Five BMS students picked up an impressive 23 gold medals and 12 county trophies between them at the Bedfordshire County Swimming Championships last month. Representing the Modernian Swimming Club, they travelled to Luton Sports Village to compete against seven other clubs from across the region.
The stand-out performance came from Year 10 student Ben Ashdown who won 8 gold medals in 50m, 100m freestyle; 100m, 200m breaststroke; 200m individual medley, as well as the mixed medley relay, freestyle relay and mixed freestyle relay. He also took the Junior Championship titles in all of his individual events, making him the fastest U15 swimmer in the county.
The other gold medal winners were:
Oliver McCulloch (Year 8) 100m, 200m breaststroke, 400m individual medley, 1500m freestyle and 200m butterfly
Jess Watson (Year 10) 100m, 200m breaststroke, open medley relay and medley relay
Henry Jones (Year 10), mixed medley relay, freestyle relay and mixed freestyle relay
Emily Jones (Year 12), open medley relay and open freestyle relay
Congratulations also go to Year 6 student Jonathon Regan who reached three finals in the 100m freestyle, 50m and 100m backstroke.