Open Water Swimming Success!

Congratulations to Grosvenor pupil Victoria Wylie who has enjoyed a series of outstanding successes in the field of Open Water Swimming of late.

Last summer Victoria undertook the internationally renowned ‘Global Open Water Swim Series’, which takes place around the world, and saw Victoria competing in both Northern Ireland and Ireland. Victoria's first swim of the Series was in Belfast, the River Lagan, over a distance of 1.5km, where she performed superbly to finish as the second under 19 female across the finish line.

Following this Victoria’s second swim took place at Warrenpoint, this time over a distance of 2.2km., where she went one better in being the first under 19 female to finish in wet-suit, a feat which she again emulated in the third swim of the series, The Island Dhu 2 km Swim, held in Portrush.

After completion of these three swims Victoria secured qualifion to compete at the European Championships, which this year took place in Carlingford, where the weather conditions made the 3km race even more challenging. Competing with swimmers from around Europe and Ireland Victoria again performed outstandingly well to complete the race in a time of 43.20 minutes.

Following completion of the full swim programme it was confirmed that Victoria had finished the Global Series seated in seventh place – a truly phenomenal achievement.

Well done to Victoria on her outstaning feats - which no doubt took a huge amount of courage and reilience on her part - and all at GGS now wish her the best of luck for her upcoming Open Water races over the remainder of the year. 

Grosvenor pupil Victoria Wylie, Year Twelve, who performed superbly to place seventh in the 'Global Open Water Swim Series' last year.