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Elinah’s Swimming Success


Having just finished her GCSEs you would think Bishop’s Stortford College pupil, Elinah Phillip, deserved a bit of a rest. Instead she travelled to Budapest for the World Swimming Championships.

Elinah, who swam in the Rio Olympics in 2016 and earlier this year, won 2 silver medals at the Carifta Swimming Championships in April, competed in both the 50m Butterfly and 50m Freestyle events against the world’s best senior swimmers. Elinah, who is more used to competing in age group competitions, described the Championships as “A great learning experience which I thoroughly enjoyed.”

Despite having the incredible opportunity to race at the World Swimming Championships, upon her return to England, Elinah was determined to train even harder for her biggest competition of the season; the World Junior Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana. This time swimming against her peers, Elinah qualified for the Youth Olympic Games 2018 which will be held in Argentina.

The College extends their warmest congratulations to Elinah and wishes her all the best for her future events.
Published: September 27 2017

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