Regent House pupils Emma (Y13) and Rebecca (Y10) Reid have had a busy summer in the pool and they are not finished yet.
In June, having just completed her GCSE's which she attained 2 A* and 9 A grades, Emma went to Baku, Azerbaijan to compete for Ireland in swimming at the first European Games. She made semi finals in her three events, 50, 100 and 200m Butterfly, breaking two Irish Junior records and finished 10th in Europe in the 100m Fly.
Her time qualified her for the World Junior Championships in Singapore and was selected to compete for Ireland.
At the same time the Commonwealth Youth team was announced and Emma was one of five swimmers selected to compete for Northern Ireland.
Emma left on 21st August to Singapore, where she competes until 30th August. She then travels from Singapore to Auckland to train before she meets the rest of the NI team in Samoa on the 3rd September.
Rebecca in July competed for Ireland at European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi, Georgia where she swam personal best times in all five events, making a semi final in 100m freestyle.
She has been selected to compete for Ireland at the UK School Games, to be held in Manchester in September.