Lengthy inter-schools celebration for young swimming stars

Stonyhurst's St Mary's Hall Under 9, 10 and 11 swimmers with their trophy.
Stonyhurst's St Mary's Hall Under 9, 10 and 11 swimmers with their trophy.

Young swimmers from a Ribble Valley school have won a major inter-schools tournament in Preston. This was the first year in which children from Stonyhurst College’s prep school, St Mary’s Hall had entered the competition at St Pius’ School.

The school’s Under 9, 10 and 11 swimming team beat competing teams from Highfield, Rossall, Kirkham, Hunter Hall and St Pius itself. Sally Evans, Head of Girls’ sport at SMH, said: “I’m really pleased they picked up so many points, particularly in the relays, against strong opposition. This was the first gala away for some and they did really well!” Above, Stonyhurst’s St Mary’s Hall Under 9, 10 and 11 swimmers with their trophy.