Three BSSC swimmers were included in the four woman Hertfordshire & Essex High School team who travelled to the London Aquatics Centre on Saturday 17th November for the national finals of the English Schools’ Swimming Association (ESSA) Secondary Schools Team Relay Championships. Sarah Carroll, Eleanor Mason and Anya Fletcher, all of BSSC, were joined by Celeste Andrew, who swims for Harlow Penguins.
The Secondary Schools Team Relay Championships is the longest running championship series organised by ESSA and is open to secondary school aged swimmers from across England, including state, public and home-schooled students. Teams compete in 4x50m Freestyle and Medley relays in qualifying rounds and the fastest are brought together for the national final in London. Herts & Essex had qualified for the 61st Team Championships in 24th place for the Freestyle relay and in 27th place for the Medley relay.
Outstanding swims from the Herts & Essex Senior Age Group team saw them match their short course qualification times in the long course pool, finishing 15th nationally in the Freestyle relay and 21st in the Medley relay, making them one of the very top state schools in the country, headed only by specialist public schools with swim programmes!
Well done to our swimmers for this super performance!