GGS pupil makes waves with swimming success

Congratulations to Grosvenor swimmer Victoria Catterson, Year Twelve, who continues to excel in the pool having enjoyed an incredible list of achievements throughout the current season to date.

In September 2016 Victoria was selected to represent Northern Ireland at the UK School Games in Loughborough, where she was placed first in the 4 x 100 metres mixed freestyle relay, as well as second in the individual 200 metre freestyle.

In addition Victoria followed up this success by claiming gold in both the 100 metre and 400 metre freestyle at the Ulster Schools’ Championships, held in Bangor in October, which secured her qualification for the prestigious Irish Interprovincial Championships, which will be held this coming April.

In the Irish Short Course Championships, meanwhile, held in Lisburn in November, Victoria continued her outstanding level of performance by attaining two gold medals in the 4 x 50 metre freestyle relay as well as the 4 x 50 metre medley relay, while also walking away with silver in the 4 x 100 metres freestyle relay and bronze in the 400 metre freestyle.

In addition the Ulster Short Course Championships, staged in Bangor in December, saw Victoria achieve yet further success when placing first in the 4 x 200 metres freestyle relay and the 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay, second in the 800 metre freestyle, 400 metre freestyle and 200 metre freestyle and, last but not least, third in the 4 x 50 metre freestyle mixed relay, 400 metre individual medely and 4 x 50 metre mixed relay.

Finally, Victoria’s most recent competition, the David McCullough Memorial Championships, held in Bangor in February, saw her maintain her impressive levels of success when she secured first place in the 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay, 200 metre freestyle and 400 metre freestyle, as well as second in the 800 freestyle and third in the 400 metre individual medley.

As you can see Victoria, who competes for Ards Swimming Club, has enjoyed a phenomenal amount of success in an impressive range of events, both at age group and senior level, throughout the season to date: all at GGS are incredibly proud of her achievements and wish her the best of luck over the remainder of the season and beyond, hoping that she can maintain and even build on her current levels of success over the months and years to come.

Grosvenor swimmer Victoria Catterson, pictured alongside Dr. Vasey, who has enjoyed an incredible amount of success in the pool throughout the current season.