European Youth Olympic Festival
22 August 2019
Congratulations to fifth year Nick Skelton who was very successful in this summer's European Youth Olympic Swimming Festival where he was part of the GB squad competing in Baku, Azerbaijan. Nick swam a personal best in both the 100m and 200m backstroke and finished 7th in the 200m final. Nick also competed in two relay teams swimming freestyle in the 4x100m and medley relays. This resulted in a gold medal in the freestyle relay and a silver medal in the medley heats which enabled the team to reach the final.
Speaking about the experience Nick said, “I cannot describe the emotion and adrenaline that I experienced standing on a podium with my team mates listening to the national anthem being played in our honour, a moment that I will never forget. It was also incredibly moving to swim under the Olympic flag and flame.”
Nick completed his successful summer with an excellent set of GCSE results.