Four pupils from Taunton School have been crowned English School National Champions after winning their medley relay race at the London Aquatic Centre recently.

Seventeen pupils  travelled to the London Aquatics Centre to represent the South West in the English Schools’ Swimming Association National Relay competition. Six relay teams had qualified for National Finals following the Regional Finals in October.

The Taunton School Junior Girls’ team took part in the Medley Relay competing against several schools including local rivals Millfield School and Kelly College. After a strong qualification, the team excelled in the final to be crowned English Schools National U13 Medley Relay Champions.

Lisa Manley, Head of Swimming at Taunton School said; “The girls were confident but not complacent going in to the final. We started well with very little between all the teams at the first changeover, but by the time our final swimmer hit the water we had a clear lead, pulling away more in the final 25 metres to be crowned English Schools National U13 Medley Relay Champions; an outstanding achievement.

She added: “Swimming at the London Aquatic Centre was a great opportunity for all our swimmers and we are extremely proud of them all.”