Flood Of Medals For Superstar Swimmer Jack
A dedicated Year 7 student is celebrating after winning an impressive clutch of medals for his swimming in just four months.
Jack Pearce only began competing in the summer, but has already placed in the top three at swimming galas around the region.
Jack, who has cerebral palsy, first started swimming when he was just months old to help strengthen his muscles and help with his condition. However, over the years, operations and personal reasons have seen him out of the water for periods of time. He swims with his grandparents for an hour on Sundays alongside his younger siblings and also has a trainer.
Earlier this year his trainers said they saw competitive potential in Jack – and he hasn’t looked back since. He trains three times a week – for 45 minutes on Tuesdays and Fridays and one hour 45 minutes on Thursdays.
And his hard work has already paid off. In his first competition, which took place in Solihull, Jack won gold in the freestyle and backstroke and bronze in the breaststroke. He also did well at his next contest in Worcester, winning silver in the backstroke and bronze in the freestyle.
Mrs Spencer-Wood, who works with Year 7, said: “Jack is a super student and a great role model. He has worked very hard for his success and deserves to be very proud. We’re sure he’ll continue to do brilliantly.”