Olivia Q (Year 6) has been busy participating in the Kent Swimming Championship 2022.
Due to the cancellation last year, this campaign has been the first championship in which Olivia has qualified in the 10/11 age group.
The competitions were held over three weekends, in Dover and the Olympic pool in London. Olivia performed incredibly well having qualified for 11 events.
She became Kent County champion six times over, by winning golds in 50-metre,100-metre and 200-metre breaststroke, 100-metre and 200-metre backstroke and 200-metre individual medley. She qualified for the South-East Regionals age 12 and under championships in 50-metre,100-metre and 200-metre breaststroke and 200-metre backstroke. She also broke the Kent Championship record for 100-metre breaststroke.
She also won four silver medals in the 50-metre backstroke and the 100-metre, 200-metre and 400-metre freestyle as well as a bronze in the 50-metre freestyle.
This now means that Olivia is currently ranked first in Great Britain in her age group in the 100-metre and 200-metre breaststroke, second in the 100-metre and 200-metre backstroke and the 200-metre individual medley and third in the 50-metre breaststroke – astonishing!
She now has a break from major competitions for a while and will be preparing for IAPS qualifiers in March and Regionals in April.
What an incredibly successful campaign Olivia, well done – we are all so proud of you!