Congratulations to Alex M (7B) who was awarded a Bronze medal in the Kent County Championships – 1500m freestyle, as a member of RTW Monson Swimming Club on 29 January.

On 14 January Alex also competed at KSSA Gala in the Junior Age Group (Years 7&8). Although aged 11 he was up against swimmers up to the age of 13, so did really well to come away with 5th place in both of the events that he entered – 100m butterfly and 100m freestyle. Medals were awarded to the top 6 places.  Alex will be eligible to swim in the same category next year when he’s in Year 8.

Rather more incredibly, The New Beacon came 22nd out of the 25 eligible boys’ schools with just Alex as the competitor! On that day, he proudly wore his New Beacon sports kit, cheered all his club teammates and brother in their respective events and was generally a huge credit to the school.