b'THE ELLESMERIANSport - The Academies 166 Swimming AcademyThe 2021/22 season was our first full season in three years, followingLEN Open Water Cup, Serbia 2022on from a disrupted period of training and competitions due toFleur Lewis Covid-19. The resilience and determination of our student athletes toLeg 4 of the LEN Open Water Cup series was in Serbia, where get back to training and competing at the highest of levels was theEllesmerian Fleur Lewis was selected to represent Team Great Britain catalyst for the success of the Swimming Academy in the 2021/22in what was her first senior call up, swimming in the 10km event.season. The marathon swimming event not only requires physical strength Our athlete-centred approach and attention to detail has enabledbut also the mental ability to remain focused for over two hours, so athletes in their time at the Swimming Academy to achieve Worldit is definitely not one for the faint-hearted. Fleur started the event Senior Medals, International Junior Medals, British Age Groupwell and worked her way through the pack as the event progressed Records, National Medals, and many more. This year was no different,to its finish. In the last 100 metres Fleur was in the mix for a bronze with a number of our student athletes representing Great Britain andmedal, but was touched out by 0.1 of a second finishing 4th in a time their Home Nations internationally.of 2:04:14.8. Following various qualification events, Ellesmere College Swimming Academy boasted a total of seven athletes selected to represent Great Britain on the International stage. -James RawLEN Open Water Cup, Barcelona -Fleur LewisEuropean Open Water Championships, Roma & LEN Open Water Cup, Serbia-Oscar DoddsEuropean Youth Olympic Festival, Slovakia-Jake HutchinsonEuropean Youth Olympic Festival, Slovakia-Isaac DoddsCommonwealth Games, Birmingham -Andrew BertoliEuropean Junior Swimming Championships, Romania -George SmithEuropean Junior Swimming Championships, Romania'