Powering in the pool

23 Feb 2021

Covid restrictions impacted on the College swimming sports on Monday 15 February

with some events unable to be held, but the absence of enthusiastic House support didn’t scupper the determination of the swimmers.

If the atmosphere was a little subdued (Level 2 restrictions having been imposed the night before), with many fewer viewers, the competitors engaged in the challenge of racing with gusto, fitness and style.

Six new records were set. In the senior championship James Currie set new records in the 200m individual medley, 100m reaststroke, and 400m freestyle – breaking records he set last year – and Bradley Shearer broke the 100m freestyle record. James was 1st in the senior championship overall, with Bradley Shearer 2nd and Joshua Ford 3rd.

In the Intermediate Championship Conor McCullough broke both the 200m individual medley and 200m freestyle records. There was excellent close racing in the grade, Jordan Astley winning the Open 100m butterfly with Daniel Bridgman in 2nd place.


Under 14 Championship

1st – Finlay McCullough
2nd – George Wilson
3rd – Basti Julian

Junior Championship

1st – Seamus Hickey
2nd – Matty Hickman
3rd – Truman Heath

Intermediate Championship

1st – Conor McCullough
2nd – Daniel Bridgman
3rd – Jordan Astley

Senior Championship

1st – James Currie
2nd – Bradley Shearer
3rd – Joshua Ford