A great year in the pool!
Congratulations to Madeleine Soper, 11HDC, who qualified for three National Swimming Competitions in 2018.
Earlier in the year Maddy qualified for her first British Championships held in Edinburgh where she swam alongside the likes of Adam Peaty and other international swimmers. Having braved the extreme snow conditions she competed in two events swum over 50m, the 100m backstroke and the 50m backstroke, achieving a personal best time and finishing much higher than her initial event ranking going in to the competition.
In the Summer Maddy qualified for the Swim England Summer Championships at Sheffield for the second year running. Again swum over 50m she made three finals in the 50m backstroke, the 100m backstroke and the 200m backstroke. Swimming faster times in the finals than in the heats she narrowly missed out on a medal in the 200m backstroke.
Maddy then qualified for the Swim England Winter Nationals in December again held at Sheffield but this time swum over 25m. She qualified for the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke finishing fifth and eighth in her age group respectively.
We wish her the very best of luck for 2019.