School scoop largest ever swimming medal haul

Written by Faith PR


Four fantastic pupils from Hipperholme Grammar School achieved a ‘swim-pressive’ medal tally at a national competition – bringing home 11 gold, silver and bronze accolades.

Representing years 6 to 10, Hipperholme’s team of Charlotte Shaw, Gracie Beaumont, Luke Smith and Matthew Jackson recorded the school’s biggest swimming medal haul at the ISA National Swimming Championships.

Individually, talented Charlotte claimed two golds in the Year 6 Girls 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle, alongside as many silvers in the 200m IM relay and 200m freestyle relay.

Meanwhile, rising star Gracie Beaumont impressed in the Year8 Girls category – scooping gold in the 50m backstroke, silver in the 200m IM relay and a 200m freestyle relay bronze at the London Aquatics Centre.

Swim starlet, Luke, achieved a gold in the Y9 and 10 Boys100m backstroke, silver in the 50m butterfly and a 200m IM relay bronze as triumphant Matthew gained a bronze in the same year group’s 200m IM relay race.

Matt Crouchman, Head of PE at Hipperholme Grammar School,said: “All of our swimmers showed amazing grit and determination to perform to their best. The entire school community is extremely proud of their efforts.”

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