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Jun 16th

Guildford City Academy’s 9 year old swimmer takes top prize at GCSC Academy Gala!

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The Academy Gala is our biannual, friendly and inclusive swimming gala for our Academy swimmers which gives children from the age of six the opportunity to shine within the Club and have their first taste of competitive swimming.  Swimmers are encouraged to participate in 25m sprints on all four strokes enabling them to track their improvement and the Club to identify rising talent.  It was a busy evening and Sue Barney, Head of the Academy was very proud of the way her young swimmers performed as were all of the Academy team!

We would especially like to congratulate the following swimmers in their age groups ..

Harry Caulton who won 4 Golds in the 6 year old Boys Freestyle, Backstroke, Butterfly and Breaststroke; and also to Evie Smith who won 3 Golds in the 6 year old Girls Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke. We look forward to their next gala!

William Smith who won 2 Golds and 2 Bronzes in the 9 year old Boys Events with Mackenzie Russell taking Gold in the Backstroke and Harry Readhead in the Butterfly.  In the nine year old girls,  Maddie Glynn Jones took home Gold in the Freestyle and Backstroke with Henrietta Whittington taking Gold in the Butterfly and Breaststroke.

Katie Sakaria won Gold in the 8 year old Girls Freestyle and Butterfly; with Darcy Revitt taking 1st place in Breaststroke and Freya Tribe in the Backstroke. William Brooke won Gold in the 8 year old Boys Freestyle and Butterfly, with Thomas Agar taking Gold in Backstroke and Zac Pettifer in Breaststroke.

Heidi Hemming (7 year old Girls Freestyle) flew off the blocks and won from start to finish. Heidi also won the Backstroke.  Katie Sherlock claimed 2 Golds for the Butterfly and Breaststroke.  In the 7 year old boys the stand out swimmer was Jamie Pickering who took 1st place in Freestyle and Backstroke and was competing in his first Academy gala: Hayden Amiss won the Breaststroke and Henry Prickett the Butterfly.

If you wish to join Guildford City Academy our next trials for swimmers aged 7 and younger are on June 24th; please contact Sue Barney at to book a trial.

Guildford City Swimming Club offer lessons and training for non-swimmers right through to Masters. Please check our website: