KING’S Ely Junior pupil and skilful swimmer, Oliver Davey, was on fantastic form at the prestigious IAPS Swimming Finals.
Oliver, who is in Year 7, travelled to London Aquatics Centre on June 11th to represent King’s at the national event.
Oliver, who is a member of Ely Swimming Club (Barracudas), qualified for the IAPS Finals after he achieved a personal best (PB) of 28.86 seconds for his Under 12 50-metre freestyle race, in a preliminary competition held in the spring.
The Final itself was a fierce race between Oliver and a swimmer from Dulwich Prep London. Oliver came second by 0.14 seconds.
IAPS (The Independent Association of Prep Schools) is a professional association for over six hundred of the world’s top prep schools. IAPS Swimming sees 40 qualifying galas being organised throughout the spring term, with more than 400 schools entering the competition. The fastest 1,500 swimmers are then invited to the National Finals in June. The Finals are supported by 3,000 spectators on the day.
Congratulations Oliver – what a fantastic achievement!