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Bath Cup success March 2017

On Friday 10 March the Eastbourne College swimming team took part in the biggest competition of the swimming calendar, the Bath Cup. This was held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic pool in London.

With over 90 teams entered for the initial heats, the standard required and pressure on all the competitors to make finals was intense. As usual the Eastbourne team performed with great aplomb, surpassing expectations by reaching the finals in all classes, breaking numerous personal best times and school records along the way. Qualifying for the finals in such a competitive competition is a huge achievement and further strengthened the College’s excellent reputation in the Bath Cup.



4x50m medley relay final  – 6th place
4x100m freestyle relay final – 8th place
4x50m freestyle relay final  – 7th place
4x50m medley relay final – 9th place
The following pupils broke College records:
Tom Alston – breaststroke with a time of 33.03 sec
Liberty Balmer – front crawl with a time of 28.36 sec
Bethany Tagg  – butterfly with a time of 31.68 sec
The girls 50m front crawl record was broken 3 times on the day!

All competitors achieved personal best times. Details as follows:

Tom Alston – front crawl and breastroke

Liberty Balmer – front crawl (x2)

Roisin Dixon- backstroke and front crawl

Izzy MacIntosh – breaststroke

Euan McGreevy – front crawl and butterfly
Will McNeilly – front crawl (x2)
Bethany Tagg – front crawl and butterfly
Louis Wood – backstroke and front crawl