Maia Garner, a Year 11 Newquay Tretherras student, achieved worldwide success when she competed in the Life Saving World Championships in Montpellier France.
Competing against a field of 200 girls from 76 different countries, Maia placed 4th in the Ocean Swim, 4th in the 2km run, 12th in the Ironwoman event and 28th in the 200m Obstacle Pool Swim.
At only 15, Maia was one of the youngest competitors, racing girls of 17 and 18, many of which were elite athletes from around the world.
Sara Black, Maia’s mother said, “These are amazing results for her and hold huge promise for medal positions in the future. Her target was to make it in to the final of one of her events, which she absolutely did. We are all very proud of her.”
Mr Preece, Maia’s Head of Year at Tretherras commented, “I am delighted with Maia’s success, to be competing at such a high level and with such success is a fantastic achievement. Maia is always modest about her exploits but to have someone amongst our midst who has performed at such a high level is phenomenal, and I am sure that she will continue to excel.