Millfield Prep Swimmers victorious in all four events at National Relay Finals
By Laura Linham
21st Nov 2022 | Local Sport
The Millfield Prep swim team have been crowned national champions in all four events at the Secondary Schools Team Relay Championships.
The team from the school in Glastonbury travelled to the London Aquatics Centre for the national competition, the longest-running championship series event organised by the English Schools Swimming Association (ESSA). The competition was open to pupils aged 7 to 13 across all secondary schools in England. The Millfield team secured their place for the national finals in London following a qualifying round that included 2099 teams from over 300 schools across the country.
The Millfield Prep cohort were split into girls' and boys' teams, participating in 4x50m freestyle and 4x50m medley events, respectively. The teams were crowned as champions for their age categories in all four events, including a record-breaking swim for the boys team in the medley relay. The Millfield Prep swimming team included Year 8 Tumi Makinde, Iona Murray, Keeleigh Cooke, Emily Hughes, Maisie Fisher, Sam Jackson, Billy Chatterjee, Kaden Frampton, Year 7 Vivienne Lubbe, Henry Fu and Charlie Phipps.
The Director of Swimming at Millfield Prep, Helen Gouldby, who coached Olympic swimmer James Guy, said: "It isn't often that our swimmers can come together to swim as a team, but when they do, they really know how to perform! It was an excellent day of racing by all who attended, well done."