Swimmers Make Waves at Bath & Otter Cups

Senior 13-16 +1 More Sixth Form 16-18
Posted on: March 20th 2019

College swimming squad at london aquatic centre

This year’s Bath and Otter swimming event was held at the London Aquatics Centre on Friday 8th March, 2019. College swimmers all swam exceptionally well, qualifying for the finals in all four events and winning two silver medals, one bronze and one trophy with the gold medals. 

The freestyle events began the day’s proceedings and this year there were 68 schools competing in the girls' event and 80 in the boys'.  Each member of the girls’ team had to swim one length of the 50 metre pool. Laura H went first, followed by Jess P and Isabella G and then Elinah P on the final leg. The girls made the final of the Aldenham Cup for Small Schools, where they finished 2nd winning the silver medals. 

Boys winners of medley at Bath & Otter Cups 2019

The boys’ team consisted of Alex C, Nick B, Matthew H and Mehdi El M, each swimming two lengths of the 50 metre pool. They swam exceptionally well, all swimming their 100 metres in under a minute. They also qualified for the final of the Aldenham Cup for Small Schools, where they also finished 2nd winning the silver medals. 

The medley relays were in the afternoon after a second warm up. Both the girls' and boys' events were 50 metres of each of the strokes with 70 teams in the girls' event and 82 in the boys'.

Silver medal for girls at bath cup 2019

The girls’ team consisted of Laura H on backstroke, Olivia R on breaststroke, Jess P on butterfly and Elinah P on freestyle. They all swam exceptionally again, qualifying for the Dunelm Cup final for Small Schools, where they finished 3rd  winning the bronze medals. 

Writing BSC on the poolside at bath cup 2019

The boys’ team consisted of Alex C on backstroke, Bryn C on breaststroke, Will P on butterfly and Mehdi El M on freestyle. They all swam brilliantly, qualifying for the final of the Dunelm Cup for Small Schools with a 2.5 second advantage. In the final they swam even better, finishing 1st and collecting the trophy and gold medals.  Congratulations to all the swimmers!

You can read more about the elite sports programme here.

Deborah Huggett, Head of Swimming