A QUARTET of swimmers from Ellesmere College are looking to make a splash at a national schools event in London this month.

Students Hettie D’Ammassa (Year 10), Emily Farr (Year 10), Evie Floate (Year 10) and Katie Hale (Year 9) will represent the Titans swimming team at the 62nd annual Secondary School Team Relay Championships.

The girls qualified for the championships after successes in national competitions throughout the year.

They became the fastest female team in the West Midlands, earning them an invite to the National Finals in both the 200m Medley Relay and 200m Freestyle Relay events.

The four swimmers took time off their normal training regime to try their luck in this year’s English Schools Swimming Association (ESSA) Championships.

More than 50 school teams competed in the regional qualifying events, which were all about beating the clock to record the fastest times.

The Ellesmere girls chose to set their times at Newcastle-Under-Lyme School and managed to pick up the best times regionally in the medley and freestyle relays.

To qualify for the finals, set to take place in London’s iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic swimming venue, the team had to post a top 30 time from the 2,000 plus teams competing nationally.

Following the event, they found out that they are seeded as the fastest qualifiers in the individual medley event, and as the third fastest qualifiers in the freestyle relay for their age group.

A spokesman for Ellesmere College said: “The girls are proud to represent their school, county and region.

“They know that they have a lot of work to do if they are to stand a chance of making the podium in November.

“Good luck girls!”

They were able to do just that, and will now travel to the capital on Saturday, November 16.