Aliya makes finals at international meet

Aliya Bacakoglu, 12, spent a recent weekend at the British Para-Swimming International Meet at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. The open-age meet pitted Aliya against the best across all age groups and classifications. Competing in six events – 50 and 100 free; 100 fly; 100 breast; 200 IM and 100 back, Aliya proved she was up for the challenge, making two British finals. She swam in the 100 breast and 100 fly, take 2 seconds off in the latter for a new PB, and coming in 7th place overall.

Well done Aliya!

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