Last weekend Paolo Messenger (Year 9 ) competed in the Yorkshire Swimming qualifiers in Beverley, in the U14 category.

Paolo was in outstanding form, setting personal bests in every single event he entered, and earning himself gold medals in the 50m breaststroke and 50m backstroke, and silver in the 100m backstroke. More importantly though, he qualified for the Yorkshire winter competition in the 100m freestyle and 50m butterfly, with times of 65.62s and 33.97s, respectively.

Paolo’s next major competition is the weekend of 9-10th October, in Leeds, and we wish him every success.

Paolo has shown incredible commitment to his swimming, which requires very early mornings to attend his training sessions. Paolo is a brilliant student here at St. Augustine’s, and we are all very proud of him.