American scholarships for student with passion for swimming

Peter Webster
Peter Webster

A Bedford Modern School student and accomplished swimmer has been awarded scholarships from the University of Denver in America.

Peter Webster, 18, has been awarded both the Crimson and Gold and the International Diversity Award scholarships which will enable him to study electrical engineering from September while continuing his swimming achievements.

The scholarships recognise Peter’s excellent academic record and achievements and the university has also invited him to join their distinguished swimming team.

Peter trains with Hatfield Swimming Club for 18 hours a week and will compete at this year’s British National Championships at the end of July.

Peter said: “I’ve been swimming since I was 11 years old. I remember watching the 2012 London Olympics and being really impressed with the US swimming team and it was then that I started thinking about applying to study at an American university.

“I’m really looking forward to starting my studies in the US whilst also carrying on my passion for swimming.”

Peter’s tutor, Rachel Gleeson, added: “Peter has worked extremely hard to balance exam and lesson pressures with daily training both in and out of the pool.

“Peter has been determined with his swimming and US applications and thoroughly deserves the rewards he has received. We wish him every success with his studies and swimming, and of course with his upcoming A Level exams.”

Peter has already passed his university entrance exams and is currently sitting his A Levels in maths, physics and chemistry.