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Taunton School break record at annual swimming gala

Taunton School win all six trophies at Meade King Cup Swimming Gala

Posted by Lucinda Reid | June 17, 2017 | Sports & Leisure

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 Canon Relay (mixed boys and girls) by William Perry, Hannah Ashby, Louis Norman, Skyla Coates, Oliver Halliday, George Tester, Abigail Norman and Emily Yapp.

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.”    

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