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British Down Syndrome Swimming Championships - Oakley pupil wins 7 GOLD medals!

This past weekend, 19th & 20th November, witnessed the first inaugural British Down Syndrome Swimming Championships. Over 135 swimmers from across the country participated in the largest swimming event of its kind at the K2 swim centre in Crawley, West Sussex. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Gabriel, one of our Phase 4 pupils, swimming his first ever competitive meet, who won 7 GOLD medals!


Gabriel’s performance led to the event commenter saying “we literally could have given him some fins and a rocket pack and it wouldn’t have made any difference, he absolutely nailed it!”  he couldn’t have done any better he’s smashed it’. Gabriel’s performances made him the man to watch, his rapid starts and explosive speed lead to an invite to join a Team Great Britain training camp in Scotland in the New Year.


Gabriel's family and everyone at Oakley School couldn't be prouder.