Shoreham College swimming team win 10 medals at the Olympic Park


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The Shoreham College swimming team swam to victory yet again at the ISA National Championships, with a massive medal haul of 9 gold medals and 1 silver!

Eoghan Cannon, Frankie Hatchard, Leah Hamilton, Mackenzie Cannon

Eoghan Cannon, Frankie Hatchard, Leah Hamilton, Mackenzie Cannon - Credit: Archant

Held at the Olympic Pool for the first time, the pupils were even more determined to go out there and make their mark at this event. And they did not disappoint, their success on the day was outstanding.

There were some fantastic moments that deserve special recognition; Mackenzie Cannon was weighed down with gold, winning Gold in the year 7 boys breaststroke, in the freestyle and for being part of the relay team that won gold in the medlay and freestyle. Eoghan Cannon was also on fire, 2 gold medals in the year 6 backstroke and freestyle and setting a new National record in the backstroke. Massive congratulations to the National champion Leah Hamilton, sensational swimming paid off with a gold in the year 8 breaststroke, another gold in the freestyle relay relay and silver in the medley relay. Frankie Hatchard also did tremendously well - gold in the Year 4 50m backstroke making her National Champion.

Added to the list of medal winners are the pupils who competed in some very hotly contested races and performed fantastically; Adam Rogers, Toby Adlam, and Jake Boddie joined Eoghan Cannon in the year 6 freestyle relay team to come 4th; Aidan Cannon came 4th in the year 10 Breastroke; George Cameron came 5th in the year 8 butterfly, Freya Simpson also came 5th in the year 9 individual medlay and 7th in the butterfly.

John Shelley, Sports Coach at Shoreham College, couldn’t praise the team enough for their determination and team spirit. “Competing in the Olympic Pool was a well-deserved honour for these swimmers. They all trained so hard for this and swam amazingly on the day, everyone at the College is so proud of them”



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