A COLLEGE in Eastleigh have fought off competition from colleges across the south east to win a swimming competition.

Swim teams from Barton Peveril Sixth Form College won the Association of Colleges South East Swimming Competition, after winning 11 out of 18 races.

Both the Men's and Woman's Swim Teams competed in the event to win the regional shield, which took place on Friday November 22 at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth.

Women's Swim Team athlete, Leah Cook said: "It was a lovely atmosphere when we found out everyone’s effort in the competition had put us into first place, the teamwork and cheering on persuaded everyone to perform their best.”

Barton Peveril student Marcus Scullion, who also recently won the British Modern Biathlon Championships, added: "We all did well and collectively won many events. It’s great to get some competition in for the College and come away with a good result."

The teams beat a number of local Colleges to be crowned regional champions, facing students from Bexhill College, Peter Symonds College, Farnborough College, Itchen Sixth Form College, Woking College, Reigate College, Queen Mary’s College, Havant & South Downs College, and Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.

Barton Peveril Director of Sport, Luke Hampton, said: “Our students represented the College brilliantly at this event, showcasing their effort and determination to win this regional competition. They should all be proud of their continued success in and out of their sport.”