Josh Cowham: IAPS National Swimming Champion

Josh Cowham and Timon Staehler represented St Edmund’s Junior School amongst swimmers from schools all over the UK in the IAPS National Swimming Championships Final in Crawley on Saturday.

At the outset over 4000 swimmers from preparatory schools across the UK entered the IAPS National Swimming Championships. The fastest 16 in each event in each age group were then invited to the K2 Swimming Pool in Crawley to compete in heats for a place in the final eight.

In the morning heats Timon qualified for the final of the U11 25m butterfly and Josh won his heat in the U11 50m breaststroke. Josh went on to win the final of the 50m breaststroke in 38.66 seconds, improving his personal best by 2 seconds – an incredible achievement. Josh also set a new record for Canterbury City Swimming Club – his 4th club record!

Josh proudly shows his medal for the U11 50m Breaststroke

Josh proudly shows his medal for the U11 50m Breaststroke

Many congratulations to Timon on making it to the final eight in the National Championships, and to Josh on becoming the IAPS 2013 National Swimming U11 Breaststroke Champion. This is a tremendous achievement and St Edmund’s is proud of them both.