Isaac Is Awarded Swimming Scholarship


Isaac Buchan of Beston Regies has been awarded a swimming scholarship by St Felix School in Southwold. The 13 year old North Norfolk Vikings Club Swimmer is about to start the new school term training under the auspices of former Sprowston High School student and GB team Manager Suzanne Purchase. He finished at  Beeston Hall School in July, where he attended with his younger brother Noah, who also swims for the Vikings.

The scholarship has come about as a result of his excellent swims with the Vikings from when he first joined as an 8. year old. Subsequently this has provided him with a platform for him to succeed further. His main focus has been the freestyle events. In his respective age group he was runner up in the 800m in the Regionals as well as achieving 10 additional regional qualifying times.  He reached the Independent Schools final held at the London Aquatic Centre and upon leaving Beeston he held all 19 records for year 8 boys. He also holds 4 Vikings records.

His swimming achievements have not just been confined to pools. He has competed open water events too. He also came runner up in the Norfolk Open water Championships held at Whitlingham.  When asked about his scholarship

“I am really looking forward to be able to do my swimming alongside my schooling. I currently have a long way to travel for training, but at St Felix this will not be a problem. I can then be more focused to achieving national times and entries next year. The coaches at Vikings have really helped me on my way and hopefully will put me in a good place for the next chapter.” remarked Isaac.