NATIONAL FINALS: Bronze medal for Eliza

A Year 5 pupil at Laxton Junior School has just won a medal in a national swimming championship final.

Thursday, 18th May 2017, 2:51 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:52 pm
Eliza Mardon with Head of Swimming Julie Clipstone.

Eliza Mardon was one of 16 girls from across the country to qualify for the Under 9 25m butterfly at the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) National Swimming Finals in Crawley and she claimed the bronze medal.

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She made the final by finishing second in her heat in 16.14 seconds.

In the final she narrowly missed out on a silver medal by .01 of a second.

Head of Swimming at the school, Mrs Julie Clipstone, said: “We were extremely proud of Eliza gaining overall third place in a very tough completion.”