Date Posted... May 18th 2022

Medal Successes in the National Nipper Stillwater Championship

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.