Wells Swimming Club is proud to report on the performance of one of their members, Asta Maddox, in the annual IAPS National Swimming Competition, the National Finals of which took place last weekend. The IAPS competition attracts over 4,000 competitors from 257 Independent Prep Schools across the country. Through a series of regional heats finalists are selected for the National Finals, which this year were held at the London Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park, Stratford in London and around 1,500 competitors took part.
Asta Maddox qualified for the IAPS National Swim Finals and competed last Saturday representing Wells Cathedral Junior School in the year 5 (under 10) 25m butterfly, an achievement in its own right as she is still in year 4!
Asta raced in an initial heat securing a place in the final with the fastest qualifying time of 15.76s. She then went on to win the final in 15.69s against some very strong competition to become the U10s butterfly IAPS National Champion.
Asta’s father Nick said he was lucky enough to be in London to watch Asta swim on Saturday, the first time in over a year he had seen her in a race and he was amazed. He said it was a great result for Asta but would not have been possible without the fantastic coaching available at Wells Swimming Club and the hard working committee members keeping the club going. He said his wife Kate and he were very grateful to everyone at the club.