Bede's Hosts Qualifying Round Of The IAPS Swimming Championships


On Tuesday 30 January, Bede’s hosted the Qualifying Round of the IAPS Swimming Championships. 

Bede's welcomed over 150 swimmers from Bede’s Prep, St Andrew’s Prep, Burgess Hill, Vinehall, Brighton College, Handcross Park, St Christopher’s and Marlborough House.

Swimmers ranged from U10 to U13 and competed in a total of 35 races.  They were joined on poolside by local ASA Officials and Timekeepers from both Hailsham and Eastbourne Swimming Clubs.

Twenty eight swimmers represented Bede’s Prep, and having spent many hours training to prepare for this event, it was wonderful to see everyone swimming to the very highest standard.


The gala commenced with each team swimming in a Medley Relay followed by the Freestyle Relays.

In the U10 Individual races, Aldin Hodzic achieved an impressive time of 22.15s in his 25m Backstroke. In the U12 25m Butterfly, Martha Surgenor swam an amazing length securing a time of 16.41s and winning by a clear 3m.

Ellie Abel swam a personal best time of 38.94 in the U13 Breaststroke, an amazing time which we hope will ensure her a place in the finals.

The event was a huge success, with many of our swimmers achieving personal best times.

All the times from the Qualifying Round will now be ranked across the country with the top 20 swimmers in each age group and stroke competing in the Finals at the Aquatic Centre in June. We hope to see as many of swimmers there as possible!


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