Boys from all year groups put on a fantastic display of swimming and sportsmanship at the annual inter-house swimming championships on Monday 28 January.

Well done to Paulo Pontine whose unrivalled performance propelled them to become the new 2019 champions. Oliver Peacock and Enoch Lau, both Senior swimmers in Paulo produced the best swims of the evening in the 50 metres Butterfly and the 100 metres Freestyle respectively. Ryan Apps won the Breaststroke and Louis Case the Backstroke to give Paulo a clean sweep. 

The closest race of the evening was the Intermediate 25 metres Butterfly with four evenly matched boys. Adrian Shum (Paulo Pontine) just pipped Jake Pattison (Crescent) and Rowan Spong (Ashburnham) to take first place with Harvey Toms (St Cuthbert’s) a mere half a stroke behind. Alfie Warnock (St. Peter’s) won the 50 metres Freestyle in an unhurried fashion and Bromham’s win of the night came in the 50 metres Breaststroke won by Seong Wan Pai.

In the Junior races, the best performance was by Matthew Weimann (St Peter’s) in the 25 metres Butterfly, and the best race was the 50 metres Freestyle with Daniil Smirnov (Crescent) just touching out Kieran Birkett (Paulo Pontine). The Breaststroke race was won by Nathaneal Lord (Ashburnham).

While the majority of boys take part in the school’s major sports of cricket, hockey, rowing and rugby, there is also a multitude of opportunities each week for boys to participate in a wide-range of other physical activities and it is wonderful to see them compete in the water as passionately as they do on the field.

Photo credits to Shawn Peng (Lower Sixth)

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