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The Academy’s top swimmers travelled to the National Aquatics Centre, Dublin to compete in the Irish Schools’ Relay Gala, and returned having won medals in 3 events. ¬†The Junior Girls’ team of Scarlett Armstrong, Monica Del Castillo, Giulia Allen and Siobhan Baine finished¬†in 3rd place, with the Senior Boys (Lui Hurson [captain], Finn Purdy, Lorcan Gourley and Adam Mahood) finishing 2nd in the Freestyle and 3rd in the Medley Relays.

The rest of the team performed really well – the Intermediate Boys had two 6th places (Ollie Parkes, John Montgomery, Ewan Purdy and Cal Young-McClintock), with the Intermediate Girls finishing 5th & 6th (Cher Enriquez, Ellie Cross, Naoise McCormick and Rosie Strutt) and the Senior Girls 4th & 5th (Sinead Gourley [captain], Zoe Parkes, Sophia Del Castillo and Laura Lennox).

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