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Taunton School unstoppable at prestigious swimming gala

Taunton School unstoppable at prestigious swimming gala

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Swimmers from Taunton School won all six trophies in the Meade King Cup Swimming Gala last Friday.

It is the first time any school as won all six trophies at the annual event, which is competed between Taunton School, Queen’s College, King’s College and Wellington School. The prestigious gala is allegedly the oldest swimming competition in the world between more than two schools.

The trophies included the Girls and Boys Meade King, Penny Cup, Walsh Cup, Cannon and 4 Schools Relay.

Captains Robyn Edwards and Louis Norman lead the 30 strong team to victory.

Two records were broken during the competition, the Boys Open Freestyle Relay by Louis Norman, William Perry, Harry Aziz and Ilija Kirilenko, and The Chris Walsh Cup (the combined time of the senior girls and boys medley relay times) by Louis Norman, harry Aziz, Luis Parades-Tarazona, James Coleman, Robyn Edwards, Lydia Lavallin, Millie Tyler and Emily Yap.

Lisa Manley, Head of Swimming, said: “This was a fantastic way to finish off swim season. Well done to everyone involved, a team effort with every swimmer contributing massively to the event.”