swimming club in Tilehurst and were absolutely thrilled with their achievements. Eshaan achieved the bronze medal for his age group for the 100 freestyle and Anna achieved bronze and gold medals in the 50 backstroke, where she is now ranked 5th in the country for her age.
David, our Crosfields Swimming Prefect, achieved an exceptional nine gold medals and was crowned Junior County Champion in three of these events. A real credit to his determination and hard work, David commented afterwards,"I was really surprised with my achievement as I didn't do as well last year. It was so challenging but having my swimming club there to cheer me on really helped." Gideon, who qualified for Hampshire as he swims with Rushmoor Swimming Club, sadly did not take part as he was unwell on the day.
Swimming is a strong sport for Crosfields, and our state-of-the-art facilties have without doubt contributed to our children's successes. As we move forward in extending the school to age 16, children's swimming talents can continue to be supported in our own environment for years to come.