King's High Sports Team of the Year - The Shortlist
King's High Sports Team of the Year, 2021-2022 – The Shortlist: U15 Swimming
Every year at our Sports Awards Evening, we announce the Sports Team of the Year. This award is usually decided by King’s High’s Sports Department. This year, however, there have been so many outstanding achievements, the PE department have had to draw up a shortlist, and extend it to a school vote! As Director of Sport, Sarah Parkinson-Mills put it: ‘Think BBC Sports Personality of the Year - only more important!’
We are celebrating all six teams on the shortlist, and here we celebrate our swimmers:
Posting the fastest times in the Midlands in the qualifying round in both the Medley and Freestyle relays was a great result. Only the quickest 20 teams are invited to attend the National Finals and the freestyle time put the team 21st nationally. As first reserve, they were offered a place when another school could not attend. In the finals the team swam really well, beating their qualifying time in a long course pool to finish 11th nationally. Well done to the team of Pippa, Poppy, Lixu and Sophie, pictured above with other squad members (U14, 16, 18) from King's and Warwick School at Abingdon Swimming Gala.