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King's Competes in the Bath and Otter Cup

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On Friday 13 March, eight members of our swim team represented the school at the esteemed Bath and Otter Cup at the London Aquatic Centre – home of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Despite the games being nearly eight years ago, it is still home to some incredible sports stars and performers. Our team were lucky enough to watch Tom Daley train and also to meet Ellie Simmonds!

The team were most excited of course, for the swimming itself. Our girls excelled themselves in the freestyle relay, comfortably making it through to the final, and through grit and determination, they finished in a very respectable 9th place, out of 23 small schools. This is the best result yet from a girls' team in this competition. Alice A, Georgie H, Johanna S and Lara S should feel very proud.

Our boys also put in a fantastic freestyle relay performance, comfortably making the final. They finished in 5th place with an impressive time (just .05 seconds away from one of our toughest competitors, Taunton School).

The excitement continued in the afternoon sessions, with the girls swimming exceptionally in the medley, and a particularly strong breaststroke leg from Lara.

Our boys' team, of Daneel L, Leo H, Jake W and Ryan L, continued to impress in the medley – an event that has become a particular strength for King’s College boys – and eased into the final. All boys put in a smashing effort in their last event to place a time two seconds quicker than the heats and finished in a very respectable 4th position.

This is a tremendous result for our swim team, and everyone should be very proud and excited for more great results to come!

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