PUPILS from St Peter’s School are celebrating after their recent success in the English Schools Swimming Association competition.

Both the under-13 girls and the under-18 boys gave outstanding performances at the London Aquatic Centre for the finals of the national competition on Saturday, November 20.

The U13 girls finished sixth in the country for their freestyle relay, followed by a strong 10th place in the medley relay final later in the afternoon.

Meanwhile, the U18 boys' team put in a huge effort to finish 11th in England for the freestyle relay, narrowly missing out on the final.

This is by far the most success the school has ever achieved at this event.

The school also sent its congratulations to Toby and Finlay, who have also qualified for the short-course British Nationals in swimming.

Both will be representing York City Baths Club, where they train seven times a week, in addition to their school swimming commitments.

Toby is set to contest five events - the 100-metre individual medley (IM), 200m IM, 400m IM, 200m backstroke and 50m - while Finlay will be challenging in the 400m IM.

Toby has also earnt himself a scholarship as an athlete starting in August 2022 at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, in the United States.

Mr Maycock, swimming teacher at St Peter’s School, York, said: “Congratulations to Toby and Finlay on what is a brilliant achievement.

"We are very proud of them, and they are both fantastic role models for our younger sporting athletes.”