Truro High swim squad sweeps honours board and breaks national record at Surf Lifesaving Nipper National Championships
Eleven members of the squad were out in force at this national competition and were delighted to head home with four golds, six bronze and 21 top 20 places between them.
The championships saw more than over 400 of the nation’s brightest and best young swimmers vying for top spots.
The Truro High squad included Prep 4 Naomi, Prep 4 Florence, Prep 5 Anna, Prep 5 Lily, Prep 5 Matilda, Prep 6 Imogen, Prep 6 Jessica, Year 7 Bella (not pictured), Year 7 Kitty and Year 8 Grace.
It was a particularly momentous day for 9-year-old Anna who smashed the national record in the under 10s 50m Manikin Carry and 9-year-old Naomi who, pitted against over 70 top swimmers, took home three golds and a bronze.
The girls are members of Polzeath, Gyllyngvase and St Agnes Surf Lifesaving Clubs.
All eleven swimmers also currently train two or three mornings a week with Cornwall’s top swimming coaches as part of the Truro High swim squad. Launched this January, the development programme aims to further the skills of advanced club swimmers who are seeking stroke improvement.
The course leaders are three of the county’s top swim coaches from Cornish Swim Academy. Lee Stanbury is Head Coach at St Ives Bay Swimming Club as well as being Head of the Cornish Swim Academy. He is a national Age group finalist and finished 3rd in the European Masters Championship.
The programme is open to girls of all ages and currently includes students from Prep 4 all the way to Year 11. The school would like to extend a huge thank you to both the coaches and Truro High parent Libby Huddy for the hard work and many early mornings they give to make this fantastic opportunity possible.