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Whitefield Schools is first London school to win Panathalon South of England swimming trophy

Whitefield Schools,  were crowned South of England champions at the Aquatics Centre at the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park last week.

The students scored a total of  77 points  across the 10 races with, with Priory School from Bury St Edmunds – winners for the past two years – 10 points adrift. Fitzwaryn School, from Wantage in Oxfordshire in third place.

This is the first time that a team from London has won the South of England competition since it started and the Whitefield team has been training hard to make the grade.  

Coach and  PE teacher Maria Papazoglou said it was  “an opportunity of a lifetime for them and they have seized it.", While one of our winning swimmers Jayden  said: “Last time I came here I was very nervous but this time the team have made me more confident. This makes me feel like I’ve achieved something real.”

Our congratulations to  team and coach for all their hard work.

The winning team

Final results

  1. Whitefields, London – 77pts
  2. Priory School, Suffolk – 67pts
  3. Fitzwaryn, Oxfordshire – 53pts
  4. Addington, Berkshire – 49 pts
  5. Treetops, Essex – 34pts
  6. John Watson, Oxfordshire – 30pts
  7. The Beacon, Kent – 29pts
  8. Henlow CofE Academy, Bedfordshire – 28pts