Published on: Monday, March 11, 2024

Ten King’s College Taunton pupils represented the school at a major inter-school swimming gala on 1 March 24. They were led by Euan M (Captain) and Josie W (Vice Captain).
The historic Bath and Otter Cup took place at the London Aquatic Centre, the home of swimming during the 2012 Olympics. The Cup takes its name from the Bath Club in London, where princesses Elizabeth and Margaret learned to swim.
The gala consists of medley and freestyle relays for boys and girls teams. Competition was fierce but the King's swimmers rose to the challenge, with eight pupils achieving personal best times. Furthermore, the boys performed superbly in both relay events.
Mrs Ison, Head of Swimming, said, "I am extremely proud of the Kings team, the personal best times clocked by the swimmers are the result of their hard work and commitment to the sport. The young people had a wonderful trip and enjoyed making memories with their peers."
Mr Lewis, Assistant Head (Co-Curricular) and Director of Sport, said, "We’re delighted with the team’s success, we have further increased the training and competition opportunities for both prep and seniors over the last 12 months and we’re very pleased with how our keen swimmers are progressing."
At King's we have a comprehensive swimming and aquatics programme that provides opportunities for pupils to enjoy the water throughout school life, whether it be social, recreational, competitive or as part of the PE timetable. In the Lent and Summer Terms, we focus on maintaining aerobic fitness and developing race skills and speed. Training takes place during games lessons and additional early morning and/or evening sessions. 
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