Match Report
Bromsgrove School Girls-U13A vs  ESSA National Finals
On: Saturday, 16 Nov 2019
Venue: Away

On Saturday, for the first time in Bromsgrove’s history, the U13 girls qualified in both the 4 x 50m Freestyle and Medley relays to compete in the 62nd English Schools National finals held at the London Aquatics Centre. In the Freestyle relay, our girls went into the competition ranked 25th from the 30 schools who had qualified. They swam magnificently to knock a whole second off their qualifying time in a time of 2.05.21 mins. Well done to the following girls, especially those who achieved a personal best time: Isabelle K - 31.97 secs, Emily B - 30.94 secs (pb), Meghan H - 31.27 secs and Maya W - 31.03 secs (pb). This placed our girls 18th overall in the country pulling up an impressive 7 places on the day.
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> In the Medley relay, the girls did even better. After being ranked 18th going into this competition, they swam their heat in a time of 2.19.69 mins, knocking a huge two seconds off their qualifying time and pulling up 8 places from their National ranking. This qualified them to compete in the Medley relay final. Splits were as follows: Isabelle K - 35.20 secs, Emily B - 38.72 secs (pb), Meghan H - 34.64 secs (pb) and Maya W 31.12 secs.

In the Medley final, our girls gave a mammoth effort and yet again, improved on their placing from 10th to their finished position of 8th in the country. A massive achievement for them to improve on their qualifying National ranking from 18th to 8th on the day.

The girls also broke both School records in these events both by 11 seconds! The previous Medley record was set in 2007 and the Freestyle relay has been held since 1994! Well done girls.