Two more students from Albany have been making a splash in the sporting world this term. On the back of students success in boardercross, athletics, dance and synchronised swimming, students have also been making a splash in the pool. Isaac Brennand (Year 9) and Piper Stevens (Year 8) have seen their hard work pay off achieving podium finishes in two major swimming events.
Piper Stevens, achieved a bronze medal for her 100m backstroke in the recent Greater Manchester Swimming Gala. The talented swimmer produced a fantastic swim to complete the race in 1.16 seconds. Piper said, “I was so pleased with my performance and the hard work in training paid off again. It was a really competitive race and so this makes me even more proud to achieve third place.”
Isaac Brennand who is a potential Olympic star of the future was invited to compete at the world renowned, international Saint-Dizier swimming meet. The meet brings together swimmers from all over the world with representatives from as far as Brazil coming to compete against their peers.
Isaac, who swims for Bolton Metro swimming club, competed in 6 events over the weekend of the 14th – 16th October. The results were spectacular with Isaac achieving podium finishes in 50m Breaststroke (3rd Place) and 100m Breaststroke (3rd place). He is now ranked 4th in Britain in the under 14’s age group in the 50m breaststroke and 3rd in Britain in the 100m breaststroke.
Isaac spoke of his delight with his results, saying, “I am so happy with not only my podium finishes but the fact that I achieved two personal best times as well. This means I am improving and I hope I can continue to do so in the future.”
Mrs Lewis, Head of Year 8and 9 and girls PE teacher at Albany, said, “ We are all extremely proud of Piper & Isaac and their swimming achievements. Their success reflects a very high level of talent and commitment.