Swimming contest final for local school pupil

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A Laxton Junior pupil qualified for the final of a prestigious swimming contest.

Year five pupil Fenella Wooddisse was one of twenty girls across the country to qualify for The Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) National Swimming Finals held on Saturday 9 June.

The IAPS swimming competition is aimed at all prep schools across the country.

In the preliminary heats, Fenella gained a time of 19.41 seconds in the under 10’s 25m Backstroke race securing her place in the IAPS Finals.

Fenella, her family and Mrs Julie Clipstone, Head of Swimming attended the finals that were held at the London Aquatic Centre. The twenty girls that qualified took part in one of two heats.

Fenella competed in Heat 1 and secured the second fastest time of the day at 17.39 seconds. Fenella and the other nine fastest girls went on to the finals in which Fenella gained a bronze medal with a time of 17.50 seconds.

Mrs Clipstone said: “We are extremely proud of Fenella gaining overall third place in a very tough competition”.