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A Visit From Shayna Jack

Commonwealth Games gold medallist and OC Alumni, Shayna Jack, was our special guest at Headmaster’s Assembly last Friday.  Shayna was interviewed by our Dean of Activities, Jack Pincott, in front of the Secondary School audience.

Shayna spoke about what she has learnt in her experience as an elite swimmer. She told the students that they should not be disheartened if, at first, they don’t achieve their goals; they should just enjoy what they are doing. This is something that she learnt after her disappointment at not making the 2014 commonwealth Games team when she was 18 years old. She explained to the audience that the negative thoughts that came with this disappointment had a negative impact on her attitude to swimming.  She went on to say, “Don’t worry about who is watching. You don’t know what is going to happen in life, just enjoy it.”

Shayna has no time to rest. She is now preparing for the next swim competition in Tokyo in August.

We wish Shayna the very best and look forward to seeing her return to the College as our guest at the Sports Awards Night.