23rd January 2017
Trinity swimmers enjoyed considerable success in London’s Aquatic Centre at the weekend, as they represented SW ISA Schools in the National ISA Swimming Championships . A large contingent of Trinity swimmers and their families turned up bright and early at the famous Olympic venue, for what turned out to be an exciting day of competition as our swimmers came home with 10 medals between them.
Fletcher Wickham got the team off to a great start with silver medal in the 50m backstroke, following this up a little later on with a bronze in the 50m Breaststroke and a silver in the freestyle relay. Lucas Randall was also a silver winner, as part of the same freestyle relay team.
The best performances of the day however were from Phoebe Armes and Evie Lewis, both of whom came away as gold medal winners and national champions. Phoebe won gold in no fewer than 3 events - the individual 50m backstroke, the freestyle relay and the medley relay; and Evie was also a star, being part of the gold-winning teams in the freestyle and medley relays, and reaching silver in the 50m Butterfly.
There were a number of superb performances from other Trinity swimmers, some of whom showed considerable mental toughness in their various events, without necessarily coming away with any metal to prove it. But it was undoubtedly a great day for all our competitors as they got to compete in such as prestigious venue. The squad was accompanied by our Headmaster, Mr Lawrence Coen, whose pride was clearly evident in a series of very proud tweets from the poolside ‘Very proud of all Trinity swimmers today who to a person showed great courage, resilience and confidence’ #withasmile #trinityfamily.