Over the Half Term break, Percy in Year 6 attended a big weekend-long swimming gala at Sheffield International Pool against a total of 160 swimmers per stroke, some of whom were top regional swimmers in his age group. This was the biggest gala Percy had ever been to, in a huge 50m pool with seating like an amphitheatre; during the first day warm up, the Team GB Diving Team were practicing!

After a 4:30am start, the day after getting home from the French Residential, Percy set a fastest time for Under 12s in the county for 100m Breaststroke earning a Silver medal on the Saturday morning. This was followed by achieving two Personal Bests: 50m Freestyle, earning Bronze and 50m Backstroke, earning Gold. He set the fastest time for Under 11s in the county for both!

Sunday afternoon saw even more fantastic results for Percy. He won Gold for the 100m Backstroke and 50m Breaststroke races, gaining a Personal Best time in each and once again setting the fastest times in the county for his age group.

We couldn’t be more proud of Percy and the way he applies himself to his swimming. He is a generous team player and fearsome competitor. We look forward to hearing about his future achievements both in and out of the pool. Well done, Percy!