Making a splash at Olympic pool

Hipperholme Grammar School students at the (ISA) National Swimming finals. Jack Wilcock, Victoria Spires, Charlie Kershaw, Myles Stirk, Harrison Layden-Fritz
Hipperholme Grammar School students at the (ISA) National Swimming finals. Jack Wilcock, Victoria Spires, Charlie Kershaw, Myles Stirk, Harrison Layden-Fritz

Students from Hipperholme Grammar School have been following in the swimming strokes of athletes at the Independent Schools’ Association (ISA) National Swimming Finals.

Swimmers competed at the Aquatics Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, one of the London 2012 Games venues.

Myles Stirk finished first in the 200m U16 individual medley and set a new record in the 100m freestyle. Charlie Kershaw and Harrison Layden Fritz claimed third place in their respective events - the year eight boys’ 50m breaststroke and the year nine boys’ backstroke. Along with Jack Wilcock, they helped make up the Year nine and ten boys ISA North relay where they scooped a silver medal. Charlie Kershaw swam for the year eight boys’ North relay team and achieved a bronze medal. Lia Brehmer and Vicky Spires helped form the Year eight girls team from ISA North schools and unfortunately just missed out on a bronze medal.