WINDLE WINS PLACE IN NATIONAL SCHOOLS FINAL
18th May 2011
Young Atlantis swimmers Kate Windle (10) was part of the St Catherine’s Bramley winning team in the freestyle relay at the English Schools Swimming Association regional finals at K2 at the weekend. The team will now compete in the ESSA National Finals at Ponds Forge in Sheffield on 18th June.
The win was the first instalment of a successful weekend for Kate, who also competed in the Independent Association of Prep Schools national swimming finals, also at K2. The St.Catherine’s team came 3rd in both the freestyle relay and the IM relay, in which Kate swam the breaststroke leg.
Kate also swam in the individual 50 breast and came 2nd in a time of 39.42, which was over a 1.5sec pb. Kate was thrilled with the swim, as she considers the 200m events as her strongest events. The swim also ranks her 2nd nationally on the Amateur Swimming Association rankings.
Kate was not the only Atlantis swimmer to shine at the IPAS finals. Leah Clarke (10) and Jess Matlock, who attend Brighton College, also swam magnificently at the IAPS. Leah reached the final in the 50 free – after 5 weeks out through injury - and swam an amazing race to take 2nd place, while Jess also made the final in the 25 fly.
Atlantis Deputy Head Coach Andy Lobley said: “I’m delighted for the girls. It confirms that we have some very promising talent coming through the junior ranks at the club.”
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