Olympic hopeful demonstrates the academy mind set

Academy Principal Mrs Leaver often uses three key phrases in assemblies and in meetings with students that sum up the CAM mind set:

  • Backbone, not wishbone
  • Dig deep
  • Take the power

So Mrs Leaver is proud to support one of our students who lives this mind set not only in his studies at the academy, but in his exceptional achievements in the swimming pool too.

Jack Evision is in Year 7 and competed in his first licensed competition only a year ago. Since then he’s worked hard and reaped the rewards; at the end of Sepetmber he won 9 medals at the ‘Blackpool Lights Meet’ including gold for 50m backstroke and silver for 200m IM (which involves swimming four different strokes).

Jack is ranked as 3rd in the county, 8th in the region and 25th in England for his age group in his specialist area, the 1500m freestyle.

On November 4 Jack moved up a squad at the City of Manchester Club and became one of the squad’s youngest members. He will be training each evening as well as Friday mornings. On his weekends Jack has been improving his best times at various galas.

Jack has his sights set on the 2020 Olympics and is not put off by the thought of the hard work needed.

Jack says, “my favourite training sessions are the hardest ones.The same with races. I was waiting for the 400m to start and everyone was moaning about the length of the race and how it took forever. I sat quietly, smiling to myself, thinking this is fun. I love this race.”

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