It was a golden afternoon for Packwood’s swimming team at yesterday’s IAPS qualifying competition at Moreton Hall with all seven members of the team returning with a gold medal.
The Under 10 Boys’ team were first into the pool in the medley relay, which they finished in a strong third place to claim Bronze. The medley proved to be the perfect warm-up for their next race, the freestyle relay. All four swimmers, Isaac M, Henry L, Zac W and Teddy G, put in powerful performances, stretching their lead throughout the race. In the end, they won comfortably by half a length to become county and regional champions.
In the Under 10 Backstroke race, another great swim from Isaac earned him the county champion title and he was regional runner-up, just pipped by a fellow competitor from Hereford Cathedral School.
Packwood’s other representatives all competed in individual races too – and all took Gold and became county and regional champions. Claudia T won the Under 12 Girls’ Backstroke, Lucy M was Under 12 Girls’ Front crawl champion and Morgan M took the laurels in the Under 13 Boys’ Breaststroke to round off a very successful afternoon.
The children must now await confirmation that their winning times will earn them qualification for the national finals.