Redland High’s Kate makes a splash in France

February 29 2016

Redland High’s Kate makes a splash in France

A REDLAND High pupil has won bronze at an event in France.

Kate Shortman from Year 9 competes with Senior Team GB Synchronized Swimming Team.

Kate says that fitting in school work and training is “challenging…but my teachers and friends at Redland High School have been incredibly supportive”.

Kate competed in two synchronized swimming events at the French Open in Montreuil.

Kate and the rest of the Senior Team GB squad performed exceedingly well and managed to secure a bronze as part of the Free Team in their Free Routine.

This is an excellent result in Kate’s preparation for the Olympic qualifier and the LEN European Aquatics Championships in London.

Kate’s form tutor and a PE Teacher at Redland High School for Girls, Emily Harrington, says: “Kate has always shown great creativity and elegance in her performances across the aesthetic activities at Redland High.

“I have had the privilege of watching her develop over the years, and her enthusiasm and dedication is obvious. 

“I couldn’t be more delighted for Kate in achieving her bronze medal at the French Open.”

Kate says: “I have been working really hard as part of the senior GB team.

“Sometimes it is really challenging fitting in the training around my school work but my teachers and school friends at Redland High have been incredibly supportive.

“It was very exciting to win the Bronze Free Team Medal in the French Open, especially as this was my first senior international.

“My next senior competition is in May.

“It is the Senior Europeans at the London Aquatics Centre.

“It will be very exciting to compete in front of a home crowd”

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