School rededicates pool to honour former pupil Flora
Triathlon champion Flora Duffy returned to her old school Warwick Academy yesterday as it rededicated its swimming pool to mark her Olympic gold medal win.
Flora, who gave her clearest indication to date of her hopes of competing at the Paris Olympics in 2024 today, was all smiles for the ceremony at the pool, where the new rubber decking bore her name.
The pool was named after Flora in 2017 after a string of triathlon triumphs by its star former pupil.
But the school has updated the pool’s sign to take account not only of Flora’s Tokyo Olympics gold win, but her successes at the Commonwealth Games and her new ITU World title.
The school thanked sponsors wholesalers Butterfield & Vallis, financial services firm Deloitte, supermarket Lindo’s and Clarien Bank, who helped to fund the resurfacing.