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Tollbar Swimmer Will Join Olympians At Next Competition

Accomplished swimmer Libby Munday (15) with Amy Pharaoh, Tollbar Academy Curriculum Leader for PE.

Talented swimmer Libby Munday (15) has taken part in the English Schools’ Swimming Association competition in Coventry finishing 6th in the country in the 100m and 200m backstroke disciplines.

Libby has been swimming since the age of nine and is a member of Cleethorpes and District Swimming Club. She is a Year 10 student at Tollbar Academy and has represented the Academy at Grimsby and District Schools’ Championships each year since she joined the school.

Libby is a Sports Leader who excels in many sports, including Netball and Athletics, and is studying for her GCSEs. She will compete in the British Swimming Championships next month, which will be attended by Olympians who are qualifying for the Commonwealth Games. Libby trains six or seven times a week with the Cleethorpes club and would like to see swimming as a career.

“I really enjoy swimming,” she said. “It keeps me fit and I enjoy the competitions. We have been training at Brigg and Scunthorpe recently while the Cleethorpes Leisure Centre was closed. I am really looking forward to the next competition.”

Amy Pharaoh, Curriculum Leader for PE at Tollbar Academy, praised Libby’s professional attitude to her sport and her determination to succeed at whatever she chooses to do.

“Libby is a role model for any sport that she tackles. She is a fantastic swimmer and represents herself and the Academy with pride. We are immensely proud of her and will be cheering her on for next month’s competition,” she said.

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Tollbar Academy Principal

Mr N J Whittle