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Old Palace Swimming Gala

Old Palace students swim to success with an impressive 16 medal win.

Students from Old Palace of John Whitgift distinguished themselves at the recent Croydon Schools Year 7 & 8 Swimming Gala by winning no less than 16 medals.

The Year 7 team comprised Rosemary, Keno and Clodagh (all representing Old Palace for the first time), whilst Zino, Catherine, Natalia and Mya (stepping in at very short notice) represented Year 8. Zino swam an excellent 50 metre Freestyle race in a very fast time, coming second, with Catherine and Natalia picking up bronze medals in the Year 8 Backstroke and Butterfly events.

Mrs Jewell, Head of Old Palace said: “I am very proud of our pupils’ achievements. The standard was extremely high and the Medley and Freestyle relays, in which both teams won medals, were particularly exciting”.

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