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Record Breaking IAPS

Twenty Crosfields pupils travelled to the London Aquatics Centre recently to take part in the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) National Swimming Finals. 

After months of preparation and qualifying rounds, 4,600 competitors from 285 Prep Schools around the world came together at the famous London Olympic swimming venue to compete in individual and team races, and the atmosphere was electric.  "It was loud but so exciting", one pupil exclaimed.  "We felt so proud to be representing our school" said another.  However, the tension was broken fairly early on in the morning as the girls, who were swimming first, happened to bump into Olympic medallist and diving superstar, Tom Daly while they were walking around the centre.  Tom happily posed for a photo (below) and the girls also got to watch him train.     

This was the first year that Crosfields had a girls team qualify for the finals; something that all the girls had been working hard on over the last year.  They shaved 3 seconds off their personal best for the medley relay, and in fact, it was a record breaking year for Crosfields as Year 7 pupil Anna won a Gold medal for her 50m backstroke. 

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 Girls with Tom Daly edites

The boys put in a strong performance, too, with Year 8 pupil David winning a bronze medal for the U13 backstroke. Alan made it through to the final ten in the U11 butterfly and finished 7th, and in the U12 freestyle Eshaan also made it through to the final ten and he finished 7th, too.  All children made improvements to their individual and team times, with David, Alan and Anna breaking school records.  Year 8 pupil Louis summed it up by saying "The day was amazing and a great experience.  It was a real privilege to be part of it and in such an impressive and inspiring place."  Well said, Louis! 

Anna Sanchez podium 2 edited

 David Sanchez podium 2 edited

 

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