The National Nipper Stillwater’s Championship, 2022, was contested in Cardiff International Pool over the weekend, 14 and 15 May 2022.
Truro School had a number of competitors taking part, competing for various Cornish Clubs.
Eva [Polzeath], Poppy [Gyllyngvase] and Annabelle [St Ives] competed against 87 U13-year-old girls, whilst Tansy [Gyllyngvase] and Barnaby (not pictured) [Portreath] competed in fields of 80 and 61 competitors respectively!
The atmosphere was brilliant with the event having been unable to run since 2019 due to covid.
Medal success included:
Eva: 1st place (National Gold Medal) – U13 Manikin Carry Individual
Poppy and Tansy: 2nd place (National Silver Medals) – U13 Board Relay
Our pupils also placed in the top twenty in several other events:
Eva: 15th place (U13 Flipper Race)
Poppy: 7th place (U13 Board Race) and 16th place (U13 Manikin Carry)
Tansy: 15th place (U12 Flipper Race), 18th place (U12 Board Race) and 20th (U12) Manikin Carry
Barnaby: 15th place (U12 Flipper Race) and 15th (U12 Board Race)
Overall, Gyllyngvase Surf Lifesaving Club finished in 2nd place, Polzeath were 5th and Portreath was 11th out of a total of 23 teams. We are extremely proud of all of our pupils and look forward to seeing them compete in more events in the future.