24th Sep, 2020

Champion Aimee aims high

Rob George 7th Feb, 2020

A TEENAGE Worcester swimmer is making a big impression after taking home 31 medals from as many races over the last four months.

Fourteen-year-old Aimee Monks has recently competed in the Worcestershire County Championships in the 15-year age group.

She won the Junior County Champion Trophy in the 50metre freestyle plus four county gold medals in the 50m, 100m, 200m freestyle and 100m individual medley, in addition to achieving new personal best times.

In order to fit in all her training and competitions, Aimee has been home-schooling with Wolsey Hall Oxford since September.

“Aimee’s swimming is her passion and as parents we want to support her in every way we can but we also wanted to ensure she received a high quality education,” said Aimee’s dad Neil.

“The flexibility of home education fits perfectly with Aimee’s hectic training schedule but also means she is studying towards her IGCSEs. The feedback and encouragement she’s received from her tutors shows she is excelling in her academic studies too and hopes to take several exams a year earlier than expected.”

“It’s great to hear how well Aimee is doing both academically and in her sport,” says Lee Wilcock, Principal at Wolsey Hall Oxford.

“We have a growing number of elite athletes home-schooling with us as our courses deliver structured learning but also flexibility for them to study as and when they can.”

Aimee is now focused on the Midland Regional Championships and working towards the National Championships later in the year.

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