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Polwhele House pupil is national swimming champion

Student from Polwhele represents South West at ISA's swimming championship

Posted by Stephanie Broad | February 05, 2016 | Sports & Leisure

A student from Truro was crowned a national swimming champion last week when she represented the South West at the Independent Schools Association's National Swimming Championship 2016.

Polwhele House pupil, Vivienne Carveth, was announced as the ISA's National Champion for the 50m girls' breaststroke, while another student, Olivia Penna, also competed at the event held at the London Aquatics Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The national swimming competition was the culmination of seven Area Galas, whereby the finalist in each Area race qualified for the ISA National Finals. Vivienne, year eight, and Olivia, year six, were two of the few students from the South West to compete in the national championship.

Vivienne took home a number of awards, including being crowned the ISA National Champion for 50m girls' breaststroke, winning bronze in the 50m girls' butterfly, team silver in medley relay and team bronze in the freestyle relay.

Vivienne began swimming during her weekly swimming lessons at Polwhele House and has been a member of Truro City swimming club in recent years.

The Independent Schools Association organises 24 National sporting events during the academic year, in an extremely wide range of sports and age groups.

The competition produced an exceptional level of swimming with a total of 19 national records being broken over the course of the day.

Alex McCullough, Headmaster at Polwhele House, said: "Vivienne came away with the medals, but in true Polwhele House spirit both girls contributed to the success of the day in and out of the pool, and brought great credit upon the school and the region - we are incredibly proud."

www.polwhelehouse.co.uk

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