On Wednesday the whole of St Swithun's Junior school excitedly watched divers Emily Alderman and Abbie Baker in a display at St Swithun’s pool. This was all part of the events and activities planned for St Swithun's Junior school Olympic week.
Abbie, age 13, currently in Year 8 at St Swithun’s and swimming at international level, has been awarded a training grant as one of ‘Hampshire’s Talented Athletes’.
Emily, daughter of pool manager Mark Alderman, has won 16 British titles as well as gaining 5th place in the European Junior Championships and 8th in the World Junior Championships.
Although they train at the same pool in Southampton, this was the first time the two girls had dived together. You would never have guessed, as to an untrained eye, the timing looked near perfect.