SWIMMING: Imogen is a record breaker

Imogen Rafferty

Imogen Rafferty

First published in Sport

HEYWOOD Prep pupil Imogen Rafferty swam her way into the record books at the Independent Schools Association National Swimming Finals in Coventry.

Representing the Corsham-based school as part of the South West region team, she swam the girls U12s 50m breaststroke in 41.59 seconds, shaving nearly two-and-a- half seconds off the previous national ISA record.

She also clinched gold, silver and bronze medals at the event and qualified for the national finals and said: “I was about third or fourth half way down the length.

“Then towards the end, I looked sideways and couldn’t see anyone else.

“As I finished, I could see my parents waving and clapping and I looked up and saw the time, and I realised I’d beaten the record. I felt so shocked. It took a while for it to sink in.’’

Rafferty swims with the Bradford on Avon club and also Aquae Sulis at Bath University, and qualified for the national finals along with fellow pupil Dorothy-Rose Mulcahy.

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