South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust

Chetwynde swimmers reach a record 27th final

Swimmers from Chetwynde are making waves after reaching the national finals for a record 27th time.

Joshua Caine, Alfie Leahy, Norah Graham and Isabelle Tyson competed in the 27th National ESSA Primary Team Championships at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.

The pupils reached the A final in both the 4x 25m medley relay and the 4 x 25m freestyle relay, secured 7th spot in freestyle and 8th in medley in the whole country. In the freestyle they also won the President’s Award which is awarded for the fastest state school.

Isabelle, who swam in the medley and the relay, is the third member of her family to compete at the event. Her sisters Jamie-Leigh, who is now at college, and Poppy who is a Year 10 pupil at Chetwynde also raced in the nationals.

Katy Costa, Phase 2 Lead and Teacher of PE at Chetwynde which is part of South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust, took the team to the competition.

She said Chetwynde was the only school to reach the finals for a consecutive 27th year after qualifying through the North West division.

“The team swam brilliantly and did themselves and the school proud. Most schools competing are independent with their own pool so even to qualify for this event is a huge achievement,” she said.

“When we arrive, we are instantly recognised and we’ve made so many friends at this event over the years, we have an amazing track record of success.”


South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
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