As part of the swimming calendar, Vinehall swim squad took part in the IAPS regional swimming qualifiers back in February this year.

With competitors swimming in a full programme of races, it all came down to timings to determine if they would qualify for the national finals held in June.  After a very nervous wait, it was confirmed that 17 of our swimmers had made it through to the finals, being held for the second year running at the London Aquatic Centre in the Olympic Park.  This is a remarkable achievement for a relatively small squad and all thanks to the hard work and care of our wonderful Derek Guy.

Finally, finals day arrived and the swimmers were up early, armed with plenty of pasta and chicken to get through the day.

Two swimmers went through to the finals:
Bertie 8th in 50 freestyle under 11s
Lucas 5th in 50 freestyle under 12s

More photos and full results for all our swimmers will be published next week.  Congratulations to Derek and our brilliant swimmers.