Snowdon's golden boy

Snowdon House won this year’s Swimming Gala with great panache, but they probably wouldn’t have done if it hadn’t been for the super-human efforts of George.

The Year 13 pupil, whose family hail from Texas, was introduced to one of the school’s biggest annual sporting events in rather an unusual way. In fact, you could almost say it was a baptism of fire. When George first came for a taster day to SDC a couple of years ago, word quickly got around that he was a talented swimmer. As he was staying in Snowdon and the Swimming Gala happened to be taking place that night, Mr Demery rather cleverly got him to swim for the house. Swim he did and by the end of the evening pupils were heard to chant his name, and his prowess gained some valuable points for Snowdon.

This year he took part in four races and won or helped to win every single one, and onlookers could easily tell that George was in his element.

The 18-year-old who lives in London, said: “I’ve loved swimming since the age of four, and now I swim for two swimming clubs in London and Rhyl.”

“Most mornings I get a taxi to Rhyl at 5am, and swim from 6am until 8am.”

“I just like pushing myself and focusing on my times, and I really enjoy the competitions.”

George added: “I’m also very loyal to whichever team I’m swimming for, and I love doing well for Snowdon, it was a great night.”

"But it was a huge team effort, Sean in Year 8 is a great swimmer, and Harry and Arwen were also superb."


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