Jon takes golds at Olympic pool
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A SEER GREEN swimmer made a huge splash at London’s Olympic swimming pool as part of his school’s swimming team, which picked up 19 medals at the ISA National Swimming Finals.
Joe Horstead, 12, qualified from regional heats to represent LVS Ascot and the London West region at the finals, held at the London Aquatics Centre in the
Seer Green swimmer Joe Horstead Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Having drawn inspiration from watching Rebecca Adlington achieve two Olympic bronze medals in the same pool at the London 2012 Olympics, Horstead went two better by picking up double gold in the individual backstroke and butterfly events for his age group.
His success can be attributed to hard work, skill and excellent tuition received at the pool at his school, where he can be found training several times each week.
LVS Ascot PE Teacher Anna Murawska said: “It was amazing to see the pupils achieve medals at such an awesome venue in recognition of all their commitment and hours of training.
“Hopefully even more of them will be able to qualify for the finals next year.”