Repton Swimmer To Compete In The Paris Olympics 2024

By Anoop Bhuller

2 months ago

This marks the first time a Repton swimmer will compete in the Olympics

Repton School swimmer Eva Okaro has been selected for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games for Team GB.

The 17-year-old will be one of the youngest competitors this year, after securing her position in the GB Aquatic Championships.

Repton School swimmer Eva Okaro

Repton School swimmer Eva Okaro

At the start of the week. Eva set her personal best time of 24.96 in the Women’s 50m Freestyle, winning a silver medal. She also won Silver in the 100m Freestyle with a personal best of 54.46.

Repton’s Director of Swimming Ash Morris said: ‘This is a proud moment for Repton – Eva is the first ever swimming pupil to qualify for an Olympic Games. At just 17 years old, this is a remarkable achievement and a testament to Eva’s race mindset and competitive nature.’

At the end of 2023, Eva won gold in the 4x100m Freestyle at the Ontario Junior International and set a new European Junior record time in the 4x100m Mixed Medley.

Repton’s Swimming Club is one of the best in the country, offering Strength and Conditioning coaching twice a week access to a bespoke gym.

The following pupils also competed at the GB Aquatic Championships: Annabel Crees, Austyn Manley, Cameron Jamieson, Connie Palmer, Ellie Broughton, Hannah Capron, Hannah Hodgkiss, Harriet Oxley, Holly Marshall, Holly Robinson, Izabella Okaro, Jessica Smelt, Laurie Devine, Leo Pollock, Lydia Cordle, Mabli Collyer, and Maddie Emment.