Prep Pupil Laps Up Swim Accolades

Brentwood Preparatory School | 7 Feb 2018 | ISC Icon IAPS Icon
Brentwood Preparatory School super swimmer Ayobami Akindele scooped gold and silver medals at the Essex Swimming Championships at the London Aquatics Centre in Stratford.
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Swimming breaststroke, nine-year-old Ayobami was part of the team which took Gold in the 200m Medley Relay. He also secured Silver in the 200m Freestyle Relay in last Saturday's competition.

Ayobami, who is in Year 5 at the Prep, joined Thurrock Swimming Club in April 2017 and within months he had qualified for five races at the Essex Swimming Championships (Age 10/11 category) including 50m Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly, 100m Breaststroke and 200m Breaststroke. He was also selected to represent the swimming club in two relay teams.

He trains for some 10.5 hours a week with both the Thurrock and Brentwood Prep swim teams, including early morning training sessions, and all the hard work is paying off as he continues to achieve Personal Best times in every race.

The Essex Swimming Championships are taking place from the 20th of January - 18th of February at both the London Aquatics Centre and Basildon Sporting Village. Ayobami’s last event is the 100m Breaststroke which will be held later this month.


About Brentwood Preparatory School

The simple truth is - happy children learn best - so we focus on giving our pupils a positive start in their education; a positive beginning that will influence the rest of their lives. Right from the age of three, we welcome children into a community that is small enough to feel secure, but large enough to offer a huge breadth of experiences. Pupils are encouraged to be enterprising and develop their own ideas. Whether they are taking part in the School Council or joining in one of the many clubs, sports and drama activities, our pupils soon develop their own sense of responsibility. They learn to care about their work, to value their contribution to the wider school community and through many pupil-led fundraising initiatives, their eyes are opened to the world beyond school.

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