Aerial View of Millfield Somerset

An aerial view of Millfield sports ground and the world famous 50m Swimming Pool, in which I have the pleasure of training everyday, alongside the athletics track, where I do some of my land training. 

This fabulous view is only a very small part of what Millfield have to offer

Millfield Free Weights Room

and here is Millfield’s Cardio Suite

Millfield Last Day

My last day Millfield 2nd July 2011


Millfield Summer Ball 2011

Millfield Summer Ball 2011 


Millfield Christmas Ball 2010

Millfield Christmas Ball 2010


Surfing Woolacombe Bay


Millfield Swimming Squad 

Team Building – Surf School – Woolacombe Bay

Senior Prefect

Jo-Jo Cranfield – Senior Prefect 


There have been 12 Senior Prefects selected 6 girls and 6 boys for this Millfield School Acedemic year 2010 / 2011.

Vice Captain


Vice Captain Millfield Swimming Squad


First batch Prefect for Millfield

cool  You will never believe this. I have been selected to be a first batch Prefect at Millfield School it is a very high honour, Millfield normally only offer first batch positions to existing Millfield pupils that have been there for a number of years. I am so excited I hope I live up to their expectations.

Here I am with one of my best friends, Gwen. You can just make out my Prefect brooch.

1500m Long Course British Record Approved

It’s Official I broke the 1500m Long Course s9 British Record


Exeter City Open Meet – January 2010

January 2010  

Here I am with my Millfield Swimming Coaches left to right Edward Sinclair, Jolyon Finck, me & Emma Collings shortly after I broke the S9 Long Course 1500m Freestyle British Record (subject to ratification) at Exeter City Long Course Open (Able Bodied) Meet which was held at Millfield School in Somerset. 

Here are my results 🙂

Exeter City Long Course Open Meet 22nd to 24th January 2010

 (subject to ratification) 1500m Freestyle S9 BRITISH RECORD

5th 100m Breaststroke  

 13th 50m Freestyle

8th 100m Backstroke

6th 200m Individual Medley

6th 100m Butterfly  

11th 100m Freestyle


Starting Millfield

Monday 7th September 2009 was my first day at Millfield School in Somerset. It was o.k. a little nerve racking but all went well and I have chosen my A Level subjects – Psychology – Physical Education & Philosophy.

Hope I chose well because I will be studying them for the next two years.

The ASA have also invited me as an elite athlete to study for “AASE” Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence fantastic I hear you say, but 3 “A” levels and a Coaching Degree with all my Swimming, Land & Gym Training it will be tough going.

But I am sure I will be able to manage ~~~ 🙂 ~~~

Made my room look a bit like home

 Cool! First weekend at Millfield and I am away to Skern Lodge Activity Centre in Bideford, Devon for a Swimming Team Bonding weekend. Sorry forgot to take a camera.

It’s only been a couple of weeks and I am missing home like crazy. I miss Rochford Swimming Club and my home coach Doug Drake with their 25m pool, my friends at home & RADS. Most of all I miss my best friend Bruce.

Never mind I keep telling myself I will be home at half term, so no time to be down, lots of studying and training to do. It is so different training in a 50m pool. Meeting new friends from all around the world, and trying to get to class on time in high heels is a Gym workout all of its own. I have got to have more self control, food here at Millfield is fantastic cream cakes as and when you want them is not always a good thing.

Talk about throwing you in at the deep end. Millfield entered me in for the Somerset Development Meet in Hutton Moor, Weston-Super-Mare. I swam o.k. It was an able body swimming meet and not all of Millfield’s Swimming Team had met me so some were a little surprised to see I only had one arm. 


August 10th    Not long now until I leave home and start a new chapter in my life at Millfield, I am feeling very excited. Picked up my trunks today from Steve owner of Logicline Trunks Ltd in Barling, Essex.  All systems go, Pack! Pack! Pack!


On the 20th June I went to Millfield to meet my future Houseparents,

Neil & Anne Whiskerd, they were lovely.

Below are a few snap shots taken around Millfield.

This will be my boarding House “Abbey

which over looks one of Millfields playing fields,

you can just see the roof of the 50m Pool behind the trees.

The rear of Abbey House overlooks the equestrian centre.


Behind this impressive sculpture is the Restaurant/Cafeteria

   This is where I will be training whilst studying my A Levels.

Millfield 50m School Pool