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The Leys School in Cambridge win Dunelm Cup at London Aquatics Centre





The Leys School have been celebrating getting their hands on the Dunelm Cup for the first time since 1939.

The squad comprising of Austyn Johnson, Christopher Howe, Alexander Hsieh and Isaac Hui secured the silverware after coming out on top in the Small Schools Medley Relay, which formed part of the Bath Cup event.

After winning their heat, the quartet got in front early on in the final at the London Aquatics Centre, eventually stopping the clock in a time of one minute and 56.35 seconds. They finished clear of Lancing College and Cheltenham College, who were second and third respectively.

The Leys School’s swimming champions
The Leys School’s swimming champions

Head of swimming at The Leys, Harriet Lee, said: “This was a story of real resilience. These four boys have stuck together through the pandemic and lockdown, and their fourth place finish last year just spurred them on to do better. It is fantastic that the school has taken this trophy for the first time in more than 80 years, and it is testament to the hard work and dedication the pupils have shown.

“These four boys have been instrumental in helping to change the ethos around swimming and we currently have an incredible group of pupils in both male and female teams.

“Their hard work and dedication is really starting to show in our performances and this trophy is the cherry on top.”



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