National win for Tockington Manor

June 17 2019
National win for Tockington Manor

THESE boys from Tockington Manor School rose to the occasion when they got the chance to compete in a national championship at the pool used in the London 2012 Olympics.

Taking part in the Independent Association of Prep Schools national swimming finals at the London Aquatic Centre in Queen Elizabeth Park, the under 11 boys team produced personal bests to win the 8x25m relay, making the school national champions for the second year running.

Their time of 2:17:67 at the contest on June 8 was also a new school record.

Bernie Hinchliffe, head of swimming at the school, said: “We are incredibly proud of all of our swimmers who made it to the national finals. This is a really strong team and it was great to watch them all achieve their best under the pressure of competition, especially in the Olympic pool. Congratulations to our national champions."