Girls set new Swimathon Record

Posted: 7th March 2022

Thornton College students participate in the MK Rotary Swimathon each year and on 26th February 2022 five teams, a total of 24 students from across the school in Years 6 – 13 took part in the 28th Swimathon. All of the girls have collected sponsorship and are now busy collecting donations for MK Rotary chosen charities.

The winning team seen in the photograph are students Sophie W (Year 10), Anna Z (Year 12), Grace L (Year 9) and Julia T (Year 12). Together they swam 154 lengths which is a new Thornton record!

A year 7 student, Mya N, has participated in the Swimathon four times now. This year she swam with a team from a local charity called MKCCG (Milton Keynes community Cardio-pulmonary Group) who care for people through cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. Her team aged from 8 – 78 years old and she was thrilled to support the patients with her smiles, encouragement and lengths. She also swam for a Thornton team so she swam it twice completing 49 lengths on the day!

Miss Dean, Teacher of PE at Thornton commented:

“Thornton is proud to take part in the MK Rotary Swimathon each year. Our students enjoy the opportunity to represent the school and raise lots of money for Rotary chosen charities. I am really proud of how our students work together as a team and push themselves to swim as many lengths as possible, raising sponsorship money which makes a real difference to people’s live. Congratulations to every Thornton student who swam today – I am proud of you all.”

A parent spectator said:

“I just wanted to say what a fantastic job the girls did on Saturday at the Rotary Club Swimathon. They did Thornton very proud and all knocked out some superb lengths with such smiles on their faces. It was very clear Thornton boasts some very talented swimmers and I’m aware some swim for the county, regionally and nationally. Brilliant to watch.”

Categories: Co-curricular Senior School