St Peter's York scoops 17 Golds at World School Swimming Championships

St Peter’s School York Swim Team were awarded over 50 medals, including 17 Gold, at the World School Swimming Championships, held at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

St Peter's York scoops 17 Golds at World School Swimming Championships
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St Peter’s School York Swim Team were awarded over 50 medals, including 17 Gold, at the World School Swimming Championships, held at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

The amazing haul of 52 medals in total was broken down into 17 Gold, 16 Silver and 19 Bronze.

The school was specially invited to compete with schools from across the globe after a consistently good year of swimming results.

St Peter’s took a team of 18 swimmers to compete in the Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 competitions.

The day started very well with the under 13 girls taking the Gold medal in the 4x50 freestyle relay and breaking the school record.

The medals then kept coming across the age groups, showing strength and depth across the board.

Head Master Jeremy Walker said: "What an astounding achievement.

"At St Peter’s, we are so incredibly proud of all the pupils who took part, and hugely appreciative of the brilliant training and coaching from Ian, our committed Head of Swimming, and his team."

Head of Swimming Ian Maycock added: "This has been the highlight of my year by some way.

"It’s hard to express my pride and admiration for the St Peter’s swimmers who travelled to London.

"Over 50 medals with nearly 20 Golds, was simply breath taking, but I equally valued their exemplary behaviour, positive attitude and sense of fun and teamwork.

"I’ve ordered a new trophy cabinet!"