NEWS FROM UPTON JUNIOR SCHOOL

Swimmers from Upton Junior School made a splash at the Kent Swimming Finals at Hartsdown leisure centre pool in Margate.

The meeting which was a tough test with high performance standards in all categories.

In individual events, the top six swimmers in Kent received medals. The relay events offered the opportunity to reach the South East of England Final and potentially the National Finals for teams finishing in the top two – a feat achieved by the Upton relay medley team.

Upton Deputy head of School Dave Walker praised the efforts of the swimmers.

He said:

“There were some very strong performances on show at this event as it featured top swimmers from across Kent – and Team Upton has two county champions.

Our boys and girls displayed excellent technique, enthusiasm and commitment to take on the best the county has to offer and to do so well.

They all deserve praise for representing Upton so well, and big thanks goes to Mr Noble for preparing his team so well.”

Upton success at the swimming finals:

Girls 50m fly – 1st place Ivy Haggerty (Kent Champion);

Girls medley relay – 1st place Heidi Walkin, Jemima Topping, Ivy Haggerty, Rosie Pope (Kent Champions)

Girls 50m breaststroke – 6th place Heidi Walkin;

Girls 50m backstroke – 5th place Heidi Walkin;

Girls 50m freestyle – 6th place Ivy Haggerty;

Girls freestyle relay – 3rd place Ivy Haggerty, Heidi Walkin, Jemima Topping, Leotie Gabriel;


Upton Junior School is part of the Viking Academy Trust with Chilton Primary School and Ramsgate Arts Primary School.