Beachborough pupils Tabitha and Emma have just returned victorious from the IAPS National Swimming Finals held at the K2 Centre in Crawley on Saturday 9th May. Tabitha competed in the U13 50m breaststroke and Emma in the U12 25m butterfly having successfully qualified from their Regional event back in February. The girls were placed in two heats in their respective events with Tabitha qualifying for her final with a time of 34.17 seconds, a new IAPS record by 0.65 of a second and just 0.18 outside her own PB. Tabitha then proceeded to take the gold medal in the breaststroke final in a time of 34.45 seconds; a fantastic individual achievement. Emma finished 14th out of the 16 qualifiers for the Nationals in a time of 17.08 and she should take great satisfaction for being one of the highest ranked butterfly swimmers in her age group in the country.
Beachborough School are very proud of both girls achievements at the IAPS Nationals. Tabitha will be stepping up the coaching this September when she moves onto senior school at Millfield in Somerset, where she has successfully gained academic and swimming scholarships. We look forward to following both girls’ further success in the pool in the future