The Millfield Prep swim team have been crowned national champions in all four events at the Secondary Schools Team Relay Championships.
The team travelled to the London Aquatics Centre for the national competition, which is the longest running championship series event organised by the English Schools Swimming Association (ESSA). The competition was open to pupils from years 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, who both took part 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 are able to 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.”