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Manchester High School for Girls


A talented swimmer, 10-year-old Evie, has been selected for the ASA regional synchronised swimming beacon programme in Leeds.

The Manchester High Prep pupil is only the fourth girl from Stockport Metro swimming club to be selected for the programme in the last three years. The programme is the first rung of the ladder before the England Talent Development Squad.

Evie learned to swim when she was only a few months old, and has loved it ever since. She has actively been doing synchronised swimming for the past two years.

Evie said: “I got the spark to try out synchronised swimming when I saw it in the Olympics, I thought it looked like a lot of fun. I would love to compete in the Olympics myself in the future!”

Evie trains seven hours a week accompanied by some of UK’s top swimmers and synchronised swimmers. She also takes ballet lessons at the Sue Morris School of Ballet in Alderley Edge. In school, sporty Evie belongs to the netball and swimming teams.

She concluded: “I am really looking forward to training with the beacon programme and improving my skills. I have a little duet competition coming up soon, and then we start to prepare for the competition season later this year. It is all very exciting!”