Rydal Penrhos pupil Amélie Creer scooped a well-deserved Gold Medal from a prestigious diving competition representing the Manchester Aquatics Centre Diving Squad.
A talented young diver at Rydal Penrhos marked her return to competition with an outstanding performance in the face of some stern competition.
Amélie Creer, who is a Year 9 pupil at the school, competed in the Advanced Category at the Great Britain Diving Federation competition in Cheltenham, where she was representing the Manchester Aquatics Centre Diving Squad as a guest member.
She performed six dives covering each of the four directions – forward, back, inward and reverse – in both the tuck and pike positions across the one metre and three-metre springboards as well as the five-metre platform, where Amélie tried the complex arm-stand forward 1 ½ somersault in the tuck position.
Despite the challenging task awaiting Amélie at the event, she held her nerve and excelled throughout to secure an outstanding 196 points from her six dives.
This was enough for Amélie to attain a Gold Medal for her efforts, which represents a substantial achievement and one the pupil can be enormously proud of.
Amélie contributed significantly to the overall success of The Manchester Aquatics Centre squad, with their divers coming away with six gold, six silver and three bronze medals from the competition.
This was Amélie’s first national competition since February 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, which makes her success even more remarkable and it’s a performance the pupils can take a great deal of encouragement from ahead of future challenges.
Everyone at Rydal Penrhos would like to congratulate Amélie on an exceptional accomplishment and wish her the best of luck during her upcoming competitions.
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