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College swimmer awarded Wilkinson Sword
24th July 2018

College swimmer, Elinah Philip, has been awarded the Wilkinson Sword for her achievements in the sport of Swimming.

At the recent Hertfordshire Swimming Association Annual Awards, College student Elinah Philip was the very proud recipient of the prestigious Wilkinson Sword in recognition of her achievements in the sport of Swimming.

Awarded annually this is the first time the sword has been awarded to a Bishop’s Stortford Swimming Club member for 25 years and indeed, the first time is has been awarded since 2013.

Elinah’s name will join those of previous recipients when it is engraved onto a plaque in the case which houses the sword. The Wilkinson Sword is kept in its presentation case on permanent display but Elinah was given a smaller replica to take home. Elinah was awarded the Sword jointly with another swimmer from Hatfield SC, both of whom had swum in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Mrs Deborah Huggett, Head of Swimming at Bishop’s Stortford College said, “We are all so proud of Elinah and everything she has achieved. She is a tremendous ambassador for both her sport and her school.”

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