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Swim England Winter Nationals

Swim England Winter Nationals SUMMARY  Total Swims 141 Number of PB’s 96  Finalist 54  School Records 23 Medals 19 (9 Senior 10 Youth) Swimmers 34 Staff 6 Days 4 MEDAL BREAKDOWN SENIOR  Lily Booker Gold 400m IM Jakob Goodman Gold 200m FREESTYLE  Lily Booker Sliver 200m BREASTSTROKE  Jakob Goodman Bronze 200m IM  Jakob Goodman Bronze 400m FREESTYLE  Jakob Goodman Bronze 100m IM Lily Booker Bronze 50m BREASTSTROKE  Sophia Wilson Bronze 200 BACKSTROKE Ciara/Jess/Rosie & Anna Bronze 400m FREESTYLE RELAY YOUTH Lily Booker Gold 50m BREASTROKE  Lily Booker Gold 100m BREASTSTROKE  Lily Booker Gold 200m BREASTSTROKE  Lily Booker Gold 200m IM Lily Booker Gold 400m IM Will Ellington Gold 200m BREASTSTROKE Sophia Wilson Gold 200m BACKSTROKE Sophia Wilson Silver 200m IM Sophia Wilson Silver 100m BACKSTROKE Anna Morgan Bronze 100m IM DAY 1 REPORT  HEATS: A strong showing in the heats session on day 1, with 20 new best times, earning 17 showings during the first set of finals.

SE National County Team Championships

 SE National County Team Championships  The County Team Champs is always a fun, colourful and competitive event played out in front of a packed house in Sheffield’s Ponds Forge.

ESSA South West Relay Results

ESSA South West Relay Results What an event! On Wednesday 25th September we hosted the ESSA South West Relays with 32 schools and over 700 students.

Millfield swimmer commits to University of Virginia

Millfield swimmer commits to University of Virginia Millfield Upper Sixth swimmer Sophia has committed to attend the University of Virginia in the US next year. Eighteen-year-old Sophia joined Millfield in Year 10 and has been training at the school for three years.

Team Bath AS and Millfield Announce Open Meet Partnership

Team Bath AS and Millfield Announce Open Meet Partnership Millfield will begin a new partnership with Team Bath AS this season that will see the teams running joint Open Meets for the foreseeable future. Together the two teams will be hosting a series of Open Meets providing a focused programme that gives competition opportunities for swimmers at key times of the year and within essential qualification windows. Millfield Director of Swimming, Euan Dale, says, “It’s fantastic to be working so closely with Team Bath AS, and to be able to work as a team to bring so many talented swimmers together to compete.” Team Bath AS Chairman, Nick Bown said: “We are delighted to be joining forces with Millfield and look forward to providing a program of meets that gives our swimmers and those from Clubs across the Region and further afield, the best competition opportunities possible.” For the 2019/2020 Season, the Team Bath AS and Millfield Open Meets are planned as follows:  October 18-20 2019 – Millfield & Team Bath AS TYR Super Series Level 2, Millfield Pool.

British Summer Championships - Daily Download (Day 5)

British Summer Championships (Day 5) Starting day 5 (day 1) with the 400m freestyle, Rachel A experimented with new race tactics during the heat.

Millfield swimmer makes history as first female selected for World Junior Championships

Millfield swimmer makes history as first female selected for World Junior Championships Millfield Upper Sixth pupil Rachel Anderson has made history as the first female swimmer from the school to be selected to compete for Team GB at the FINA World Junior Championships in Budapest this August. The 17-year-old day pupil from Winscombe in Somerset will be following in the footsteps of successful Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallists and former Millfield pupils James Guy, Cameron Kurle and Brodie Williams. Rachel has been swimming since she was seven and joined Millfield in Year 9; she has qualified for Great Britain twice before, and will compete with the 10-strong Great Britain squad from the 20th-26th August at the Duna Arena venue. The school also has another pupil competing at the competition: Upper Sixth pupil Danilo Rosafio will also be representing Kenya.

Millfield swimming coaches raise money for local hydro pool

Millfield swimming coaches raise money for local hydro pool Millfield swimming coaches James Clarke and Daniel Waddingham have raised £620 for the Friends of Avalon Hydrotherapy pool appeal by participating in the Ironman Vichy in France in August. The two coaches trained for the race over 6 months; an Ironman consists of a 2.4mile swim, 112mile bike ride and 26.2mile run. The Friends of Avalon Hydrotherapy pool appeal smashed their target of raising £1.1 million to build the facility earlier this year, but are now fundraising for the £115,000 worth of equipment needed to fit it out. The pool will be based at Avalon School in Street and will benefit disabled young people, who currently have to travel 25 miles to Bridgwater to use a similar specialised facility. James says, “We chose to raise money for Friends of Avalon as we know someone whose child will benefit from the use of a hydrotherapy pool in the local area.

Millfield exam results show record high 12% A* grades

Millfield exam results show record high 12% A* grades Millfield pupils are celebrating today after achieving a record high 12% A* or equivalent grade at A Level, Pre-U and BTEC.

British Summer Championships - Daily Download (Day 4)

British Summer Championships - Day 4! George S was up first in the 200m breaststroke with his first swim at this level.

