On Thursday 5th November, four students from St. Dominic’s Brewood won the Independent Schools Association Midlands Swimming Championships, held at Walsall Gala Baths.
The Staffordshire Independent School have competed for many years and saw their girls swim for the title against 18 other teams from across the area.
Neah Boniface, Sarah Hendrie, Imogen Vickers and Lucinda Willis celebrated the U13 Senior Swimming triumph.
Miss Hovland, Assistant Head Pastoral and Head of Physical Education at St. Dominic’s Brewood said: “This is a tremendous achievement by the students and shows the latest success in the development of sport at St. Dominic’s Brewood where we aim to get the most out of each pupil so they can enjoy sport and gain many important life skills.” Miss Hovland is also the ISA Midlands Area Sport Co-ordinator.
Neah Boniface, aged thirteen, individually won the Front Crawl and the Butterfly competition. She will now compete for the Midlands team in January at the National Finals held at the Olympic Aquatic Centre in London. Last year, Neah was awarded double National Champion with two gold medals.
Neah affectionately remembers standing on Block 5 where her hero Michael Phelps stood to win the Olympic Gold in London 2012. This was where she always wanted to achieve her gold medal; a fantastic accomplishment and something that emphasises the Olympic legacy that Lord Coe wanted to achieve.