British Summer Championships - Daily Download (Day 3)

British Summer Championships - Day 3! Jess P kicked off day 3 with a superb heat swim, attacking the 200m butterfly with a strong front end. Evan J was close to his best time, demonstrating good swim speed in the 100m freestyle heats.

British Summer Championships - Daily Download (Day 2)

British Summer Championships - Daily Download (Day 2) Astrid H again capitalised on her ‘superpower’ using her underwater to great effect at both start and turn of the 100 back, leading to her 2nd best heat swim ever.

British Summer Championships - Daily Download (Day1)

British Summer Championships - Daily Download (Day 1) What a fabulous start to day 1 - Evan J is swim 1, with a 400 free PB. Ioan E executes 2 very different race plans to double dip and lower his PB to below the 4:00 mark.

London Summer Meet

Millfield in Fine Form at London Summer Meet This challenging meet took place at the London Aquatics Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Athletes honoured at 2019 Millfield Sports Awards

Athletes honoured at 2019 Millfield Sports Awards Millfield celebrated another fantastic year of sporting achievement at the 2019 Sports Awards held on 18th May. Presented by Dr Scott Drawer, Director of Sport, and Mr Gavin Catto, Hockey coach & Mathematics teacher, the ceremony took on a new format including 6 Sports Awards and recognised not only individual and team success, but attitude and commitment on the sporting field. The event also showcased the annual reviews of 9 Millfield Sports, which were jointly presented by a number of senior pupils (sports captains) assisting their Head of Sport.

Sette Colli International

Sette Colli International On Wednesday the 19th of June we embarked on an epic adventure to one of the most prolific senior European swim meets, the Sette Colli International.

IAPS Swimming Championships

IAPS Swimming Championships Millfield prep school swimmers set off from school at 2.30pm on Friday all excited for the day ahead.

Plymouth Last Chance Meet

Plymouth Last Chance Meet As the first half of the Summer term came to a close, so too did the window for posting times onto rankings, that lead to selection for the British Summer Championships & English, Welsh and Scottish Nationals.

Regional Age Group Championships

Regional Age Group Championships After a successful Youth Championships, it was the turn of the remaining Year 9 pupils to compete at the Regional Age Group Championships.

Regional Youth Championships

One of the largest squads of swimmers in Millfield’s history travelled to Plymouth for the Regional Youth Championships on May 4-6th.

British Swimming Championships

BRITISH SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (16th -21st of April) Millfield swimming went in force to the British Swimming Championships held in the beautiful Trollcross Aquatics Centre from the 16-21st of April.

Millfield & Street TYR Super Series

Millfield & Street TYR Super Series Community Coinciding with the opening of the National Qualification Window, the Millfield and Street Super Series had proven popular with the swimming community, with the Meet being oversubscribed.

ESSA Inter-Divisional Championships

ESSA Swimming Inter-Divisional Championships 2019 highlights: This year saw seven Millfield pupils and one staff member take part in the 69th edition of the English Schools Swimming Association (ESSA) Inter-Divisional Championships.

National Arena League Cup Final

National Arena League Cup Final Millfield Swimming finished as Runners Up in the National Arena League Cup Final on Sunday 3rd March after the tightest of battles.   The National Arena Swimming League has 350+ teams participating in 6 Regions around the Country. The Somerset based school finished 4th out of 60 teams in the South West of England and Wales to qualify for the Cup Final in 7th place.  The team then performed with distinction in Cardiff, winning an impressive 11 races, finishing just 7 points behind eventual winners Plymouth Leander.  Full points on the day were bagged by Brodie Williams (200IM/100BC), Santos Villalon (100FLY), Tatiana Tostevin (100BC), Will Ellington (100BRS), Solomon Williams (100FLY), Richard Towers (100BRS) and the boys 12,14,16U Relays. Brodie Williams and Will Ellington also secured ‘Best in Age’ Awards for their efforts.

Somerset Counties

Somerset County Championships 2019 26th/27th January, 2nd/3rd February & 9/10 February at Millfield School The swimming community of Millfield School came together, to embrace the opportunity which was being given to them by Somerset ASA, to reap the rewards (by way of posting new best times) of their recent weeks of diligent, focused training.

Flanders Cup

FLANDERS CUP (17th - 20th of January ) The mighty Millfield went on its annual foreign adventure to gain international exposure for our budding young talent.  Swimmers: Dimitrios Tsaliagkos, Alice Chan, Izzy Renwick, Astrid Hannah, Tatiana Tostevin, Polly Painter, William Ellington, Sophia Wilson, Rachel Anderson, Will Mitchell, Ian Lauritzen, David Chang, Danilo Rosafio, Ioan Evans, Huw Williams, Davide Arioli, Ellie Kirkham, Jakob Goodman, Hamish Skillman, Tom Gambold, Candice Lam, Emma Harvey, Abigail Hurst, Daniel New, Jacob St Germain, Jakob Goodman, Simon Sweatman, Jessica Podger, Rupert Hague, Brodie Williams, Marcus Rodgers. Staff: Coach Waddingham Coach Dale Coach Puddy Coach Rhodes Report: This year we travelled to the International Flanders Cup in Antwerp, one of the hottest meets on the European circuit with extensive prize money.